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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 (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 (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 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. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 gentrification Jamaica...
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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 and...
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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 of...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 201–212.
Published: 01 January 1993
... way of upreestablished harmony. l3 Accordingly, 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...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 233–266.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., 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 of different sources of normativity just as there are different types of normativity. The common...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 251–265.
Published: 01 May 1993
... within Enlightenment thought 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...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 267–280.
Published: 01 May 1993
... cultural bases 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...
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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 (1993) 5 (2): 245–247.
Published: 01 May 1993
...). As such, the essay falls within a wider orbit of questions about the universal place of rationality and the place of the particular; with the meta- of things as opposed to what’s not; and finally to nothing less than the alpha and omega of culture itself. The piece is thus an...
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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 (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 (2001) 13 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 January 2001
... 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 is irrational...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 547–575.
Published: 01 September 1994
... emergence of “rational-criticalspeech” and what one might call a Foucauld- ian reading of publicity as a mode of distrustful surveillance. Our reading of Bentham’s chapter supports a Foucauldian reading. Next, we examine Bentham’s views on...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 243–266.
Published: 01 May 2001
...-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 as a sphere of civic friend- ship. Accordingly, she presents...
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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 to...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 January 2005
...- ment project of freeing the rational mind from what Arjun Appadurai (1988) calls its incarceration by traditional culture. Rethinking multiculturalism can help us unmask how the liberal claim that everyone is equally entitled to his or her own...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 457–461.
Published: 01 September 1993
... the mediation of texts and by the rational- ist premise that all permutations of social formation are consciously and deliber- ately discursive, Their consistent reliance on textualities produces naive apprehen- sions of social realities, smacking of methodological individualism (now coded as...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 January 1989
... of the rights of a religious mi- nority in a secular state, Syed Shahabuddin, an opposition Muslim Member of Parliament, launched a campaign against the book. "Doubters and trans- gressors must create a space for themselves" by taking a distance from mere rational abstraction, and here is...