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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Julia Elyachar Empowerment Money: The World Bank, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Value of Culture in Egypt...
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Published: 01 May 2021
figure 8 2015 public-health campaign image attributed to the World Health Organization. More
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the resources to do so. Residents working to organize their own retreat are engaged in a struggle for recognition and support from, paradoxically, the very governments and institutions responsible for planning, implementing, and managing retreat once it becomes necessary. In this article, I contrast dominant...
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Public Culture 9937354.
Published: 31 October 2022
...M. C. Overholt Abstract In the midst of the global SARS-CoV-2 epidemiological crisis unfolds another contagion: the eviction epidemic. This essay attends to the work of Moms for Housing, an organization of formerly homeless and marginally housed Black mothers in Oakland, California who have...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in the creation and maintenance of human sociability and (2) that societies such as those organized along totemistic or animist lines have a different “affective attunement” toward nonhuman others, whom they admit as social members (we call these heterological societies). However, anthropocentrism renders...
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 2 Libraries Without Borders (LWB) first initiated the BiblioTaptap project in 2011, following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010. In 2015, LWB transitioned responsibility for the taptaps to local library organizations, and the taptaps continue to serve local More
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, different victims' organizations have empowered themselves around their struggle to reconstruct memory. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 DOXA AT LARGE Memory...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of the gaze allows us to glean signs of becoming, modes of making visible imagined modernities and communities. Despite their disparity, these sets of images organize temporal experiences in specific fashions. In the carte de visite , the testimony of continuity and of succeeding generations attests to a past...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 535–576.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lynn Spigel This essay explores the history of George Nelson’s Storagewall in relation to a genealogy of invisible design, up through the computer. It explores the way the Storagewall served to hide media machines and also to organize the gendered relations of labor and leisure in media homes...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... population—the homeless—bored day in and day out. In response, men discarded from work and home by a brutally competitive economy head into the bowels of the city’s transit hubs, where they organize a market for sexual favors. This essay takes this consumer-based response to deepening poverty...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of health to be activated in relation to the human organism—notions that are at best inexact. Duke University Press 2008 Translated by Todd Meyers and Stefanos Geroulanos TRANSLATION Health: Crude Concept...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael McQuarrie; Naresh Fernandes; Cassim Shepard This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., competition for resources and skilled labor between state and nongovernmental organizations, and a cultural conception of information as a resource to be privately possessed and exploited rather than open to public access. Stories of both failure and success in the libraries offer hints as to what...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Andrew Herscher In the early 2000s, human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) began to avail themselves of newly commercialized satellite imagery in their advocacy efforts. In human rights contexts, satellite imaging vastly extends capacities to detect and respond to abuses of human rights...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to collective anxieties over the terms of everyday survival and the difficulty of determining just who is in charge. This essay is an ethnography of extorted life, mapping the expanding geographies of extortion in postwar Guatemala to illuminate how this cold-blooded business organizes life at the most intimate...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... shares with the war on terror is the idea that we ought to organize our political life around the quest for security and that we can even recover a sense of moral purpose through the response to (environmental) emergencies. Here too the aim seems to be to scare us into submission, rather than open up new...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
... refuses to identify as religious, a second wants to be protected as a religious minority, and a third wants to be analogized to religion without actually being called religious . Relying on extensive fieldwork among these and other nonbeliever organizations, this article contextualizes each lawsuit...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... argues that a viewer is called on to identify with the protagonist who drives forward a narrative of self-responsibilization—regardless of any commitment she or he may make then to either organized political action or to ethical deconstruction of a film’s narrative. It is principally through work...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
... becomes possible. In 1977, Jamaica witnessed the birth of one of the Caribbean’s first gay activist organizations, the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM), during the democratic socialist administration of the newly independent island’s then prime minister Michael Manley. By situating GFM in relation to Jamaica’s...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
...), and thus the burden to actively resist (educate, lead, and organize) not fall on scholars of color alone and that the inherent tensions in diversity work must at all times remain foregrounded. Universities as colonial relics are not fundamentally open to radical change. Within these settings students...