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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Sarah E. Vaughn Abstract This article details how the influence of financial investment on insurance has produced a morality discourse that provides new insights on a social theory of stigma. Specifically, it examines the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) and the role morality plays in its...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 657–675.
Published: 01 September 1995
.... Benn , Stanley I. , and Gerald F. Gaus. 1983 . “The Liberal Conception of the Public and the Private.” In Public and Private in Social Life , edited by Stanley I. Benn and Gerald F. Gauss. New York: St. Martins, 31 -65. Boltanski , Luc . 1993 . La souffrance à distance: Morale...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Lawrence. Cambridge: MIT Press. Hume, David. 1984 . A treatise of human nature , edited by Ernest C. Mossner. London: Penguin. Hutcheson, Francis. 1969 . Essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and the affections with illustrations on the moral sense , edited by Paul McReynolds...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 31–45.
Published: 01 May 1992
.... Corrigan , P. 1981 . On moral regulation: some preliminary remarks. Sociological Review . 29 ( 2 ): 313 -37. Dinnen , S. 1986 . Perspectives on law and order. In Louise Morauta, ed. Law and Orderin a Changing Society . Canberra: Dept. of Political and Social Change, Research School...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... DeLillo , Don . 1985 . White Noise . New York: Viking-Penguin. Eagleton , Terry . 1984 . The Function of Criticism . London: Verso. Fontaine , J.S. 1988 . “Public or Private? The Constitution of the Family in Anthropological Perspective.” International Journal of Moral and Social...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
... de Kirchner, unleashed a storm of accusations and counteraccusations, political speculation, rumors, and legal battles. In this article, I explore the multifold processes of truth-making around this event. In proposing the term “moral economy of truth,” I signal how understandings of truth serve...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Swaraj , the Mahatma would consecrate the untouchable as harijan . Irrespective of whether one judges this gesture as incidental or integral to Gandhi's politics, the imbuing of divinity to the untouchable had deeper moral consequences, foremost of which was to institute touching as the site of moral...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 47–76.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Webb Keane A comparison of two challenges to freedom of the press, in Indonesia and Denmark, reveals some of the linkages among semiotic ideologies, secularism, and a moral narrative of modernity. By analyzing conflicts between semiotic ideologies, the article shows how actual journalistic...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., the workshop constitutes maybe the absolute travel device: it can be transported and deployed everywhere without the need for translation into local vernaculars; it can exemplify the moral ambition for peace in the world backed with technical arrangements of space, time, and learning mostly imported from other...
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 1 Caricature in an article published in Der Spiegel , “Globke: Ein unbedeutender Mann,” 1961. Subtitle (my translation): “I dunno what they want from you, dear Globke. You was only trying to make sure the Nazis wouldn’t lose their morality.” More
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as increasingly lenient, both allegations being contradicted by facts but serving as moral justifications for their discriminatory exercise of violence. Developed on the basis of a fifteen-month ethnography of police units, notably anticrime squads, in the area of Paris, this argument has a much broader...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 333–361.
Published: 01 May 2017
... representations of Islam and internal interpretations of divine intent. Far from being just exercises in interlingual equivalence, subtitling is a form of moral critique motivated by both postcolonial and theological imperatives. These acts of translation, and their internal debate at Iqraa, exceed the familiar...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
... to separate corrupt cadres from the party, repair the party’s image, and shore up the fragile foundation of its moral legitimacy. This essay offers a glimpse into the black box of how the party governs itself and exerts control over the affective lives of its cadres. In a few cases, cadres even described...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... shares with the war on terror is the idea that we ought to organize our political life around the quest for security and that we can even recover a sense of moral purpose through the response to (environmental) emergencies. Here too the aim seems to be to scare us into submission, rather than open up new...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... moral order: a complexio oppositorum , in Carl Schmitt's words. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 This piece, first presented at the conference “W(h)ither Welfare?” organized and hosted by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory in late 2007, benefited greatly from...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... escrache , a form of public shaming incorporated into administrative practice. By eliciting judgment from neighbors and TV viewers, the tax operation mobilizes a moral economy of debtor-creditor relations that—however underrepresented in liberal discourses of government—is productive of sovereignty itself...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 May 2010
...? What is the difference between the photographic and the cinematic approaches to recording the construction of such a wall? What role does the vigilant photographer play in insisting on returning to the same locations over and over again? Such questions lead to larger moral, political, and social...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
... changes in moral and political intuitions. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Undead Text Thomas S. Kuhn paradigm context history of science The date is March 25, 1962, and Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–96), nearly forty years old and recently promoted to professor of the history...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... circus companies. Drawing from ethnographic materials, this article reflects on the memories of former circus children who have now become adults. The author argues that taking the interlocutors’ memories as a point of departure for the study of childhood helps circumvent some moral and methodological...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 393–416.
Published: 01 September 2005
... citizens do. My reading of Kant goes against the grain of standard interpretations insofar as I argue that, in The Conflict of the Faculties’s discussion of the French Revolu- tion and republican politics, the moral law and the human reason...