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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
... mortality quantification socioeconomics According to Public Health France, at the end of the first year of the pandemic in France, 5,921 nursing homes for the elderly (79.6 percent) had recorded at least one case of COVID-19. Some had to deal with an isolated case, others with veritable clusters...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the status of numbers, but its advocates insisted on the distinction between data analysis and quantification. Quantification implied “the precision of mathematical models,” explained Klaus Knorr and Sidney Verba ( 1961 : 3), highly prestigious but inappropriate to the always provisional status of knowledge...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of to the act of measurement or quantification itself, insofar as numerical represen- Superfluity tation is as much a fact as it is a form of fantasy.3 But the abolition of the very meaning of quantification, or the general conver- sion of number into fiction, is also a way of writing time, of forgetting...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the abstract form of the facts that constituted, for humans, the world. Frege’s introduction of the quantifier into logic had allowed for natural language to be reinterpreted so that the abstract forms that produced meaning within language, dissected with the tools of quantificational logic, could be displayed...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
... analysis makes possible—including classification, hierarchization, quantification, and reductionism. States have frequently used the sciences as powerful tools for defining and delimiting the polis, for expanding markets, and for deterring, threatening, and waging war. While the practices of science...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 355–365.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of occupational (and indirectly environmental) cancers. Their quantification is the subject of enduring controversy, both in France and internationally. Historically, workers exposed to high doses of toxic substances have been especially subject to observation by epidemiologists. William Hueper, a pioneer...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 223–236.
Published: 01 May 2010
...- ficking of women and children is happening and that something must be done. If epidemiology (and quantification more generally) is a “technology of distancing” (Porter 1995: ix), the trafficking testimonial moves more ambiguously between...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 85–103.
Published: 01 January 2012
... at who they are. I’m surprised at the relative range of people who are interested in my work. People in English departments still invite me to come and give lectures. And then other people who do studies in quantification and standardization ask...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 January 2002
...) that aggregates, which are also abstractions (the public, labor), constitute the agents of more foundational abstractions like the social. Since the mid–nineteenth century, these aggregates have most often been constructed so as to be amenable to representation in the languages of quantification...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 283–302.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of itself that has science envy, that wants to outscience the scientists, that wants to give more affirmation to those who do a certain kind of research — quantification becoming the poster child for this. Physics was the first envy...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Smelt Designated as Threatened Species .” Los Angeles Times , March 5 . Porter Theodore M. 2015 . “ The Flight of the Indicator .” In The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification , edited by Rottenberg Richard , 34 – 55 . Cambridge...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
... identify the threshold that distinguishes between the calculable and the incalculable, the quantifiable and the unquantifiable, the computable and the incomputable. Technologies of calculation, computation, and quantification present us with one world among many actual and possible worlds. As Pasquinelli...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of something we might call “metrological citizenship,” whereby political recognition and entitlement are predicated on (and enacted through) performances of enumeration, quantification, calculation, and measurement (cf. Appadurai 2012; Townsend 2015) . Barry (ibid.: 274) insists that metrology...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 453–476.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and broadcasting. In particular, I note the emergence of certain fan- tasies and anxieties about the replacement of the human guru with a machine, the quantification of music, the collapse of time, the reproducibility of the voice, and the possibility...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the political interests (and disagreements) between the World Bank’s consultants and city engineers. As Shaylih Muehlmann (2012 : 348) shows in a study of the Colorado River delta, measuring water flow is a difficult process anywhere because “water resists quantification through its constant motion...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... institutions—apparent through the sheer quantification of the world of goods, of 54. Compare with São Paulo in Teresa Caldeira, City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizen- ship in São Paulo (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000). 55. See in particular Phaswane Mpe, Welcome to Our Hillbrow...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 1999
... of a perceptual system entrenched in quantification and abstraction. Rabinbach con- cludes his study with the claim that the conception of the human as machine no longer holds sway in contemporary cul- ture. However, while that notion, which underpinned Marey’s understanding of motion, may indeed...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 239–273.
Published: 01 January 2002
... were produced for this purpose; such was the case of statistics and other methods of quantification, as deployed in censuses and var- ious other instruments like maps, agrarian surveys, and racial and tribal studies.22 Their objective was to canonize difference and to eliminate the plurality...