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Public Culture (1 May 1990) 2 (2): 114–120.
Published: 01 May 1990
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Public Culture (1 January 1990) 3 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 January 1990
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Public Culture (1 January 1990) 3 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Caren Kaplan Copyright © 1990 by the Center For Transnational Cultural Studies 1990 Reconfigurations of Geography and Historical Narrative: A Review Essay Caren Kaplan This is my home this thin...
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Public Culture (1 September 2005) 17 (3): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2005
... “Democratic Enactment:Passion and Improvisation in Postrevolutionary America.” “Besides Our Selves”: An Essay on Enthusiastic Politics and Civil Subjectivity Jason Frank Nothing great was ever...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 201–212.
Published: 01 January 1993
... Enlightenment?” Eighteenth Century Answers and Twentieth Century Questions . Genealogy gen.e.al.o-gy, n.: the descent of three keywords: public, publicity, and public opinion. Reason, Tradition, and Critique: Mendelsohn’s Essay on Enlightenment Hans-Herbert Kogler In the early eighties of...
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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 186–194.
Published: 01 January 1994
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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 January 1994
... Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 PHOTO ESSAYS Hope Reclaimed: South African Elections May I994 Refuge Refused: Haitians, Borders and Democracy The Sun shall never set on so glorious a h um an...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay examines the militarization of extraterrestrial and extraterritorial spaces such as the high seas, outer space, and Antarctica since the onset of the Cold War. While environmental studies has generally focused on national topographies, this essay instead imagines the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 141–173.
Published: 01 January 2009
...William A. Callahan Maps are an important site of the production and consumption of the national image. This essay examines modern Chinese maps to show how the very material borders between foreign and domestic space are the outgrowth of the symbolic workings of historical geography and the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 127–152.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joseph Massad This essay questions the division between autocratic and democratic regimes and suggests that they are the same kind of regime but deploy differing amounts of hegemony and coercion to rule and to produce certain combinations of love and fear in the ruled. Using Machiavelli’s advice to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Mireille Abelin This essay explores the public drama that ensues after a husband and wife lock themselves in their BMW to protest the Buenos Aires provincial tax authority’s attempt to sequester their vehicle. When the conflict airs in real time on the evening news, class tensions erupt outside the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 393–408.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Rinaldo Walcott In this essay, the author suggests that diversity as an idea has reached its logical end. The essay proposes that something more radical and sustaining than diversity is now required if whiteness is to be understood as the foundation and barrier that preempts nonwhite others from...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hannah Knox This essay explores how contemporary political life is framed through engagements with material forms. Extending work that has demonstrated that politics is best understood not as a discursive or institutional sphere but as the effect of material engagements, the essay asks, just how is...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
... elicit more than shock, admiration, and the pleasures of “infogasm”? Analyzing infovis through its aesthetic features, this essay raises the question of how the aesthetic form of any environmental artwork carries audiences from perception to involvement, arguably one of environmental criticism’s most...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Joseph Masco This essay tracks the conversion of the United States from a countercommunist to a counterterrorist state formation via an examination of the expanding logics of state secrecy. Starting with analysis of a new category of state information known as “sensitive but unclassified,” the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 583–603.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Agnieszka Graff The essay examines the dynamics of the politicization of homophobia in the recent period of right-wing rule in Poland, which followed the country's 2004 EU accession. It argues that the question of sexuality became a boundary marker, a reference point for political self-definition...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael McQuarrie; Naresh Fernandes; Cassim Shepard This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Josh Kun This essay focuses on the contemporary migrant musical practices of mobile Mexican DJ sound systems, or sonidos. Operating on both sides of the US-Mexico border, sonidos use the DJ mix as a form of musical communication and community that both moves between the United States and Mexico and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Andrew Lakoff This essay tracks the two-decade-long struggle to protect the delta smelt and other native fish populations in California. Through the case of the smelt, it asks how the goal of species preservation is integrated into contemporary governmental practice. What values are at play in...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Robyn Creswell In “Embargoed Literature,” an essay written twenty-five years ago, Edward W. Said noted that “of all the major world literatures, Arabic remains relatively unknown and unread in the West.” How is it that one of the world’s great literary corpuses, as rich as those of classical Greek...