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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 May 1991
...Susan Hegeman Copyright © 1991 by the Center For Transnational Cultural Studies 1991 Shopping for Identities: “A Nation of Nations” and the Weak Ethnicity of Objects Susan Hegeman In 1976, the Smithsonian Institution’s National...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of the former and rejecting the latter for its antirealist and debate-ending tendencies. In this way, the discourses of objectivity and subjectivity would allow productive agonism between the humanities and sciences. The article suggests both theoretical and practical implications for a diverse set of actors...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 535–576.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of postwar America. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 MEDIA AND THE WORLD OF THINGS Object Lessons for the Media Home: From Storagewall to Invisible Design Lynn Spigel...
Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 9 Acquiring a digital object as a partial possession. More
Published: 01 January 2023
FIGURE 4 A young Burmese protester holds a sign expressing objection to the coup, February 2021. More
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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 (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of polemic and controversy, not to mention the many objections, each contradicting the previous, that continue today. It has also given rise to an abundance of profoundly rich and tremendously divergent intellectual, political, and aesthetic practices — so much so that one might earnestly ask where the unity...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christine Harold This article analyzes the Target Corporation as an example of the foregrounding of design in contemporary consumer culture. To understand the destiny of the manufactured object in an age of aesthetic capitalism, this article argues that the previous relationships among use value...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 301–318.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ursula K. Heise Animated film is one of the principal aesthetic forms through which modern societies engage with the agency of nonhumans and objects. Beyond their particular themes or characters, animated films rely as a matter of principle on setting objects in motion; this principle has close...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 417–430.
Published: 01 September 2023
... that embraces local vernaculars, the multiplicity of objectives, the responsibilities that come with producing persons, and the potential of instigating rather than circumventing political contestation. To clarify the stakes, it draws on the key evolutionary idea of niche construction, contrasting the thin...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... A bitter pill: they endured the containment zone, but their experiences of it rendered the testimonies of their experiences unstable. As they were made mute, the forensic experts were called in to make objects speak. 2017 drone embodiment place space testimony Every story is a travel...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of traffic—from ideals of citizenship in automotive traffic, to neoliberal demands to economize time in industrial supply-chain provisioning, to efforts to establish sovereignty violently, as drug traffickers seem to—autonomous agency emerges as an object of desire, but one that is difficult to secure...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 451–464.
Published: 01 September 2009
... two major al Qaeda attacks in Kenya, including the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy, but he has also become the object of fantastic speculation—the product of a psychology of fear combined with a popular imagination saturated with the layered syntax of the entertainment industry's imagery. Fazul's...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2009
... unrealized) Cultural Revolution Museum, I argue that these films manifest an intriguing tension between the traumatic past and the oblivious present, between the intimate confidentiality of interviews and their address of a larger public sphere, and between the courtroom-like “objectivity...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a politics belied by its status as an objective research method. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 I want to thank audiences at the University of California, San Francisco; the University of Michigan; and Harvard University, as well as Gail Hershatter, Sharon Kaufman, Jake Kosek...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 557–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rita Chin A striking aspect of contemporary European debates about immigrants is the focus on the Muslim woman as the key figure through which objections to Islamic cultural difference have been articulated. This article traces how sexual politics became central to German public debates about guest...
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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...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 47–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... affair” is better understood as an object lesson in the structural marginality of intellectuals in American public debate. I thank Eric Klinenberg, Marissa Laham, John Skrentny, and Susan T. Ye for helpful editorial feedback on this article. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 305–311.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Nicole Starosielski Abstract This article poses the question: what are the ends of media studies? It discusses a turn to “nature” and the elements that has pushed media studies beyond its traditional objects and subjects. While the conceptualization of environments and bodies as communicative...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... incorporated. In effect, their testimonies and embodiments invert the reparative logic of worker remittances — cash transfers often thought to be the objective of migration. Against the cruel economies of risk that decapacitated AMIREDIS members as laborers, their testimonies offer an internationalism...