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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 349–376.
Published: 01 May 2011
... appears frequently in costume dramas and in other genres, but the biopic is largely absent in mainstream cinema. This article looks at the biopic in popular Hindi cinema and at Richard Attenborough's Gandhi to examine what this tells us about the presence and absence of Gandhi in independent India...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 January 2000
... it. 77 Picture 1: Presentation Here, as an isolated physical construct removed from any social situation or nar- rative context, Wang Jin’s A Chinese Dream is at its most iconic. Faithfully repro- ducing the dimensions and design of a Peking Opera costume, Wang has replaced the garment’s colorful...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
... that paraded about, performing a variety of traditional dances in beautiful costumes without a hint of blackface. But many other celebrants’ costumes featured afro wigs and Flinstonesque paraphernalia, suggesting that one leitmotif of the festivity was the primitive African. I would go on to participate...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... or nine) when she joined a circus. She continued living in a circus camp after marriage. Chandini tells us about the agents that recruited female children for the circus in the nearby villages. In those days, “circus meant costumes and jewels to us, so we were happy when we joined. The agent gave...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 1994
... attended, each attired in the "customary regional costume" of his administrative territory regardless of his actual - most often Javanese - ethnic background. '' Thus an East Javanese "New Guinean" governor with a fur crown and large ornamental nose bone, sat, exemplifying diversity, alongside...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
... century, Jonkunnu is a syncretic cultural practice in which participants take to the street in song, dance, and costume, assuming the role of one of the many characters specifically associated with this performance, such as Cowhead, Horsehead, Pitchy Patchy, the Devil, or the feature role of Jonkunnu...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 33–40.
Published: 01 May 1990
.... They are traditionally offered at Shinto altars. 11 A Shinto symbol marking entrance to sacred space. 12 Of interest here is how costumes are employed to delineate space, time and status. The Showa Emperor is carried off to memorialization in full Japanese splendor. The sym- bolism evokes the imagery...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 89–92.
Published: 01 May 1992
... after August 2. “Instant Arab,” an offensive Halloween costume, consisted of a kit containing nothing more than a piece of cloth and a rope. Buttons included one that read “Iraqnophobia,” and another, “Shi’ite Happens,” the latter depicting an Arab with a rifle target on his forehead. A T...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 229–243.
Published: 01 May 2009
... carnival photographs of anonymous people in Rio de Janeiro positioned in front of a canvas cloth, where they are photographed in their homespun carni- val costumes, reveals a creative imagination of hybridity, transgression, and lyric...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 489–510.
Published: 01 September 1996
... costume standing in the centre of a circle of people, including the non-Chinese rap team, who are 36. See for example, Tu Wei-ming, Conjiician Ethics Today: The Singapore Challenge (Singa- pore: Federal Publications, 1984); and Tu Wei-ming, ed., The Triadic Chord: Confucian Ethics, Industrial...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 January 1997
..., N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997 . Ohmann , Richard ed. Making and Selling Culture . Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1996 . Oliver , Valerie Burnham . Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture: A Reference Guide . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996 . Ong...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and plays with 511 Public Culture classical themes and costumes. The mute enactment of France- as- Rome helped turn the king’s imperial ambitions into a set of new practices at court. Through...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 75–81.
Published: 01 January 1992
... in the necessary ritualization of power as it affects a particular rule, and the Emperor indeed has no clothes - costumes at best. In that light, the specificity of the postcolony is not a pathology, as Mbembe seems to suggest, but a difference morally and politically un- marked, fully open...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 295–312.
Published: 01 January 1999
... building’s orna- mental eclecticism stuffed with historical references, noble materials, and folk- loric murals depicting indigenous costumes, the MES’s allusions to the past are ecliptic and lack authority. The colossal statue of the “Brazilian man” who was to be depicted standing upright and stark...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 130–135.
Published: 01 January 1989
... imperialism of the capitalist presentatiodrepresentation of its oth- ers. Any exhibition accepts the framework of the culture-vulturing voyeurs, even a commentary and condemnation fits into this mould - propaganda 134 Public Culture costumed as critique...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 1999
... must go by way of “the transient, the fleeting, the contingent”; to find the modern, one must go by the way of the fashionable. But fashion is not innocent of history; it continually scavenges the past for props, masks, and costumes. Perhaps one could make history lurk back through fashion...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 457–475.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the shrine is marked by a sign draped with costumes of Chuchad’s possessing per- sonae, loose two-colored satin bodysuits with patches sewn on them. To the extent that anyone recognizes these costumes as having historical reference, they are said to be of ancient Chinese style. Chantaburi’s Chinese...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 343–363.
Published: 01 May 1994
... change in gay male patterns was that drag and camp humor were devalued in favor of overtly masculine costumes and behaviors. 16. Though there are many straight men who also feel this distance or don't live up to the conventions, being gay and in a gay community has made the distance...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 21–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... interview with Rachel Dodes ( Abramović 2010a ). 6 Mira Schor (2010) captured both responses by pointing to the similarities between Abramović’s posture and costume and those of an imprisoned Marie Antoinette in a 1793 Jacques-Louis David sketch. 5 For an example of a critic who found...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 January 2005
...; and worn as a costume in a photo depicting Purim services in Mea Shearim (see fi g. 1).14 The point, on one level, is that the kaffi yeh is a symbol whose meaning has changed over the years. But there is more to it than that: the kaffi yeh is a tan...