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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 465–485.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Helene Risør The article sets lynching of presumed criminals in the city of El Alto, Bolivia, in relation to both everyday experiences of insecurity about crime and violence and the enactment of neighborliness as a grounded notion of citizenship. Focusing on the experience and management...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the visualization of border lines and their crossings is enacted. More specifically, we seek to conceptualize the visual infrastructure through which border lines and movement lines are drawn, deployed, and authorized. We show how deceptibility and a dispersal of identity documents are constitutive of the specific...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Mara Buchbinder; Stefan Timmermans Today, nearly every US baby is screened for more than fifty rare genetic disorders, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. This article explores the dramatic expansion of state-mandated newborn screening by analyzing affective enactments within public...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Gary Wilder This essay focuses on Aimé Césaire's post–World War II commitment to colonial emancipation without national independence. It examines how his constitutional initiatives to enact a future with France in an age of decolonization may be read as politically untimely and strategic utopian...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
... a present-but-effaced addressee. They engage in the jouissance of abandonment, coordinate (potentially violent) tactics, shame their enemies, and engage in political debate on the objectives of their ongoing struggle. By retaining the key mediatory role vis-à-vis Myanmar publics, activists enact...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... imparting technical skill was a priority, arguably more important to this activist project was deepening political and affective commitment and constructing technology as a site to enact participatory politics and challenge elite expertise. Yet it is clear that these efforts were certainly not exclusively...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... agenda to the technical project of adaptation. An analysis of interventions aimed at building social infrastructure throughout the city’s hydrological systems reveals how the inclusion of the urban poor is enacted through practices of measurement. While urban politics in Latin America has long revolved...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (3): 377–393.
Published: 01 September 1997
... states have a marked tendency to constitutionalise their ethnic, linguistic, religious, economic and political antagonisms by enacting bills of rights. This phenomenon has intensified with the acceleration of decolonisation in the post-war period. Since the end of World War I1 more than one...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 557–582.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of “quieting title.” It’s a rather archaic phrase but an evocative and suggestive one for my purposes. What it tells us is that property doesn’t just happen. Just as quiet can be a verb, so property is an enactment (Rose 1994; Seed 1995). In this sense, a property regime is never complete and self...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 511–532.
Published: 01 September 2001
... be enacted—a citizenship based not on the formation of associational communities, but on notions of publics constituted through voice. The domestic sphere we present, then, is always on the verge of becoming the political. A focus...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 149–156.
Published: 01 May 1992
... (such as field hockey) assumed different gender inflections in different national contexts. Because he suggests that this nexus is traditional, clear, and stable (re-enacting Vico’s understanding of the nation, and grounded in the “notion of the playing ‘field’ itself Maurer presumably does not share...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 329–332.
Published: 01 September 2022
... for modeling and enacting another understanding, another kind of knowledge—the exchanges in physical, lumpy, heavy, temporal space exceeding those thinner financial logistical abstractions of capital and governance that have been the cause of so much automatic harm. The articles in this issue bring forward...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 155–162.
Published: 01 January 1992
... is one of the most basic and important of human endeavors. Even though the bill, if enacted, could lead to ruinous damage awards based on the supposedly harmful effects of some creative works, its supporters argue that it would not endanger any form of artistic expression...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of protection insofar as they are not counted as fully Human citizens that merit protection from violence. And so, extralegal violence against Black bodies is made legal in the sense that violence against a body outside the boundaries of the law, especially when enacted on a presumed criminal—and as Hartman...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 331–359.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as a platform to argue that women’s rights needed to be articulated for all women, rural and urban, in a language that moved beyond women’s protection and toward freedom of movement and of female desire ( Krishnan 2013 ; Phadke 2013 ; Venugopal 2013 ; Walia 2013 ). While the recent enactment of strong...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
...; rather, it enacts a vision of the dystopian future in order to develop a set of operational criteria for response. Preparedness does not seek to prevent the occurrence of a disastrous event but rather assumes that the event will hap- pen. Instead of constraining action in the face of uncertainty...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and plays with 511 Public Culture classical themes and costumes. The mute enactment of France- as- Rome helped turn the king’s imperial ambitions into a set of new practices at court. Through...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 445–451.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of citizenship and democracy. By enacting this law, the Indian Parliament has set in motion a process that makes a specific and significant welfare provision constitutive of the very idea of citizenship. To be a citizen of a polity...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 153–154.
Published: 01 May 2022
... surface and altering its shape through distortion and multiplication, the artist thus enacts a deep commitment to what Walter Mignolo describes as decolonial options, or coexisting universes of meaning, over any single universal truth. This is a vision of a world in which, as the Zapatistas put...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
...)produces professional norms about the reputations of financial institutions as social do-gooders. The database helps them sustain an equally dynamic commitment to identifying the limits of their expertise for addressing globalized structural inequalities. Throughout this article, I detail this enactment...