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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Arjun Appadurai This essay outlines a new approach to the problem of mediation, materiality, and the distribution of agency across human and nonhuman entities by moving the focus away from Bruno Latour’s “actants” to a class of agentive entities called “mediants.” 2015 agency dividual...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
... occupants. The project drew congregants toward a collective vision, albeit one that required coordination among many points of view. In this new kind of structure for religion, the ministry materialized a radically phenomenological...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... ecology new materialism ontology indigenous practice becoming animal On March 15, 2017, the Whanganui River in New Zealand was granted the same rights and legal status as a human being. This unprecedented legislation follows a 140-year legal battle fought by the Māori iwi (tribe) of Whanganui...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nikhil Anand In this article I explore the political and technical controversies of measuring water leakages in Mumbai to demonstrate how the dense historical accretions of technology, material, and social life that form hydraulic infrastructures in Mumbai trouble the audit cultures of neoliberal...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that characterize global biological economies. As rhetorical and juridical devices, sovereign claims over viruses and genomes seek to establish new kinds of enclosures to control biological life. The recasting of sovereignty over biological parts, we argue, gains purchase by tethering biological materials...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
... : 14) (see fig. 3 ), where its caption stated, “As the heart and the lifeblood in the middle of a new housing area, a centrum is often situated in order to serve the inhabitants’ cultural and material needs.” As historian Göran Gelotte (1988 : 51) writes: “Housing production in Geneta began in 1968...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 115–128.
Published: 01 January 2021
... was expanded to represent the colonized world, and nonhuman objects and human subjects were trafficked in connected ways. Now that we may be entering a planetary epoch, and the beginning of the end of globalization, there is an opportunity to build a new way to collect, curate, display, and circulate material...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on the road side by side with Robinson Rivadeneyra—the president of the region where the highway is located—and performed the play of political office with the announcement of a series of new material and infrastructural investments that the central government could now reveal were being offered to the region...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . Gallagher Catherine . 1980 . “ The New Materialism in Marxist Aesthetics .” Theory and Society 9 , no. 4 : 633 – 46 . Highmore Ben . 2017 . Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation, and Cultural Politics . New York : Routledge . Milner Andrew . 2002 . Re-imagining Cultural...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
... analog artifacts—and recirculate them within online spaces so that the archive would be publicly accessible from anywhere, distributed across multiple sites, and constantly growing with the addition of new materials by anyone who felt fit to contribute to it. No one would be excluded. No one would...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... storage space for the odd artifact and a shedlike shelter for rainy periods. Contrasting with these accounts, which, using a cultural teleology, still pin housing dysfunction to householder attributes, this essay argues for a new material...
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Public Culture 9262863.
Published: 12 October 2021
... to understanding how color attraction and repulsion links political affects to subjectivity, and to material objects and environments. As in Europe (Fehérváry 2013), postsocialist Cambodia experi- enced a flood of new practices and things. And colors. 5. Taussig cautions that color in clothing is its own special...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 1989
... happy that, by looking back, they have turned to stone). For long pe- riods of time, art reworks aesthetic formulas until either external impetus or an exhausted internal mechanism calls for the epistemic 'slide'; and at that instant of change, nostalgia is lost. New materials, new formats seem...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 129–164.
Published: 01 January 2017
... precise relationship to its surrounding ecological conditions—in the efficiency of production, in the use of solar power, and, the primary subject of this essay, in the alignment of the form, orientation, and materials of a building to its local climate. As part of these new methods, forms...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 January 1991
... for. 26. Images being read for: a blueprint states how things ought to go together. The plan is nonnative, an ideal, the dog laid up in heaven, a rhetoric for assembly, for the eruption of a new materiality in the world. Our information gets assembled, stored, ordered, retrieved, microwaved...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 161–191.
Published: 01 May 2021
... was venturing into a domain of material culture fundamentally new to a country that I had been studying since the 1980s. After all, what retailer in 1980s China sold devices singularly designed for purifying unseeable particulate matter? Cloth face masks were for sale in some shops then, to be sure...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 513–538.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., and where new encounters with others (including nonhumans) provoke the reimagination of self-other relations and ways of being in the world. New forms of sociality and new forms of knowledge intersect to produce new material infrastructures that potentially alter ways of being and acting in the world...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 430–452.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Culture Figure 1 Stylizing the Self: The Y Generation in Rosebank, Johannesburg Sarah Nuttall G lobal cities, like New York, San Salvador, or Shanghai, have...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 147–171.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of constitution, as well as narrowly legal-political ones. New ways of imagining identity, interests, and solidarity make possible new material forms of social relations. These in turn underwrite mutual commitments. The moment of choice can never be fully separated from that of creativity or construction...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that Public Culture run a spe- cial issue on Africa. The current editor and executive editor, Beth Povinelli and Dilip Gaonkar, not only vigorously endorsed the project but also helped in shaping it intellectually. In particular, ongoing discussions with Beth Povinelli in Johannesburg and New York...