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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... victory from the perspective of a minoritized group seeking access to the university. Diversity is framed as part of a logic that excludes reparations. Ultimately, “the Law School, too, concedes that all ‘race-conscious programs must have reasonable durational limits’” (342). In other words, the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 109–135.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Laura Grindstaff; Susan Murray More than any other form of media, reality television has reignited interest in celebrity discourse because of the genre’s incorporation of ordinary people and the conflation of ordinariness with raw, real emotion. This article argues that reality TV is part of an...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
... these respatializations on New Orleans as a place. The images in the essay provide a textured look at the way political economies can be visualized not only geographically but also as part of the ordinary experience of everyday life in a city still and always posited as “recovering” from hurricanes and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... characterize global biological economies. As rhetorical and juridical devices, sovereign claims over viruses and genomes seek to establish new kinds of enclosures to control biological life. The recasting of sovereignty over biological parts, we argue, gains purchase by tethering biological materials to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
... conversation on resiliency, design, and politics. As part of that process, the researcher Daniel Aldana Cohen interviewed several members of the working group on the challenges and opportunities that cities increasingly face in a warming world, with a focus on revealing common points of interest, shared...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... course of his life has been shaped in no small part by his own decisions. This is precisely because circumstances have unmoored him from the sorts of firm and enduring institutions that shape human trajectories. Herein lies the paradox: a forced migrant’s life is often radically decisional. The argument...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anthony W. Fontes Extortion is the most common of crimes in Central America today and the most despised. As a growing criminal phenomenon, it exemplifies trends prevalent across post–Cold War Latin America as well as other parts of the world. In many societies, the “democratic wave” and the triumph...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 477–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Hans-Jörg Rheinberger The essay deals with the final part of a project on the cultural history of heredity stretching from the early modern period to the present. The focus is on epistemological questions such as the establishment of genetics as a discipline, the phenotype/ genotype divide, and the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... new kind of sociological problem, in part to take advantage of governmental funding earmarked for translational research. As its goals were redirected toward incentives aligned with governmental auditors, opportunities for obtaining research funding became available. For these transformations to be...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... injury as an unfortunate, yet necessary, part of modern life and work. 2016 Hanford Nuclear Reservation nuclear safety permissible exposure radiation risk Thursday evening, after dinner, workers bring their families. They find seats, or stand when there are no seats left, offering...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... political propaganda commissioned by the Estado Novo in the early 1940s ( Obra Getuliana ); and contemporary images of Rio de Janeiro favela dwellers taken by the inhabitants of the favelas themselves as part of the communitarian projects of “visual inclusion.” While examining these photographs, we find...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 349–376.
Published: 01 May 2011
... most important event in twentieth-century India. Gandhi made the freedom struggle a popular movement in part through his manipulation of symbols such as khadi, the spinning wheel, and his dress, yet though a prolific writer, he eschewed the new medium of film for promulgating his message. Gandhi...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., banal and hot nationalism form part of a complex that serves to normalize the global war on terror. Further, in the twenty-first century, racialized notions of national belonging coexist with the “clash of civilizations” logic, bringing together nationalism with globalism. Copyright 2018 by Duke...
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Public Culture (1 September 2011) 23 (3 (65)): 505–510.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ramesh Srinivasan; Adam Fish Digital networks are part of a larger media ecology that works to spread awareness, scrutiny, and activism. Such networks help coordinate and mobilize physical assembly and protest and are also tools wielded to empower repression and oppression. Copyright 2011 by Duke...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 275–288.
Published: 01 May 2019
... “merit.” The effects of this asymmetry are evident in the popular politics around reservations in which the claim to merit on the part of upper castes is taken largely at face value. Across this period, we also see the consistent stance of the southeastern state of Tamilnadu as a political outlier in its...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ashis Nandy This story can be read as a case study of a heartless killer sentenced to life imprisonment not for killing Muslims but for killing Gandhi because of his bias for the Muslims. Had Madanlal Pahwa not been part of the conspiracy, he would have gone scot-free. Yet that impunity was not...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., of which environmentalism is as much a part as the war on terror. If anything, the politics of fear can renew itself by shedding its association with the discredited war on terror and by attaching itself to the seemingly wholesome and pacific environmentalism standing in the wings. What...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 A stylized mapping of human migratory movement across the earth, produced as part of the European Research Council program Environmental Factors in the Chronology of Human Evolution and Dispersal. Figure 4. A stylized mapping of human migratory movement across the earth, produced as More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 3 “Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM) i-Map, 2014 Map of Mixed Migration Routes.” Map developed as part of the Dialogue on Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM) by i-Map. Accessible at www.imap-migration.org/ Figure 3. “Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM) i-Map, 2014 Map of Mixed More
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Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 1 The terraces used to reach the mountaintops. At present, they only cover the lower valleys. Above the terraces, residents have planted China firs. Most of the higher parts have been taken over by nature. Whereas Qinghe’s residents detest this view, urbanites — both Chinese and Western More