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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 113–142.
Published: 01 January 2018
... a place of war—but also in relation to management. Labor-management committees were tasked to jointly ameliorate wartime production, among other things, by instigating idea drives. Workers in war plants were implored to help Uncle Sam win the war by submitting ideas that in the short term may have run...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 1999
... might appear the dutiful daughter, wife, mother, sister, and laborer, but by night she reveals her inner prostitute, slut, and barmaid. In other words, she might not be worth the worry. Related to this story of excessive female heterosexuality is a “foreign serial killer” plot woven by the special...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2013
... and another is the fear of losing a job, inducing “presenteeism.” Again the problem is worst for those in the precariat, since their labor relations mean that they have no entitlement to holidays. They may have to give up a job if they wish...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... become a kind of labor, even in an economy that traffics in services and in futures, and that makes speculation itself a source of value through such instruments as hedges and derivatives. But this economy is not entirely reducible to something like disposability, though it is perhaps related...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 January 1991
...- tain fundamental practices in order to remain viable: uses of currency, credit, pricing, labor and its division, investment, strategies whether implicit or explicit for managing operations, and all the rest. 14. Nations use national interests translated into law to make possi- ble...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 535–576.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lynn Spigel This essay explores the history of George Nelson’s Storagewall in relation to a genealogy of invisible design, up through the computer. It explores the way the Storagewall served to hide media machines and also to organize the gendered relations of labor and leisure in media homes...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 551–557.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of values with a pragmatic future-oriented temporality, finding purposes in larger maps and plans for transaction in “expectations of future profit.” New institutions of credit unmoored capital from a “congealed labor” grounding in the labor process, toward competing imaginaries that management of various...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
... as deracialized globalization that elides the power relations that race and global capital produce. Rather, race is inextricable from capital. As Cedric Robinson ( 1983 : 120) chronicles, the “movement of Black workers” developed the capitalist world system. From southern Africa to North America, “Black labor...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2009
... simultaneously presupposed and targeted by neoliberal policies. On this question, Marx and Fou- cault once again offer invaluable lessons: Marx, first, because the relation between the neoliberal condition (which I shall try to define) and the condition of the free laborer may be understood in terms...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 1996
... foreign-owned and managed, entail labor intensive production for low wages, and are primarily for the benefit of foreign exchange. Also, the labor often entails performative displays of native or local authenticity, revealing the source...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... l’uomo solidale, “solidaristic man.” Volunteers themselves reproduce this fantasy of anticapitalist agency, too, by representing their labor as lavoro relazionale, “relational labor.” What is imaginatively fused by very different social...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 115–134.
Published: 01 January 1997
... experienced the effects of that process more thoroughly than the steel industry. That is particularly true in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Monongahela Valley, where for the past fifteen years an ugly dispute has raged between labor and management over the closing of several factories and the layoff...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in a society in which labor is a commodity and commodity produc- tion has become so generalized as to subsume and preempt relations based on kinship and community. By contrast, Pierre Bourdieu (1977) argues that “time itself” is the pivotal fac...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 487–511.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and emotional labor is useful in exploring the performance and management of emotions through prison portraiture. Moving beyond conventional notions of labor, recent feminist sociologists and theorists have examined how intimate and emotional labor are deployed in particular sites and practices by various...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 May 1996
... this dichotomy tends to present globalization, especially of labor, capital, and communication, as neutralizing the importance of place, indeed of rendering it irrelevant. This special issue of Public Culture proposes that such dematerialization...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 331–359.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and buses, as an example of the discursive suasion of neoliberal philosophy in India that nevertheless contradictorily inserts a labor relation into the politics of middle-class enjoyment. I use ethnographic accounts about the car solicited from call center managers to explore how the car becomes a moving...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 351–374.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the category “land/rent” as a way of conceptualizing the role of socially mediated natural powers in the construc- tion of capitalism. Yet his analysis of capitalism tended to privilege the capital/ labor relation and to assume that “land” (by which he meant all the socially mediated power of nature) would...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 109–129.
Published: 01 January 2012
...- to- one psychological contact. Channels created by phatic labor do not rely on one- to- one contact. Rather, they relate signers to interpreters so that signs of all 120 kinds (and not just language) expressed by the former can be immediately (even Next...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., collectivized prop- of Quality erty and the populations whose livelihood once depended upon it both become potential sources of surplus value (as capital and labor). The newly privatized sphere of market relations colludes with the power relations of the post-Mao state to rechannel value into various kinds...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 479–496.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and political disparity, Qatar “manages” these social problems, “domesticates” its differences. What is being branded is not a nation but a marketing-driven entity circulating amid flows of labor, capital, and image — the nation fetishized.4 The state, depoliticized and incorporated, is ostensibly...