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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Heather Love This essay considers practices of observation and description in postwar microsociology as a model for contemporary practices of reading. Returning to the work of Gilbert Ryle and Clifford Geertz, Heather Love contends that the dominance of thick description in both the humanities...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2023
... stories may disappear for many reasons. The authors call for scholars to help build and sustain this public culture through the work of digital archiving and research, and the authors emphasize a descriptive imperative, as opposed to theorizing, as the more urgent course of action. References...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
... encountering it for the first time—or even scholars who haven’t reread it since their own student days. Kuhn’s description of allencompassing and incommensurable mental worlds inhabited by scientists who practice in different paradigms resonates with the experience of readers who have experienced seismic...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 1992
... and rearticulation of their theoretical apparatus. Could the following description MIEMBETS OTTTZAVAGANT ?OW€U 69 of the postcolonial subject provided by Mbembe also describe his own theo- retical enterprise: faced with this plurality of legitimizing rubrics, institutional...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 447–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sociologically to a uni- fied political formation. Far more importantly, the point I want to stress is that these supposed descriptions of “religious extremism” enfold a set of judgments and evaluations such that to abide by a certain description is also to uphold these judgments. Descriptions of events...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that led to the formation of the concept of the state. I would like to acknowledge the central role that Penny Harvey played in conducting this research project with me. Some of the ethnographic description in this essay is expanded and explored in more detail in our joint-authored monograph Roads...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 May 2009
... bound to femininity, it has also been affiliated with the form of the novel. In an analysis of sentimentality in Distant Suffering, Luc Bol- tanski (1999: 86) argues that a person who has witnessed suffering needs to offer two kinds of report: a descriptive account of another’s suffering...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 213–214.
Published: 01 January 1997
... the way to a new paradigm for living happily, healthily, and substainedly. Please send announcements of conferences, events, and calls for papers as well as job descriptions for cultural stud- ies positions and descriptions of collective intellectual projects to Public Culture’s editorial office...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- ciently systematic to warrant scientific descriptions—which are systematic as well. Whatever individual theorists mean by the term, “the social” has become thinkable as part of the long history of reification that we call modernity. I would like to thank Routledge for permission to publish this essay...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 307–328.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of California Press, 1997), 168  –  78, for a description and analysis of the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamilnadu. 19. English replaced Persian as the official language of the British colonial government in India in 1835. 20...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 277–279.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Ludwig Ammann © 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Ludwig Ammann is a project assistant at the Islam and Public Space Project at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen. He is the author of Die Geburt des Islam: Historische Innovation durch Offenbarung (2001). A description...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 639–642.
Published: 01 September 1993
... for papers as well as job descriptions for cultural studies positions and descriptions of collective intellectual projects to Public Culrure's editorial office, 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637. Announcements should be double-spaced and limited to 300-500 words...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 May 2005
... in the August 1897 issue of the Atlantic Monthly under the title “Strivings of the Negro People,” reprinted in the fi rst chapter of Souls, and famous for a century for its description of the “two warring ideals” of Americanism and Africanism, Du...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 769–786.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of the cosmopolitan did indeed emerge under colonial conditions, and some other form of cosmopolitanism may be developing today. Nevertheless, the description of Shanghai and Hong Kong I give here is not intended to be a straightforward...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 477–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
... until he buried the traditional history of ideas deep under the earth: “I cannot be satisfied until I have cut myself off from ‘the history of ideas,’ until I have shown in what way archaeological analysis differs from the descriptions of ‘the history of ideas’ ” ( 1972 : 136). “History of discourse...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
... description. Broadly speaking, one can identify two main approaches to the con- cept of self. On the one hand, there are those who valorize the self as the center of power, of consciousness, of action and epistemic privilege. On the other hand, there are those who vigorously challenge such an approach...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 367–379.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of forecasters themselves. Within six months of the discovery, the U.S. Department of Energy stated that “the most striking aspect of the price pattern [described] was the fact that natural gas prices would be sustained at such high levels.” They note that the descriptions themselves were...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 235–254.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and a historian is relevant here: Souls includes both meticulous accounts of historical events of the previous decades and descriptions and analyses of the experiences and attitudes of African Americans.30 But presenting information was never his...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (2): 455–464.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., the significance of Manaus lies in arrival. For another, its significance comes with departure. Some come to stay; others come to go, using Manaus in a manner akin to Avital Ronell’s description of the telephone system: “A place without location from...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 451–464.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., echoed descriptions of the 9/11 hijackers by referring to the insurgents as a “phantom enemy.”11 Experts readily championed the resurgent spectral language as well. In A Devil’s Triangle Peter Brookes wrote of the “spec- ter of superterrorism.”12 According to Richard J. Chasdi, the new challenges...