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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 121–156.
Published: 01 January 2011
... academic elite. The term “colonial aphasia” is invoked to supplant the notions of “amnesia” or “forgetting,” to focus rather on three features: an occlusion of knowledge, a difficulty generating a vocabulary that associates appropriate words and concepts with appropriate things, and a difficulty...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Marnia Lazreg This essay analyzes the pitfalls of the adoption of postcolonial studies by French colonial historians and traces their roots to a deep-seated identity investment in the colonial empire, especially Algeria. It examines French colonial historiography's elision of racism as a willed...
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Public Culture (1 September 2001) 13 (3): 431–458.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Kyeong-Hee Choi © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Kyeong-Hee Choi is an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She is the author of “Neither Colonial nor National: The Making of the `New Woman'in Pak Wansŏ's `Mother's...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 611–615.
Published: 01 September 2002
... (with Roxann Prazniak) Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization (2001). Historical Colonialism in Contemporary Perspective Arif Dirlik I offer here a few thoughts provoked by Achille Mbembe’s eloquent reflections I on questions of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 January 2006
...George Steinmetz; Julia Hell © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 P h o t o - e s s ay The Visual Archive of Colonialism: Germany and Namibia George Steinmetz and Julia Hell Colonial memories and images...
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Public Culture (1 May 1989) 1 (2): 84–85.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Stephen Inglis Copyright © 1989 by the Project For Transnational Cultural Studies 1989 Post-Colonial Museums: Dead or Alive? Stephen Inglis Reflections on the "Workshop on Museums," October 20-21, 1986, Madras Mu- seum, Madras, India. A group of Lambadi (a nomadic Indian...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 September 1997
...David Clarke Copyright © 1997 by © 1997 by the University of Chicago 1997 Varieties of Cultural Hybridity: Hong Kong Art in the Late Colonial Era David Clarke Cultural hybridity in Hong Kong art can be seen...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Gary Wilder This essay focuses on Aimé Césaire's post–World War II commitment to colonial emancipation without national independence. It examines how his constitutional initiatives to enact a future with France in an age of decolonization may be read as politically untimely and strategic utopian...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jess Bier Maps are considered to be an ultimate expression of modernity. Empirical cartography plays a central role in daily governance, and it also has a long history of furthering displacement and erasure. In this article I argue that the landscapes of historic British colonialism and the ongoing...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Dominique Malaquais France is most cosmopolitan where it is least central. If the City of Lights is a cosmopolis, it is far less so in Saint-Germain-des-Près or the Marais than in its disenfranchised banlieues (suburbs) and many an (ex) colonies on which its language was and continues to be...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2011
... account. The contribution of postcolonial studies to an understanding of the historicity of societies that were colonized by their metropoles, and of the colonial legacies left behind, thus appears limited from the point of view of a historical sociology of politics inspired by Marx and Weber. Copyright...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 201–215.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Sandrine Bertaux What is at issue in the three essays is the reception of postcolonial studies in France, denoting for Jean-François Bayart an “academic carnival,” revealing for Ann Laura Stoler France's “colonial aphasia,” and representing for Achille Mbembe, the way out of its “imperial winter...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Stathis Gourgouris Against simple antisecularist claims that secularism is to be equated with Western rationalism or with Christianity, or with colonialism tout court, I argue that an essential task of secular criticism (according to Edward Said's initial conception) is to conduct a double and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visualizations of performative environmental protests that took place in June 2012 against the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil. It claims that these visualizations are governed by a particular ontology that has its origins in the military and colonial activity of turning landscapes, and environments in general, into...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 531–556.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Judith Surkis This essay situates a recent French marriage annulment scandal in the context of debates about Islam, gender, and immigration; the relationship between the secularism of French law and Catholic marriage law; and the history of Muslim law under French colonial rule. Copyright 2010 by...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... European venue is symptomatic of disagreement about the status of French colonial history and the category of race in the construction of contemporary national narratives. The varied and conflicting understandings of both postcolonial studies and the nature of empires entail fierce disagreement over the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 285–297.
Published: 01 May 2011
... argues that the Reader is an Indian extremist who wants to oppose colonial rule by force, a position of which Gandhi disapproved. However, in early prefaces of the book, which have now largely disappeared from contemporary editions, Gandhi identifies “the Reader” as the reader of Indian Opinion , the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 299–319.
Published: 01 May 2011
... with the colonial power. This article also emphasizes the South African location of Gandhi's book; his campaign in the Transvaal and its unique conditions were crucial to the formation of the ideas put forward in it, and the unification of South Africa in 1910 was a key reference point for his...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 321–330.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Pamila Gupta Gandhi's Hind Swaraj is analyzed as a statement of transnational politics and circulation, its ideas enabled by the Indian Ocean and applicable to Goa's independence from Portuguese colonial rule. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 This article is written very much in a...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 331–348.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Keith Breckenridge Gandhi is conventionally viewed as a lifelong critic of Western modernity and colonial government. This essay shows that these views, which were famously expressed in Hind Swaraj , took form in his struggle against the Transvaal state between 1906 and 1908. Before that time...