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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
... government. While scholars have recently drawn attention to the generativity of ignorance in the making of the state, in this article I argue that ignorance is not only a technology of politics, produced and managed by municipal water engineers and their subjects. Leakages, and the ignorances of leakages...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 625–644.
Published: 01 September 2019
... a few ways in which police responses to gendered crimes have been shown to exacerbate gender inequality—highlighting the fact that it is no small oversight to ignore the potential for gendered abuses by police. Gender bias and discrimination permeate the policing of gendered crimes in the United...
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Published: 01 January 2023
FIGURE 13A–13D Cartoons and memes represent the way “the international community” has ignored Burmese appeals. More
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 355–365.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Emmanuel Henry Abstract If the words “our product is doubt” characterize the production of ignorance, in turn, the production of nonproblem could be encapsulated by “our product is silence.” This article looks behind both these words and this concept of nonproblems, drawing attention to public...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 551–576.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the public activism of many whose forms of political communication are usually ignored, or even denounced as passive. But a more generous definition of the political, one that does not presume liberal democracy as its natural setting or emancipation as its aim, can show how even compliance and personal...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 May 2009
... primarily by the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina, which intensified longing for a black leader who could quell the crisis. Revisiting this event helps me track efforts to recuperate a male leader that conform to popular ideas about how social movements proceed but which ignore the need for different...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 415–422.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Caitlin Zaloom Mary Douglas’s masterpiece Purity and Danger holds a troubled place in the social sciences and humanities. Both classic and cast out, the book’s analysis cannot be ignored. In fact, Douglas’s thesis, “Dirt is matter out of place,” can help explain the fate of the very book that made...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 135–159.
Published: 01 May 1997
... If ignorance is not-as it evidently is not-a single Manichaean, aboriginal maw of darkness from which the heroics of human cognition can occasionally wrestle facts, insights, freedoms, progress, perhaps there exists instead a plethora...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 May 1989
...), Beckett (1969). Solzhenitsyn (1970), Marquez (1982), and Soyinka (1986). An exclusive group indeed, but the list also includes Giosue Car- ducci (1906), Grazia Deledda (1926), and Johannes Jensen (1944). While it may be purely my own ignorance which makes the second group sound considerably...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
...FIGURE 13A–13D Cartoons and memes represent the way “the international community” has ignored Burmese appeals. ...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 May 1993
... be the questionable characterization of Lloyd Warner and other anthropologists as tending to think about U.S. culture as “ignor[ing] the nation-state” and “tend[ing] to look for community-like subgroupings within the nation.” This trivializes Lloyd Warner’s study of the national class system...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 579–595.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of this rigime? Must it be sought in their vices? in the desire of the governors to act without responsibility - to withdraw their conduct from inspection- to impose upon the people- to keep them in subjection by their ignorance? Such motives may actuate...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 607–610.
Published: 01 September 2002
... (we, Africans, are not responsible for the ills that befall us); the fiction of authenticity. They are pertinent, and it will be difficult, from now on, to ignore them. However, it seems to me that they do not exhaust the field of explanations. It would be interesting to go further and pursue...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 May 2019
... : 289). Climate is not simply about perception: in Hurtado’s model and common usage, it ties together perception with structural inequality. Therein lies its power. For example, Shaun R. Harper and Hurtado (2007: 20) warn that when an institution ignores climate this not only alienates people but also...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 529–564.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., Brennan, and Cheah and Robbins, would agree. But what kind of educational structure and what kind of pedagogy? “Our nation,” complains Nussbaum (1996: 11–12), “is appallingly ignorant of most of the rest of the world. The United States is unable to look at itself through the lens of the other...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
... field of peace experts, whose degree of legitimacy and — by consequence — the conditions of institutional existence crucially depended on the constant need to reiterate and reify the binary between an intrinsically ignorant and potentially uncivil society (that needs to be trained) and themselves (who...
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Public Culture (2024) 36 (1 (102)): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of contemporary colonization and racialization. Modes of ignorance—rather, “acts of ignoring”—are “aggressively made and reproduced, affectively invested and effectively distributed in ways that conform to the social relations and economies of the here and now.” This analysis builds on Jodi Byrd's concept...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the issues at stake: the point is not that France has ignored its colonial past. Neither the French public nor French academia has “forgotten” France’s colonial legacy. But what this awareness has become is another question...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 1995
... if they did not know what position they would occupy in it. Assuming a certain minimal rationality, agents acting under such a ”veil of ignorance” would select at least the following two principles: each person is to have an equal right to the most...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
... between the nudges’ claims to shape behavior and the knowledge actually produced by the behavioral sciences, Małecka argues that the epistemology of science may be a powerful means to challenge states’ behavioral policy expertise. While science often legitimates policy interventions, ignorance can...