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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 551–560.
Published: 01 September 2008
... into the discussion. Duke University Press 2008 The Death Wish of Modernity and the Politics of Mimesis Cindi Katz On February 15, 2003, just before the war in Iraq com- menced in full, antiwar activists marched...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Karen Ann Faulk On January 18, 2015, Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. His death, coming one day before he was due to appear in the National Congress to describe his recently announced formal denunciation of then president Cristina Fernández...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 47–65.
Published: 01 May 1992
... moment of this discussion relates to the way the question of the “death of history” has been handled in certain strands in post-modernist writing. Here I want to take a trajectory that cuts across certain positions the Australian cultural critic Meaghan Moms traverses in her stimulating article...
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Public Culture (1 January 1996) 9 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 1996
...James Siegel Copyright © 1996 by The University of Chicago 1996 Electronic Mourning: The Death of Frangois Mitterand James Siege1 0 n January 8, 1996, FranCois Mitterand died. His death had long been...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 spirit of capitalism Rush/Panic/Rush: Speculations on the Value of Life and Death in...
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Public Culture (1 May 1990) 2 (2): 33–40.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Ako Nakano Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Death and History: An Emperor's Funeral Ako Nakano The Imperial flag hoisted high in battles for the creation of a Japanese empire in Asia shows a rising sun emanating its...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Townsend Middleton Assassinations are an unsettling feature of South Asian politics. Haunting the body politic in spectacular and spectral forms, these deaths have an uncanny way of transforming political life. This article turns attention to the afterlives of these killings in order to explore the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 May 2011
... defended in the most murderous of ways. It was only by disregarding and even throwing life away, Gandhi maintained, that it might be protected. The love of death, in other words, might guarantee life far more effectively, if only as an indirect and unintended consequence, than making an absolute value of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the “death of the social.” This essay explores the multiple and mutually exclusive uses of niceness, from its compensatory function that substitutes economic equality with the gestures of equality—a handshake, a smile—to its centrality for creating what Pierre Bourdieu called a social solidarity...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Diego Cagüeñas On September 11, 2001, at least two hundred people jumped to their deaths from the top stories of New York City’s World Trade Center. According to the New York Medical Examiner’s Office, they are not “jumpers” because they did not wake up with the intention of committing suicide but...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... animalization. By defining the degrees of their relative humanity and animality, these rituals render life and death more or less worthy. I coin the term zoometrics to refer to the detailed calculations of biopolitical worthiness that occur within and along the animal-human divide. Such zoometric accounts...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 293–319.
Published: 01 May 2009
... sick or unstable body. As color always contains hidden shades that are wrapped up within personal biography, the imagination, and diverse existential circumstances, I argue that colors contained in these artworks can never be “pure,” for they are too contaminated by disease, death, emotion, and...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... hydrate their communities. Such demonization is paralleled by legal crackdowns and the deliberate destruction of improvised water infrastructure. The essay uses the Mumbai case study to reveal the costs of marginalizing the majority urban poor in global megacities: in public health, death rates, and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 654.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 2016 Erratum for Liz Koslov, “The Case for Retreat,” Public Culture 28 (2016): 360 The article misstated Hurricane Sandy’s death toll on Staten Island relative to the rest of New York City. Sandy was found to have directly caused forty-four deaths citywide. Of the twenty-three of...
Published: 01 January 2019
Figure 2 Image circulated on social media and by email in the days following Nisman’s death. The caption reads “Justice: As Argentines we deserve for the truth to be brought to light.” Figure 2. Image circulated on social media and by email in the days following Nisman’s death. The caption More
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 607–610.
Published: 01 September 2002
... task would be to rewrite the economy of Africa, escaping the twin pitfalls of dependency and underdevelopment. Here we could adopt and adapt Georges Bataille’s (1988–91) notion of “general econ- omy.” Death...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... One could summarize in the above terms what Michel Foucault meant by biopower: that domain of life over which power has taken control.2 But under what practical conditions is the right to kill, to allow to live, or to expose to death...
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Public Culture (1 January 2000) 12 (1): ix–xi.
Published: 01 January 2000
... compression or to the vicissitudes of publishing on the cusp of the millennium, perhaps such a temporal stagger is appropriate to this issue on globalization at the fin de millénaire. —Carol A. Breckenridge Neelan Tiruchelvam’s violent and untimely death...
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Public Culture (1 May 2006) 18 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... New York: Verso, 2005. Grzegorczyk, Marzena. Private Topographies: Space, Subjectivity, and Political Change in Modern Latin America. New York: Palgrave, 2005. Haslam, Jonathan. The Nixon Administration and the Death of Allende’s Chile. New York: Verso, 2005. Haw, Richard. The Brooklyn...
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Public Culture (1 May 2000) 12 (2): 499.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Paul Ryer Socialism or Death Both this commercial North Amer- ican representation of a Cuban appro...