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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...
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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 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 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. Prop 209 sometimes comes up on campus as part of a larger scholarly and political project to expose and eliminate affirmative action. Although such instances are not my focus, they certainly play a role in campus climate. For example, a UCLA law professor, Richard Sanders, has published...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 607–610.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Expectancy Progress, in the sense of a better life—clean 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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, he...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2019
... 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 spaces. Tell traces the movement of this technology and way of knowing as...
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Public Culture (1 January 2007) 19 (1): 29–34.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
... whatsoever. 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...
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Public Culture (1 January 2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... history of statistics: The 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... symptoms, 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...
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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 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... affected species. Thus smelt advocates commonly use the concept of the “indicator species.” An indicator, as Theodore M. Porter (2015) notes, is a device used to point to something—such as the economy—that cannot be easily grasped through direct measurement. In place of the thing of interest, the...
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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
... music of our spheres: what the sound of 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...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., and environmental data, a fantasy of self- regulating and self-propagating systems emerges. This is a city that may not be fantasized as conscious but certainly fan- tasized as something capable of intelligence and cognition by way of modulating and measuring the affective states and senses of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 January 2011
...: Anticolonial Thought and the 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 January 2000) 12 (1): 43–50.
Published: 01 January 2000
... measuring, welding, grinding, drilling, and bending thin- walled tubing—the women went on to construct entire Whirlwinds from raw hardware. Whirlwind Women are today collaborating with the International Network of Women with Disabilities to involve more women in every aspect of wheelchair design...
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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...