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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Ryo Morimoto Abstract The article explores the tensions between the state, science, and the lived experience among the residents in the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima. The author proposes the analytics of the “surreal” to apprehend the incommensurable divide invisible radiation...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., on the other, have powerful implications for health, security, well-being, and justice. Reflecting on the similarities between the pandemic and the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Ryo Morimoto explores the tensions between the state, science, and the lived experience of invisible hazards...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... against accidental nuclear exchange. The Cuban Missile Crisis lent some urgency to his proposal, but by the mid-sixties these plans had once again fallen flat.23 Thus, efforts to fully implement civil defense measures as an element...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 May 2006
... autonomy, the expansion of the state as a supplier of pub- lic goods, and, sometimes, the treatment of the distribution of risks as an issue demanding public action. While there were new kinds of risks — from railroad accidents to nuclear power plant failures — it is not clear that human life actually...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and working in a radioactive environment. If one is willing to accept the relatively higher risk of an automobile accident, for example, how can one argue that the relatively lower risks of nuclear work are unacceptable? As such, risk discourse creates its own conditions of possibility for rational decision...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
.../02/16/abu_ghraib/ . Burr, William, Thomas S. Blanton, and Stephen I. Schwartz. 1998 . The costs and consequences of nuclear secrecy. In Atomic audit: The costs and consequences of U.S. nuclear weapons since 1940, edited by Stephen I. Schwartz. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 487–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Joseph Masco; Joseph Masco © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Joseph Masco is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post–Cold War New Mexico. Masco, Joseph...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 79–100.
Published: 01 January 2014
... side responding, “We must have less secrecy, or the very possibility of deliberative democracy will be lost.” We talked to people from the NSA, from the military and nuclear weapons labs, from the CIA, from the critics of secrecy from the Federation of American Scientists and the National Security...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 375–386.
Published: 01 September 2013
... accident ( Vaughan 1996 : 119 – 52). You can’t avoid a heat wave or snowstorm, though you can prepare for it. But the troublemaking events in nuclear installations and in spaceflight are avoidable. You can follow the rules and have a better chance of avoiding an accident. Yet the two situations...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 1990
... of the state as having been founded by contract. Contracts follow from the accidental, and entirely contingent, agreements among in- dividual wills. They properly belong to the domain of the system of needs, but are too fickle to be the basis of Right itself. Hegel also would not admit that the family...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 2018
... that sustains US militarism. It emerged out of the entrenchment of the national security state after World War II. Civil defense security rituals, such as “duck and cover,” were designed to elicit the proper affective response to the possibility of a nuclear attack. I begin by looking at Cold War civil defense...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... Bear is a big, big guy, a dump truck driver with a graying ponytail; and there’s a shiny smooth spot where his thumb should be, following a factory accident-they still haven’t paid him what they owe him for that thumb. Bear finds himself sleepdriv- ing. He fell asleep on the couch watching...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Public Culture The community these young people inhabit is a mining town famous for the deepest gold mines in the world, famous also for its spectacular accidents, includ- ing deep mine floods and explosions, as well as surface sinkholes, the latter hav...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 347–370.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... The United States has benefited U.S. Power, enormously from its “most advantageous conditions of position, and of power after 9/11 already created” at the moment when conquest was banned and total war was and before It rendered obsolete by extremely destructive nuclear technologies. The era...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 459–484.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the old man has an accident that burns out his motor, and he must delay the completion of his journey until he receives enough money from his Social Security check to pay for repairs. There are, in other words, two aspects of Straight’s mobility disability—physical...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 477–498.
Published: 01 May 2000
... famous was the Eighteen Lords temple at the northern tip of the island, rebuilt in the 1970s in the shadow of a nuclear power plant.3 There had been a small ghost shrine (which 3. For a longer description, see Robert P. Weller, Resistance, Chaos, and Control in China: Tai- ping Rebels, Taiwanese...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... destruction of var- ious Third World countries, or, in the more distant past, Red Scares, McCarthy­ ism, and nuclear drills. However, this view is rather oversimplified because it equates a politics of fear with the conscious, and outrageous...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 533–556.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Rewriting Kinship The birth of a child who is, in one sense, profoundly different from other family members can pose an immediate crisis to the nuclear and extended family. In addition to providing medical support...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 395–410.
Published: 01 September 1993
... monuments. Then Lisa accidently witnesses graft (securing the destruction of her beloved hometown national park by logging interests- signaling the realpolitik, the will- 7. This essay is a much shortened version of a longer investigation...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... There are no events in the test bed. Disasters, like accidents, ecological degradation, and medical emergencies, are regularly detailed but are not terminal or measurable events. Instead, they are an ongoing process that can be manipulated and managed through constant feedback. This is a city built...