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Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 1 Traffic sign hacking by French artist Clet Abraham in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Photograph by Virág Molnár Figure 1. Traffic sign hacking by French artist Clet Abraham in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Photograph by Virág Molnár More
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kimberly A. Arkin In 2004 a French Jewish student union ran an ad against anti-Semitism using defaced images of Jesus and Mary. Denounced by an antiracist organization affiliated with Jewish interests, the ad was immediately pulled. Why? While the union intended the campaign to be provocative for...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 531–556.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Judith Surkis This essay situates a recent French marriage annulment scandal in the context of debates about Islam, gender, and immigration; the relationship between the secularism of French law and Catholic marriage law; and the history of Muslim law under French colonial rule. Copyright 2010 by...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Marnia Lazreg This essay analyzes the pitfalls of the adoption of postcolonial studies by French colonial historians and traces their roots to a deep-seated identity investment in the colonial empire, especially Algeria. It examines French colonial historiography's elision of racism as a willed...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 201–215.
Published: 01 January 2011
....” While all three authors agree on the view that postcolonial studies have eventually taken root in France, allusive or absent are references to anglophone postcolonial studies in French scholarship credited to carrying the postcolonial torch, and the boundaries of postcolonial studies remain elusive...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jean-François Bayart It is misguided to imagine that French researchers and French universities are unaware of postcolonial studies. In reality, forms close to this school of thought emerged very early in the French university context, but they were obliged to take other academic traditions into...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Alana Lentin The call for a parsing of the French context that accompanied the aftermath of the attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo mobilized what Barnor Hesse calls a “white analytics.” Such a partial vision of France as “exceptional” in matters of race denies the significance...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mayanthi L. Fernando The politics of recognition remains a common way to articulate and adjudicate minorities’ claims, yet, as a number of scholars have argued, calling on the state for redress serves to secure the state’s sovereignty. Drawing on Muslim French activism in France, the author...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Janet Roitman Over the past years, France has been rocked not only by violent demonstrations in the banlieues (city outskirts) but also by raging debates regarding the place of “postcolonial studies” in the French archive and in current scholarship. The dispute over postcolonial studies in this...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vanessa R. Schwartz; Vanessa R. Schwartz In this interview Lynn Hunt discusses why she studied the French Revolution, how she used images in her research, and why she cares about psychology. She also reflects on issues of affirmative action, intellectual style, and her recent retirement. LH: I...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
... engagements with the complex problem of freedom. It suggests that they can be grasped as such only if we recognize that Césaire's 1946 program to transform Antillean colonies into French departments and his subsequent attempt to reconstitute France as a federal republic were mediated by the spirits of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
... audacity of this Olympian fantasy world helped draw nobles into the new “figured world” of French empire, but equating France with Rome also legitimated state activism, allowing the balance of power in France to tip away from the nobility and toward the king and state. Copyright 2012 by Duke University...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 39–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Sylvie Tissot Six years after banning pupils from wearing a hijab in public high schools, in July 2010, French deputies passed a law that forbids women from wearing the “integral veil” (or niqab , an outfit hiding the entire face except the eyes) in public spaces. This article examines why such a...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 121–156.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Ann Laura Stoler If the Republic and Empire are now difficult to view as mutually exclusive categories in contemporary France, few scholars have sought to address the conventions of knowledge production that have made France's own history of a racialized polity so rarely a subject for the French...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... layers of the postcolonial argument unfolding within a group of French scholars. At the heart of the postcolonial debate are the very definitions of the “social sciences” and “humanities” and the remapping of the knowledge they contain and produce. These repeated disjunctions among enunciative spaces...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, or Pierre Bourdieu), and cultural narcissism and conceit have all contributed to the marginal position of France in these global ventures of thought. Until recently, postcolonial studies has been disparaged or, at best, overlooked in French scholar- ship...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Susan Slyomovics Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The first newspaper in the Arab world, Courier de I’Egypte, was printed by Napoleon in 1798 for the French expeditionary forces in Egypt. The first Arabic-language newspaper, JurnaZ al-lraq, was the official organ of the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 11–14.
Published: 01 January 2006
... related to the Islamic presence in Europe (migrants, Turkish EU candidacy, and terrorism) played an equally decisive role in the shaping of public opinion. Both French republicanism and Dutch multiculturalism have been challenged by the ways Islam is Europeanized. As Islam becomes European, the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... from the French are by the author. Imagin(IN)g Racial France: Take 1 — ­KaKuDji Dominique Malaquais On Bastille Day 2010, a contingent of Dahomey amazons trotted down the Champs-­Elysées. In their wake, soldiers...
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Public Culture (1 May 1989) 1 (2): 86–90.
Published: 01 May 1989
... restaurant. La Banane Noire was a French ice-cream parlor/restaurant that opened on lower South Street in 1971 and was regarded by observers as a prototype of the 'new-style' restaurant. Philadelphia's first boutique restaurant opened in an area that had been abandoned by white (predominantly...