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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Daniela K. Rosner Roughly once a month, small groups of volunteers gather at local museums, libraries, and other public venues to help visitors fix their broken stuff. Designated Repair Cafes, Fixit Clinics, or Fixers Collectives, the organizations bring together contemporary environmentalist...
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Published: 01 January 2014
Figure 2 A full house at the second Palo Alto Repair Café hosted by the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto, California, on February 24, 2013. Photograph by Peter Mui Figure 2. A full house at the second Palo Alto Repair Café hosted by the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto More
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
... to separate corrupt cadres from the party, repair the party’s image, and shore up the fragile foundation of its moral legitimacy. This essay offers a glimpse into the black box of how the party governs itself and exerts control over the affective lives of its cadres. I am grateful to Timothy Cheek...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of sociomaterial relations. This rupture cracks open a space for material diagnostics , wherein both familiar and unfamiliar political forms are able to take shape. Thus in material diagnostics are found both the potential for ontological difference and considerable repair work wherein the grounds for a future...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a pragmatic issue of substandard original construction, undersupervised repairs, poor to nonexistent maintenance, and rapid shifts in policy attention is hidden to reinsert householders as the main culprits of substandard living conditions in many Aboriginal communities. A dirty literalism that sees...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
... consumption and leakage, without so much as suggesting what these means might be. For instance, despite knowing of the leakages in New York’s water tunnels for decades, the city’s water department only recently invested in a concerted effort to repair them. A New York Times article detailed...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2004
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 351–357.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., at the peak of the heat waves, the national government seized the administration of an underused fund it had created the previous year, with the aim of allowing Edenor and Edesur to perform repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to the grid. 4 By the same token, the fragmentation and deregulation...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... heavy to move, frustratingly dark to work in, and required high electric current to operate. They were not in working order; they were filthy inside and out and missing various components. After two full days of labor directed toward diagnosing and repairing the machines, arguably little progress had...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., Berea, Joubert Park, Yeoville, and Bertams takes less than twenty minutes. Yet navigation of their interior requires familiarity with many different and, on the surface, conflicting temporal trajectories through which Johannesburg has changed, with its sudden switches across ruin, repair...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., by Christina Dunbar-Hester and Daniela K. Rosner, examining the kinds of ethical and political projects involved in repair work. These essays resonate with “Urban Design from Below,” in which Jennifer Mack illustrates how, in one Swedish town, a group of Syriac Christian immigrants gradually transformed...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
... more penetrating effect and a powerful appeal to the entire country. Indeed, in postwar Lebanon a number of important and ambitious sociopolitical projects sought to mend the wounds, repair the cracks, overhaul the loss, and reflect on the experiences of the devastating war. 4 The reconstruction...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 May 2006
... assistance to move the sick and elderly from New Orleans hospitals, like earlier inadequate investment in levee repair, reflects a widespread pattern: the reduction of public provision of public goods in favor of reliance on private markets or just plain tax cuts. Social institutions built over...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 359–366.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to file disability discrimination lawsuits, but research for a cure, for a repair of bodies seen as broken, for an end to disability. Lewis is strategi- cally playing the cards of the medical model and the charity model. Or think...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... people with crippling self-hatred.” It involves a poetics of repair, in tune with Fred Moten's ( 2017 : 169) lines, “Wrapped in the radiated weave of sackcloth as prayercloth . . . we're all right here, outside your jurisdiction, criminal in the work and out of phase, at prayer, in preparation, of repair...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... change in a post‐pandemic era. “Majority” districts have also been subject to more intense levels of extraction. The very cooperativeness of social relations, the skills of improvising the making and repairing of things, and the freewheeling give-and-take among different kinds of actors all become...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of “nation building” that are deployed largely outside the West, taking shape in the midst of a wider “politics of regret”1 that has gathered 1. Jeffrey Olick and Brenda Coughlin, “The Politics of Regret: Analytical Frames,” in Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices, ed. John...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 2007
... It is true that in order to repair the diplomatic damage caused by his Regens- burg address, while visiting Turkey in November 2006, the Pope seemed to have rallied to the country’s candidacy — but only to qualify it, “on the basis of com- mon...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 513–538.
Published: 01 September 2020
... temporality digital technology anthropology Kenya I n 2007, on a remote dirt road in northwestern Kenya, a small, shabby building was repaired. Located in a tiny, dusty settlement with minimal infrastructure, the repairs to this little store included a new, hand-painted sign. Above the door, foot...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as they knew the levees that were fed by these canals would not hold up against anything over a Category 2 storm surge.9 Still, calls for repairs and strengthening went unanswered. The Army Corps of Engineers had been undergoing its own...