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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 487–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Group and the Nuclear Public Sphere Joseph Masco n the domestic realm of U.S. politics, the nuclear weapons complex has always Imaintained two extreme attributes: phenomenal cost and social invisibility. IWhile seemingly opposed...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daniel Aldana Cohen In the fall of 2014, Rebuild by Design, an initiative of President Barack Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, convened an international working group of experts to advance a global conversation on resiliency, design, and politics. As part of that process...
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Published: 01 September 2013
Figure 2 Badlands (Christian Bus Group) , 2006 More
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Published: 01 September 2017
Figure 5 A group of young men walking the neighborhood bring a giant flag to Mehmet before moving on to the next conscription party. More
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 4 “A group of citizens protest against air pollution at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi,” November 6, 2016. Photograph and caption by Press Trust of India. The designer Vogmasks donned in the photograph are marketed as the “world’s first high fashion pollution mask” and are unaffordable More
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Daniela K. Rosner Roughly once a month, small groups of volunteers gather at local museums, libraries, and other public venues to help visitors fix their broken stuff. Designated Repair Cafes, Fixit Clinics, or Fixers Collectives, the organizations bring together contemporary environmentalist...
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Public Culture 9937269.
Published: 31 October 2022
... of a local drug trafficking group to invade the empty rooms of the Nelson Mandela Occupation in downtown Rio de Janeiro, a common practice in the dispute for housing. However, suddenly there was a transformation in the logic of invasions. Rooms where single men lived became targets of dispute generating...
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Public Culture (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 (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... made two ontological conversions. First, it created new categories of people based not on classical groupings of disease but, rather, on their capacity to generate revenue. Author Jennifer Karlin terms this a process of “financial epidemiology.” Second, the UCMC reframed its financial distress...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and types of experiences enabled this collaboration against all odds? This article addresses these questions by looking at the ambiguous ways the group’s meetings mobilized the principles and practices of open source, prototyping, and a focus on doing, configuring the gatherings as spaces...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Joseph Blankholm This article bridges the gap between the study of religion-making secularism and the study of secular people by analyzing three recent lawsuits filed by secular activists in the United States. Each suit asks the courts to understand nonbelievers in a different way: one group...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Jason W. Buel This essay examines Occupy Wall Street’s attempts to archive the movement from within. It examines the social, physical, and conceptual limits of the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group’s attempts to create a purely horizontalist, rhizomatic archive that would structurally...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., which enabled them to become self-interested. This process transformed the police into a new type of authoritative political actor. This article examines the history and organizational sociology of the transformation of the police since the 1960s, investigating how, through groups like the International...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the sonic plays a privileged role in giving urban locales a specific feel as belonging to particular groups, investing this feel with an air of facticity that is largely immune to discursive critique. This article focuses on ritual performances and processions among Twelver Shi‘i Muslims during the Islamic...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 539–565.
Published: 01 September 2020
... proudly featured twelve “talented youth[s]” of the state. The second was a “countercalendar” circulated online by the anonymously run pro- azadi (self-determination) Facebook group Aalaw, featuring a rather different image of Kashmiri youth. Situating these calendars against a larger backdrop of visual...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 May 2009
... belong, but those of the more comfortable, educated, professional middle classes. It asks what the history of the struggles of these subaltern middle classes tells us about the limits of the middle-class idea and about the conditions necessary for the consolidation of particular groups as middle-class...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Craig Calhoun Seeking to end international isolation and pursue limited reform, Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and his son Saif drew British and American social scientists into a diplomatic and public relations project. Contracts with the Monitor Group (and Harvard faculty members) and the London School...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Christina Dunbar-Hester This article considers media activism around low-power FM radio as hybrid formation, combining expertise with amateurism and management with self-organizing practice. Specifically, it ethnographically examines the technical and social practices of a group of activists who...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of the 1960s classified as a buffer zone has slowly become a center of social and commercial life for Syriac Christians, a group that arrived en masse in the 1970s. Since then, this “blank” space has been gradually but significantly altered through Syriac architectural projects, including an Orthodox church...
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Figure 11 Still from The Wave , directed by Alexander Grassoff, a TV dramatization of Ron Jones’s “Third Wave” experiment, showing a student giving the wave salute next to a television stand featuring the logo of the student group. “The Wave” © 1981 ELP Communications, Inc. Courtesy Sony More