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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 201–208.
Published: 01 March 2013
... The Urban Condition: A Challenge to Social Science Ash Amin That the human condition and the urban condition may have become one and the same has not occasioned much critical reflection in the social sciences. The analysis of the life...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in humanitarian practice. Drawing from ethnographic research with a Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders mental health project in the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut, it argues that in conditions of chronic need, and in circumstances where it is nearly...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tess Lea; Paul Pholeros This essay describes the surreality of Aboriginal housing in Australia, where images reroute remedial concern from the literal conditions toward a pathologization of the indigenous householder. Using governmental data against governmental interpretation, the essay shows how...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... is the larger aspiration. But given practical limitations, this means scaling down to select terms and cases that signal translational injustice under conditions of violence and legal disputation. These conditions include gender violence and sexual safety across languages, the untranslatability of terms like...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., both in Turkey and in exile. The authors argue that the current struggles of oppositional academics inside and outside Turkey offer insight into the nature of the global crisis in neoliberal academia based on precarious working conditions and commodification of education. Some of the answers...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2011
... attempt at maintaining the wholeness of imperial identity (after the loss of empire) rather than a pathological condition of aphasia. The essay argues that French imperial identity is nurtured by education and state intervention in the production and reproduction of political culture. Copyright 2011...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of urbanization. Several conceptual distinctions — between categories of practice and categories of analysis, nominal essences and constitutive essences, and concentrated and extended urbanization — are proposed to inform possible future mappings of the planetary urban condition. References Abu-Lughod...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and work conditions, the essay shows how the interrogation of these spaces’ multiple, layered pasts helps to better understand and contrast forms of containment, extraction, and racialized and gendered violence in the present. In particular, the essay pits narratives that portray such agro-industrial...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... vision exercised through media encompassed Dalit ontology and body politic as queering. Through “sibling solidarity,” it expanded the conceptual identification of similar conditions as opposed to an emphasis on sameness or likeness to build solidarity. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
... suggests that this structure of sovereignty, premised on the adjudication of minority demands (for equality, for recognition), might also be the condition of possibility for its disruption, and even for new political arrangements to emerge. Indeed, a number of Muslim French now reject the paradigm...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 May 2009
... belong, but those of the more comfortable, educated, professional middle classes. It asks what the history of the struggles of these subaltern middle classes tells us about the limits of the middle-class idea and about the conditions necessary for the consolidation of particular groups as middle-class...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Redfield Expectations that people should live—even under extreme conditions of crisis, neglect, and poverty—now combine with doubts about the capacity of states to provide for their populations. One result has been a set of technologies built around minimalist forms of care. Created...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... seekers recognized to be true? The answer to the first interrogation is discussed from the foundational moments of asylum to the contemporary transformation of the global condition of refugees. The response to the second question relies on an understanding of asylum-granting decisions by magistrates...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
... will set the boundary that distinguishes between the calculable and the incalculable? In the double-edged conditions of our times, what will it take to turn instruments of calculation into instruments of liberation? Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 future life reason computation...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kathryn A. Mariner Abstract This is a meditation on bad air as a defining bodily, temporal, political, and atmospheric condition of the twenty‐first‐century American Dream. In 2020, the novel viral respiratory illness COVID‐19 stole the final breaths of nearly 350,000 Americans (and severely...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Michel Feher Human capital is to neoliberalism what Marx's free worker was to liberal capitalism, that is, the subjective formation at once presupposed and targeted by neoliberal technologies of government. According to this thesis, the neoliberal condition involves investors in their own human...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of Toussaint Louverture and Victor Schoelcher and the legacies of the 1790s revolution in Saint-Domingue and the 1848 abolition of slavery. At these crucial turning points, imperial conditions had created the possibility of nonnational colonial emancipation even as certain kinds of instituted liberty...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and global broadcast (1980–present) into worship. In the process, the ministry designed a form of religious assembly uniquely suited to the material conditions of increasingly mobile and distributed social life. As a mediated congregation this church makes visible the process whereby a traditional cultural...
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Public Culture (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 constitutional...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
... computing away from its design epistemics to its ambient politics and, in parallel, to shift the focus from interiorized subjects to conditions of collective existence. angelaxwu@nyu.edu Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 emotion surveillance China affective governance digital...
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