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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... 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. Despite its origins in Vichy France, where Le Corbusier sought the endorsement...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 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 the...
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Public Culture (1 January 1988) 1 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 January 1988
.... The recurring use 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 1991
... citizen or soldier. There was another spell 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...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 313–317.
Published: 01 January 1999
... 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. The sperm were stored...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... sitting on a bed, a man of about the same age 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...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 417–425.
Published: 01 September 1997
... giant shadow over the island city. By painting the Wall red the artist defines it as a nationalist monu- ment as well as a communist 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 149–154.
Published: 01 May 1991
... thinking this is the height of transnational TV Keystone Kops and grappling with the horrifying feeling that the attack on Israel and the impending discourse of Israel’s involvement Collective Conversations 151 in this war will inflame international anti-Semitism...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 101–126.
Published: 01 May 1992
... headquarters: the central electronic-warfare administration. “Eyeshot,” as Virilio puts 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 353–357.
Published: 01 May 1993
... for beauty, encapsulated in the story of the young 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...
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Public Culture (1 January 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...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...: “Luaṛā.”) It means “at the height” or “at the top.” I knew that Mir Azad’s Laarh was a village in district Barmal in Afghanistan, so I wondered if this man was confusing that Barmal with this Birmal, a district in South Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, but he rattled off other details...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2009
... wearing a black cloth of mourning 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., as he put it, between the “slow” and the “impatient” parties. Gandhi’s break from 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 285–297.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 advisers urged Gandhi to lower the price of the papers. He refused, feeling that the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 551–557.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of real-world practices of translation. Landecker and Rheinberger speak for themselves as scholars of change in biology, as genomics loses its commanding heights and information its one-way street structure, the better metabolism is observed and understood. Here we (first Farquhar, then Kelly) want...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2014
... our forms and norms of higher education were developed in the period from 1870 to 1925, the height of the Fordist industrial age. They were developed explicitly to support the ideologies of capitalist production in that era of global industrialization. The founding of the Johns Hopkins University in...