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Published: 01 January 2015
Figure 1 Norbert Wiener in class at MIT. Courtesy MIT Museum Figure 1. Norbert Wiener in class at MIT. Courtesy MIT Museum More
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gyanendra Pandey Focusing on specific assemblages that have historically been seen as communities of lower-class and underclass individuals and families, this essay examines the history of members of these “communities” who come to inhabit not the positions of the down-and-out, where they allegedly...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 93–112.
Published: 01 May 1991
...Dulali Nag Copyright © 1991 by the Center For Transnational Cultural Studies 1991 Fashion, Gender and the Bengali Middle Class Dulaii Nag This essay is about difference-gender and ethnic-and how it is pro- duced within the...
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Public Culture (1 May 1995) 7 (2): 353–402.
Published: 01 May 1995
... . Simulations . New York: Semiotext(e). Berberoglu , B. 1992 . The Legacy of Empire: Economic Decline and Class Polarization in the United States . New York: Praeger. Bottomore , T. et al., eds. 1983 . A Dictionary of Marxist Thought . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Bottomore , T...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 77–82.
Published: 01 January 1993
... . “Taming the Ascetic: Devotionalism in a Hindu Monastic Order.” Man 22 ( 4 ): 680 -95. No Nations, but Classes Peter van der Veer 1n 1973, during my only visit to Calcutta, I had the opportunity to meet a few Communist "cadres" in the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 331–359.
Published: 01 May 2015
... relationship within a mode of consumer citizenship that revalorizes Indian middle classes. I argue that the men who drive are members of a lower class with an ambivalent position in liberalized Indian economies, simultaneously excluded from protections of government and relied on to do the dangerous job of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Mireille Abelin This essay explores the public drama that ensues after a husband and wife lock themselves in their BMW to protest the Buenos Aires provincial tax authority’s attempt to sequester their vehicle. When the conflict airs in real time on the evening news, class tensions erupt outside the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 227–234.
Published: 01 May 2017
... inequality (e.g., segregation and the division of labor) are sidelined by explicit adoption of egalitarian principles, the essay shows that, even when democratic civility prevails, background inequalities on the basis of race, gender, social class, and immigration status are often reproduced in mundane...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Arjun Appadurai This essay outlines a new approach to the problem of mediation, materiality, and the distribution of agency across human and nonhuman entities by moving the focus away from Bruno Latour’s “actants” to a class of agentive entities called “mediants.” 2015 agency dividual...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... question that provides insight into the stiffening of class boundaries in Bucharest, but also in other similarly positioned cities in Eastern Europe and the global South. 2015 affect consumption financial crisis homelessness postsocialism “Before the [2008 global financial] crisis, I worked...
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Public Culture (1 September 2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... precinct, including against innocent individuals. Such punishment is disproportionately imposed on working-class men from disadvantaged neighborhoods belonging to ethnoracial minorities. It is justified in the eyes of the police by representations of these publics as potential criminals and of the judges...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 83–113.
Published: 01 January 1997
... middle class and those who flout its rules. To anticipate my later argument, those who promulgated the notice had one conception of what public space meant, and those who defiled it had another. In their appropriate contexts, both concepts made...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 221–226.
Published: 01 May 2017
... classes, on weekend retreats, at large meetings hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA), as well as smaller ones arranged by the local gun owners’ meet-up group. To be a gun owner, then, means a lot more than simply owning a gun. It means being part of a world, a world of various activities and...
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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 147–164.
Published: 01 January 1994
..., promoted by an exodus of the middle classes.' This view offers a reductive and decontextualized perspective on class identities, narrowly conceptualizing African American class formation as a function of occupational mobility. Equally important, this exodus model deflects attention from the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2004) 16 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Rethinking Marxism 9 , no. 2: 45 -78. Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. 1983 . Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and schizophrenia . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Dong, Amy Yan, Shi Wei, and David Li. 2001 . Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class move in. South China Morning Post , 3 February, 8...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Vivek Dhareshwar Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Balibar , Etienne . 1991 . “From Class Struggle to Classless Struggle.” In Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities . London: Verso. Derrida , Jacques...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 217.
Published: 01 May 2009
... political life of disas- ter by Michael Ralph; an inquiry into how middle classes are raced, by Gyanendra Pandey; an anthropological examination of color and feeling by Andrew Irving; and an argument for the contemporary valence of realism by Beatriz Jaguaribe. I am proud to present these authors...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 May 1991
...Elizabeth G. Traube Copyright © 1991 by the Center For Transnational Cultural Studies 1991 References Baritz , Loren . ( 1982 ) The Good Life: The Meaning of Success for the American Middle Class . New York: Harper & Row. Bensman , Joseph , and Arthur Vidich. ( 1971...
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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 289–312.
Published: 01 January 1994
... cultural politics” of Arrested Development as it pertains to the opening up of discussions surrounding conflicts between race and class identity, youth culture, violence and the compromising influences of commercialism on political content. In...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 219–227.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... DOXA AT LARGE Hijacked by Realism Beatriz Jaguaribe In an ordinary afternoon, numerous mourners attend the funeral of a well-known upper-middle-class man. The funeral takes place in the cemetery São João Baptista, located in the...