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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Caren Kaplan Copyright © 1990 by the Center For Transnational Cultural Studies 1990 Reconfigurations of Geography and Historical Narrative: A Review Essay Caren Kaplan This is my home...
Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Bain Attwood Duke University Press 2008 In the Age of Testimony: The Stolen Generations Narrative, “Distance,” and Public History Bain Attwood In the last few decades the nature...
Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 567–585.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Marc Manganaro Copyright © 1996 by The University of Chicago 1996 A Funeral in North Lebanon: On Narratives of Other-Cultural Encounters Marc Manganaro 1magine...
Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of a capsular cure to the neglect of providing sanatorium care, addressing disease transmission, and curbing drug resistance. In response to Venkat’s essay, Paul Mason and colleagues highlight how a biomedical narrative about tuberculosis became deterritorialized from high-income countries where new...
Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 295–312.
Published: 01 January 1999
...Beatriz Jaguaribe Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Modernist Ruins: National Narratives and Architectural Forms Beatriz Jaguaribe Rio de Janeiro is a city...
Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... erase the colonial roots of Black Pete’s blackness but also deny any connection to race altogether. In so doing, however, these storylines further destabilized the main Sinterklaas narrative, akin to an everyday lie that is about to be discovered. Endeavors by storytellers to disconnect the Black Pete...
Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 363–374.
Published: 01 May 2020
... considering the broader question of how Undead Texts interact with Undead (Grand) Narratives. It then considers Discovery as an Undead Narrative in its symbiotic relationship with E. R. Dodds’s Greeks and the Irrational , which remains a standard-bearer of the narrative of the Greeks as Other to the moderns...
Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in this European venue is symptomatic of disagreement about the status of French colonial history and the category of race in the construction of contemporary national narratives. The varied and conflicting understandings of both postcolonial studies and the nature of empires entail fierce disagreement over...
Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
... abandoning the advantages and benefits of modern, high-tech capitalism. Recent narratives about the value of home production affirm the effort to assert greater control over work lives and to recuperate satisfying, sustainable, and less alienated forms of production. At the same time, these narratives expose...
Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... argues that a viewer is called on to identify with the protagonist who drives forward a narrative of self-responsibilization—regardless of any commitment she or he may make then to either organized political action or to ethical deconstruction of a film’s narrative. It is principally through work...
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...
Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 539–565.
Published: 01 September 2020
... representations of time in occupied Kashmir, this article examines how each calendar mobilized narratives about the past, present, and future in Kashmir, narratives that were negotiated through competing gendered images of youth via rhetorics of ability and disability. The article takes up the tensions between...
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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...
Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... resurfaced as part of a growing interest in challenging dominant narratives of solidarity between the Black elite and Indian dominant castes. By informing contemporary discourses of race and caste with their more particular histories, we might build new social imaginaries founded not on an identification...
Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jennifer Wenzel This article reads three recent documentary films as commodity biographies in which the story of a commodity’s production functions less as defetishizing knowledge than as a new object of consumerist desire; such narratives tend to leave untouched the relations of inequality...
Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 41–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Thomas Blom Hansen Abstract Theories of sovereignty in the twentieth century are generally based on a teleological “out-of-Europe” narrative where the modern, centralized nation-state form gradually spread across the world to be the foundation of the international order. In this article, the author...
Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 99–121.
Published: 01 January 2022
... have often been out of step with the movement and with international media narratives that have defined it. The article provides historical and theoretical insight into the role of both collaboration and conflict in the formation of the city's political identity and points to possibilities for engaging...
Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and work conditions, the essay shows how the interrogation of these spaces’ multiple, layered pasts helps to better understand and contrast forms of containment, extraction, and racialized and gendered violence in the present. In particular, the essay pits narratives that portray such agro-industrial...
Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 645–663.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ethnography from in and outside this prison, we examine narratives of socialization, redemption, and mundane and exceptional killing to illustrate what operates beneath the public veneer of the punishment of police. This lays bare key assumptions about the function of policing and the possibility of reform...
Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... discourses of newborn screening advocacy. Drawing on public records from newborn screening policy hearings and secondarily on our own ethnographic data, we examine how parent advocacy narratives were carefully crafted in an attempt to produce an emotional response in policy makers. We argue that lifesaving...