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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Caroline Levine This article focuses on two of the most enduring terms in Raymond Williams’s Marxism and Literature : “dominant, residual, emergent” and “structures of feeling.” Williams’s theory of history as mixtures and layers of different temporal moments is not only alive and well in the field...
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Published: 01 May 2016
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 41–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
... century onward. These arrangements were organized as multiple layers of dependency and provisional domination, captured well by Eric Beverley's term minor sovereignty . Thinking through sovereignty in a minor key allows us to see sovereignty less as a foundation of states and societies and more...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... resurfaced as part of a growing interest in challenging dominant narratives of solidarity between the Black elite and Indian dominant castes. By informing contemporary discourses of race and caste with their more particular histories, we might build new social imaginaries founded not on an identification...
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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 (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 457–473.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-led or Northern-dominated) responses to displacement from Syria. 2 This is not the first time that Palestinian refugees in Baddawi have hosted new refugees, having provided sanctuary to an additional fifteen thousand Palestinians displaced from nearby Nahr el-Bared refugee camp when that camp...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 395–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Christopher Pinney Gandhi was obliged to negotiate the central problem of Bal Gangadhar Tilak's dominance of Indian politics through the first two decades of the twentieth century and the astonishing symmetry between many of their concerns. This article explores the distance that separates Gandhi...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... circumvented the dominant political languages of liberalism, historicism, and Marxism by focusing on sacrifice and the transformation of the self. This radical politics of truth, while impossible to institutionalize, nevertheless signaled the twentieth-century reevaluation of human experience. The Gandhian...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the dominant means of peace NGOs and others in their attempts to address the past and the future of peace in almost every postconflict setting around the world today, the technique seems ripe for sustained critical inquiry. Indeed, for the transnational and hypermobile clan of peacemakers and peace experts...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the resources to do so. Residents working to organize their own retreat are engaged in a struggle for recognition and support from, paradoxically, the very governments and institutions responsible for planning, implementing, and managing retreat once it becomes necessary. In this article, I contrast dominant...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Kaushik Sunder Rajan; Sabina Leonelli This essay examines the notion of “translational research,” which has become a dominant form of the institutionalization and practice of contemporary biomedicine, as an entry point into theorizing questions of knowledge, value, and their articulations. We...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cultural shifts accompanied these medical debates and developments. Randomized controlled trials now dominate as an evidentiary form in tuberculosis control with implications for how global health efforts roll out across diverse cultural contexts. A pharmaceutical approach drives the international export...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of “black analytics” for a full understanding of the context leading up to the Charlie Hebdo “event.” “White analytics” permits the universalization of racism and the suggestion that “reverse racism” or “Islamic leftism” are now dominant. In contrast, attention to the work of scholars and activists who shed...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Melissa M. Valle This essay examines the ideological power of Carnival and the carnivalesque on the Colombian Caribbean Coast by circumnavigating the dominant narrative about these events as primarily stages to transgress social norms and resist authority. Instead, it explores whether blackface...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The elegiac transformation of intimidation into ethical and national consciousness provides a spiritual node around which a renewed sense of national identity can accrete. To cast into relief this claim, the essay also analyzes the dominant cultural rhetorics of the Syrian regime and Lebanese Hezbollah (Party...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... The protests of June 2012, however, show that indigenous people are fully cognizant of this dominant form of environmental imaginary. I reveal how their performative demonstrations disrupt the metaphysical ontology of visualizing the environment, thereby reopening the ecological commons to political...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 115–128.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Arjun Appadurai Abstract The primary argument of this essay is that the modern Western museum form is a critical site in which to understand the five centuries in which Europe dominated much of the rest of the world. In this imperial epoch, the world was shrunk to the museum and the museum...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Anand Vivek Taneja Abstract In a time of dominant Hindu nationalism and rising Islamophobia in India, Urdu poetry is the medium in which an alternative political theology finds popular articulation, questioning the “normative horizon” of the nation-state. The political theology being articulated...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Danny Hoffman Abstract March 5, 2018, was the final rally day for the Sierra Leone People's Party prior to that country's national elections. The SLPP held its last day of public demonstrations in Bo, the country's second largest city and primary urban center in the Mende‐dominant southeast...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in the present system. This is perhaps what happened in the history of the Soviet Union. Michel Foucault, Language, Counter-Memory, Practice At a certain point, the struggles of the dominated were so romanticized . . . that people finally forgot...