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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 491–512.
Published: 01 September 2020
... intimacy and black maternal loss. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 black studies black feminism Black Lives Matter motherhood memoir We survive; we are savages. — Jesmyn Ward This could be you, in this fucked-up mother’s club. — Valerie Castile T he last...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 533–556.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and the child with disabilities as gift and as giver. In Transformative motherhood: On giving and getting in a consumer culture , edited by Linda L. Layne. New York: New York University Press. ———. 2000 . “Real motherhood”: Class and children with disabilities. In Ideologies and technologies of motherhood...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that recuperates the value of a postindi-vidual self born through motherhood. The authors invert and complicate the genre by analyzing black maternal memoirs of loss. Through a close reading of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s Rest in Power and Lezley McSpadden’s Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil , Nash...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., is a process of making visible identity categories’ “historical and material conditions of possibility,” in order to “provoke the formation of more comprehensive, collective agency” (230). By working on motherhood, and exposing the racial politics of its construction, Moms for Housing offers a gender-expansive...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of economic precarity. But this acute economic problem is the product of an incompatibility of logics between the priorities that guide Sima in her everyday life and those that are expected of her from the government agency. When Sima appeals to the worker through the shared experience of motherhood, she...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 September 1999
... as an interest of the state served The Bather: both its military and expansionist needs, as the state prohibited birth control and Self-Portraiture from promoted reproduction and motherhood as the patriotic duties of women. a Movable Chair By 1940, Japan’s first National Eugenics Law was passed...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 107–146.
Published: 01 January 1994
... period did not need to rely on arguments From Slavery of superior female morality or public motherhood. Their own cultural, economic to freedom and political traditions provided rationale enough. An understanding of collective autonomy was the basis on which African Americans reconstructed...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 363–373.
Published: 01 May 1993
... of resistance; Afro-Latin diaspora; investigation of the flux of cultural practices across national borders and technological frontiers; motherhood and nation as metaphors; CIA. Relevant Publications: “Technico-Military Thrills and the Technology...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 507–529.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- sion of her truncated motherhood and because it provides her with a shelter appar- ently superior to that afforded by unscrupulous sweatshop owners who routinely hire and fire young women in rapid succession and who extend few benefits...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2022
...) genders the solidarity of the shaken when she defines community-based African American anti-policing mobilization as propelled by “social motherhood” as the repertoire of roles and “techniques developed over generations on behalf of Black children and families w ithin terror-demarcated, racially defined...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 481–492.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with this. And she and her son have big political discussions, so I think that’s great. So my way of attaching myself to her is focused on her great motherhood, her largeness in doing that. She’s not sealing him away from another perspective. She’s encouraging him to explore it. And so I focus on her moral qualities...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 337–348.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Narrative and Genre: Key Concepts in Media Study.New York: St. Martin’s Press. Layne, Linda L., ed. 1999. Transformative Motherhood: On Giving and Getting in a Consumer Culture. New York: New York University Press. Lemon, Alaina. 2000. Between Two Fires...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 39–51.
Published: 01 January 1988
... supposed distinctive domestic virtues could be diffused for the sake of the larger col- lective good without suffering the 'degradation' of participation in the competitive world of 'politics.' Thus, 'social' work, figured as 'municipal motherhood,' was her- alded as an alternative...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... invisible conditions of possibility: racial discrimination and segregation, economic abandonment, the devaluation of Black families and Black motherhood. These structural factors result in a highly precarious practice of family making, shot through with risk and loss. But Devonte is so much bigger than...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the family, is rarely a site of personal privacy. Rather, it is the primary terrain in which the social is born, challenged, redressed, and restored. Family relations are invariably domestic relations, and domestic relations always revolve around marriage, motherhood, and, above all, the relationship between...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 579–592.
Published: 01 September 1993
.... Recent Brazilian novelus have dealt with bureaucratic corruption, single motherhood, and the environment; class differences are foregrounded in Mexican novelus, and Cuba’s novelus are bitingly topical as well as ideologically correct. Characters, as in U.S popular culture, are complex cultural...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 May 2004
... into their only child that they may refuse motherhood, and even marriage, as mea- sures of their value (Anagnost n.d In conclusion, I wish to return to the opening epigraph and Spivak’s desire to reinvest the “sign-value” of socialism as a call...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 1999
... configuration has roots in the cultural construction of female sexuality, motherhood, and a fleeting work ethic. It also has roots in the physiognomy of the Mexican female form—in her nimble fingers and sharp eyes that eventually, and always...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Burke (1993: 6), figures lesbian motherhood in terms of a morbid chiasma: “Eight thousand gay men were prematurely dead in San Francisco by the time Jesse [Burke’s son] was two, and yet behind what was almost a shadowy mem- brane...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 511–532.
Published: 01 September 2001
... connection with the families in this network, I was able to follow the course of her marriage, motherhood, and the untimely death of her husband. As with other life histories I have documented, particularly those I undertook with the purpose...