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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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Published: 01 January 2022
figure 1. YouTube still from José Luis Hernández, “Testimony of the Migrant Experience.” More
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figure 3. YouTube still from José Ifrain Vasquez, “Testimony of the Migrant Experience.” More
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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 (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
...figure 1. YouTube still from José Luis Hernández, “Testimony of the Migrant Experience.” ...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Emma Shaw Crane Abstract This essay develops the idea of the “suburban periphery”: a place of municipal and imperial dirty work, produced by circulations and dispossessions across scale. Homestead, Florida, a suburb of Miami, is home to a military base, a detention camp for migrant children...
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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...
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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...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Irene Peano Abstract This essay explores the author's engaged research trajectory into several agro-industrial enclaves in contemporary Italy. Stemming from solidarity work in support of migrant laborers living in slums and camps, and of their demands for legal recognition and better living...
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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 (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 (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2022
... centralized fronts of law and procedure in their wake. The political frontier is exemplified by the current fusion of warfare and lawfare — the extrajudicial violence of racialized and militarized policing, the right to look and inspect and the murder and carceralization of minorities, migrants, and cognate...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 375–384.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Huda Tayob Abstract Bellstat Junction and Sekko's Place are two markets in Cape Town established by migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. They are perhaps better understood as black markets existing within a lineage of global black urbanisms, past and future. These sites occupy a slippery...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the 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 (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 (1996) 8 (2): 377–388.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the plain of phosphates, a dry and bare land spreading from the Atlas foothills to the coastal area 300 kilometers away. They are Beni Meskines, not long ago a people of shepherds, today a people of migrants. In the 1940s and 1950s the local...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 May 2004
... African townships located on the eastern edge of the Johannesburg metropolitan area. Apart from an urbanized residential population without strong links to the rural areas, they are also home to thousands of migrant workers accommodated...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 469–496.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 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 disembarking passengers...
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