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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Bharat Jayram Venkat What is a cure and how do we know it? This essay examines the history of tuberculosis research to trace how ideas of cure shifted from Robert Koch’s development of tuberculin in late nineteenth-century Berlin to the earliest randomized studies of the efficacy of antibiotics...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 625–644.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to this conversation, but gender justice has not. This essay takes an intersectional, gendered look at bodycam policies, challenging the assumption that officers will act more fairly when they know they are being recorded. Bodycam policies typically ensure that cameras are turned off during investigations of gendered...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Jesse Ribot; Papa Faye; Matthew D. Turner Young Sahelian farmers are crossing the Sahara toward Europe. They are sold as slave labor, held ransom for money from their families, beaten and spit on. Many die in the desert or drown at sea. Yet, knowing the dangers, they go. The media depicts them...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 397–404.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that live in us, because reading them awakens us to what we feel we have always seen and known, but did not quite know until we read them. Parsons’s magnum opus is structured around the question of dead texts. The first sentence of The Structure of Social Action begins, somewhat famously, with the line...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 421–443.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Molotch Harvey Molotch (HM): I’d like to know, why are you not “Howard”? Howard S. Becker (HSB): Only my mother ever called me Howard. HM: And how long have you been “Howie”? HSB: Forever. HM: How do you portion it off, Howie versus Howard? HSB: Well, you know, when I got...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, and I also listen to Brazilian music and, of course, to Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer. I love disco music from the 1970s. Still. VS: What’s playing on your iPod? LH: You know, forever and ever my favorite movie was this Cuban movie called Memories...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 481–492.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of emotion management, how would one do it? You know, who is it that manages their emotions for a living? And in what larger system do these workers do their emotion management? The corporate world has a toe and a heel, I thought, so let me sample an occupation from each. At the toe of it are those who...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 January 1989
... 11, in other words? MM: Yeah. Although, you know, McCann picked up the Coke account, for the first time in history, in Brazil in '42. WMO:Is that right? I didn't know that. MM: It didn't actually get the business in the US until the mid-50's. WMO:Who did it before? MM: I think DArcy...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 449–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
... their relations? Paul Rabinow (PR): I was interested in French philosophy and philosophers from when I was quite young. For some reason, Jean-Paul Sartre and Paris had intrigued me. He was kind of an intellectual fantasy hero for me even before high school. Who knows why? But in any case, it was something...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 507–519.
Published: 01 September 2004
... been. It’s a city site, reaching far beyond itself. The only way to get to know the site and to fully understand the scale of the project is to walk it. The text below is the result of a walking conversation that took place in late 2003...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 319–341.
Published: 01 May 1994
..., with one parent and two sisters. SAV: What type of neighborhood? JT: An inner-city neighborhood. A tough one. You know? Where the strong survive. SAV: What did your parents do? JT: My mother was a prostitute and my father was a drug dealer. SAV: Did you know that when you were...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of security can promise to eliminate uncertainty. A smart regime can embrace the opportunities it presents. Donald Rumsfeld ( 2002 ), that emblematic architect of post-9/11 brutalism, perhaps put it best: “Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 283–302.
Published: 01 May 2012
... was born after she died. I know my grandmother through my mother, Alfreda Duster, who, of course, spent part of her time in my grandmother’s pro- fessional world. She was not just the daughter; she was also the person who, as a young child and later as a teenager, was with my grandmother at meetings...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
...-reflection, but gave vast credence to excusing relativism in public culture. Bruno Latour (2004 : 237), in a rich mea culpa for the humanities a decade later, even suggested: I know full well that this is not enough because, no matter what we do, when we try to reconnect scientific objects with their aura...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 497–520.
Published: 01 September 2019
... a witness. But he does want the particular, intimate kind of relief found in dialogic moments of baring oneself. He speaks to lessen his pain, which is both a physical feeling, one we all know, and something much more. Mahmud knows that there is strangeness found in speech and that speech is itself...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 559–573.
Published: 01 September 2013
... archetypical, à la Carl Jung for instance. It was rather that a moment of nondefinition was built into social transition in tribal societies. At that instant, instead of alienation, instead of putting the social in question, the social reasserted itself, but one had to know how to understand it. Turner...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... different way. They highlighted and underscored its illusory character; they never stopped seeing it as deceit. For them, it was not an instrument to measure and know rationally the world; rather, the prevalent idea was that it generated sort of an illusory ghost. Whenever there was one plane, you’d fall...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 145–153.
Published: 01 January 1990
... is- sues, I wanted to know if the other workers and their families had similar discus- sions. Were the other workers worried about safety in the plant? Had they ever been exposed to radiation or contaminated? Were they worried about long-term health problems? And what did the family...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
... wish to emphasize that ignorance is not only generated by the (human) will not to know ( Bourdieu 1977 ), as a technology of politics. By drawing attention to the ignorances that congeal around subterranean pipes and their leakages, I argue that ignorance is also brought into being by the political...
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