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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and actors are more blurred than they are divided. Their mode of uncertainty—their “uncertainty imaginary,” to use Appadurai’s term (ibid.)—is a dispositional admixture of anxious self-discipline and speculative ambition (in a dose of exactly one unit, in Justin’s case) that is well captured by Pat...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 349–354.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., drawing on a range of references that defied boundaries among disciplines, genres, epochs, and languages. Those qualities made them vulnerable to specialist rebuttals; almost every claim they made has been queried, criticized, or refuted by subsequent scholarship. No accredited academic still believes...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 447–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Saba Mahmood This short essay calls for an examination of the assumption that critique is necessarily secular and of the necessary disciplines of subjectivity and practices of rumination and interpretation entailed in this assumption. Duke University Press 2008 Is Critique...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sharon Marcus Historian Judith R. Walkowitz, interviewed by Sharon Marcus, talks about how she came to study Victorian prostitution and the evolution of London’s Soho neighborhood, her efforts to connect political engagement and scholarship, how the discipline of history has and hasn’t changed over...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 421–443.
Published: 01 May 2012
... conceptual framework and how it has played out, or failed to play out, in the sociological discipline. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 INTERVIEW Howard S. Becker Interviewed by Harvey...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in a relentless effort to displace the fault lines of power-knowledge. However, to what extent can this contemporary scholarship rid itself of the categories of nineteenth-century academic disciplines? By considering the third languages of the postcolonial world, one can address this predicament of thinking...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and social sciences has obscured the value of thin description as a method. Focusing on the work of Erving Goffman as well as large-scale collaborative projects such as the Natural History of an Interview, Love suggests that microanalyses of observed behavior provide a model for reading across disciplines...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 477–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Hans-Jörg Rheinberger The essay deals with the final part of a project on the cultural history of heredity stretching from the early modern period to the present. The focus is on epistemological questions such as the establishment of genetics as a discipline, the phenotype/ genotype divide...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 363–374.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Brooke Holmes This article nominates Bruno Snell’s Discovery of the Mind (1946; trans. 1953) as an Undead Text on the basis of three criteria. The article examines first the persistence of a Snellian story about the Greeks as the ancestors of modern Europe within the discipline of classics, before...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: namely, that major changes in different disciplines and diverse historical contexts conform to a single “structure.” Key Kuhnian concepts such as “paradigm shift” have become part of everyday language but all but disappeared from specialist publications. Nonetheless, the book still galvanizes readers...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 239–264.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Ellison, Ralph. 1964 . Shadow and act . New York: Random House. Foner, Eric. 1990 . A short history of Reconstruction, 1863–1877 . New York: Harper &Row. Foucault, Michel. 1979 . Discipline...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2008
... be the prevailing common sense among students of Indian cinema today. I believe this change in the terms of the debate is part of a larger change that has taken place in the last two decades in cultural disciplines such as anthro...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 143–168.
Published: 01 January 2008
... and historians play an adjudicating role when disputes relating to the past arise in the domain of popular culture in democracies? By history, then, I mean something very specific: the academic discipline that we research, teach, and study in universities under that name, the discipline that was invented...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in ex-­colonies in Africa and Asia, the disciplines they offered, and the languages in which these disciplines were and are taught. The colonial universities of Ibadan in Nigeria, Achimota in Ghana, Makerere in Uganda, and others in the Carib...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2007
... in India Dipesh Chakrabarty The first of the great operations of discipline is [to] . . . transform the confused, useless or dangerous multitudes into ordered multiplicities...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 187–199.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in reaching out to audiences outside the discipline, in or outside academia. At present, anthropologists, not least in the United States, seem to be writing almost entirely for each other. It is striking that a number of historians seem to do so much better in writing for wider readerships — I am thinking...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2006
.... This shift is constituted by a changing logic of discipline and new techniques of normalization of children, but, more important, also by the reimagining of the child as subject and object of these technologies, and by a reimagining...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
...; it was the irreducible ground of patient moral judgment. Its experience lent itself to slow, intimate, minute, and particular details of everyday existence. Suffering under the predicates of discipline was especially meaningful, for it allowed the satya...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 653–678.
Published: 01 September 2000
...: Cambridge University Press. Foucault, Michel. 1979 . Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison , translated by Alan Sheridan. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Harvey, David. 1984 . The limits of capital . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Hegel, G. W. F. 1975 . Hegel's Logic , translated by William...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 161–188.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Policing and punishment in China: From patriarchy to “the people.” Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. Emerson, Ralph. 1997 . Gifts. In The logic of the gift: Toward an ethic of generosity , edited by Alan D. Schrift. London: Routledge. Foucault, Michel. 1979a . Discipline and punish...