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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
...? There remains another media valence of this narrative of the Afro-abject that I would like to consider now—another context in which media functions to tell those of us situated in the North Atlantic world what we want and need to hear. Picking up on Weheliye’s and others’ concerns regarding the way in which...
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Public Culture (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 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. More
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Published: 01 January 2015
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figure 5. PLA [ People's Liberation Army ] Daily 's Weibo account published twelve “Likes-tapping Xi” cartoons, one for each buzzword he purportedly “set on fire,” annotated with People's Daily 's original content ( weibo.com/2280198017/C39EGjQyf ). More
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 537–562.
Published: 01 September 2022
... targets, opposing new ideas, behaving like a spy, counting every tree, tracking obscure data, occupying obscure spaces, and so on. Energetic selves also express themselves in everyday friendships and compassions. These practices go beyond the acts of routine and are considered unproductive...
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Public Culture (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 (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... is the larger aspiration. But given practical limitations, this means scaling down to select terms and cases that signal translational injustice under conditions of violence and legal disputation. These conditions include gender violence and sexual safety across languages, the untranslatability of terms like...
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Public Culture (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...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Fernando Domínguez Rubio; Glenn Wharton Impermanence and fragility have become the defining conditions of the digital age. Technologies that were ubiquitous barely a decade ago, like floppy disks, now look like archaeological relics. It takes only a few years, if not months, before software...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of 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 (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., which enabled them to become self-interested. This process transformed the police into a new type of authoritative political actor. This article examines the history and organizational sociology of the transformation of the police since the 1960s, investigating how, through groups like the International...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 645–663.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... But this prison is exceptional, a “model” place, as those who run it say. It isn’t “dungeon-like” or a “warehouse of black lives,” as scholars describe prisons in this country and elsewhere. Among an apiary, a tilapia pond, and groves of citrus trees, few police are here because they killed on the job. Using...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 January 2020
... officials use—or deliberately fail to use—to shield prisoners from being identified as rapists. At the same time, the essay documents the brutal ways that inmates punish peers who have been revealed as perpetrators of sexual assault. Ultimately, the article argues that power in Brazil’s male prisons, like...
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Public Culture (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 (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 (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 (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
... enclaves and the people that inhabit them as anachronistic residues against deep genealogies of racial capitalism and of the rhetorical tropes that sustained them. Carceral-like containment and, more generally, spatial segregation are shown to run through and thus be foundational in the history...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 135–152.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of temporality will answer the questions that Benedict Anderson raised almost forty years ago: How do the temporalities of capital and narration interact to create new social affects and emotions? What would a Marxist approach to a semiotic linguistics of affect and subjectivity look like? leeb...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... vision exercised through media encompassed Dalit ontology and body politic as queering. Through “sibling solidarity,” it expanded the conceptual identification of similar conditions as opposed to an emphasis on sameness or likeness to build solidarity. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...