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Public Culture (1 September 2004) 16 (3): 507–519.
Published: 01 September 2004
... a forthcoming biography of Thabo Mbeki. From the Ruins: The Constitution Hill Project Mark Gevisser etween the University of the Witwatersrand and the inner-city neighborhood BB of Hillbrow (the densest...
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Public Culture (1 September 2004) 16 (3): 521–531.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Architect , June, 19. Reframing Township Space: The Kliptown Project Lindsay Bremner I n 1955, the African National Congress (ANC) held its historic Congress of the People to ratify its liberation manifesto, the...
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 2 Libraries Without Borders (LWB) first initiated the BiblioTaptap project in 2011, following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010. In 2015, LWB transitioned responsibility for the taptaps to local library organizations, and the taptaps continue to serve local More
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 2 A housing project built near the São Mateus neighborhood in São Paulo after years of community advocacy led by the Movement to Defend the Favelado. Photograph by the author Figure 2. A housing project built near the São Mateus neighborhood in São Paulo after years of community advocacy More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 6 View of an internal gallery area in the Pruitt-Igoe housing project, published by Newman (1972 : 58) to illustrate his point that because these corridors are not juxtaposed with apartment units and therefore do not constitute defensible space, they “are feared by residents and [remain More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Donkey-zebra, from Malkit Shoshan’s project “ZOO or the Letter Z, just after Zionism.” Shoshan (2012) imagines “a white donkey . . . being transformed by a beautiful Palestinian boy into a zebra. This in order to fulfill the desire of the Gazans for normality, which in this case means More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 6 “Human Migration 200-5 Ka” by Geoff Christou, a dymaxion projection of Homo sapiens migration Figure 6. “Human Migration 200-5 Ka” by Geoff Christou, a dymaxion projection of Homo sapiens migration More
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Michael Ralph If not quite in these words, some scholars and activists who have promoted a social movement based on the civil rights movement have implied that their project is undermined by “a whole lot of bitches jumpin' ship,” while few bother to question whether and to what extent that movement...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in humanitarian practice. Drawing from ethnographic research with a Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders mental health project in the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut, it argues that in conditions of chronic need, and in circumstances where it...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 403–430.
Published: 01 May 2009
... past decade, this article interrogates the modus operandi of the Andromeda Hill project and Palestinian resistance to it. Conceptualized as a neoliberal mode of ethnogentrification, this gated community attempts to achieve the impossible task of positioning itself both within and without local lived...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Noah Arjomand In this essay, the libraries of Kabul serve as a microcosm of the international “capacity-building” project in Afghanistan. Visions of modern and digital library systems have run into the realities of donors interested in quick “success stories” more than programs that work long-term...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
... appearances of leakage in Mumbai not only provide the grounds for the work of the state. Leakages also constantly disrupt governmental projects in ways that make the water department vulnerable both to the claims of marginalized subjects and to new reform projects in the city. Thus, when I describe the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of the 1960s classified as a buffer zone has slowly become a center of social and commercial life for Syriac Christians, a group that arrived en masse in the 1970s. Since then, this “blank” space has been gradually but significantly altered through Syriac architectural projects, including an Orthodox...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Dorien Zandbergen This empirical-critical study looks at the Air Quality Egg project, a Euro-American effort focused on the collaborative creation of a “smart” air quality sensor network. While widely celebrated as a “best practice” example of bottom-up smart city making, the involvement of a US...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 349–367.
Published: 01 March 2013
... planning and policy making. Based on the observation and analysis of projects, developments, and initiatives at a metropolitan level and “on the ground” in over twenty cities, this essay argues that the potential for social integration and democratic engagement of socially excluded urban residents is often...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
... formidable concerns. The essay examines two visualization projects, Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns and WWF’s The Timber Trade , focusing on their use of the aerial perspective and the line. These features speak at once to an uneasy globalism and to values of simplicity, instantaneity, and transparency...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to get 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 (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... it that materials become the grounds for politics? Focusing on the history of a road construction project in the Peruvian Amazon, the essay illustrates how politics becomes realized through engagements that entail the affective force of emergent materialities that break through or rupture a...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... hasn’t changed over the past forty years, the alterity of the past, and her current project on the history of feminism and urban space in 1970s and 1980s London. 2015 cosmopolitanism feminist historiography sexual labor public health Victorian Britain Sharon Marcus (SM): Where and when...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 291–315.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Gökçe Günel This article examines the discourses and practices of climate change adaptation in the Arabian Peninsula. It suggests that climate change adaptation projects in the region are often attempts at reframing water-related challenges that are already present, regardless of the effects of...