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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visualizations of performative environmental protests that took place in June 2012 against the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil. It claims that these visualizations are governed by a particular ontology that has its origins in the military and colonial activity of turning landscapes, and environments in general...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... made two ontological conversions. First, it created new categories of people based not on classical groupings of disease but, rather, on their capacity to generate revenue. Author Jennifer Karlin terms this a process of “financial epidemiology.” Second, the UCMC reframed its financial distress...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
... memories of contemporary digital cultures from receding into oblivion? This essay answers this question by looking at one of the institutions in which the problems associated with digital fragility are most especially felt, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and by exploring the ontological displacements...
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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? Copyright ©...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of sociomaterial relations. This rupture cracks open a space for material diagnostics , wherein both familiar and unfamiliar political forms are able to take shape. Thus in material diagnostics are found both the potential for ontological difference and considerable repair work wherein the grounds for a future...
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Public Culture 9262863.
Published: 12 October 2021
... of pregnant women, family members, and doctors about color and black-and-white, to political and intellectual histories of color in Cambodia and in anthropology, to Buddhist ontologies of pregnancy and life. Across this diverse terrain, the notion of the image-affect conveys how images stimulate affective...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 431–449.
Published: 01 September 1993
... surmise, was so for both religious and 443 secular "seeings" of submissions for the emblem. This discussion raises further Aesthetics versus issues in the relationship of aesthetics and ideology. Ideology Aesthetics, Ontology, and Representations of the Nation-State We have put...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 1993
... base. Though Ahmad contends throughout that “the capitalist world today is not divided into monolithic oppostions” (31 l), and that “we live,” as a result, “not in three worlds but in one” (103), an ontological dualism pervades his argument wherever the nature and function of theory...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 621–623.
Published: 01 September 2002
...). Bernabé, Jean, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant. 1989 . Eloge de la créolité . Paris: Gallimard. Mafeje, Archie. 2000 . Africanity: An ontological combat. CODESRIA Bulletin , no. 1 : 66 -71. Nkrumah, Kwame. 1964 . Consciencism:Philosophy and ideology for decolonization...
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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 (2002) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... Castoriadis’s orientation is decidedly ontological and is triggered by the basic question: How are a multiplicity of social-historical worlds, in all their novelty and alterity, possible? According to Castoriadis, the dominant strain within...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
...” (32, original emphasis). One possible way to manage this irresolvable tension entails prying apart the ontological stability of minority as always already a form of difference. Public expressions of Muslimness, as well as Muslim activists’ demands for state-funded Muslim private schools...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 457–461.
Published: 01 September 1993
... ideologized and politicized images may have other ontologics of becom- ing that may not necessarily be explicable as discourse. Our analysis is experimen- tal in fragmenting nationalist discourse to pinpoint the ideologically unintentional...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 445–466.
Published: 01 September 2005
...? Is not the ability to make a difference, to produce effects, or even to initi- ate action distributed across an ontologically diverse range of actors—or actants, to use Bruno Latour’s less-anthropocentric term?4 Some actants have sufficient coherence...
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Public Culture 9262807.
Published: 12 October 2021
... epiphenomenally. In this issue we notice how scholars work with the enlarged reg- ister of substances, sensations, ontologies, and practices such that mediation is a constitutive feature of social life. We open with Forum essays by Kathryn Mariner and Nicole Starosielski. Mar- iner is a powerful analyst...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 469–496.
Published: 01 September 2019
... known clandestine paths and points of entry. These activities (and the responses to them) reaffirm the ontological status of borders as “necropolitical sites par excellence” ( Mezzandra and Neilson 2012 : 64). These activities have shaped the trajectories of those migrants who—having found their go...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 67–76.
Published: 01 January 1990
... of metaphor, the relation between signifiers, posited as a material and historical relation, nevertheless continues to be haunted by the deferred ontology which is its point of origin. What has been suppressed: the alterity which will erupt as Nature and Death-the alterity of the Real. The dialectic...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of endless exploitation.”1 The other is that old and new orders are not only incommensurable ontologically but set apart tempo- rally. Locked in battle, the representatives of previous forms of social solidarity exert their influence on the present by bravely stitching together the fragments wrought...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 201–212.
Published: 01 January 1993
...-) ontological ones. In Kant, the autonomous subject agrees to limit its faculty of reason insofar as it is employed in a specific institution. In Mendelsohn, the different professions and ranks themselves express the differentiated destiny of man...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., could also quite easily be another name for cultural extraversion. Mbembe’s argument, though fundamentally concerned with the formations of state racism, is less concerned with the biopolitical or indeed the ontic concerns of beings than with the ontological — ­less the individuated forms...