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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 89–108.
Published: 01 January 1991
... by means of an effortless transplantation, the poststructuralist hero, with all his imaginable schizophrenic exasperation, is willy-nilly brought to rationalize the imposition of a subservient moralizing discourse as well as an “immanent and despotic” Urstaat that he dreads only too much...
Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 49–59.
Published: 01 May 1989
.... Malraux , André . 1949 . Museum Without Walls , Translated by Stuart Gilbert. New York: The Bollingen Series XXIV, Pantheon Books. Fragile Traditions and Contested Meanings Shelly Errington A panel called 'Fragile Traditions: Indonesian Material Culture in Jeopardy', was held...
Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 43–69.
Published: 01 January 1991
...Bill Brown Copyright © 1991 by the Center For Transnational Culture Studies 1991 THE NEWS FROM NOWHERE At the end of the twentieth century, the idea that sports mean some- thing sounds obvious indeed: the film clips of Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics, Sports Illustrated‘s...
Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 195–200.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Craig Calhoun; Richard Sennett; Harel Shapira Guest Editors’ Introduction Poiesis Means Making Craig Calhoun, Richard Sennett, and Harel Shapira Poiesis means making. It means making our world...
Published: 01 September 2014
Figure 4 FNN means “Fee Nah Nay.” Photograph by Vicki Mayer Figure 4. FNN means “Fee Nah Nay.” Photograph by Vicki Mayer More
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Donkey-zebra, from Malkit Shoshan’s project “ZOO or the Letter Z, just after Zionism.” Shoshan (2012) imagines “a white donkey . . . being transformed by a beautiful Palestinian boy into a zebra. This in order to fulfill the desire of the Gazans for normality, which in this case means More
Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—illuminate the tensions in the debate around whether to focus on the transnational movement of images, ideas, and public forms or on the local meanings of texts and representations. I would like to thank Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Stephen Twilley, Plaegian Alexander, and Eric Klinenberg for reading a late...
Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 109–135.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and the changing nature and meaning of celebrity. 2015 Figure 6 Behind the scenes at the New York Reality TV School. Cruze-arati.com Figure 6. Behind the scenes at the New York Reality TV School. Cruze-arati.com branding celebrity emotion reality TV Reality programming has altered...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 221–226.
Published: 01 May 2017
... experiencing exclusion from the gun community? In exploring Calvin’s untenable position, this essay opens up the ideological matrix of gun ownership and shows that understanding gun ownership means looking beyond the gun. Beyond overlooking the role of race in policing, throughout class that day our teacher...
Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 507–529.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Éric Fassin The so-called sexual clash of civilizations takes on a different meaning in today's Europe: it is about immigrants rather than terrorists—about contention, not expansion. As a consequence, Europe now draws the boundaries between “us” and “them” through sexual politics. Sexual democracy...
Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the surreal in the everyday is required to unpack the means and the methods through which such maneuvers are made. PHOTO-ESSAY This Is Not a Pipe: The Treacheries of Indigenous Housing Tess...
Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 January 2018
... by demographic decline but also discursively constructed as dysfunctional, nonviable, or “void,” by both the government and their remaining residents. Viewed as impediments on the path of modernization, rural voids are bereft of life as well as meaning. However, while rural voids and their residents are targets...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Bharat Jayram Venkat In an earlier essay that appeared in Public Culture , Bharat Jayram Venkat asked what it might mean to think of cure as an ending lacking finality. Here, in response to Paul H. Mason et al., he briefly expands on his thoughts from that essay. Drawing on his research...
Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... meaning and fate. This essay focuses on two recent seasons of the widely popular children’s television program Sinterklaasjournaal . The show deployed new storylines to maintain the innocence of the traditional celebration in the face of mounting antiracist critique by refabricating truths that not only...
Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 117–144.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the meaning of citizenship in auditory terms. Administrators and broadcasters at AIR, however, assumed that citizen-listeners would be docile. Radio listeners proved the opposite. They protested against AIR’s music broadcasts by writing to magazine and newspaper editorials and by tuning their dials to foreign...
Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
... co-opted after the end of apartheid as a means of retaining privilege, it is necessary to revisit varied understandings and debates inside the liberation movement on race and nonracialism to counteract this co-option and as a commitment to nonracialism not as state of being but as politics...
Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
... today; it also offers a way to theorize what it means to be “Undead,” that is, to produce thoughts that live after or out of one’s time. And yet, Williams’s stress on process over structure is so open and flexible that it allows one to avoid some hard questions about how history really works...
Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 513–538.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the times in which they live. Drawing on the work of Paul Ricoeur, we tease apart what it means to be dotcom and digital in Kenya, exploring how experiences of time are also projects of self-making and critical intervention. References Anderson Benedict . 1991 . Imagined Communities...
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...
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...