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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., agricultural industries, and a nuclear power plant. The essay offers methodological reflections for the study of this socio-spatial formation, paying particular attention to how race becomes material through uneven exposure to hazard and to collaborative knowledge production with movements for environmental...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in coastal Fukushima, the article shows how social science is a critical stakeholder in addressing the surreal to mediate between science and the lay public, the state and citizen, and risk and life to prevent the individuation of risk perceptions that follow with the emergence of invisible hazards...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... By the mid-twentieth century, such Next Emergency risk management had taken on a relatively stable form in the West in the various forms of collective security provision associated with the welfare state. Develop- ments in science and technology — such as food production or industrial hazard mitigation...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 1997
... is not indicated, nor is there any reference to the hundreds of thousands of years during which the submerged radioactive materials will remain hazardous. The Faultless “event” resulted in the collapse of a large block of earth. Evi...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... are found throughout the urban periphery, where threats of crime and violence intermingle with hazards like landslides and floods. Bogotá’s highly uneven landscape of insecurity, both human and environmental, is the product of twentieth-century urban development patterns. Between 1950 and 2000...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 239–259.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Plus Arts’ games include illustrations that are attractive to primary-school-age children. Yet, I suggest that they are based on a terrifying premise: an apocalyptic future where society has collapsed. While disaster indicates a conjunction of a hazard with human and infrastructural vulnerabilities...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2009
... studies in the Depart- ment of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Signs of Recognition: Powers and Hazards of Representation in an Indonesian Society (1997) and Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 407–408.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the event in a longer-running discussion of public responses to uncertain hazards. In circumstances of protracted crisis, when the clarity of saving lives from immediate danger recedes from its central place in humanitarian practice, what should the purpose of intervention be? In “Looking...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 487–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in the U.S. nuclear economy—to replace the status quo logics of “national security” with an ethical investment in a nonnuclear future. The billboard campaign has also, at times, appealed directly to residents’ fear of nuclear hazards. In 2002...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., on the other, have powerful implications for health, security, well-being, and justice. Reflecting on the similarities between the pandemic and the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Ryo Morimoto explores the tensions between the state, science, and the lived experience of invisible hazards...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 370–373.
Published: 01 September 2013
... with an essay by Howard S. Becker, who asks the simple but tantalizingly difficult question, How much is enough? Becker begins with questions about preparing for future weather-related hazards. Today, in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy and with the emergence of a new, more dangerous climate, it’s tempting...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in precarity and so we can identify the many factors that make them vulnerable when the climate wiggles, and that can be treated so as to make their lives more secure. Vulnerability reduction comes well before any need for climate proofing—despite the fact that the climate is changing and presents real hazard...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 133–162.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., which are necessary for ‘life,’ would be hazardous to ‘life’ within the meaning of Article 21 of the Constitution.” 15 Still, the legal scope of such matters almost universally returned to life’s narrower individualist treatment, or else relied on alternative legal bases focused on ecological...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): vi.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of post­ colonial India; Jean Comaroff on the hazards of applying Agamben and his notion of bare life to the politics of HIV/AIDS; Carlos Forment examines the relation- ship between football clubs and the 2003 municipal elections in Buenos Aires; Lisa Wedeen examines qa¯t chew gatherings as a form...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 355–365.
Published: 01 September 2023
...: a drop in the ocean among the tens of thousands of chemicals used daily in industry. The study of the regulatory apparatus for occupational and environmental hazards shows the extent to which both ignorance and industrial knowledge are part and parcel of the functioning of these regulatory systems...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... framework for addressing the uncertainties of radiation protection. It recognizes that exposure produces a spectrum of hazard and acknowledges the embedded cost-benefit calculus of nuclear safety. In addition, ALARA translates these uncertainties into the more manageable language of risk, making...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and it transcends all other issues.27 The claim that universal risks — ­especially environmental ones — ­transcend conflicts of national, religious, and class interest is now part of mainstream political sociology. The paradigmatic “supra-­national and non-­class-­specificglobal hazards” that Ulrich Beck...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... seriously. This is why suicide has accompanied 18. Stephen Young, “The ‘Moral Hazards’ of Microfinance: Restructuring Rural Credit in India,” Antipode 42, no. 1 (2010): 201 – 23. 19. Polgreen and Bajaj, “India Microcredit.” 137...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
...—such as exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals—differ from the hazards that afflicted early industrial society in that they are insidious, perhaps waiting for years to appear; their scale is not easily bounded; and their probability of occurrence is difficult or impossible to calculate. The second process...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... more negligent in the workplace and, thus, a greater hazard to industry's bottom line (166). Workers’-compensation discourse instituted, out of the vast complexity of potential impairments, the first legal and corporate definitions of disability (156). Jasbir Puar ( 2017 ) adds a critical distinction...
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