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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Dave Tell The Modulor was a tape measure–style tool created by Le Corbusier in the 1940s to govern the distribution of objects in space. When he first conceived of the Modulor, Le Corbusier was a bureaucrat working in the fascist regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain. Six years later, the same tool...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 7 Victor Olgyay, “Man as the Central Measure in Architecture,” from Design with Climate: Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism (1963). Copyright © 1963 and 1991 by Princeton University Press/Author. Reprinted by permission Figure 7. Victor Olgyay, “Man as the Central More
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... agenda to the technical project of adaptation. An analysis of interventions aimed at building social infrastructure throughout the city’s hydrological systems reveals how the inclusion of the urban poor is enacted through practices of measurement. While urban politics in Latin America has long revolved...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 May 2019
... action measure. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 campus climate law performativity Over the last several decades, climate has become an increasingly commonplace term for describing how higher education campuses feel, especially with regard to common vectors of structural inequality such...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nikhil Anand In this article I explore the political and technical controversies of measuring water leakages in Mumbai to demonstrate how the dense historical accretions of technology, material, and social life that form hydraulic infrastructures in Mumbai trouble the audit cultures of neoliberal...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 607–610.
Published: 01 September 2002
... water, good health, education, hope, decent housing, safety—is often measured in terms of life expectancy. Although there have been debates on how to measure life expectancy, it is commonly under- stood that the older an individual can...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... surveillance systems. In the first essay, Anthony Townsend argues that new quantitative tools and practices developed by scientists and government officials have drastically increased our capacity to measure and understand cities — while threatening to leave actual city dwellers out of the process. In response...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2019
... done. Dave Tell continues on our theme of global transmission but shifts our attention to the 1940s, when the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, working under Pétain’s fascist regime, created The Modulor, a tape measure–like tool meant to help make sense of how objects were distributed throughout...
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Public Culture (1 January 2007) 19 (1): 29–34.
Published: 01 January 2007
... participation with the politics of hope in the middle of the twentieth century. This is the new consciousness of global poverty as a measurable social fact (partly produced by 3 0 the disciplines of demography, development economics, and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... In other words, a willing surrender.”5 The radical break Gandhi makes here is less with liberalism’s moral sentiment than with its possessive individualism. Where the possessive individual measures equality by what he possesses, gives...
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Public Culture (1 January 2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... measurement of uncertainty before 1900 . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja. 1985 . Culture,thought, and social action: An anthropological perspective . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Urban, Gregory. 1996 . Metaphysical community: The interplay of the senses and the...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 417–424.
Published: 01 May 1998
... toward more inward-looking and insular forms of politics. The trend was clear- est in the economic realm, where the interwar crises of international trade and finance, including the abandoning of gold as a global measure of the value of money...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., and has plenty of opportunities for transmission before being detected and treated. The cure for tuberculosis, as Bharat Jayram Venkat (2016) details in his essay “Cures,” published in Public Culture , is similarly difficult to detect and is measured in clinical, radiological, and bacteriological...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... survey was conducted in the region where the Sierra snowmelt flows, the San Francisco Bay-Delta. It held equally grim news. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual Kodiak trawl survey, which measures the abundance and distribution of delta smelt by capturing them as they aggregate to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... cases: “One cannot foresee what one does not know, even less what one cannot know.”10 And further, catastrophic and irreparable events cannot be adequately compensated. If the likelihood of the event is not measurable and its extent is...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 209–246.
Published: 01 January 2006
... an accordion is to a Marseilles sailor, or the jaunty plinkety-plunk of the banjo to a Louisiana woodsman, so is the rhythmic, measured refrain of a crime statistic to a South African. —Darrel Bristow-Bovey, “Metamorphosis...
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Public Culture (1 January 2000) 12 (1): 43–50.
Published: 01 January 2000
... basic metalworking techniques. During their initial training, the women built the side frame of a durable, lightweight, folding Whirlwind wheelchair, the state of the art in chairs designed with appropriate technology. After that, using their newly acquired skills—of measuring, welding...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Politics of Friendship (2006), Postcolonialism: A Critical Introduction (1998), Measures of Home and Other Poems (2000), and the coauthored England through Colonial Eyes (2001). She is a founding editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies...
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Public Culture (1 September 2001) 13 (3): 349–358.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., were made a measure of capability rather than a measure of its limits? We could ask similar questions of key concepts in education, citizenship, medicine, and the law: What would these concepts look like if disabled figures were our modal sub...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 173–175.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fallow peasant time as the resource for socialist edu- cation and military training, analyzed here by Duy Lap Nguyen, trumped the advanced capitalist war logic of the American army, which required measured, timely, and conclusive outcomes. At the same time, that confrontation twisted Vietnamese...