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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth; Robert P. Marzec This special issue of Public Culture explores forms of environmental image making and visualization in the context of the Anthropocene. The essays aim to spark dialogue about how visual technologies and media—from satellite imaging and military simulation to...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 429–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Roland Marchal This article takes issue with a number of key representations of the Darfur and Chad crises. It argues that the conflict in Darfur is to some extent the continuation of the civil war in Chad, not the opposite; the failure to acknowledge the regional dimensions of these two crises is...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Campbell Engaging RETORT's Afflicted Powers , this critique asks how far RETORT takes Guy Debord's thinking, what the political implications of their use of Debord are vis-à-vis some of the geopolitical issues they raise (specifically, with regard to U.S. security policy and the Balkans...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 275–284.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Crain Soudien Male violence among and perpetrated by young South Africans is a major social question for the state and for social analysts. For the state the issue is fundamentally that of prevention. Social analysts concur but also seek to understand what lies behind it. Using as its point of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Tobias Kelly The category of conscience has played a key role in the history of human rights. However, since a high point in the decades after the Second World War, much of the human rights movement appears to have become relatively less interested in the issue. Instead, claims of conscience have...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Heather Houser Information visualizations (or “infovis”) have become a ubiquitous cultural form in the digital age. Environmental artists and activists increasingly trust in the ability of infovis to produce knowledge about environmental issues and to promote audience engagement. But does infovis...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 185–192.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sharrona Pearl; Dana Polan This afterword traces how the varied essays in this issue offer new theorizations of celebrity, extend the analysis of celebrity to new channels for its dissemination, and expand on the very kinds of personalities who are—or who in the electronic age can suddenly become...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Rogier van Reekum; Willem Schinkel Migration cannot be readily seen. Yet the study of contemporary migration control and border management, particularly with respect to Europe, abounds in the use of ocular terminology, such as surveillance and monitoring . We approach these issues by asking how the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 419–448.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Serrano’s Piss Christ photograph. Yet the Russian intelligentsia, both its liberal and conservative wings, proved conflicted about this issue, with only a small minority offering its wholehearted support to the artists. This article attempts to explain why this would be the case by demonstrating how the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vanessa R. Schwartz; Vanessa R. Schwartz In this interview Lynn Hunt discusses why she studied the French Revolution, how she used images in her research, and why she cares about psychology. She also reflects on issues of affirmative action, intellectual style, and her recent retirement. 2014...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 141–173.
Published: 01 January 2009
... conventions of Chinese cartography. These maps do much more than celebrate the extent of Chinese sovereignty; they also mourn the loss of national territories through a cartography of national humiliation. The goal of this essay is to shift our attention from the diplomatic issues of international borders to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 219–227.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Beatriz Jaguaribe This essay discusses the impact of realist aesthetics as a “pedagogy of the gaze” that addresses the pressing issues of urban violence in Brazil. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 I thank Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar for suggesting the title of this essay...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 583–603.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and national pride. The essay looks at angry responses to the three resolutions against homophobia issued by the European parliament in this period, comments on the relevance of the gay/Jew analogy to Poland's debates on sexual tolerance, and examines an incident of March 2008, when Poland's president...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a pragmatic issue of substandard original construction, undersupervised repairs, poor to nonexistent maintenance, and rapid shifts in policy attention is hidden to reinsert householders as the main culprits of substandard living conditions in many Aboriginal communities. A dirty literalism that sees...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... status of race and immigration in France (if not Europe) today. This introductory essay reviews the arguments presented in the main articles, discussion papers, and Doxa essays included in this special issue. The author enters the debate by arguing against the notion that postcolonial studies can be...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 201–215.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Sandrine Bertaux What is at issue in the three essays is the reception of postcolonial studies in France, denoting for Jean-François Bayart an “academic carnival,” revealing for Ann Laura Stoler France's “colonial aphasia,” and representing for Achille Mbembe, the way out of its “imperial winter...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 351–357.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Argentina, such as an increasing demand that is not matched by investment in supply, aging infrastructure, and lack of coordination between different programs. The article argues that these issues affect the city’s preparedness to confront the challenges of climate change and result in the failure to...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is that Asad is acutely aware of this paradox and that his awareness thereof issues in a distinctive mode of action that is profoundly future orientated and yet dispenses with calculations of probability. The article explores the phenomenology of this nonactuarial thinking, the internal conflicts it...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2016
... light of current issues, their conversation touches on topics such as how migration relates to political and economic processes, the continuously shifting landscape of global cities, and how complex systems change. 2016 capital cities globalization labor migration Shamus Khan (SK): I...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 May 1993
... of Chicago Press on behalf of the Society for Transnational Cultural Studies (STCS). In the fall an agreement was reached to transfer the responsibility for production and marketing to the press professionals, who are more equipped to deal with the wide range of issues involved in...