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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Caren Kaplan; Andrea Miller; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir The use of drones to supplement and operationalize US border enforcement and municipal policing disturbs the supposed boundary between military and civilian or battleground and home front. Situating drones in an expanded field of a war power...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 January 2018
... for—the unruly forms of death and killing among us today. Figured against a backdrop of expanding homicidal forms (including algorithmic drone strikes, web-streamed beheadings, suicide bombings, etc.), assassinations prove a particularly timely—if scary—problem to consider. Assassinations put to us urgent...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of state violence is enacted as shock and awe, as high technological interventions in foreign terrains, with the use of drones and other forms of distant, “surgical” killing. In the image of Samar, the victim of state power is witnessing her own victimhood. This form of state violence is enacted...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 2014 ; Moyn 2013 ; Khalili 2012 ). Several papers in this issue explore the construction of the contemporary police order and its genealogical and material antecedents. Caren Kaplan and Andrea Miller situate contemporary police technologies, including drones, alongside longer histories...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Life . Berkeley : University of California Press . Chamayou Grégoire . 2010 . Les chasses à l’homme (Manhunts) . Paris : La Fabrique . Chamayou Grégoire . 2013 . Théorie du drone (A Theory of the Drone) . Paris : La Fabrique . Davis Mike . 2006 . Planet of Slums...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2022
... unknowns. For those who live with the consequences of security state reasoning—refugees, drone victims, detainees, and so on—information lack and surplus amount to the same thing: personhood denied. We share in their learned stupor but recognize that ours is more distanced, more “mediated,” and usually...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
... flies above a police helicopter, which hovers above a drone, which flies above street-level surveillance cameras, which watch over mobile phones. It is faith in resolution that powers politics by the state, politics in the streets, and politics in online discourse. It is faith in resolution that powers...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 129–134.
Published: 01 May 1990
... yourself to whoever is across from you. You want to feel fierce and ironic. You want a shot poured with a heavy hand and beer in thick mugs or cold, sweaty bottles." A drinking bar, then, is a masculine place, plain and serious: a place where ev- ery middle-management drone acquires the soul...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 1990
... you fill rusted cans with red clay and hang them up for flowerpots, flowers really grow in them. You're an endless Ocean of faces, droning like flies. You're a vast, inhuman heart that finds its beat. In this all-inclusiveness, enormous you. In you I find my own...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... playing video games on Xbox systems just a few meters away were perhaps unwittingly gaining some of the basic skills needed to operate Predator drones, which are based on the same type of computer processor with similar user-friendly controls ( Saletan 2008 ). At the same time, I accepted the army’s...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
...: The Development of State Practices in the Modern World . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Chamayou Grégoire . 2015 . Drone Theory . Translated by Lloyd Janet . London : Penguin . Crary Jonathan . 1990 . Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
... on Burmese Facebook. In other words, the “other” who read these signs was none other than the Burmese him- or herself, something that was facilitated by photographers perched on roofs, drones, and balloons. The fact that those mediators shared the sky with other balloons adorned with “Save Myanmar” ( fig...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and lawfare with prosthetic proxies and drones (machinic and human) in procedural mufti that are armed with built-in warrants of impunity that task specific life worlds with chronic intimidation and terror? This question evokes the metaphysics of the police as a trans-institutional and parapolitical specter...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... at the border itself, a tall fence drives a wedge between Mexican and US Nogales. In the hinterland, drones buzz over the rattlesnake-infested ground, which is dotted by sensors whose antennae sprout like desert weed. It is November 2015, and since my last visit to the overland Mexican trail a decade...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 501–528.
Published: 01 May 2000
... as authentic culture—as the valuable “real stuff” of culture (and law). It is this trauma that tourists of the Spirit seek to purchase. Why then do tourists mediate their purchase through objects—drone pipes, postcards...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., learning, or understanding. Faced with uncertainty, ignorance has become intentional, excusable, and efficient (Suchman 2022 ). The path to “the algorithm told me to do it,” whether for a visa application approval or a drone strike, was laid decades ago. The emphasis on management over understanding...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
... if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis.” Yet when the protests droned on throughout the ensuing week, particularly in the black community, Obama surprised reporters at a Friday White House briefing and gave extended remarks...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 567–585.
Published: 01 September 1996
... Khomeini; a black market music boom, cashing in on the sounds of George Strait, the Cranberries, Melissa Etheridge, mixed with French rock, the redolent melodies of the legendary Lebanese singer Fairouz, and the high drone of Israeli (American-made) F-16s coming from the South. In the Christian...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 305–327.
Published: 01 May 2018
...: “The Israeli state practices, and arguably perfects, a logic of territorial and population control and monitoring. One form is high-tech: unmanned aerial drones, X-ray machines, remote-controlled cameras, radars, and surveillance techniques that instill fear and awe; another form is physically...
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