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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 January 2018
... demographic decline but also discursively constructed as dysfunctional, nonviable, or “void,” by both the government and their remaining residents. Viewed as impediments on the path of modernization, rural voids are bereft of life as well as meaning. However, while rural voids and their residents are targets...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 551–576.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Judith Farquhar Many mundane practices of city life in public in Beijing converge on public parks. Focusing on the uses, significance, and powers of the annual park pass, an inexpensive identity card that gives residents free access to the city's well-known and historic parks, I demonstrate some...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... private-sector market solutions to entrenched inequality and need in the United States, this article offers insights on another way that poverty is created and sustained. Nearly six years after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, many residents are still trying to recover, while others have...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vicki Mayer The film and media industries have turned New Orleans into “Hollywood South,” a transformation that regularly reorients residents’ relationships with their physical environment. In this essay, I describe the connections I see between the privatization of public space and the impacts of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the resources to do so. Residents working to organize their own retreat are engaged in a struggle for recognition and support from, paradoxically, the very governments and institutions responsible for planning, implementing, and managing retreat once it becomes necessary. In this article, I contrast...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 249–260.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Harel Shapira This essay explores the ways residents in southern Arizona are experiencing and responding to the militarization of the United States – Mexico border. By focusing on the local level, the essay examines an emergent border politics that focuses neither on immigrants nor the economy but...
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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...
Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 1 The terraces used to reach the mountaintops. At present, they only cover the lower valleys. Above the terraces, residents have planted China firs. Most of the higher parts have been taken over by nature. Whereas Qinghe’s residents detest this view, urbanites — both Chinese and Western More
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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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 159–160.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Elena Climent © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Elena Climent is a Mexican artist who currently resides in Chicago. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibits in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The work included here is part of her recent New York exhibition at Mary...
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Public Culture (1 May 1999) 11 (2): 404–405.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Public Culture Clifton, on the coast of the Arabian Sea, is a falyored recreational spot for Karachi residents. Eilery Mteekend, thousands of families flee strife-ridden and...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 317 Public Culture spaces they occupy. Slum society, it is assumed, does not incubate a civil society beyond the development NGOs that regularly take up residence in them. Even if “global slums” incubate new political subjectivities, the assumption is...
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Public Culture (1 September 2004) 16 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 September 2004
... so that expanded spaces of economic and cultural operation become available to residents of limited means. This essay is framed around the notion of people as infrastructure, which emphasizes economic collaboration among residents seemingly marginalized from and immiserated by urban life...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... conducted in the two case studies; four months were spent at each of the two sites. Key methods involved observation, interviews, and focus groups. Observation involved spending time in the streets of the case studies, talking with groups and residents, and observing water and sanitation practices (e.g...
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Public Culture (1 May 2004) 16 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 May 2004
... thousands of migrant workers accommodated in massive, historically single-sex hostel complexes. Although they have been effectively city residents for years, even decades, the specificity of migrant work- ers qua migrant workers in South Africa...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... coordinated design work. As a place under siege, without any regulated open borders, tunnels have become the only way to deliver weapons, goods, and medicine from the outside. The population’s poverty and the lack of construction materials such as cement and metal have led residents to build their...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 1993
... urban resident operates in a landscape of billboards, commercials, and other visual and aural messages, in which "capitalist realism" (in Michael Schudson's admirable phrase) and "socialist realism" are always playing hide-and-seek with one another. For many Indian consumers...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 209.
Published: 01 January 2003
...-Hughes Tony (not his real name) was among the first residents of Bagong Lupa, a huge shantytown built over a polluted harbor, to sell his kidney to a foreign transplant patient at St. Luke’s Episco- pal Hospital in downtown Manila. Afterward, his surgeon enlisted him as a kidney hunter to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... imposed on free movement; entry is monitored and regulated by guards and closed-circuit television cameras; and strict rules structure everyday life. Such is the case of hundreds of willing residents of Askari III, a heavily securitized, walled, and gated housing complex for ex-military personnel and...
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Public Culture (1 September 1995) 7 (3): 499–527.
Published: 01 September 1995
...: Toward an Emancipatory Politics for Resident Koreans and Other Japanese.” Positions , 1 , no. 3 : 640 -670. Fischer , Michael M. J. 1986 . “Ethnicity and the Post-Modern Arts of Memory.” In James Clifford and George E. Marcus, eds. Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography...