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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 135–152.
Published: 01 January 2023
... was the most influential literary theorist of her generation. This article examines whether Marxism, semiotic linguistics, and literary studies are compatible. However, the author will go back to the “linguistic turn” and revisit some older debates about the role of rhetoric. But a revitalized rhetoric...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 477–494.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: The Rhetoric of Speculation Michael Kaplan When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen. An advertisement for an investment firm Everything began with speculation. Speaking to members of the American E...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 January 2004
... . Lei de imprensa . Brasília-DF: Comissão de Ciência e Tecnologia, Comunicação e Informática. Cardoso de Oliveira, Luís R. 1999 . Rhetoric,resentment and the demands for recognition in Quebec. Anuário Antropológico 260 : 1 -14. Castro, Ruy. 1992 . O anjo pornográfico: A vida de...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 76–79.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Vinay Dharwadker Copyright © 1989 by the Project For Transnational Cultural Studies 1989 'Offensive Books' and the Rhetoric of Outrage Vinay Dharwadker My books are everywhere. I'm totally inoffensive. What...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for which I have gratefully received funding from the University of Georgia's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the University of Washington's Royalty Research Fund. On Target: Aura, Affect, and the Rhetoric of  “Design Democracy...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 511–537.
Published: 01 September 1996
... of the American Mind. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Blumenberg , Hans . 1987 . “An Anthropological Approach to the Contemporary Significance of Rhetoric.” In Kenneth Baynes, James Bohman, and Thomas McCarthy, eds., After Philosophy: End or Transformation? Cambridge: MIT Press, 429 -458. Bourdieu...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ken Seigneurie This essay examines the cultural politics of the Lebanese Independence Uprising of spring 2005. I argue that representations produced during the uprising reveal a rhetoric of resistance to the kind of military coercion and legitimating discourses that mark contemporary history...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
... enclaves and the people that inhabit them as anachronistic residues against deep genealogies of racial capitalism and of the rhetorical tropes that sustained them. Carceral-like containment and, more generally, spatial segregation are shown to run through and thus be foundational in the history...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) has attempted to stem the tide of un- and underinsured patients draining the hospital’s resources through a rhetoric of community and population health that could be rendered as a form both of research and of service. To do this, the UCMC...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 149–186.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Janaki Bakhle This essay analyzes and historically contextualizes the timing and the rhetorical style of V. D. Savarkar's infamous extended essay Essentials of Hindutva , originally written in English. The author argues that the text was written as a response to both the Khilafat movement (1920–24...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Shameem Black This essay evaluates the contribution that sentimentality might make to cosmopolitan practices in contemporary life. In particular, it considers how the legacy of feminized sentimental fiction informs twenty-first-century rhetoric on the Internet. The essay examines how the person...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
... for Americans’ collective flourishing, or collective strangulation. Carried on the polar jet stream from rural Oregon, to the streets of Minneapolis and Rochester, to the tobacco plantations of the American South, it is a rhetorical exercise in breathless grief, in having the wind knocked out, in going up...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that our attention is not only centered on the visual traces of the extinct past that resurfaces; rather, we also scan the vestiges of the future that these images distill. Their use of a visual rhetoric that defines scenarios, excludes or includes protagonists, and, most crucially, evokes pedagogies...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that characterize global biological economies. As rhetorical and juridical devices, sovereign claims over viruses and genomes seek to establish new kinds of enclosures to control biological life. The recasting of sovereignty over biological parts, we argue, gains purchase by tethering biological materials...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth This essay considers a wide range of materials—journalism, fiction, corporate white papers, advertisements, and infographics—to examine an emerging cultural image of green networks. The author puts pressure on the quasi-ecological rhetoric of the cloud by considering the material...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Stefan Helmreich This article offers a history of the wave metaphor in social theory, examining how waves became rhetorical forms through which to think about the shape of social change. The wave analytic—“waves of democratization,” “waves of immigration,” “waves of resistance”—wavers between high...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 539–565.
Published: 01 September 2020
... representations of time in occupied Kashmir, this article examines how each calendar mobilized narratives about the past, present, and future in Kashmir, narratives that were negotiated through competing gendered images of youth via rhetorics of ability and disability. The article takes up the tensions between...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... The rhetorical figure stands for the empir- ical image. Indeed, one could argue that this has become the defining feature of the public intellectual in France: an intellectual is someone whose legitimacy A considerably extended version of this essay appears in my...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 January 1991
... 111 sciousness but remains largely a product of the unconscious efforts of countless daily exchanges. 6. The structure of this world requires: a. the rhetoric of persuasion and pragmatic discourse by which we now talk this world.into becoming b...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 May 2001
... political structure. Instead, I want to read them through the discursive web of Soviet society within which they were conceived (or caught?) and whose traces they carried. By analyzing the rhetoric of public political dissent in the Soviet...