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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 223–236.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... 2009 . The anxieties of mobility: Development and migration in the Indonesian borderlands . Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press. Makkai, Toni, and Rob McCusker. 2004 . What do we need to know? Improving the evidence base on trafficking in human beings in the Asia-Pacific region. Development...
Published: 01 September 2022
figure 1 Al-Rajbi's shop, left in ruin as evidence of the Israeli siege on Silwan's Palestinian community. Photograph courtesy of author. More
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in midcentury Britain and India. What sorts of evidence were required to know that a cure was in fact a cure? How did scientists ascertain when and if a cure had failed? And what were the ethical entailments of such modes of knowing? Through this history, I suggest that cure, rather than signaling a definitive...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... impossible to have much evident effect on the conditions of people’s lives, humanitarianism often turns to endurance as a purpose: helping people better cope with circumstances they cannot change. At the limits of the humanitarian imaginary, endurance projects seek to enable people to find different ways...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 207–231.
Published: 01 May 2023
... but now reframes them as evidence of a liberal idea of shared humanity. This article argues that such reframings are a form of harm made possible by Harvard's proprietary and discursive capture of the photographs, which is currently being contested in a reparations lawsuit brought by Tamara Lanier...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Paul H. Mason; Greg Fox; Jennifer Ho; Chris Degeling In the essay “Cures” ( Public Culture , September 2016), Bharat Venkat examines how biomedical scientists, since the time of Robert Koch (1843–1910), have contested what counts as trustworthy evidence of a cure for tuberculosis. Widespread...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 275–288.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of “merit.” The effects of this asymmetry are evident in the popular politics around reservations in which the claim to merit on the part of upper castes is taken largely at face value. Across this period, we also see the consistent stance of the southeastern state of Tamilnadu as a political outlier in its...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to be imposed. Here an extraordinary brassage is at work—a mix and, at times, a linking of arms, a wealth of commentary and engaged political analysis—that speaks, as few words can, to the tangible reality of postcolonial France. Nowhere is this as evident as in the explosion of artistic activity taking place...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2009
...” of their photographic evidence and the passionate “subjectivity” of testimony. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 I presented an earlier version of this article at the Visible Evidence Conference (Bochum, Germany, December 2007) and wish to thank the organizers and participants for their feedback...
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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 (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 113–127.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Carlos Motta; Heather Love Heather Love interviews Carlos Motta about his recent show Deviations (April 21–May 21, 2016, PPOW Gallery, New York City). They discuss LGBTQ politics, ephemeral and fugitive evidence, the violence of the archive, and unexpected intimacies with the queer past. Motta...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... for what it suggested about anti-Semitism, it may ultimately have been most problematic for what it implied about “Frenchness.” This article argues that the campaign’s polysemy and ambiguity destabilized religious and national differences presumed to be self-evident in contemporary France. In doing so...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 January 2008
... and narrative film. More significantly, how to know what happened has become an important theoretical and practical consideration, particularly in courts and tri- bunals where indigenous claims are examined and indigenous histories are often presented in evidence. At these sites, arguments about the past...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the satellites were, but Powell implied that these inspectors failed to disclose the evidence that satellite imagery did. In his presentation, then, Powell took pains to explain why the surveillance satellites’ distant view of conditions in Iraq was superior to the view of the UN’s on-the- ground weapons...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 185–213.
Published: 01 January 2020
... laws, the requirement was intended specifically to produce material visual evidence that would be permanently deposited within the ambit of the legal sphere. 4 The following study examines cases associated with this kind of nonconsensual appropriation of personal images (intimate or otherwise...
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Public Culture 10742509.
Published: 02 November 2023
... and behavioral economics) to diagnose and address societal challenges such as poverty, unsustainable consumption patterns, social interactions during pandemics, obesity, and decreasing retirement savings. Behavioral policy is aligned with the so-­called evidence-b­ ased approach to policymaking.1 Cognitive...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., for those confronted with an unexpected event, the “truth” is ultimately unknowable, and thus we can and must choose from within a field of facts produced by different actors. The strategic dimension involves marshalling the selected “evidence” to advance, prove, or confirm your interpretation to yourself...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 47–65.
Published: 01 May 1992
... than do late-capitalist, consumerist, fast-moving countries? “What do you do,” asks Lawrence Grossberg (whom Moms quotes in formulating her own problem), when every event is potentially evidence, potentially determining, and at the same time, changing too quickly to allow...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2005
... not find evidence of sugar in the urine of normal subjects, Bernard supposed that his equipment was not sensitive enough to detect “normal” urine sugar levels. His insistence on the lack of qualitative differences between normalcy and pathology expressed the ascendance of eighteenth-century...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 1993
... the facts that precede and produce it, that “the materiality of. . . evidence originates not in the literary field but in those much larger processes, largely political and non-literary, which constitute [that] field in the first place” (78). Such dualism...