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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to hydrate their communities. Such demonization is paralleled by legal crackdowns and the deliberate destruction of improvised water infrastructure. The essay uses the Mumbai case study to reveal the costs of marginalizing the majority urban poor in global megacities: in public health, death rates...
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Public Culture (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 (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Ananya Roy The start of the new millennium has been marked by what may be understood as bottom billion capitalism, an ensemble of practices meant to assimilate the world’s billion or so extreme poor into global circulations of finance. Using the case of microfinance, this essay examines the techno...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael McQuarrie; Naresh Fernandes; Cassim Shepard This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a pragmatic issue of substandard original construction, undersupervised repairs, poor to nonexistent maintenance, and rapid shifts in policy attention is hidden to reinsert householders as the main culprits of substandard living conditions in many Aboriginal communities. A dirty literalism that sees...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... away with in their dealings with the “Third World.” What thought project does the zombie myth sustain and participate in? How does it link our feelings about blacks, migrants, refugees, and the poor into a long-historical narrative of distancing and (pathologized) ontological difference...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jennifer Karlin This article offers an analysis of how a prestigious academic medical center located in a poor urban neighborhood endeavored to meet its obligation to produce new biomedical knowledge while struggling with the financial constraints incurred by its geography. Located on the South...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
... obscured by the commodity form. As an attempt to transform complicitous consumption into ethical consumerism, an emergent discourse of postconsumerism privileges commodities that dare tell their stories. Postconsumerism offers the promise of helping the poor or saving the planet by buying things; it marks...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the gated community, exposing a fierce contest between elite and poor citizens over legitimate methods of tax collection and the social logics of indebtedness. The essay shows how discourses emblematic of the postdictatorship and post–financial crisis periods—human rights on the one hand and welfare...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 365–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Camila Pierobon Abstract This article reflects on the dangers related to the circulation and displacement of the urban poor in Brazil, which intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The author describes a moment when Black women with small children asked for permission from the leadership...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... agenda to the technical project of adaptation. An analysis of interventions aimed at building social infrastructure throughout the city’s hydrological systems reveals how the inclusion of the urban poor is enacted through practices of measurement. While urban politics in Latin America has long revolved...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 January 2002
... grassroots organization established in 1974 and is a CBO, or community-based organization, that also has its historical base in Mumbai. Finally, Mahila Milan is an organization of poor women, set up in 1986, with its base in Mumbai and a network throughout India, which is focused on women’s issues...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the Poor, and Serving Time: Staff Asks, ‘Why Us International Herald Tribune, 14 April 2000, 19. 6. Newspapers reported Wolfensohn arriving at weekend staff meetings, just before the protests hit Washington, D.C., “brandishing charts showing that big power projects, once 25 percent of the World...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 83–113.
Published: 01 January 1997
... explained verbally by people who are basing an action on it; by intellectualised, I mean the somewhat different case where there are texts, like books, journals, or other intellectual forms in which such concepts are defined, deployed, con- tested. The concepts that form the basis of acting of the poor...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 445–451.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the rural poor in about two hun- dred districts in India. In five years, schemes flowing from the act are expected to cover at least four hundred more districts. According to the act, one adult member of any household can apply for asset-generating manual labor — work that will help develop rural...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 January 2008
... imbalances in the distribution of wealth, income, and opportunity are still the rule.3 Too many poor blacks are still not in a position to create something meaningful with their lives. The moment when South Africa will be able to recognize...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Typically, these cities are large (10–15 million people) and are currently shift- ing from economies of manufacture and industry to economies of trade, tourism, and finance. They usually attract more poor people than they can handle...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of finance through microloans. Similarly, Adams examines disaster capitalism as a process whereby catastrophes, and their disproportionate impact on poor communities, are turned into market opportunities for profit. This, as Elyachar notes...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 147–164.
Published: 01 January 1994
... community” and the “income gap between the black poor and higher-income groups has ~idenedWilson also points to what he sees as the rise of an intense form of poverty concentrated in inner cities and linked to an array of social problems...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2017
... . McKibbin Ross . 1990 . The Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain, 1880–1950 . Oxford : Oxford University Press . McKone Jonna . 2010 . “ The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor a Priority .” The City Fix (blog), December 7 . thecityfix.com/blog/megacities...
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