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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lisa Richaud; Ash Amin While previous studies have documented the trials of rural-to-urban migration in postreform China, little is known of the consequences of urban demolition and attendant uncertainty on migrant mental health. Exploring the affective and subjective dimensions of life lived...
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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 (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ruben Andersson This article starts with an observation made by many migrants and refugees stuck at Europe’s borders: that reception and detention facilities have become a money spinner and a racket. In conversation with the extensive literature on the biopolitics of borders, the article approaches...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Josh Kun This essay focuses on the contemporary migrant musical practices of mobile Mexican DJ sound systems, or sonidos. Operating on both sides of the US-Mexico border, sonidos use the DJ mix as a form of musical communication and community that both moves between the United States and Mexico and...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
... analysis, the essay takes a palimpsestic approach to imagine how Chinese capital enters into a terrain profoundly shaped by race, labor, and migration and is entangled with the afterlives of gold. Chinese migrant traders in South Africa draw on legacies of migrant mine labor and refashion processes that...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to get away with in their dealings with the “Third World.” What thought project does the zombie myth sustain and participate in? How does it link our feelings about blacks, migrants, refugees, and the poor into a long-historical narrative of distancing and (pathologized) ontological difference...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 557–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
... worker migrants. It shows how Turkish women became a central trope for representing the fundamental cultural differences between Turks and Germans and explores the somewhat surprising hand that feminists had in facilitating this line of thinking. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... course of his life has been shaped in no small part by his own decisions. This is precisely because circumstances have unmoored him from the sorts of firm and enduring institutions that shape human trajectories. Herein lies the paradox: a forced migrant’s life is often radically decisional. The argument...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... refugee and migrant , the fraught vocabulary of settlement and unsettlement (involving the translation of terms like indigeneity , occupation , detention zone , and camp ), shibboleth tests and the foreclosure of the right to residency (which amounts to the passporting of speech), and the multilingual...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 377–388.
Published: 01 May 1996
... shepherds, today a people of migrants. In the 1940s and 1950s the local economy was strong, the flocks fat and numerous, the land rich enough to attract new residents from the overpopulated cities. Then the demographic explosion of the 1960s...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2002
....: Rowman and Littlefield. Caldeira, Teresa Pires do Rio. 2000 . City of walls: Crime, segregation, and citizenship in São Paulo . Berkeley: University of California Press. Chan, Anita. 1999 . The culture of survival and Chinese migrant workers: Through the prism of private letters . Paper...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 469–496.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the disembarking passengers are undocumented Bugis migrants from Indonesia. Far from “street-level bureaucrats” ( Lipsky [1969] 2010 ) or “petty sovereigns” ( Butler 2004 : 56) seeking to police an area in which so-called illegal immigrants do not belong, our two plainclothes policemen look upon these...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 May 2004
... thousands of migrant workers accommodated in massive, historically single-sex hostel complexes. Although they have been effectively city residents for years, even decades, the specificity of migrant work- ers qua migrant workers in South Africa...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 May 2004
... social strata, even as it produces subject positions necessary for capitalist accu- mulation, is the subject of this essay. The discourse of suzhi appears most elaborated in relation to two figures: the body of the rural migrant, which...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 365–366.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States . Berkeley: University of California Press. Gonzalez, Vernadette Vicuña. 2013. Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai’i and the Philippines . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Geismar, Haidy. 2013. Treasured Possessions...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... us away from human rights and toward the biopolitics of borders. Andersson is interested in how migration controls have helped facilitate profiteering from refugees and predation upon migrants. He shows how border surveillance incentivizes the detention of migrant bodies, particularly for profit...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and surveys, families of the deceased and returned migrants told us of the abuse and hardships along the route. The families of migrants do not want them to go—most migrants sneak off at night and call to tell their parents once well on their way. The stories of hardship that befell many of them...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Pun Ngai © 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Pun Ngai is an assistant professor of social science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a cultural anthropologist and the author of various publications on Chinese migrant workers, gender, global factories, and...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 January 1989
... allow me a conclusion. I First, then, the reading: The Satanic Verses, in spite of all its plurality, has rather an aggressive central theme: the post-colonial divided between two identities: migrant and national. As migrant, the post-colonial may...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 431–432.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Camacho, Alicia. 2008. Migrant Imaginaries. New York: New York University Press. Shankar, Shalini. 2008. Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Public Culture 21:2 Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 431...