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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. “Before the [2008 global financial] crisis, I worked all the time on the black market [ la negru ],” Constantin said. We sat on a...
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Public Culture (1 May 1995) 7 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Achille Mbembe; Janet Roitman Figures of the Subject in Times of Crisis Achille Mbembe and Janet Roitman “Moi, quad quelque chose me dkpasse...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 127–148.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Claudio Lomnitz © 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Claudio Lomnitz is a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of Nationalism (2001). Times of Crisis...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Georgina Ramsay The recent mass displacement of refugees has been described internationally as a “crisis.” But crisis implies eventfulness: a distinct problem that can be solved. The urgency of solving this problem of displacement has seen the use of expansive techniques of sovereignty across...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
... has followed suit, even as dwindling water supplies are being opaquely and unequally distributed. To make sense of the situation, I propose, through an exploration of the crisis’s origins and recent developments that builds on over one year of ethnographic fieldwork, a new approach to ecological...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 303–327.
Published: 01 May 2012
...William H. Sewell, Jr. Inspired by the current world economic crisis, this article attempts to assess the place of economic crises in the longer history of capitalism. Combining perspectives from Karl Marx, Joseph A. Schumpeter, Hyman Minsky, and Giovanni Arrighi, the article moves from crises to...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 to this...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... analysis and simulation of cities. While this campaign shares many similarities with computer-based efforts to study cities and inform urban policy during the United States’ urban crisis in the 1960s, the rise of the Internet presents new opportunities to involve citizens more actively, on a larger scale...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 457–473.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh This article draws on research with and about refugees from across the Middle East and North Africa and examines the current Syrian refugee crisis through the tropes of visibility and invisibility. Adopting a deconstructive framework, it purposefully centralizes what has...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 May 2009
...–6, defined primarily by the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina, which intensified longing for a black leader who could quell the crisis. Revisiting this event helps me track efforts to recuperate a male leader that conform to popular ideas about how social movements proceed but which ignore the need...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 by a...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... gated community, exposing a fierce contest between elite and poor citizens over legitimate methods of tax collection and the social logics of indebtedness. The essay shows how discourses emblematic of the postdictatorship and post–financial crisis periods—human rights on the one hand and welfare on the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 65–84.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Seth Koven In this interview, Thomas Laqueur ranges widely across his childhood in 1940s Istanbul and 1950s small-town West Virginia to his “crisis” as a social historian that propelled him to cultural history and the study of sexuality and to his attempt to understand the cultural work of the dead...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 to...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2018
... instability of autonomy came to a head, the author argues, during the years when Mexico’s so-called war on drug trafficking was at its worst. Tracking tropes of the heteronomy of both “I” and “we,” the essay reveals how this period took shape, finally, as a public crisis of agency. This kind of running...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 January 2010
... well. How the West responds to this crisis, specifically to the democratic potential of nonsecular and nontheocratic forms of politics, is crucial. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Parts of this essay draw on “Contested Secularisms in Turkey and Iran,” chap. 4 of my book The...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): iii.
Published: 01 May 2010
... well as hospitable venue for voices from the global South, for younger voices, and for nonacademic voices. More than anything else, she reinvented “public culture” as a field of intervention and innovation, of emer- gence and emergency, of crisis and consolidation, of the local and the global...
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Public Culture (1 May 2003) 15 (2): 323–346.
Published: 01 May 2003
... transition to post-Fordism: The cases of Great Britain and West Germany. In Capitalist development and crisis theory: Accumulation, regulation,and spatial restructuring , edited by Mark Gottdiener and Nicos Komninos. London: Macmillan. ———. 1990 . State theory:Putting the capitalist state in its place...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 427–428.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... The issue leads with an article by Roland Marchal, adapted for Public Culture by Janet Roitman, on the war and crisis in Chad and Darfur. The journal main- tains its commitment to sustained criticism of the contemporary social process...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 429–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 2008 by Duke University Press 429 Public Culture crisis is only a new episode of this past history; many actors in the Darfur crisis are actually linked to the history of the Chadian civil war. Second, although Khartoum from...