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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... wake work as a method for living with the unmournable. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Blackness heartbreak Devonte Hart transracial adoption wake work All of a sudden, there was a crash. On March 29, 2018, I was walking from the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
... airpocalypse was already a thing (Ghertner 2020 ). 3. Online Etymology Dictionary , s.v. “snapshot,” www.etymonline.com/word/snapshot (accessed November 12, 2020). 4. In January of 2020, I published an essay in Public Culture about drowning and heartbreak centered on the loss of Devonte...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
... memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citi- zens saved even more heartbreak...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the seventeenth century; the sirens one is characteristic of the sixteenth; and in the nineteenth century what was heavily reproduced was the descent to hell, as well as the erotic adventures. The descent to hell is related, of course, to the theme of death, both problematic and heartbreaking for a condition...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... in the United States and Britain reported the story, with at least one ( Pleitgen 2014) making this connection explicit: “The heartbreaking conditions at the Bisan City Zoo only serve to amplify the human tragedy of the situation in Gaza.” The Bisan Zoo story followed several highly publicized photos...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., but the population was too varied to be of use in your case,” or, “Yes, but your insur- ance will not pay for that treatment.” These are stories I have collected, but their confusion and heartbreak pose only the latest in a long history of the rise and fall...