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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Irus Braverman Drawing on ethnographic encounters and investigative analysis, this article relays how Gaza’s spatial confinement generally, and the Israeli incursion of summer 2014 in particular, has lent itself to a radicalized discursive interplay between the animalization of humans...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 287–309.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Graham Huggan Orcas are among the world’s most charismatic animals, combining grace and power, violent when they need to be, but rarely toward humans and never in the wild. Attacks on humans have been restricted to captive orcas, opening up widespread discussions on the ethics of marine-mammal...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of cultural history, critical theory, and media studies within the environmental humanities. 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. In 1996 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) semi-declassified a series of satellite...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 301–318.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of modernization and globalization. But the question of humans’ impact on the natural world is by no means limited to such recent films; it has featured prominently in American animated film, especially but not only those of Disney Studios, since the 1930s. Up until the past ten years, however, environmental...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- enza virulence and transmission. Over this period the virus has continued to mutate within its animal reservoirs, to be highly virulent among birds, and to fail to spread easily among humans. By 2011, global vigilance seemed...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 1997
... (1990) has described for the Kaluli; postmodern myths might not help people think through the humanized exploits of the local animals they encounter, as Levi-Strauss (1969) found with the Bororo. This landscape is not filled with storied...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 557–580.
Published: 01 September 2001
... who is depen- dent upon caregivers for her most basic life functions (“the charge a dependency that, while always socially shaped, is grounded in the inevitable circumstances of the human animal (see Kittay 1999).3 As a worker (elsewhere I speak...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 445–466.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of many types of actants: humans and nonhumans; animals, vegetables, and minerals; nature, culture, and technology. Public Culture 17(3): 445–65 Copyright © 2005 by Duke University Press 445 Public Culture...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... ecology new materialism ontology indigenous practice becoming animal On March 15, 2017, the Whanganui River in New Zealand was granted the same rights and legal status as a human being. This unprecedented legislation follows a 140-year legal battle fought by the Māori iwi (tribe) of Whanganui...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and human-animal sexual activity, and almost never to same-sex relations between women. In other words, we argued, “sodomy” as these statutes usually defined it was not the equiv- alent of homosexual conduct. Moreover, these laws regulated conduct — conduct in which anyone (or at least any male...
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Public Culture 9262863.
Published: 12 October 2021
... the binding of the newborn to its family and this world. Its status is unstable. In Cambodia, pregnancy and the fetus are not only defined by Buddhism. Ani- mism, Islam, and biology also configure understandings of fetality. Animacy exists in spirits and consciousness that is, beyond the human and animal...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., that of the nutritive milieu around the developing organism, and intergenerational time. The theory of the “predictive adaptive response” focuses experimental attention on the uterine milieu of the pregnant body, in experimental animals and in humans. It crosses individual lives, connecting one generation’s ingestions...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 79–96.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of their own bodies. For them, the human body combined the physical attributes of pigs, cows, and chickens. That manipulation techniques came from hunting is evident in the proliferation of terms used to refer both to human beings and to game animals. Domestic butchering also familiarized peasants...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 165–190.
Published: 01 January 2017
... scientists turned to zoology to advance new understandings of human behavior and society ( Knoblauch 2011) . Working largely with analogies, popularizers such as Desmond Morris, in particular with his 1967 book The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human , harnessed the scientific observation of animal...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of violence, borders, and captivity. Braverman provides an account of Israel’s 2014 summer incursion, with an eye to both the animalization of humans and the humanization of animals. Braverman offers a biopolitical idea, “zoometrics,” that allows us to chart the process of determining worth along the animal...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is democratically distributed to all sorts of dividuals, some of which may temporarily be assembled as humans and others as machines, animals, or other quasi agents, then do we need to permanently bracket all forms of intrahuman judgment, accountability, and ethical discourse? Will future courts only be judges...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., biological, human, and animal), are increasingly incorporated —that is, owned, sold, and integrated—in complex architectures of control and partition (Colombino and Giaccaria 2016 ). Investigating the impact of endocrine active substances on reproduction and sexual morphology in organisms, Malin Ah-King...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Neni Panourgiá Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Desert Islands: Ransom of Humanity Neni Panourgiá Modern Greece has had a rather “idiosyncratic history,” as the first Greek Nobel laureate...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as an instantiation of the tension between authority, visuality, and pain. Through a detailed analysis of prisoner testimonials, the policy manual Medical Management of Detainees on Hunger Strike , and a video project by human rights organization Reprieve featuring artist Yasiin Bey simulating the “proper” techniques...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 239–258.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to stand in a busy city anywhere in the world is to be surrounded by so much that might turn out to be formative: the private mingling with the public and the commercial with the noncommercial; the rub of humans, technologies, buildings, infrastructures, animals, and nature; the many human acts of preying...