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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...
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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 More
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 293–313.
Published: 01 September 1997
...Ackbar Abbas Copyright © 1997 by © 1997 by the University of Chicago 1997 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Hong Kong: Other Histories, Other Politics...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 329–354.
Published: 01 September 1997
...Wu Hung Copyright © 1997 by © 1997 by the University of Chicago 1997 The Hong Kong Clock- Public TimeDTelling and Political Time/Space wir Hung W hen I first saw the Hong Kong Clock...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Chandra Mukerji This essay builds on theories of space and power, addressing the question of how spaces can exercise pedagogical power with political effects. It focuses empirically on the gardens of Versailles in seventeenth-century France, when the park was used to promote the view of France as...
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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...
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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 brought...
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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 May 2018) 30 (2): 199–220.
Published: 01 May 2018
...) notion of 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...
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Public Culture (1 September 2011) 23 (3 (65)): 511–516.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gabriella Coleman This article examines some of the attributes that mark geek and hacker politics as distinct from other domains of digitally based activism and offers an introductory framework to assess their political significance. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 ...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mayanthi L. Fernando The politics of recognition remains a common way to articulate and adjudicate minorities’ claims, yet, as a number of scholars have argued, calling on the state for redress serves to secure the state’s sovereignty. Drawing on Muslim French activism in France, the author...
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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 May 2019) 31 (2): 289–322.
Published: 01 May 2019
... members argued that “there can be no single paradigm for diversity” and “diversity must be intellectual diversity.” This moment revealed the ways in which diversity itself is subject to politicization/political manipulation as it breaks down into its component parts: “faculty diversity” versus...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ciraj Rassool This essay is a study of how fixities of race and tribe were made out of multiple colonialisms and apartheid in South Africa, notwithstanding social fluidity and hybridity. It also examines how modes of racial and ethnic governance were contested, especially through the politics of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 161–183.
Published: 01 January 2015
...,” rather than fears of Western domination. The notion of authenticity, in other words, was thoroughly political even in times of stability and, this essay demonstrates, has become acutely politicized in a revolutionary period during which autocrats face overt political and military challenges. Though...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Josef Sorett This essay tracks the evolving tensions between culture and politics in African American life to offer an account of how an idea of “church” shapes contemporary black literature and social activism. Although generally understood as a dramatic reimagining of the black past and as a...
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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
... political as sovereignty. — Susan Buck-Morss, Dreamworld and Catastrophe Across the former USSR, one of the strongest visual indexes of all that has been wrought over the past twenty years — since socialism came to an end, and fifteen internal Soviet republics began new incarnations as independent...