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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 289–322.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Anneeth Kaur Hundle Through the theoretical interrogation of both “diversity” and “decolonization” as key concepts in contemporary university life, this essay (1) offers a vision for a transnational “decolonizing diversity” approach that serves as public and political pedagogy within and beyond...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 185–192.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sharrona Pearl; Dana Polan This afterword traces how the varied essays in this issue offer new theorizations of celebrity, extend the analysis of celebrity to new channels for its dissemination, and expand on the very kinds of personalities who are—or who in the electronic age can suddenly become...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., both in Turkey and in exile. The authors argue that the current struggles of oppositional academics inside and outside Turkey offer insight into the nature of the global crisis in neoliberal academia based on precarious working conditions and commodification of education. Some of the answers...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Association of Chiefs of Police, police have advocated on their own behalf and interacted with larger political and economic trends. Separate from their role in crime control, police have become entrepreneurial and resistant to fiscal austerity. This article offers a new characterization of the effects...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 357–384.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cotten Seiler How will the car affect China, that once “immobile empire”? US media accounts put tremendous faith in automobility as a maker of liberal political subjects as China undergoes its postsocialist transformation. But is the type of freedom offered by automobilized modernity necessarily...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Josef Sorett This essay tracks the evolving tensions between culture and politics in African American life to offer an account of how an idea of “church” shapes contemporary black literature and social activism. Although generally understood as a dramatic reimagining of the black past...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of this article is to offer a conceptual definition of (frontier) heritage migration to interrogate its ability to illuminate the rapid shifts wrought by neoliberal globalization and to illustrate why it is imperative to redefine “economy” in broader cultural terms, rethinking it as the global ethnic economy...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 287–309.
Published: 01 May 2017
... campaigning. This article assesses some of the different ways that orcas are being “followed” today, showing how the figure of the celebrity orca offers an opportunity to reflect both on the performative nature of celebrity and on the continuing human exploitation of performing animals, which is tied...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., agricultural industries, and a nuclear power plant. The essay offers methodological reflections for the study of this socio-spatial formation, paying particular attention to how race becomes material through uneven exposure to hazard and to collaborative knowledge production with movements for environmental...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
... offers potential flightlines toward a post-property future—one in which housing is positioned as a basic human right—but also a generative critique of the home as a site of racialized and gendered subject formation. Indeed, through their work, the reconception of kinship formation and territorial...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 2023
... also linked this area in the US South to decolonizing efforts in the Global South just prior to a neoliberal turn. Within these networks, victims of white supremacy modeled approaches to survival that are now broadly relevant to today's social and climate justice work. The story offers spatial tools...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jennifer Karlin This article offers an analysis of how a prestigious academic medical center located in a poor urban neighborhood endeavored to meet its obligation to produce new biomedical knowledge while struggling with the financial constraints incurred by its geography. Located on the South...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
... to separate corrupt cadres from the party, repair the party’s image, and shore up the fragile foundation of its moral legitimacy. This essay offers a glimpse into the black box of how the party governs itself and exerts control over the affective lives of its cadres. In a few cases, cadres even described...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Alex Gourevitch It is safe to say that the politics of fear, that doomed project of national rejuvenation through fear and emergency, is in the past . But past in what sense? The answer depends on the response to another question: what are the alternatives offered by the Left that could provide...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Irit Katz Feigis This essay offers an analysis of the architectural environment of the Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza, examined through a comparison of Deleuze and Guattari's “minor literature” interpreting Kafka's work. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 An early Hebrew...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Elizabeth Shakman Hurd The Iranian oppositional movement led by Mir Hussein Moussavi offers a glimpse of a third path that departs from a rigid dichotomy between secularism and political Islam and leads toward alternative religiopolitical possibilities not only for Iran but for other countries...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 293–319.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and imagination for the purposes of cognitive science and are too intertwined with a specific personal biography and bodily experience to offer a straightforward account of shared social and cultural practices. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 This photo-essay is dedicated to Will F. Willis...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of God), arguing that their characteristic authoritarian and “pious modern” discursive regimes can offer nothing more vital, unifying, and therefore potentially stable than the uprising's “postmodern humanism.” Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 I thank Lebanese American University...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 511–516.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gabriella Coleman This article examines some of the attributes that mark geek and hacker politics as distinct from other domains of digitally based activism and offers an introductory framework to assess their political significance. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 ...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
... obscured by the commodity form. As an attempt to transform complicitous consumption into ethical consumerism, an emergent discourse of postconsumerism privileges commodities that dare tell their stories. Postconsumerism offers the promise of helping the poor or saving the planet by buying things; it marks...