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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
...; by partitioning the world into “here” and “there,” he polices and reaffirms the current social order that calls for a redistribution of violence away from the inside and toward that which is construed as the outside. What, then, is the relationship between these two violence workers, the soldier and the police...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 197–219.
Published: 01 January 2007
.../AIDS in South Africa. Paper presented at AIDS and the Moral Order, international symposium, Free University of Berlin, Institute for Social Anthropology, March 3-6. de Kok, Ingrid. 2004/2005. Body maps. New Contrast 128: 58-60. Denny, Charlotte, and James Meek. 2001. Drug giants made to swallow...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Michael C. Dawson; Megan Ming Francis This article examines how the racial order in the United States has evolved since the Jim Crow era. Two leading characterizations of the current situation are that we live in a postracial society and that we live in an era best described as the New Jim Crow. We...
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 4 “The Sky Is Green” Infographic, designed by and reprinted with permission of Jill Bunting, Green Order, published in Green Biz , 2011 More
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Adam Kotsko Adam Kotsko analyzes the current political conjuncture in the United States through the lens of political theology, which he understands as fundamentally a study of systems of legitimacy. From this perspective, the neoliberal order is not merely an economic or political order but also...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 41–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Thomas Blom Hansen Abstract Theories of sovereignty in the twentieth century are generally based on a teleological “out-of-Europe” narrative where the modern, centralized nation-state form gradually spread across the world to be the foundation of the international order. In this article, the author...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in staging claims to the city. Investigating the sonic aspects of urban place‐making, including its religious dimensions, this essay draws on an analytic of atmospheres in order to capture the powerful emotive dimensions of place‐making through sonic performances. Through its coupling with the felt‐body...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Donkey-zebra, from Malkit Shoshan’s project “ZOO or the Letter Z, just after Zionism.” Shoshan (2012) imagines “a white donkey . . . being transformed by a beautiful Palestinian boy into a zebra. This in order to fulfill the desire of the Gazans for normality, which in this case means More
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the “war on crime” and “law and order” politics of the 1960s, while paying attention to the surprising Cold War roots of the political autonomy of police. Police protect and enforce social boundaries. Through professionalization, this boundary work became a key part of how police approached themselves...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., the ordering of sex and sexuality, and the circulation of forms, imaginaries, goods, ideas, and people) played such decisive roles in this process of human collision and entanglement, it is logical that postcolonial studies has made them the privileged objects of its inquiry. Copyright 2011 by Duke...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Dorothy H. B. Kwek; Robert Seyfert The recent “materialist turn” stresses the fundamental role of nonhumans in the constitution of humans’ social and political life and argues that the inability to grasp their importance dooms normative prognoses for ordering society to ethical, political...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
... China’s political order, its modes of legitimation, and its mechanisms of power. During the Mao era, confessions were intended as a form of self-transformation and redemption in the pursuit of constructing a new political subjectivity and utopian society. In the Xi era, the drama of confession is intended...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... moral order: a complexio oppositorum , in Carl Schmitt's words. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 This piece, first presented at the conference “W(h)ither Welfare?” organized and hosted by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory in late 2007, benefited greatly from...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... scripts of biopolitical surveillance and patrol relied on in forcible-entry raids, stop and frisk, and executions of orders to “report and deport.” Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 untranslatability political philology translation justice This article is conceived as the fourth...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 313–348.
Published: 01 September 2021
... media enter into reciprocal exchange with the broader cultural, social, and economic formations in which they emerge and which differ from place to place and over time. This article draws on the concept of milieu in order to analyze the evolution of digital cinema infrastructures in contemporary Nigeria...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 393–415.
Published: 01 September 2021
... forms of listening emerged in Western urban centers, newly attuned to sounds of warfare commingled with Islamic melodic devotionals ordered by state officials. Unique and pronounced engagements with bodily liquids accompanied the handling and placement of the dead. The multi‐sensory experiences...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 195–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., but that it stakes a claim for the ethical virtue of exposure and vulnerability. That these viral commonwealths apprehend not exactly Covid itself, but the risk of infection, as a figure for the historicity of Blackness under the necropolitics of medical apartheid and social death. In order to stage...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 223–232.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cassim Shepard This essay traces the outlines of the incremental tradition in architecture and urban planning in order to argue for its resonance with an interpretive — as opposed to strictly interventionist — mode of urbanism that benefits from a revaluation of concepts including fragment, essence...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 21–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sharon Marcus How have social media changed celebrity and fandom? Using the case study of Marina Abramović, whose 2010 live performance at the Museum of Modern Art catapulted her into celebrity, “Celebrity 2.0” presents four theses about celebrity in order to identify which features of modern...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Virág Molnár The essay examines street art as a lens on the workings of the contemporary public sphere to capture changing uses of urban public spaces and shifting conceptions of social order in the city. It explores the explosion in the popularity of street art at a time when urban public space...
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