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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daniel Aldana Cohen Specters of rationing haunt metro São Paulo. Water supplies have plunged to historic, dangerous lows. The idea of rationing has become a flash-point. The state’s center-right governor has insisted that rationing be avoided at all costs and the state’s profit-driven water utility...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Andrew Lakoff This essay situates the current discussion of vaccination politics within a broader trajectory of reflection on risk, rationality, and reflexive modernization. It argues that contemporary vaccine resistance is indicative less of antiscientific or antigovernmental sentiments than...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in contemporary cities. Their combination implies the emergence of a new mode of urban security governance, a form of political and economic rationality that is speculative both in its underlying logic and in its everyday implementation. A first element of speculative policing is its emphasis on “preventive...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Stathis Gourgouris Against simple antisecularist claims that secularism is to be equated with Western rationalism or with Christianity, or with colonialism tout court, I argue that an essential task of secular criticism (according to Edward Said's initial conception) is to conduct a double...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
... evaluate the rationality of the economic participants whose activities compose this reflexive device. Reading the financial future places affect at the center of calculation. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 affecting the market...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 201–212.
Published: 01 January 1993
..., the order of things represents the infinitely rational will of an omniscient and omnipotent God who created it. We will soon see how this basic belief in a preorganized harmony of being influences Mendelsohn’s vision of the Enlightenment...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 213–238.
Published: 01 May 1993
...: Basic. Habermas , Jürgen . 1984 . Reason and the Rationalization of Society . Vol. 1 of The Theory of Communicative Action . Boston: Beacon. Habermas , Jürgen . 1987 . Lifeworld and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reasoning . Vol. 2 of The Theory of Communicative Action...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 233–266.
Published: 01 May 1997
... as obligated to bring about a certain state of things or as being bound - etymologically speaking, obligation derives from ligature -by an impera- tive commanding or restraining a certain course of action. In contemporary Western thought, there are different criteria for the rational determination...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 251–265.
Published: 01 May 1993
... to analyze them- in particular class, nation-state, and universal rationality - or whether a new historical epoch, charac- terized variously as postmodern or postindustrial or post-Fordist or the informa- tion society has begun calling for a new set...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 267–280.
Published: 01 May 1993
... for the development of an effective rational-critical discourse aimed at the resolution of political disputes. Accord- ingly, we should not follow the example of many recent analysts who have jumped on the bandwagon of enthusiasm for the two concepts, casually assuming that “civil society” and “public sphere...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 January 1999
..., defined in various ways: for example, as the growth of sci- entific consciousness, or the development of a secular outlook, or the rise of instrumental rationality, or an ever-clearer distinction between fact-finding and evaluation. Or else...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 243–266.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in the salons, the ways in which self-revelation and self-concealment disrupt the public sphere’s ideal of transparency. With this reading of Arendt, Benhabib counters Habermas’s vision of the salon as a rational public sphere with the notion of the salon...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
...- paredness” as a form of rationality for approaching questions of domestic security in the United States. Preparedness provides security experts with a way of grasp- ing uncertain future events and bringing them into a space of present intervention. An analysis of this form of rationality helps...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 165–178.
Published: 01 May 1993
..., newspapers, literary journals, and reading clubs. A dynamic of reading, narration, commentary, and criticism developed that fed on itself, even- tually creating what Habermas sees as the origins of a “rational-critical debate in the world of letters” whose...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 547–575.
Published: 01 September 1994
... that there are at least two ways to understand Bentham’s views on “publicity”: a Habermasian reading of publicity as the condition of possibility for the emergence of “rational-criticalspeech” and what one might call a Foucauld- ian reading of publicity...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 January 2001
....”15 For an Elster, this “imperfect rationality” is what “takes care both of reason and of passion”: “Man [sic] often is not rational, and rather exhibits weakness of will. Even when not rational, man knows that he...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 147–171.
Published: 01 January 2002
... that enable collective choices about the nature of society. In addition to questioning whether “thin identities” are adequate underpinnings for democracy, I will sug- gest that the public sphere be conceptualized not simply as a setting for rational...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 557–580.
Published: 01 September 2001
... York: Oxford University Press. Macintyre, Alisdair. 1999 . Dependent rational animals . Peru, Ill.: Carus. Manning, Anita. 2000 . Quietly overwhelmed. USA Today , 17 January, A1 . Nemzoff, Ruth, E. 1992 . Changing perceptions of mothers of children with developmental disabilities 1960...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 January 2005
... presupposes a liberal genealogy that opposes cultural vernaculars to universal principles. Unraveling this narrative of culture suggests that so-called cultural relativism was founded on an Enlighten- ment project of freeing the rational mind...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Available online at www.americangaming.org/industry/factsheets . Appadurai, Arjun, ed. 1986 . The social life of things: Commodities in cultural perspective . Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. Campbell, Richmond, and Lanning Snowden, eds. 1985 . Paradoxes of rationality and cooperation...