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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Alana Lentin The call for a parsing of the French context that accompanied the aftermath of the attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo mobilized what Barnor Hesse calls a “white analytics.” Such a partial vision of France as “exceptional” in matters of race denies the significance...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 317–327.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Janelle S. Taylor; Greg Anderson Copyright © 1993 by The University of Chicago 1993 Non-Sense in Context: Xu Bing’s Art and Its Publics Interview and Translation by Janelle S. Taylor...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: namely, that major changes in different disciplines and diverse historical contexts conform to a single “structure.” Key Kuhnian concepts such as “paradigm shift” have become part of everyday language but all but disappeared from specialist publications. Nonetheless, the book still galvanizes readers...
Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 3 Nowcasting provided by the Tropical Marine Science Institute. The radar image on the left shows Singapore in the regional context of the Malay Peninsula (north) and Indonesia’s Riau Islands (south). The right-hand image shows expected rainfall intensity in different parts of the city More
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Farhan Samanani; Susannah Crockford; Daniel M. Knight; Craig Stensrud; Girish Daswani; Marc Tuters; Io Chaviara Abstract Contemporary politics seems to be saturated with irony. In the context of social movements, this creates a perplexing mix of sincerity and insincerity, in which ambivalence...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 385–396.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Laurie L. Patton This article discusses the work of Mircea Eliade, especially Patterns in Comparative Religion , as an “Undead text.” Beginning with an analysis of Eliade’s work as it was understood in the 1980s, the author moves on to discuss the role of Patterns in the context of Eliade’s life...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Andrew Herscher In the early 2000s, human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) began to avail themselves of newly commercialized satellite imagery in their advocacy efforts. In human rights contexts, satellite imaging vastly extends capacities to detect and respond to abuses of human rights...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 289–322.
Published: 01 May 2019
... across the United States and African (Ugandan) context, based on institutes and programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda; and the University of California, Merced. The decolonizing diversity approach does not locate racial difference in the “diverse bodies...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jean-François Bayart It is misguided to imagine that French researchers and French universities are unaware of postcolonial studies. In reality, forms close to this school of thought emerged very early in the French university context, but they were obliged to take other academic traditions...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Stephen Graham; Renu Desai; Colin McFarlane This essay excavates the complex politics of water in contemporary Mumbai. In the context of a burgeoning water crisis in the city, it explores in detail how the city’s social and political elites demonize the efforts of inhabitants of Mumbai’s slums...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... politically active Cairenes navigate suspicious spaces, bodies, and nonliving things in the cityscape and how materiality shapes and is shaped by the emotional-aesthetic responses of individuals and groups to the stimuli it provides. In this specific context, the distinct form of what the author calls...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ability to produce “truth,” and that translational research is a signifier of a contemporary biomedicine that operates “in the trans-,” under the sign and context of various movements across domains that see the production, articulation, and problematization of knowledge and value. This argument...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 127–152.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to the Prince as a frame, the essay analyzes these strategies of rule as they were used by the United States government and by the Arab regimes in the context of the Arab uprisings of 2011. The essay contextualizes these strategies in the history of the Cold War, the rise of neoliberal economics...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cultural shifts accompanied these medical debates and developments. Randomized controlled trials now dominate as an evidentiary form in tuberculosis control with implications for how global health efforts roll out across diverse cultural contexts. A pharmaceutical approach drives the international export...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
... politics and the actual production of such an archive through social and technical systems that preexist it. Such experiments in self-archiving, the essay argues, are crucial to better understanding power and collective agency in the context of digital media. References Abbas Basel Abou-Rahme...
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Public Culture (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...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 583–603.
Published: 01 September 2010
... images from a gay wedding in a speech meant to account for his skepticism about the EU. Drawing on the work of Judith Butler and Éric Fassin, the essay links these developments to a wider context of instrumentalization of sexual freedom in contemporary Europe (especially vis-à-vis Muslim minorities...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of Economics (where Saif Qaddafi also studied for a PhD and made a donation) were prominent. Libyan funds supported consultancies, visits, and training but, strikingly, not sustained, context-specific research. Both institutions were embarrassed when protests in Libya met with sharp repression and the country...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth; Robert P. Marzec This special issue of Public Culture explores forms of environmental image making and visualization in the context of the Anthropocene. The essays aim to spark dialogue about how visual technologies and media—from satellite imaging and military simulation...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 305–311.
Published: 01 September 2021
... substrates offers new avenues for media research, mediation has also been taken up in a wide range of disciplinary and intellectual contexts. Rather than establishing limits or an essential core of media studies, the article suggests that media scholars take an etic orientation and attend to the questions...