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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as increasingly lenient, both allegations being contradicted by facts but serving as moral justifications for their discriminatory exercise of violence. Developed on the basis of a fifteen-month ethnography of police units, notably anticrime squads, in the area of Paris, this argument has a much broader...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 645–663.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ethnography from in and outside this prison, we examine narratives of socialization, redemption, and mundane and exceptional killing to illustrate what operates beneath the public veneer of the punishment of police. This lays bare key assumptions about the function of policing and the possibility of reform...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 421–443.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Harvey Molotch In a wide-ranging interview, Harvey Molotch asks his longtime friend Howard S. Becker (more commonly known as Howie) about his fifty years “in the business” of ethnography, methodology, and “telling about society” as well as his motivations for doing sociology. Becker reflects on his...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 349–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jenna Grant Abstract This article is an ethnography of color and black‐and‐white in medical images of a particular kind—prenatal ultrasound—in a particular place—Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is also a meditation on histories and theorizations of color. It moves from the discourse and practice...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Elliott Prasse-Freeman Abstract Through digital ethnography of the mass uprising against Myanmar's early-2021 military coup, this article considers appeals to “the international community,” in which activists maneuver the simultaneous potential and peril of global entreaties, deploying a double...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nikolas Kosmatopoulos In this article, I examine through ethnography one of the flagship techniques of the peace expertise in the Middle East and elsewhere, the so-called conflict resolution workshop. Faced with the widely recognized fact that the workshop in conflict resolution has become...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to collective anxieties over the terms of everyday survival and the difficulty of determining just who is in charge. This essay is an ethnography of extorted life, mapping the expanding geographies of extortion in postwar Guatemala to illuminate how this cold-blooded business organizes life at the most intimate...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in webs of significance he has himself spun” ( 1973b : 5). Specifically textual forms of analysis, Geertz argues, are best suited for untangling these webs. Geertz compares the practice of ethnography to “trying to read (in the sense of ‘construct a reading of’) a manuscript — foreign, faded, full...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 363–373.
Published: 01 May 1993
... discourse; Yoruba ethnography; black cultural studies; the African diaspora. Relevant Publications: Black Critics and Kings: The Hermeneutics of Power in Yoruba Society, University of Chicago Press, 1992. Bary, Leslie. Foreign Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2010
... in North- ern Australia (2008) uses intimate insider ethnography as a method of describing remedial logic and its reproductive mechanisms. Kevin Lewis O’Neill is an assistant professor in the Department and Centre...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 187–199.
Published: 01 January 2014
... think they were sometimes quite impressive in getting mini-ethnographies into one thousand words or so, in ways that could attract readers. So if we want to reach wider audiences ourselves with some of our work, I think we may do well to read at least some foreign correspondents, and some other...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 January 1988
... York, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Westernization of Eastern European youth culture; ide- ology and popular culture; semiotics of modernity; social interaction and social dra- maturgy; urban ethnography. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: 'The Meaning of West- ern Commercial...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the centrality of place; his ethnography uses the brutal case of extortion rackets in Guatemala City to reveal a blurred boundary between the “law-abiding” world and the underworld. Navigating the geography of the capital means managing the deep uncertainty of who is in charge; the stakes may well be survival...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 193–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Press. Reeves, Madeleine, Johan Rasanayagam, and Judith Beyer, eds. 2014. Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics . Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Rodowick, D. N. 2014. Elegy for Theory . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Rosaldo, Renato. 2014...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 107–119.
Published: 01 May 1989
... INTERESTS: Popular culture and feminism; ethnography of media audiences; the "Americanization" of European television. RELEVANT PUBLICA- TIONS: Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination, London and New York: Methuen, 1985. "The Vicissitudes of 'Progressive Television New...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 148–157.
Published: 01 May 1990
...; Southeast mass media. CRUMRINE, N. ROSS. 1670 Earlston Ave., Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA V8P 227. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Popular culture; folk drama; ethnography in Latin America and Pacific Northwest. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: "Ritual Mediation of the Life-Death...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 303–305.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to include “second nature” — if the task of knowledge is to find for a given nature the source of its coming-to-be, the task of power is to superinduce on a given body a new nature (Bacon 2000 [1620]: 102). Ethnography — and critical theory more generally — is not only a mode of dis- closure...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 567–585.
Published: 01 September 1996
... notion of surrealist ethnography, the essay is structured as a collage, radically juxtaposing commonplace planes of experience (herekhere, familiadexotic, theoretical/expe- riential), “leaving the cuts and sutures of the research process . . . visible and thereby “avoid[ing] the portrayal...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 311–331.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., models, epidemiology, and statistics into the kinds of analyses that we want to do as social scientists working with qualitative methods and ethnography. Eric Cassell, Stephen Toulmin, and Leon Eisenberg wrote the blurbs for Biomedicine Examined . All three say incredible things about the book, and I’m...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
...; Kohn 2013; Viveiros de Castro 2012 ) and that they varied greatly in the ways they include and exclude nonhuman others. 11 Recent ethnographies such as Eduardo Kohn’s (2013) analyses of the relations between Runa, dogs, and jaguars or Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s (2005) description of rain forest...