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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... humanitarian gaze individualization subjectivity The aim of this article is to explore how the narratives of feature-length films shown in human rights film festivals are contributing to human rights culture. Human rights are inherently cultural: they are not transcendent moral principles or just...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
... across the globe, especially in spaces that are seemingly inaccessible to rights advocates. In this essay, I explore human rights satellite imaging as an extension of a surveillance gaze that emerged and developed in the context of a politics of securitization. In so doing, I suggest that satellite...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 217–222.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Images do not petrify us, like Medusa’s gaze; on the contrary, we traffic in them fluently, using tracking devices to map their movements, search engines to locate, select, and retrieve them, and mod- ules to file, store, and manipulate them. We have multiple strategies, both cog- nitive (“mapping...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 223–232.
Published: 01 March 2013
...- ignated the “national design museum” of the United States, installed an exhibi- tion in the main visitors’ lobby of the United Nations headquarters in New York titled Design with the Other 90%: CITIES. The exhibition was the second in a series showcasing humanitarian design, or innovative design...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
... an alternative relationship with the international, one that invites intervention but is not dependent on it. soceep@nus.edu.sg Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 failure mediation social movements images humanitarian gaze “If R2P requires a corpse to enter, come shoot me dead...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to this crisis may lie, as they did in the 1930s and 1940s, in the hands of those same persecuted scholars who bring with them academic perspectives forged in oppressive regimes. An approach that goes beyond humanitarian support has the potential to pluralize the academy. Copyright 2019 by Duke University...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to external forces of violence, danger, and destruction ( Holmes and Castañeda 2016) ; in waiting, it is imagined as subsumed to the benevolence of host states of asylum and international humanitarian organizations ( Ramadan 2013) . But neither waiting nor crisis is an inherently passive experience. Even...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 657–675.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of the public gaze teaches one to see oneself as another, to view one’s passions in the dimmer light to which they appear to others, and to attain tranquility and equanimity. The gaze of impartial strangers is a school of virtue for Smith...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 177–191.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... Across the media landscape, the means of visually depicting the storm break down into two basic aesthetic positions. One is the traditional documentary real- ism, which works to focus on the humanitarian issues to evoke a kind of empathy in the viewer by depicting suffering and deprivation...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Francophone Africa. The Francophone speaks of the colonial structures that continue to be embedded and institutionalized in French humanitarianism, bringing peace, progress, and democracy to African countries through military operations. The most obvious examples of this include Opération Turquoise 's 1994...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... Transnational movements press for action. But for the most part the action comes, if it does, from national states. Likewise, there is no nonnational and cosmopolitan solution available to com- plex humanitarian emergencies like that in Darfur...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... on humanitarian missions and goals in global war making. As this ethnographic analysis demonstrates, the US-led positive science of persistent war praxis functions less through old imperial means of political-economic profiteering and geospatial domineering and more through psycho-discursive subjectivization...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 May 2001
... the direc- tion of the pointing finger of propaganda but to turn around in order to look at the very pointing finger itself; [it became possible] not to accept the music from the loudspeaker as one’s inescapable accompaniment but to look at, even gaze...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2019
... crises and threats simultaneously participates in and revivifies an emergency logic of the state through which drone violence, surveillance, and humanitarian interventions operate routinely even as they emerge as exceptional within popular technocultural imaginaries. The co-constituting convergence...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
... (“the President’s eyes”) beyond that technologi- cally available to most citizens (yet which is mimicked in the popular cultures of US gaming, television, and cinema), an omniscient geopolitical gaze that is activated in the surveillance, targeting...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2018
...) . The destructive effects of humanitarian aid on Palestinian society, which have been well researched, include the shift of political claims from entitlement to national rights to developmental clientelism, in which claims are based on universal human rights ( Fassin 2008; Fassin and Rechtman 2009; Khalili 2007...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... Politics .” Journal of North African Studies 19 , no. 2 : 172 – 85 . Hajjar Lisa . 2019 . “ The Counterterrorism War Paradigm versus International Humanitarian Law: The Legal Contradictions and Global Consequences of the US ‘War on Terror.’ ” Law & Social Inquiry 44 , no. 4 : 922...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2003
... government shared with the suicide bombers a lack of concern with the humanity of the people murdered in the course of the conflict. In a communal Us versus Them logic, the dehumanizing gaze that saw Them I thank Sebastian Job, Greg Noble, and the editors of Public Culture for their helpful...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... 1886 brought about the need to secure labor supplies and to secure state policies that could deal with the transport and labor demands of mining. Any notion that “the British drive to unify the region” had been motivated by “philanthropic desire” or “humanitarian concern” for Africans who had been...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., and geographic context. From displays of animals, Gazan zoos have thus become displays of humans: exhibiting just how primitive, uncivilized, and inhumane Gaza’s humans are through their treatment of animals. The Western world’s imperial gaze into Gazan zoos at the same time turns a blind eye to the panoptic...
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