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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Plastic Lady , directed by Martin Bell for the National Geographic Explorer television series, in 1993. At the time the film was made, NGOs and the Indian government had not yet successfully reframed Indian circuses as sites of exploitation. The protagonists in Bell's documentary are a circus...
Published: 01 May 2021
figure 1 Circus company girls performing an acrobatic number, late 1960s. Courtesy of Kamala's photographic collection, Kerala, India. FIGURE 1 Circus company girls performing an acrobatic number, late 1960s. Courtesy of Kamala's photographic collection, Kerala, India. More
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Memories of Circus Children” Rimbault explores the lives of the “company girls” who lived and worked in Indian circuses before labor laws prohibited the employment of children. By eliciting childhood memories from group interviews with the women who once were company girls, Rimbault moves around...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 63–66.
Published: 01 January 1992
... interpretations that would attempt to aggre- gate individual psychologies to the overwhelmingly social nature of the State, and casting aside the notion of the body as metaphor, Mbembe struggles to articulate a Dionysian vision in which force and meaning circu- late as a togetherness blasting through...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 287–309.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a major spectator sport, a razzmatazz entertainment industry replete with loud music, bright lights, and crowd-pleasing acrobatics, bearing all the carefully choreographed characteristics of a “nautical circus show” (ibid.: 227). Bearing all the risks, too, insofar as orca display, despite the innocent...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 January 1988
... the large road was the American or the Russian embassy. The principles of planning are everywhere writ large, always spelled with capital letters, in Brasilia. Traffic does flow (perhaps the only place in Brazil) through the city's underpasses and freeways; air and light do circu- late...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 579–592.
Published: 01 September 1993
... audiovisual communications and recu- perating Latin American identity through video,” seeing video as “capable of showing the images of a society prohibited from recognizing itself in the electronic circus” (Dinamarca 1991:74, 116...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 193–199.
Published: 01 January 1997
... a really competitive store, and I feel like that, you know, she has a good quality product.” Certainly, Wal-Mart’s prices are low, because of economies of scale and its monopoly position. These explanations, however, remain at the level of circu- lation and obscure the place where surplus value...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 49–90.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... The particularly addressed genres listed earlier—correspondence, memos, valentines, bills—are not expected to circu- late (indeed, circulating them can be not just strange but highly unethical), and that is why they cannot be said to be oriented to a public. Circulation also accounts for the way a public...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... Stoddart, Helen. 2000. Rings of Desire: Circus History and Representation. Man- chester: Manchester University Press. Stokes, Melvyn, and Richard Maltby. 2001. Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences. London...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and the secrets of world music. International Herald Tribune , 24 February,np. A Sweet Lullaby for World Music Steven Feld T o begin, the music globalization commonplaces that are most broadly circu- lating...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 January 1991
... in the foreign press were enthusiastic, with an ex- citement akin to the discovery of Brazilian Cinema Nuovo in the 1960s or the new Australian cinema of the 1970s. Filmindia, the fEst major exposi- tion of Indian Parallel Cinema, was organised like a grand touring circus in the United States...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 477–494.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of this identification is precisely the con- dition of possibility for the market’s “agency.” Lee and LiPuma, as well as Warner, identify the source of agency in social imaginaries with the performative projections made possible by the public circu- lation of discourse.34 The social totality is posited...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 May 2010
... when the images are circu- lated across cultures. Such are the conclusions we can develop when we rely on the interpretive protocols of content, or of reproduction, or of circulation. They are useful conclusions. But they do not exhaust or obviate alternative readings of “Chamber of Fear...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2008
... art. But Jain attempts to redeem their aesthetic claim by suggesting that calendar images circu- late in a different conceptual field of value from...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 123–145.
Published: 01 January 1992
... symbol- ization, and despicable in its vertigo of eroticism and the adulterous coher- ence of its acts, the superficiality of its pleasures, the parody and the venal- ity which made it a perfectly baroque circus. But the abject poverty of its content must never mask its naked and abrupt...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., rather than as constitutive acts in themselves. Overcoming this bifurcation will involve rethinking circu- lation as a cultural phenomenon, as what we call cultures of circulation. An expanded notion of performativity would then become...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... generally, as a semi-human, semi-animal entity. Sabrina, a lioness, is the pride of the Gaza Zoo and a symbol of perseverance for Gaza’s people. In 2005 the Gaza Zoo purchased Sabrina and another lion, Sakher, from a circus in Cairo. Then three-month-old cubs, Sabrina and Sakher were smuggled across...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of South Asia, where assassination cases are periodically resurrected or buried to serve a variety of interests. Amid these resurrections, assassination’s victims may die, but the killings themselves are seldom easily laid to rest. To the point, Tamang’s murder case has proved a veritable circus...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 367–390.
Published: 01 September 2001