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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., for their generous availability. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 ESSAY The Precarious Truth of Asylum Didier Fassin Civilized countries did offer the right...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 305–327.
Published: 01 May 2018
... institutions in uncertain infrastructure. I set out to study bookmobiles in Haiti because of its extremely precarious infrastructure. On learning about a bookmobile project based in Port au Prince, I saw an opportunity to investigate libraries, mobility, and precarity and to think about how institutions...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and explores possible reasons that explain its current success, as these categories are used for thinking about, managing, and inhabiting situations of extreme precariousness, but which are nonetheless very different from the original cases of forced disappearance. The second movement involves developing...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., both in Turkey and in exile. The authors argue that the current struggles of oppositional academics inside and outside Turkey offer insight into the nature of the global crisis in neoliberal academia based on precarious working conditions and commodification of education. Some of the answers...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 25–28.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Andrew Ross Working simply to pay off debt is an increasingly large component of the time quotient that characterizes our precarious economy. Since debts are the wages of the future, creditors are requiring debtors to tie up their time for decades to come. Just as the struggle over wages...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as hostile combatants. They were his moral unequals, the constitutive ellipses of satyagraha, without which nonviolence itself might lose its precarious ethical equilibrium. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Thanks to Ritu Birla and Faisal Devji for insightful readings of previous...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the precarious present. 2015 humanitarianism Lebanon mental health Palestinians refugee 2 Povinelli (2011 : 31) explores the question of endurance in the context of US and Australian late liberalism, but her suggestions about endurance as “an aspect of existence” are intended to be relevant...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
... relatives were “missing.” They were never found. For four years, Helen and her family lived a precarious existence as unregistered refugees in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, before relocating to a refugee camp near the Rwanda-Uganda border. There she and her family experienced persecution from other...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 375–384.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of many, which points to multiple displacements and experiences of violence, and to the ongoing precarious position of Black migrants and refugees in South Africa. In speaking of this experience, she articulated the importance of her shop, the market, and this area in Bellville to access the possibility...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 621–625.
Published: 01 September 1993
... memory is tom into tiny shreds, instants of recollection, minute half- shredded flags smoking in a blue vacancy. And everything in this arena of our displacement is to be elaborated, spelled out, precariously reconstructed. As for the imperial quarters that were left behind, they are torn down...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 65–85.
Published: 01 January 2021
...? In our current fraught—fiercely inequitable and environmentally precarious—world order, it is hard to miss a striking surge of new densities around what could be construed as either wholly disparate or related phenomena. Popular mobilizations and occupations of public space come up against right-wing...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... could be more precarious, more uncertain, than such a city, where systems of sustenance and livelihood hang by a thread and the simplest journey might send one plummeting into the void? But here’s the twist: “Suspended over the abyss, the life of Octavia’s inhabitants is less uncertain than in other...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 579–580.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 2014 Akhavan, Niki. 2013. Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution . New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Allison, Anne. 2013. Precarious Japan . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Amar, Paul, and Vijay Prashad, eds. 2013. Dispatches from the Arab...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a space to explore the subjective and affective dimensions of deepening poverty in a prolonged period of neoliberal instability. If, as Guy Standing (2011) has argued, the heightened precariousness of everyday life turns the structurally vulnerable into a “new dangerous class,” the chronic boredom...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., 2005). See also, for a fantastic synthesis of the transnational problematic of economic precariousness and “precarity” among youth across Europe, Angela Mitropoulos, “Pre- cari-us?” Mute, January 9, 2006, www.metamute.org/en/node/7057. It is also worth saying...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Richaud and Ash Amin moderate some of the brutal despondency we see in the experiences of Ribot, Faye, and Turner’s subjects. Richaud and Amin ask how the precarious endure, exploring the experiences of migrants to Chinese cities. Their portrait is far from romantic, but it helps us see how “stress...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
....” Such creative freedom is obviously precarious, even if still worth the risk of drudgery and burnout. This trade-off between freedom and work, I contend, demands closer critical scrutiny. Homesteaders’ desire to explore a range of alternatives to capitalism appears to converge with the postwork goal...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2013
...- icine. His essay about the precariousness of truth considers how the meaning of political asylum is established through international debates, national laws, and the processing of concrete cases, as well as how the status of truth claims is evalu...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 491–512.
Published: 01 September 2020
... coded both as a cultural refusal of scripts of ideal white motherhood and as intellectual, literary, and feminist interventions. Fulton’s and McSpadden’s respective texts occupy a well-worn political territory that authorizes black women’s political subjectivity only in relationship to precarious...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 303–305.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the condition and consequence of disclosure. That is, knowledge of and power over any given domain is both facilitated by and productive of various forms of enclosure. And, in this vein, ethnography has a relatively precarious position...