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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 503–530.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., religious language, semiotics, and social theory. Achebe, Chinua. 1994 . The African writer and the English language. In Colonial discourse and post-colonial theory: A reader , edited by Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman. New York:Columbia University Press. Adam, Ahmat B. 1995...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
.... Some of his work can be found at www.ganahl.org , www.ganahlmoney.com ,and www.ganahlmarx.com . PC 13.1-03 Ganahl 2/5/01 10:01 AM Page 23 Free Markets: Language, Commodification, and Art...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of the Nation (1989), At Home in the World:Cosmopolitanism Now (1997), and Music in Cuba (forthcoming). PC 13.1-04 Brennan 2/5/01 10:27 AM Page 39 The Cuts of Language: The East/West of North/South...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 4 An illustration of a non-tree-like relation among languages for which Schmidt’s Wellentheorie might account, from Bloomfield 1933: 317. Figure 4. An illustration of a non-tree-like relation among languages for which Schmidt’s Wellentheorie might account, from Bloomfield 1933: 317. More
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in a relentless effort to displace the fault lines of power-knowledge. However, to what extent can this contemporary scholarship rid itself of the categories of nineteenth-century academic disciplines? By considering the third languages of the postcolonial world, one can address this predicament of thinking...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 349–354.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., drawing on a range of references that defied boundaries among disciplines, genres, epochs, and languages. Those qualities made them vulnerable to specialist rebuttals; almost every claim they made has been queried, criticized, or refuted by subsequent scholarship. No accredited academic still believes...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... on “postcolonial justice” that negotiates the collision between the drive toward universality and the normative, on the one hand, and the drive toward difference, on the other. Devising a critical approach that “does justice” to the nuances of words associated with adjudication in all the world's languages...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 497–520.
Published: 01 September 2019
... representation as the encounter between foreign languages. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Afghanistan language representation translation war on terror First of all, for a moment at least, empty space—the place where the thing stood or the victim lived. Someone is sure...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 469–496.
Published: 01 September 2019
...’ indexical sensitivities to particular intensities inflect the policing of bodies in motion. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 border crossing intensity language policing Southeast Asia Qualifications admit of a more and a less; for one thing is called more pale or less...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 375–386.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (including the worldwide society) such as which species or languages to preserve. 2013 During the great heat waves of 1995 in Chicago and 2003 in Paris, many people, especially but not only elderly people living alone, died, and the news media in both cities were filled with discussions of what had...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 375–383.
Published: 01 May 2020
... it would later be found wanting (e.g., anti-essentialism). The article then turns to the original reception of the first English-language translation (published in 1953) to understand why the text initially had such a strong impact, and ends by speculating about why it continues to inspire today’s...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: namely, that major changes in different disciplines and diverse historical contexts conform to a single “structure.” Key Kuhnian concepts such as “paradigm shift” have become part of everyday language but all but disappeared from specialist publications. Nonetheless, the book still galvanizes readers...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Erica Robles-Anderson Abstract This article is a response to Achille Mbembe's “Futures of Life and Futures of Reason,” which is featured in the same issue of Public Culture . The article builds on Mbembe's concept of “wave fronts of calculation” as a means of amplifying a language for political...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 479–496.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Shannon Mattern In 2003 Qatar commissioned a young graphic designer to create a new graphic identity for the nation. The award-winning logo was intended to reinforce the history, values, religion, and language Qatar shares with other Arab countries and, simultaneously, the commitment to progressive...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Sanskrit, and Chinese, has so little echo in English? Is Arabic literature untranslatable? The obstacles in this case are political as much as they are linguistic. Taking its cue from Said’s notion of a “perfect inequality” between the two languages, this essay argues for a situational—rather than literal...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... official representations of retreat as marginal, unpopular, and infeasible with existing cases of collective movement away from rising waters that demonstrate just the opposite. I argue that the word retreat is a valuable and necessary addition to the language of climate change adaptation, serving...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... circumvented the dominant political languages of liberalism, historicism, and Marxism by focusing on sacrifice and the transformation of the self. This radical politics of truth, while impossible to institutionalize, nevertheless signaled the twentieth-century reevaluation of human experience. The Gandhian...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 333–361.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Yasmin Moll Egyptian translators working at Iqraa—the world’s first Islamic television channel—use a variety of strategies in subtitling Arabic-language preaching programs into English. These translators see their task as twofold: to act as “cultural mediators” responsible for countering perceived...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Dominique Malaquais France is most cosmopolitan where it is least central. If the City of Lights is a cosmopolis, it is far less so in Saint-Germain-des-Près or the Marais than in its disenfranchised banlieues (suburbs) and many an (ex) colonies on which its language was and continues...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 441–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Manu Goswami Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities is the single most cited English-language text in the human sciences. The article reconsiders its original argument, its astonishing multidisciplinary impact, and its more recent trajectory. References Anderson Benedict . ( 1983...