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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Townsend Middleton Assassinations are an unsettling feature of South Asian politics. Haunting the body politic in spectacular and spectral forms, these deaths have an uncanny way of transforming political life. This article turns attention to the afterlives of these killings in order to explore the...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 6 Ryan Conrad discussing the politics of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell at Carlos Motta’s We Who Feel Differently installation at the New Museum, New York (2012) Figure 6. Ryan Conrad discussing the politics of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell at Carlos Motta’s We Who Feel Differently installation at the More
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
... plays a role in shaping cross-border migrant politics and activism through what the essay explores as the “aesthetics of allá.” 2015 DJs immigration music US-Mexico border Art is irreducible to land, to the people, to the moment that produces it; nevertheless, it’s inseparable from them…. The work...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., both frames neglect the economic sphere. This article addresses this silence in the context of black politics. Specifically, we argue that a neoliberal racial order has emerged and that analyses of black politics must attend to the way racial divisions have become magnified in economic policies and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
... scarcity. It revitalizes, in a socioecological and crisis-sensitive form, Manuel Castells’s concept of collective consumption politics, with a focus on housing and land use. The question is how acute crises and longstanding socioecological struggles interact, from above and below. In São Paulo, this...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... screening policy arenas, we illustrate affective economies as a powerful catalyst for forms of political action that may inadvertently sustain public health inequities even as they seek to redress them. 2014 In the fall of 2002, just hours after the birth of their daughter Lucia, Elaine and Nathan Schubert...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
... transformational possibility, detached from the networks, roles, and institutions of daily life. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 air quality monitoring co-creation liminality open source smart city politics Cans of Coke, bottles of beer, coffee cups, and empty pizza boxes are scattered across the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shannon Cram This article explores the politics of permissible exposure for US nuclear workers. I argue that despite recent efforts to improve regulations for occupational radiation protection, the federal government has been unable to solve the fundamental paradox of nuclear safety: that some...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 May 2009
... provides the best strategy for liberation. Fewer still have solicited insight from populations that—instead of mere cowardice or sheer apathy—might possess a social critique that could provide the basis for a reinvigorated post–civil rights political project. In the spirit of developing the critical stance...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2012
... display marked the simultaneous emergence of a newly liberating politics of attention and a newly constraining mode of social control—both of which remain key features of our contemporary landscape. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 This essay grew out of my participation in two communities...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Surviving Pleasure at the Periphery: Chiang Mai and the Photographies of Political Trauma in Thailand, 1976–1992...
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Public Culture (1 January 2000) 12 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Culture of Amnesia (1995), “Monumental Seduction” ( New German Critique , fall 1996), and “The Voids of Berlin” ( Critical Inquiry , fall 1997). Present Pasts: Media, Politics, Amnesia Andreas Huyssen One of the most surprising cultural and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 May 2001
... surprising difference in political meaning is to be understood through the difference in the history of politicization in this debate. We could say that while the defining feature in the United States has been the emergence of gay conservatives who favor same-sex marriage...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 97–112.
Published: 01 January 2001
...), and other studies of modern literature and culture. PC 13.1-08 North 2/5/01 10:33 AM Page 97 Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy: The Politics of “Rotten English” Michael North...
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Public Culture (1 January 2002) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 January 2002
... international politics . Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. Pendse, Sandeep. 1995 . Toil, sweat and the city. In Bombay: Metaphor for modern India , edited by Sujata Patel and Alice Thorner. Bombay: Oxford University Press. Rosenau, James N. 1997 . Along the domestic-foreign frontier: Exploring...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hannah Knox This essay explores how contemporary political life is framed through engagements with material forms. Extending work that has demonstrated that politics is best understood not as a discursive or institutional sphere but as the effect of material engagements, the essay asks, just how is...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
... across the globe, especially in spaces that are seemingly inaccessible to rights advocates. In this essay, I explore human rights satellite imaging as an extension of a surveillance gaze that emerged and developed in the context of a politics of securitization. In so doing, I suggest that satellite...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Andrew Lakoff This essay situates the current discussion of vaccination politics within a broader trajectory of reflection on risk, rationality, and reflexive modernization. It argues that contemporary vaccine resistance is indicative less of antiscientific or antigovernmental sentiments than of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 501–528.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to their service and borrow from them names, battle cries, and costumes in order to present the new scene of world history in this time-honored disguise and this borrowed language. — Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Sovereignty is as imaginary as art; art is as political as...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nikhil Anand In this article I explore the political and technical controversies of measuring water leakages in Mumbai to demonstrate how the dense historical accretions of technology, material, and social life that form hydraulic infrastructures in Mumbai trouble the audit cultures of neoliberal...