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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Jenn M. Jackson The American imperial project exploits race, class, gender, and sexual differences in the name of the state. But in what ways has the transformative nature of American imperialism intervened in the public and private lives of Black women? This essay asks, What impact has the...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Craig Calhoun Duke University Press 2006 D O X A AT L A R G E The Privatization of Risk Craig Calhoun The Hurricane Katrina disaster shocked Americans, at least...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Vincanne Adams Processes of recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans were slowed by privatization of institutional public resources meant to help people return and rebuild. This article explores the specific relationships among private-sector corporations contracted by the government to help with...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 165–190.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Kenny Cupers This article examines theories of human territoriality and their historical role in the demise of public housing in Western Europe and North America between the 1960s and the 1980s. The neglect and privatization of the public housing stock and the withdrawal of the state in direct...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 331–359.
Published: 01 May 2015
... navigating roads at speed. I focus on call center drivers as an example through which to think about how such subjects figure in postliberalization Indian imaginaries—as border guards to middle-class private consumer pleasures and as call center workers with unvalorized labor. I use the cases of call center...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
... shrinking and control over its use has tightened considerably through zero-tolerance policing, growing surveillance, privatization, and gentrification. It argues that significant developments in digital media (e.g., the spread of mobile devices, photo sharing, blogging, and social networking sites) have...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
... troubling contradictions in the “postwork” landscape, such as a deeper investment in private and individualized labor, an unstable relationship to land ownership, and a neoliberal retrenchment into a family-based organization of labor. Neo-homesteading, it is argued, makes visible both the radical and the...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 9–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
...S. D. Chrostowska This short essay considers the increasingly nostalgic life of physical books. From immaculate leather-bound collections to “dummy” libraries, in private homes or department stores, since at least the mid-nineteenth century, old books have enjoyed past-directed affective...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 265–291.
Published: 01 May 2010
... private traumas into a collective or cultural trauma. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 This essay has benefited from presentations at the International Communication Association conference in Montreal; the Hebrew University; the University of California, Los Angeles; and Haifa...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vicki Mayer The film and media industries have turned New Orleans into “Hollywood South,” a transformation that regularly reorients residents’ relationships with their physical environment. In this essay, I describe the connections I see between the privatization of public space and the impacts of...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., competition for resources and skilled labor between state and nongovernmental organizations, and a cultural conception of information as a resource to be privately possessed and exploited rather than open to public access. Stories of both failure and success in the libraries offer hints as to what of the...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Colin Jerolmack; Nina Berman This photo-essay examines how the leasing of private and public land for shale gas extraction (“fracking”) in Pennsylvania has initiated a “tragedy of the commons” in historically communal locales, degrading common-pool resources and weakening long-standing norms of...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 7 Photograph of the Canada Estate, published by Colin Ward (1973 : 16) to argue for the need for private space Figure 7. Photograph of the Canada Estate, published by Colin Ward (1973: 16) to argue for the need for private space More
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 311–314.
Published: 01 March 2013
... privatization of government-­run services. The most important of these ideas, from the point of view of the decline of democracy, is privatization. By this I mean not just the sale or contracting out of public services to private actors, important as this phenomenon is. I mean the privatization of...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 575–576.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the field photo by David G. Nicholls Madonna blows a kiss to passing motorists from the back door of a car rapide. Dakar, West African metropolis and capital of Senegal, is a transit hub in the broadest sense. The streets are crowded, and not only with private...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 277–279.
Published: 01 January 2002
... as Muslims, mak- ing religious difference visible through veiling and other micropractices. “Sec- ond-wave” Islamism, a social movement that has turned cultural, in this way challenges a public imagined as secular and attempts to redesign the borders between public and private. The international...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Centres Patent Power & Gene Banks: Shows Gene Pirates and Prospectors: where biodiversity is being patented and Dots depict projects to collect locates major public, private, national, biodiversity and human tissues and international ex-situ collections...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 339–370.
Published: 01 September 2005
... newspapers in such diverse pub- lic spheres as Japan, India, Germany, France, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Zambia. Consider the profusion of corruption allegations animating the pages of the private press in Ghana during the summer of 2002. A June 20 report in the Ghanaian Chronicle...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 May 1994
... . 1993. “Moscow Privatization Yields Privacy and Problems,” The New York Times , 28 February 1993. Bourdieu , Pierre . 1984. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Trans. By Richard Nice. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Boym , Svetlana . 1994...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of extortion, they have in fact become a commonly mimed model and indeed a smokescreen obscuring vast networks of state agents, financial institutions, private businesses, and countless civilians feeding off the extortion economy. The expansion and diffusion of extortion beyond “traditional...