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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Joseph Blankholm This article bridges the gap between the study of religion-making secularism and the study of secular people by analyzing three recent lawsuits filed by secular activists in the United States. Each suit asks the courts to understand nonbelievers in a different way: one group...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 103–126.
Published: 01 January 2003
... better offer: The politics of Mabo ,edited by Murray Goot and Tim Rowse. Sydney: Pluto. Disappointing Indigenous People: Violence and the Refusal of Help Gillian Cowlishaw...
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Public Culture (1 September 2004) 16 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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 in...
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Public Culture (1 May 2006) 18 (2): 265–269.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo Duke University Press 2006 Anything but the People Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo For once, the Mexican public received some good news. Last September, the press and television media announced the signing...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 371–394.
Published: 01 May 1998
... Revolutionary Activities of Comrade Mao Tse-tung . Ed. James Hsiung. Trans. Anthony Sarti. White Plains, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe. Mao , Tse-tung . 1974 . Chairman Mao Talks to the People . Ed. Stuart Schram. Trans. John Chinnery and Tieyun. New York: Pantheon. Morgan , Edmund . 1988 . Inventing the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 551–576.
Published: 01 September 2009
... ways in which the “routines and rituals” of state articulate in practice with both a spatial and a nationalist politics of the people. This is not a politics of rebellion or resistance; rather, it advances a compliant civilizational nationalism with deep roots in China's revolutionary twentieth century...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is nearly impossible to have much evident effect on the conditions of people’s lives, humanitarianism often turns to endurance as a purpose: helping people better cope with circumstances they cannot change. At the limits of the humanitarian imaginary, endurance projects seek to enable people to find...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... form of figuring reality reduces ecological complexities, interactions, fluidity, and biodiversity into two general forms or ideas of “environment”: the idea of an untouched and pristine wilderness and the idea of an environmental struggle waged by indigenous peoples comprehended as victims. The...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Liz Koslov Retreat, or relocating people and unbuilding land in places vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise, remains on the fringes of conversations about climate change adaptation. Yet already people throughout the world are moving away from the water en masse. Many more want to move but lack...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 109–129.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Julia Elyachar How to move beyond the failures of development? In the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) approach, the state, development, and public goods disappear. Instead, nongovernmental organizations help businesspeople realize poor people’s capacity to create infrastructure and business models. I...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 141–173.
Published: 01 January 2009
... examine what Chinese maps of China can tell us about the Chinese people's hopes and fears, not only in the past or present, but for the future. This essay has two general aims: to demonstrate how China's current national maps have emerged through the creative tension of unbounded imperial domain and...
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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 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Kaiama L. Glover This essay looks pointedly at a broad phenomenon wherein ostensibly benign discourses—from the news media to the Hollywood film industry to humanitarian aid—grant permission for North Atlantic denial of human proximity to peoples of the so-called global South. Taking the figure of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 501–528.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Bruce Grant “Art belongs to the people,” Vladimir Lenin famously pronounced at the outset of the Soviet period. For generations, Soviet leaders and their constituents alike had a deft sense of art in the service of state power, including the placement of spectacular architectural monuments among...
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Public Culture (1 September 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 into a...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Europe, the epicenter of the crisis. Focusing exclusively on the formation of sovereignty through the analytical locus of crisis continues, however, to reproduce the trope of the “refugee” as a category of exception. This essay considers the experiences of people who were resettled as refugees in...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 221–226.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harel Shapira Calvin Mitchell is a gun-loving conservative black man who hates when people “play the race card.” And yet as he tries to participate in the gun world, he is constantly confronted with racism. How is Calvin to maintain his love for guns and conservative beliefs, all the while...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Redfield Expectations that people should live—even under extreme conditions of crisis, neglect, and poverty—now combine with doubts about the capacity of states to provide for their populations. One result has been a set of technologies built around minimalist forms of care. Created by a...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 239–247.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jane Burbank; Frederick Cooper Empires—large, expansionist polities that govern different people differently—have a long history, compared with which the nation-state appears as a short-term formation with an uncertain future. Examining the trajectories of empires—their creations, conflicts...