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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 375–384.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by Duke University Press 2022 black markets subaltern architectures opaque infrastructures Cape Town South Africa Bellstat Junction and Sekko's Place are two markets in Cape Town established by migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. They are perhaps better understood as black markets...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 319–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Workers live in colonial and industrial ruins: old farmhouses, warehouses, military installations, and humanitarian aid camps. Thus, present-day struggles proceed in a landscape contoured by the spatial productions and histories of resistance of those who came before. In “Opaque Infrastructure: Black...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Majority Districts, Jakarta. One of the paradoxes of the COVID-19 crisis is that total lockdowns once again exposed the vulnerabilities of contemporary economies dependent on a 24/7, always-on urban infrastructure geared toward cultivating valued human capital, while the interrupted, cobbled...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., NY : Cornell University Press . Esposito Francesca , Murtaza Alí , Peano Irene , and Vacchiano Francesco , 2020 . “ Fragmented Citizenship: Contemporary Infrastructures of Mobility Containment along Two Migratory Routes .” Citizenship Studies 24 , no. 5 : 625 – 41...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
... has followed suit, even as dwindling water supplies are being opaquely and unequally distributed. To make sense of the situation, I propose, through an exploration of the crisis’s origins and recent developments that builds on over one year of ethnographic fieldwork, a new approach to ecological...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... politics is remade. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 affect anthropology infrastructure politics roads On August 6, 2005, a helicopter carrying Alejandro Toledo, the then president of Peru, touched down on the edge of the newly laid tarmac of the Iquitos-Nauta road. A barrier...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the Witwatersrand. His books include In Whose Image: Political Islam and Urban Practices in the Sudan (1995) and For the City Yet to Come:Changing Urban Life in Africa (2004). People as Infrastructure: Intersecting Fragments...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Telecommunications and the city: Electronic spaces, urban places . London: Routledge. ———. 2001 . Splintering urbanism: Networked infrastructures, technological mobilities and the urban condition . London: Routledge. Hansen, Karen Tranberg. 2000 . Salaula: The world of secondhand clothing and Zambia...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 365–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the dimensions is opaque—in some situations you know how to deal with dangers surrounding the house and in others, no. In this text, I present a battle faced by residents of the Nelson Mandela Occupation in the very disputed city center of Rio de Janeiro, when the global health crisis became embedded within...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and preoccupations—individual achieve- ment, status, nuclear family life, space, security and sport—are best satisfied within the infrastructure of the security suburb.” Yet, a “relationship with the cul- ture of township life is maintained.”38 Developments in the inner city show that “far from being...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 99–121.
Published: 01 January 2022
... dispersing into the city's outlying districts and infrastructures. We were struck by the uniquely spatial character of the movement, and its economic impacts, as well as by impassioned attachments to ideas of democracy and its freedoms that seemed, to us, undefined. Our argument begins by contextualizing...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
... key legal sectors obtain huge financial profits from current antidrugs policies as well as from illegal trafficking. For example, the military-industrial complex benefits from inflated antibudgets ( Andreas 2009 ; Becker 2014 ) as do infrastructural and construction enterprises more generally...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 291–343.
Published: 01 May 2000
... voice, albeit in different registers, to their per- plexity at the enigma of this wealth: of its sources and the capriciousness of its distribution, of the mysterious forms it takes, of its slipperiness, of the opaque relations between means...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 1997
.... The ocular character of ethnic classification indi- cates that contact avoidance is not only the immediate precipitant of sectarian violence but inhabits the very infrastructure of its enactment. Contact avoidance can be indexed in the way in which visual distancing organizes victims and aggres- sor...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
... might provide too much visualization of “prison infrastructure” ( Hsu 2015 ) or set an example for how other prisoners might best refuse their own force-feedings. The case came to a close in 2017, when a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of Washington, DC, ruled that the videotapes would remain...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 281–300.
Published: 01 May 2014
... question was very much about the format of dissemination and also our modes of authorship and collaboration. For my part, I’m working on a piece about the environmental implications of Web 2.0 culture and trying to get at the nearly invisible infrastructure related to cloud computing and to the increasing...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 457–475.
Published: 01 May 2000
... by cut- ting off his tongue. Opening his mouth wide for the cameras, he pinched his tongue between his fingers and drew a long rapier across it. The tongue fell into an opaque cup beneath his chin, and blood leaked from Chuchad’s mouth...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Public Culture 21:3  d o i 10.1215/08992363-2009-005 Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 495 Public Culture rities” so opaque that “the very meaning of left and right” has become diffi- cult to determine.2 In fact, to call them either Right...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 75–107.
Published: 01 January 1999
... by the beginning of the twentieth century the Shanghai concessions already had the “infrastructure” of a modern city even by 5. For studies of the concessions histories, see Shanghai Shi Ziliao Congkan, ed., Shanghai gong- gong zujie shigao [History of Shanghai’s International Settlement] (Shanghai...