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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... Genealogies of Race and Culture and the Failure of Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms: Rereading Franz Boas and W. E. B. Du Bois...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
...-move of contradictory thrusts. To continue stoking the possibility of international intervention, activists reiterate demands while intensifying their affective content; conversely, they use anticipated failure of those appeals to “boomerang” them back to local publics—making the international...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 453–459.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Stathis Gourgouris Duke University Press 2008 Antisecularist Failures: A Counterresponse to Saba Mahmood Stathis Gourgouris I guess it is to be expected that in today’s fashionable anti- secularist...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
... as “climate refugees”—running from climate stress. These emigrants and their families, however, rarely mention the weather as a cause of their plight at home or their decisions to leave. They are fleeing abusive policies, exposure to markets, debt peonage, failures of social security systems and a sense...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and practical failure. This article combines insights from recent affect theory and indigenous and non–North Atlantic societies in response to this epistemological and theoretical critique. It argues (1) that affect analyses can give a fuller account of the ways in which nonhuman others participate...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 109–129.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Julia Elyachar How to move beyond the failures of development? In the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) approach, the state, development, and public goods disappear. Instead, nongovernmental organizations help businesspeople realize poor people’s capacity to create infrastructure and business models. I...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 239–247.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., rivalries, successes, and failures—reminds us of something overlooked in recent decades: that sovereignty in the past and in many areas today is complex, divided, layered, and configured on multiple founding principles and practices. This article points to the varied repertoires of power used by empires...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 137–147.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the most vulnerable among us; they also shift responsibility for failing to prepare public‐health systems for a pandemic away from governments and onto the individual user struggling to contain its worst effects. In the process, contact‐tracing applications change the definition of failure. They also...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 265–290.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Joanne Randa Nucho Abstract This essay describes an emerging “post‐grid imaginary” that is informing visions of future collapse, growing scarcity, and deepening infrastructural fragmentation. By examining electrical grid failures in Lebanon and California, we can move beyond developmentalist...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 351–357.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Argentina, such as an increasing demand that is not matched by investment in supply, aging infrastructure, and lack of coordination between different programs. The article argues that these issues affect the city’s preparedness to confront the challenges of climate change and result in the failure...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 429–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Roland Marchal This article takes issue with a number of key representations of the Darfur and Chad crises. It argues that the conflict in Darfur is to some extent the continuation of the civil war in Chad, not the opposite; the failure to acknowledge the regional dimensions of these two crises...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., competition for resources and skilled labor between state and nongovernmental organizations, and a cultural conception of information as a resource to be privately possessed and exploited rather than open to public access. Stories of both failure and success in the libraries offer hints as to what...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to establish a specific sociopolitical order; renders economically productive the differentiated and dynamic value of urban spaces and populations; and involves flexible, provisional interventions that anticipate failure and skirt the edges of the law. Speculative policing combines three future-oriented...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 1992
... be a synonym for Muslim Pakistan (they both mean “Land of the Pure because in the history that the Indian state obsessively re-enacts, the Muslim separatist is nothing more than the original sign of its failure. The Muslim, in other words, represents a funda- mental anxiety of nationalism itself...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2003
... with the general welfare. In both cases, the U.S. Civil War (Warner) and the Mexican socioeconomic crisis of the 1980s (Lomnitz), the failure of the state to provide peace and stability opens onto questions about how to conceive a better future...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 19–48.
Published: 01 January 1999
... and humiliation punctuate the rational veneer of his text as he is forced to encounter his own intel- lectual limits and to account for his own conceptual failures. Time after time, Fison is forced to admit that what he feels and desires cannot...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the Iraq War into a quagmire, and above all the global financial crisis. Yet this last failure called into question more than the political fortunes of one individual president. From the perspective of neoliberal insiders, it was potentially the end of the world. Asked what would happen if Congress failed...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... played in the making of a collective future, its steely gaze also marks the beginning of a new process of material diagnostics. Here we find the failure of a material structure to properly enact itself as itself once again, creating the possibility of an affective response out of which politics might...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 January 2001
... emerging in the interstices of the English and that nineteenth-century moment in German. Yet what of the failure of high-level epistemic translation in so loving a friend and ally as Friedrich Engels? Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to or participating in the same notion of the sovereign subject as the colonized elite did was to fail to recognize the extent of the failure to be visible to civil or politi- cal society.8 Agency and consciousness as such were not attributed to them in their moments of insurgency by Spivak. In fact, she took...