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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jennifer Karlin This article offers an analysis of how a prestigious academic medical center located in a poor urban neighborhood endeavored to meet its obligation to produce new biomedical knowledge while struggling with the financial constraints incurred by its geography. Located on the South...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Caitlin Zaloom Financial prediction provokes intense affect. For bond traders, hedge fund managers, and economic planners, both statistical reasoning and affective discomfort surround professional judgments about the future. This article argues that contemporary financial knowledge is organized...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 517–539.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Arjun Appadurai This essay argues that Max Weber’s ideas on calculation, magic, and methodicality constitute important resources for understanding key aspects of the recent global financial meltdown. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I am grateful for conversations...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 157–176.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Ritu Birla Abstract This essay explores the financialization of liberal governmentality through questions posed by cryptocurrency, especially in its relationship with the monetary coding of the globe since Bretton Woods. Contemporary Global South deployments of crypto foreground political...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... transnational public awareness of the plight of Central American migrants, this essay argues that AMIREDIS's testimonies and embodiments conjoin the savage risk confronting migrants with histories of imperialist expropriation and transnational financial processes in which migrants find themselves increasingly...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Sarah E. Vaughn Abstract This article details how the influence of financial investment on insurance has produced a morality discourse that provides new insights on a social theory of stigma. Specifically, it examines the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) and the role morality plays in its...
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Published: 01 September 2022
figure 2 This photo was sent by Leonor via WhatsApp on March 22, 2021. At this time she was beginning to invest her financial resources in materials and her manual work in breaking walls to install the electrical wires in the newly occupied room. More
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of financial and other value from life itself. Visiting the US-Mexico and Euro-African borders in turn, it considers biotechnologies for surveillance and detection; detention and “warehousing”; and risk strategies for deterring migration, in each case delving into the political economy of human vitality...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the gated community, exposing a fierce contest between elite and poor citizens over legitimate methods of tax collection and the social logics of indebtedness. The essay shows how discourses emblematic of the postdictatorship and post–financial crisis periods—human rights on the one hand and welfare...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a theological one, centered on the axiomatic value of free choice and imbued with a faith in the market’s judgment of our free choices. The system-wide effects of the global financial crisis, which did not correlate with any good or bad choices, shattered the legitimacy of the neoliberal order, but so far both...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 601–622.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paul Crosthwaite; Peter Knight; Nicky Marsh This curation project explores visual representations of financial markets. Focusing on phases of upheaval in transatlantic finance extending back to the early eighteenth century, it traces a recurrent interplay among figuration, abstraction, and allegory...
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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 (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... celebrated as models of success, were sharply critiqued as loan sharks that undermined the social mission of microfinance. In a strong rejection of credit as a remedy for financial exclusion, speakers at the conference repeatedly drew attention to alternative financial services, such as savings, making...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 551–557.
Published: 01 September 2013
... on movement. That domain is finance. Financial entities are not intrinsically material, but they change the situation of various materialities profoundly. Finance readily translates myriad other things, material and immaterial, into the terms of its own codes, expansively and productively, but within rules...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 303–327.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., given rise to a multitude of books, most of them focused on what specific forces or policies caused the financial meltdown and what can be done to repair the damage. As cogent as some of these analyses might be, they rarely touch on a larger question that, in my opinion, the crisis insistently...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and without insisting on the priority of whole human “individuals,” of the classical variety. Let us now look at housing from a quite different perspective, that of mortgages, specifically housing mortgages in the United States. The bizarreness of this form of mediated financial materiality has only...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 215–232.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the global economic, transnational corporations, financial markets, and (in my analysis at least [Sassen 1998, chap. 4]) immigrant workers are emblematic subjects. At a greater level of complexity, so are the question of sovereignty in the context...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 367–379.
Published: 01 May 2007
... price for natural gas, these economists predicted an expansion to the self-enclosed North American natural gas market. While the rise in price failed to materialize, their image of the future has since inspired government and financial leaders to establish a global gas industry. The idea...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 205–223.
Published: 01 May 1996
... but, most importantly, the increasing importance of services in the organization of advanced economies: firms in all industries from mining to wholesaling buy more accounting, legal, advertising, financial, and economic forecasting services today than twenty...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is a kind of shift, and the idea is that within a complex globalized production network, there are new forms of financial and managerial services and that these services are often complex and require highly specialized skills that tend to cluster in a limited number of spaces. I think what’s interesting...