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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...
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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
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Shruti Kapila This article aims to reconstruct Gandhi as a political thinker. In so doing it argues that truth rather than nonviolence was the central category of Gandhian politics. Truth for Gandhi was a capacity that broke with the consensual and took the form of an insistent visibility. Gandhi...
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Public Culture (1 September 1998) 10 (3): 549–575.
Published: 01 September 1998
...Abidin Kusno Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Works Cited Anderson , Benedict . 1990. “Cartoons and Monuments: The Evolution of Political Communication under the New Order.” In Language and Power. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Anderson , Benedict . 1991...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and 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...
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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 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 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 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2005) 17 (2): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
... American polity. In “The Double Politics of Double Consciousness: National- ism and Globalism in The Souls of Black Folk,” Vilashini Cooppan productively expands this frame of reference by investigating Du Bois’s attempt to think and politicize race, nation, and globe in relation to one another...
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Public Culture (1 May 2005) 17 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Studies , and several published and forthcoming edited volumes. She is completing a book manuscript entitled “Inner Territories: Fictions and Fantasms of the Nation in Postcolonial Writing.” The Double Politics of Double Consciousness: Nationalism...
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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 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... As such, 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...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 551–560.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Cindi Katz This commentary on Afflicted Powers focuses on RETORT's theorization of the spectacle. Through a discussion of mimetic versus metonymic politics and an examination of childhood as a site of spectacle, the domestic security state and the social reproduction of weak citizenship are...
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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 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 May 2018) 30 (2): 199–220.
Published: 01 May 2018
... biopower, which deals with the population as a political problem. Biopower uses statistical devices and scientific methods as well as mechanisms of surveillance to measure and intervene in a set of processes designed to maximize and extract forces from individuals and at times to repress and subjugate...
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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 January 2008) 20 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Achille Mbembe Duke University Press 2008 doxa at large Passages to Freedom: The Politics of Racial Reconciliation in South Africa Achille Mbembe Thirteen years after the formal...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Alex Gourevitch It is safe to say that the politics of fear, that doomed project of national rejuvenation through fear and emergency, is in the past. But past in what sense? The answer depends on the response to another question: what are the alternatives offered by the Left that could provide an...