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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Chicago, I mean, it’s a disaster. All right? It’s like Haiti. . . . I’ve been to Haiti a couple times, and I support some charities there. But Haiti just never gets better no matter how much money you put in there because they don’t have a system.” In these throwaway remarks, in which the topic of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2003
...). What Like a Bullet Can Undeceive? Michael Warner n the days after the World Trade Center attacks in September 2001, Robert Pin- II sky—the former poet laureate and creator of the “America’s Favorite Poems” project—appeared on television...
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Published: 01 January 2015
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2015
... performance sounds like a direct imitation of the original and thus, according to judges, “like karaoke” — was famously invoked by Simon Cowell during the early seasons of American Idol . Karaoke has often been imagined as a technology that enables the everyman or everywoman to experience, if only for the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2011) 23 (3 (65)): 603–634.
Published: 01 September 2011
...David Novak A new world of music has recently taken the North American experimental music scene by storm. In the late 2000s, a wave of labels like Sublime Frequencies and Parallel World and MP3 blogs like Awesome Tapes from Africa redistributed regional popular music recordings as “new old” media...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Melissa Tandiwe Myambo South Africa, China, India, and other industrializing countries are receiving increasing numbers of frontier heritage migrants—those who were raised in “First World” countries like the United States and who are now moving to their ancestral ethnic homelands. The primary aim...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 287–309.
Published: 01 May 2017
... captivity and prompting major changes to the North American orca-display industry, as represented by corporate giants such as SeaWorld. Orcas are now more likely to be followed online than watched either in captivity or in the wild, with some individual orcas becoming celebrity targets for activist...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2016
... end to illness, might instead be figured as an ending lacking finality. Like promises, cures for tuberculosis can be broken. Thinking at the limits of cure makes possible a reflection on the persistence of “curable diseases” into the present, as well as on the ways in which therapeutic knowledge comes...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jonny Steinberg Based on two years of intensive fieldwork with Asad Abdullahi, a young itinerant Somali man, this article explores a paradox about forced migration. Asad, in his own words, has been “kicked around like a stone,” having had to flee several homes over the past two decades. And yet the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
... narrative, like Christianity, migrates into a new technological regime. MEDIA AND THE WORLD OF THINGS The Crystal Cathedral: Architecture for Mediated Congregation Erica Robles- Anderson...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): 369–397.
Published: 01 May 2010
... practices that remain vibrant and rely on diametrically opposed conceptions of the moving image, most notably the documentary-derived cinema of filmmakers like Jia Zhangke. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Delirious Cities and Their Cinema...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 353–365.
Published: 01 September 2018
... commute involves a variety of barriers both physical and psychological. Ultimately, the family has come to feel like strangers in the very city they call home, or perhaps it is the city that has been transformed into a place they can no longer recognize. This condition has been created through years of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... nonracialism, which was not a politics of racelessness but an attentiveness to the constructedness of race. Nevertheless, some approaches to nonracialism were framed as forms of racial alliance, which tended to reproduce the racial categories of apartheid. While nonracialism (like postracialism) was seemingly...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2009
... unrealized) Cultural Revolution Museum, I argue that these films manifest an intriguing tension between the traumatic past and the oblivious present, between the intimate confidentiality of interviews and their address of a larger public sphere, and between the courtroom-like “objectivity” of their...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Leela Gandhi This essay considers recent critiques of postcolonial theory and proposes democracy as a theme likely to prove crucial for the future of the field. It argues that a properly postcolonial turn toward democracy demands a new philosophical, political, and ethical valuation of the concept...
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Public Culture (1 May 1989) 1 (2): 86–90.
Published: 01 May 1989
... success of La Banane Noire and other small restaurants, as well as art galleries and retail stores, helped rejuvenate the neighborhood. Once the highway project was defeated in the late 196Os, and places like La Banane Noire opened, the street was discovered by tourists and residents of nearby...
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Public Culture (1 May 2000) 12 (2): 575–576.
Published: 01 May 2000
... cars, mopeds, trucks, city buses, taxis, and cars rapides: Dakar is the nexus of a bustling traffic in images in which graffiti, murals, advertisements, T-shirts, and the like converge. Operators of cars for hire contribute to this visual economy in striking ways. The cars rapides—the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 221–226.
Published: 01 May 2017
... classes, on weekend retreats, at large meetings hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA), as well as smaller ones arranged by the local gun owners’ meet-up group. The difficulty for Calvin is not that he doesn’t like guns; he does. And it’s not that he is not politically conservative like most...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 137–160.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Figure 4 Selfie by Cayla Friesz with 4,246 “likes” Figure 4. Selfie by Cayla Friesz with 4,246 “likes” ...
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Public Culture (1 September 2004) 16 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 September 2004
... decipherment did you intend these to be? Rodney Place: First, I’d like to say something about work in general, about making things “imaginary.” According to Ernst Cassirer, imagination has as much to do with recall as it does with a projection into the future. Flannery O’Connor was once asked by...