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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 207–231.
Published: 01 May 2023
... promised, an enslaved man could appear before a court of law? Time, it would seem, was out of joint. figure 1 History-by-algorithm on @Free _Renty's Twitter account. FIGURE 1 History-by-algorithm on @Free _Renty's Twitter account. Closer examination reveals the article to be composed...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Matthew Canfield In contrast to hierarchical models of international law, contemporary transnational law is constituted by networks of states, international institutions, multinational corporations, and transnational activists struggling for power by producing competing norms. This essay examines...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the law and, ultimately, an abolitionist. By reading “The Fire Next Time” (1963) and “No Name in the Street” (1972), I argue that policing in the United States is inherently organized by a(n) (il)logic of anti-Blackness that necessitates racist violence as a structural component of its practice...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
...George Chauncey Duke University Press 2008 the public life of history How History Mattered: Sodomy Law and Marriage Reform in the United States George Chauncey...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 333–336.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Mary Anne Case © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Mary Anne Case is a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School and the author of “Disaggregating Gender from Sex and Sexual Orientation: The Effeminate Man in the Law and Feminist Jurisprudence”( Yale Law Journal...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2005
... travel writing, legal discourses, and modern Egyptian literature. He also serves on the editorial committee of Middle East Report . Anxious Advocacy: The Novel, the Law, and Extrajudicial Appeals in Egypt...
Published: 01 September 2014
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 29–38.
Published: 01 January 2013
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sara L. Friedman This article examines the power of law to constitute which intimacies are deemed legitimate for a larger project of national reproduction. It focuses on two contested marriage cases in Taiwan that involved a transnational union and a transgender marriage. The article introduces...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 531–556.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Judith Surkis This essay situates a recent French marriage annulment scandal in the context of debates about Islam, gender, and immigration; the relationship between the secularism of French law and Catholic marriage law; and the history of Muslim law under French colonial rule. Copyright 2010...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
...María Victoria Uribe This article describes the complexity of transitional justice in Colombia since the approval of Law 975, known as the “Justice and Peace Law,” and the demobilization of the United Autodefenses of Colombia in 2005. In the middle of the open war between the Revolutionary Armed...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 471–480.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ritu Birla Gandhi's thematics of addiction mark him as acutely present in his time, even as they launch his temporal performativity. Publicized via transnational debates on the legality of opium and anxieties about the market as casino, the problem of addiction reflected the circulation of law...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 625–644.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Kim Shayo Buchanan; Phillip Atiba Goff; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir Law enforcement agencies, community advocates and policymakers hope that the widespread adoption of police bodycams will alleviate racial disparities and reduce misconduct and use of force. Racial justice has been central...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 May 2019
... campuses. Gingerly proposing “culture 3.0” as a methodologically oriented companion concept, this article assembles a genealogy of the concept of climate, addresses the potential and pitfalls of an anthropological-style cultural analysis, and presents the performativity of law as an example...
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Public Culture 10742607.
Published: 02 November 2023
... into by states and companies that govern many extractive enclaves. Because concessions have a long, convoluted, and underexamined history, they are an ideal object for examining the shifting configurations of law, sovereignty, property, and government that undergird contemporary extraction. Neither simply public...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 185–213.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and political order in the name of law, and by the subjects who are obliged to participate in their creation: staging and documenting their own performance to become or remain lawful citizens. Examining this kind of visual surveillance and the “extraterritorial” quality of the produced images, a line is drawn...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 209–221.
Published: 01 March 2013
... speech, albeit of a very different sort from that of citizens and corporations. Capturing this possibility of speech requires an analysis transversal to both the law and urbanism. 2013 URBAN CHALLENGES: ESSAY Does the City Have...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 41–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
... as a performative category, emerging in a dialectic between promises of order, prosperity, and law, and the realities of violent domination and occupation. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 sovereignty property colonial rule India law The standard “out-of-Europe” story of sovereignty...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2022
... centralized fronts of law and procedure in their wake. The political frontier is exemplified by the current fusion of warfare and lawfare — the extrajudicial violence of racialized and militarized policing, the right to look and inspect and the murder and carceralization of minorities, migrants, and cognate...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the “war on crime” and “law and order” politics of the 1960s, while paying attention to the surprising Cold War roots of the political autonomy of police. Police protect and enforce social boundaries. Through professionalization, this boundary work became a key part of how police approached themselves...