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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 211–237.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... Unsanctioned Wealth; or, The Productivity of Debt in Northern Cameroon Janet Roitman Je lance dans le monde un livre qui va trouver bien des résistences. Eh quoi! vont s’écrier la foule de petits esprits...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 25–28.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Andrew Ross Working simply to pay off debt is an increasingly large component of the time quotient that characterizes our precarious economy. Since debts are the wages of the future, creditors are requiring debtors to tie up their time for decades to come. Just as the struggle over wages...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 155–166.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., and a month after the August 14 earthquake and August 16 tropical storm, ironically named Grace (not to mention amidst the pandemic). How do you—as organizers of Unpayable Debt—see this event? Or, can you suggest how readers of Public Culture might use the “Global Debt Syllabus: Capital, Violence...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in social thought. This essay foregrounds such a conversation across such varying fields as global prison studies, the history of slavery, and the sociology of debt to provoke a common political project that can extend beyond the limits of the case study. Copyright 2018 by Duke University Press 2018...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
... as “climate refugees”—running from climate stress. These emigrants and their families, however, rarely mention the weather as a cause of their plight at home or their decisions to leave. They are fleeing abusive policies, exposure to markets, debt peonage, failures of social security systems and a sense...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Microfinance in particular foreshadows the future of finance capital, where trade in debt will require creative practices of converting hyper-risk into profit. These riskscapes are also formations of modernity. It is through encounters with poverty that the modern self is constituted. Such practices of liberal...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2022
... reflections that likewise privilege no address. Our topics in this issue range from suppressed minorities to the arts of catastrophe, from public secrets to secret publics, from post-grid sovereignties to viralized sexualities, and from meditations on incalculable costs to reckoning with unpayable debts...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., allegedly unable to pay two-thirds of the debt owed on their license tax — the amount stipulated by law to avoid temporary confiscation of the vehicle — and unwilling to surrender the vehicle, locked themselves in their car in protest...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
... by massive consumer debt. Those at the top of the economic ladder in particular embraced lifestyles of conspicuous consumption where, from the 1980s until the financial crisis of this century, the rich wanted more and many of the rest of us wanted to be rich. In the middle and working classes, another...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 451–456.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is intensely interlinked with the debt financing that crashed in 2008. I presume that the “education bubble” is likely to be the next to burst as student debt has now passed $1 trillion, the largest single category of personal debt. By this I...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 169–189.
Published: 01 January 1997
..., the World Bank, and the Breton Woods agreement to make it a reality. The so-called Third World debt crisis of the early 1980s was the symptomatic result. If global markets in commodity and finance capital were in place...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... These were fantastic dreams. In fact, the doors of almost all the places labeled as microenterprises in the area were padlocked shut. The microentrepreneurs themselves were often desperate. They had debt over their heads, banks on their backs...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... 249 Public Culture Figure 1  Normal, flat, and inverted yield curves conditions and the length of the loan. U.S. instruments of debt — bills, notes, and bonds — come in different “maturities” or durations, from a few days to thirty...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... remittance receivables to an offshore account that is then sold (from financial centers like New York or London) as a debt instrument to investors (124). 8 The imagined stability of remittance payments garners a better credit rating for the instrument, increasing its attractiveness to foreign investors...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 277–298.
Published: 01 May 2005
... in the political project of querying and disman- tling the color line, a project that will mean settling the debts accumulated by racial antagonism and oppression? To clarify this, we have to re-pose the question of why desire and affect, as well as the aesthetic notions related to the picturesque...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 593–604.
Published: 01 September 1993
.... 1989 . “Brazil, Satellites, and Debt: Who Trades What to Acquire New Technologies?” Media Development 36 ( no. 1 ): 6 -9. Miranda , Ricardo , Carlos Alberto, and M. Pereira. 1983 . Televisão: O Nacional E O Popular Na Cultura Brasileira . São Paulo: Brasiliense. Oliveira , Omar...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in India has been dubbed a “suicide epidemic” among microfinance bor- rowers. Once viewed as the “billion bootstraps” of bottom billion capitalism, the world’s poor are now also perceived as potential victims of a predatory trade in debt...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
... by Deuda con la Humanidad (Debt with Humanity) and Colombia Nunca Más document and denounce crimes such as forced disappearance, extrajudicial execution, political homicide, and torture. These organizations have provided the names of the victims, the circumstances surrounding the crimes, and those...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 515–528.
Published: 01 September 1998
... of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Bourgeois , Christine L. 1977. “Debt and Displacement: The Cheetu or Rotating Credit Associations among Tamil Sri Lankan Refugees in Switzerland.” Master's thesis, University of Chicago. Chatterjee , Partha . 1993. The Nation...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 127–148.
Published: 01 January 2003
... the hour of death was also the hour of judgment and all accumulated sins entered a ledger of debts that would be paid for in the torments of purgatory or in eternal damnation. Paz’s essay on Mexican culture was written at a point in time when...