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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... in particular to the height and gender of Le Corbusier’s Modulor Man, I argue that the forgotten system of measurement has much to teach us about the affective economies that underpin modernity and ongoing practices of measurement. This essay recovers the midcentury political trajectory of the Modulor — its...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., into targetable areas. I argue that these visualizations of the environment are governed by a metaphysical discourse: photographs taken from a great height that pretend to show the majesty of nature and purport to be apolitical, objective, and transparent as a form of environmental representation. This military...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 76–79.
Published: 01 May 1989
...! Taka- thun! How to ever smile again, if first you won't cry? How to win the darling's love, mister, without a sigh? Baba, if you want to get born again . . .' Just before dawn one winter's morning, New Year's Day or thereabouts, two real, full-grown, living men fell from a great height...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... as himself, of medium height, fairly heavily built, with salt-and-pepper beard cropped close to the line of the jaw. What struck him most was that the apparition was balding, seemed to suffer from dandruff and wore glasses. This was not the Almighty he had expected. Who are you?' he asked...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): x–xi.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Carolyn Nordstrom Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 A War Dossier: Mozambique’s Youth Speak Carolyn Nordstrom Poems. Collected in 1991 at the height of the war, these poems demonstrate the creativity and the political ethics that exist among young people living under...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 147–164.
Published: 01 January 1994
... in Howard Beach. Most of the members of the Council, which included Jews, Asians and Latinos, were from the neighboring community of Jackson Heights and had been invited to the church by its newly appointed pastor. For the five church members who attended, all well over sixty, the sparsely...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 307–320.
Published: 01 May 2008
... architects, virtually clung to its first-place world’s-tallest-building position for over a decade, flexibly extending its height every time another skyscraper challenged its top notch.4 After completion, however, the building will no longer top off at first place. It is a difficult lesson...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the historicist reckoning of time informs Hind Swaraj and inaugurates, as Uday S. Mehta puts it, the “poli- tics of patience.”16 In short, at the height of a momentous campaign such as that 14. Anonymous, “Home Rule Is ‘s v a r a j y a ,’ ” Indian Sociologist 3, no. 3 (1907): 11. 15. HS, 19. 16...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 101–126.
Published: 01 May 1992
... it, “gets the better of gunshot.” The Gulf War showed the normalizing, disciplinary, technostrategic power of video surveillance at its height; and telespectators became the voluntary or involuntary “beneficiaries” of its power. The mod- em panopticism of the brave new world of surveillance...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and Pinto show how the death of black sons turns black mothering into a site of political value. It is the height of unnatural circumstances — surviving a child killed at the hands of a racist state—that grants mothers the right to speak about how they became “a black woman trying to raise a black son” (506...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 January 1988
... of the naturally sparse high plateau vegetation as a unifying motif allied with the height restrictions works well; the occasional patches of color - a burst of bougainvillea, so rare in Rio - are pleasing, the modernist restraint successful in its sparseness. The landscaping at the stunning 800-meter long...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2009
... on his or her left arm, are lined up according to height in Sound of Music fashion behind their mother’s body, dressed in a buttoned-up Mao suit (fig. 3). (Three years later, in 1969, a famous photograph was published in China Pictorial showing a family “Mao Tse-tung Thought Propaganda Team” from...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 1991
... to be cast as well, found in the short im- mediately below this one, headlined, “Flag sales are flying to new heights.” Along with tales of prayer and blood-giving, stones of flag sales and flag- making suggested the potency of flag magic. Over and over citizens asserted that showing and waving flags...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 313–317.
Published: 01 January 1999
..., were then categorized and sorted by the same categories used by the California cryobank, including race, hair color, eye color, and height. The bureau also added economic categories such as consumption behavior and market demographics...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
... him: “Lāṛ.” But some weeks later when I met a man who knew the village because he had roots in the land nearby, he said that it was called Luaṛā. (Me: “You said the place was called Lāṛā?” Man: “Yes, Luaṛā.” Me: “Luaṛā?” Man: “Luaṛā.”) It means “at the height” or “at the top.” I knew that Mir Azad’s...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 149–154.
Published: 01 May 1991
... Anderson vocoder talking machine whispers and Jacques Cousteau speaking through his underwater apparatus. Or like those horrible American Cancer Society commercials spoken by the voice of emphysema. High adrenalin, low camp. Watching all this I vacillate between thinking this is the height...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 353–357.
Published: 01 May 1993
... woman who, like the plum blossom 356 that falls at the height of its beauty, prefers death to the thought of youth’s inevitable Public Culture decline. We see the third son, Wen-liang, recover from his mental illness only to get caught up...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (3): 417–425.
Published: 01 September 1997
... symbol; he also exaggerates the Wall’s height and 2. For further information about Zhang Hongtu’s work and ideas, see “Zhang HongtdHongtu Zhang: An Interview,n (interviewer: Jonathan Hay), in John Hay, ed., Boundaries in China (London: Reaktion Books, 19!94), pp. 280-98. 424...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the heights of their loggias, preside over the courtyards of Berlin's West End. — Walter Benjamin, Berlin Childhood around 1900 I began my study of the circus in India out of an interest in how societies regulate interactions among people born in different generations. The circus, a form...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 285–297.
Published: 01 May 2011
... or to read the paper to nonliterate colleagues (Bhattacharya 1965: 140 – 41). At the height of Gandhi’s satyagraha campaign in India, the newspapers Young India and Harijan sold in the tens of thousands and started to render a profit. Some...