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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 265–290.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and austerity in the “Global North.” As states turn away from promises of endless expansion and universal access, the post‐grid imaginary is one way in which states, private utilities, and individuals respond to the urgent need to transform the existing energy system. While a post‐grid imaginary...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 261–271.
Published: 01 March 2013
...: Energy and the Rural-Urban Connection in Mozambique Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This photo essay takes the example of Mozambique, a country where charcoal has become the major source of energy for urban resi- dents...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of connectivity and speed. The essay concludes with two case studies: first, Jennifer Egan’s 2011 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad , whose PowerPoint chapter works to visualize the energy demands of a rapidly growing social media culture, and, second, the so-called high-frequency traders who today are making use...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 1 R. Buckminster Fuller and Philip Ragan, “World Energy,” in Fortune ( Fuller 1940) . Courtesy of the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Max Gschwind, “Solar Energy: A Global View,” an illustration for the Fortune article “Power from the Sun” ( Barber 2016 : 154) More
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 215–235.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Cymene Howe; Dominic Boyer The conditions of the Anthropocene, and the relative novelty of renewable energy forms, demonstrate the experimental plasticity of our era. Existing infrastructures of energy, political power, and capital can resist the more revolutionary ambitions of renewable energy...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 537–562.
Published: 01 September 2022
... provides individuals with their energies and cities with their oneiric spaces. Such energies, expressed in absurd quests, unusual obsessions, and bizarre interests cumulatively appear to be producing the city. In many ways the city seems to be a madhouse and madness seems to be running it. The city seems...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 351–357.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Valeria Procupez This article discusses the unprecedented heat waves affecting the city of Buenos Aires—between December 2013 and January 2014—and the extended power outages that ensued. It focuses on this particular extreme case to examine a broader spectrum of shortcomings regarding energy...
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Public Culture (2024) 36 (1 (102)): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2024
... modernity—a unique blend of tantalizing consumerism and piety conceptualized as “neo-Ottoman cool”—in francophone West Africa by analyzing the hugely popular dizi alongside public debates on Turkey's investments in energy, transportation, energy, culture, or construction. Drawing on Joseph Tonda's notion...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of classic metabolism, in which food was fuel, providing energy and building blocks to the body. Accordingly, metabolic disorders—treatments for which are the explicit aim of much of this research—are increasingly explained and intervened in as regulatory crises, asynchronies, or instances of misinformation...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... (disaster, security, energy, and transportation) across four cities of the global South (Bogotá, Karachi, Accra, and Johannesburg). In each city, uncertainty is produced by historical conditions and productive of future possibilities. 2015 cities governance infrastructure planning uncertainty...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 443–455.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of this brief intervention invokes the Greek‐owned tanker in threefold ways: as a geopolitical actor in response to the decolonization of maritime energy routes and to worldmaking at and through the sea; as a floating financial device that produces deterritorialized hierarchies of global space through processes...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 367–379.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... energy market restructuring. The field is composed of university-trained economists who have been hired by consulting firms to pro- duce information about the future of energy markets. The increased visibility of these firms reflects a growing reliance on consultant advisory services that try...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... Atomic Energy Commission. 1974 . Central Nevada Test Area Demobilization and Restoration Activities, Summary Report . (NVO 152). Las Vegas: Atomic Energy Commission. U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast, and Geodetic Survey. 1964 . Vela Uniform Project Shoal: Seismic Safety Net . (VUF 1011...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 367–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to predict how the proposed facility will perform against various metrics, such as energy efficiency, daylighting, and temperature regulation (Willis et al. 2017 ). In keeping with Star and Griesemer's ( 1989 ) classic theorization of “boundary objects,” these computer models are pliant enough to allow...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 291–315.
Published: 01 May 2016
... If climate change mitigation is about energy, adaptation is about water. While mitigation efforts attend to the main drivers of climate change, specifically by limiting emissions through innovation in renewable energy and clean technology, adaptation work concentrates on managing the already observed impacts...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., layered technologies of perception (and occlusion) that institutions of oppression and exploitation set in place (Gross 2007 ; see also Ahmed 2004 ). They may afford the enslaved and the poor narrower emotional ranges, seek out signs of elusiveness in women (Alder 2002 ), and interfuse negative energy...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 187–192.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is wide, but they focus on a few major themes. Energy production—past, present, and future—is at the heart of global warming, so we feature several articles about emerging systems that planners, policy makers, and private corporations are introducing as substitutes for coal and oil. In an ethnographic...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with the warmth of overcrowded bodies and the anticipation of long-held secrets. The assistant secretary of energy walks to a podium and holds a microphone before his burgundy tie and bearded lips. He tells them that their government wants to know if it has hurt them. He tells them that “statistics are people...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 445–466.
Published: 01 September 2005
... strong. An assemblage is, second, a living, throbbing grouping whose coherence coexists with energies and countercultures that exceed and confound it. An assemblage is, third, a web with an uneven topography: some of the points at which the trajectories of actants cross each other are more heavily...