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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Craig Calhoun Duke University Press 2006 D O X A AT L A R G E The Privatization of Risk Craig Calhoun The Hurricane Katrina disaster shocked Americans, at least...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
...-social formations of bottom billion capitalism. It argues that the work of converting poverty into capital is arduous and fragile and requires technologies of gender. While the analysis of neoliberal penality emphasizes the quarantine, and even banishment, of “at risk” subjects, this essay draws...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of risk and practices of insurance and private justice. It is salient that securities lawyers today seem to echo late-nineteenth-century laissez-faire advocates who sought to define property as not physical objects but bundles of rights based on market value. The similarity, however, extends only...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... transnational public awareness of the plight of Central American migrants, this essay argues that AMIREDIS's testimonies and embodiments conjoin the savage risk confronting migrants with histories of imperialist expropriation and transnational financial processes in which migrants find themselves increasingly...
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Published: 01 January 2019
Figure 2 Colombia’s 2008 “The Only Risk Is Wanting to Stay” campaign, featuring a woman dressed as someone from Palenque. Proexport Colombia More
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
... The Risks of Preparedness: Mutant Bird Flu Andrew Lakoff What kind of problem does an experimental virus pose for the public? The answer depends in part on which public one has in mind. During the controversy that began in late 2011 over...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... agential ambivalence, where feelings of control apply to tactics for managing surveillance and to reckless risk-taking are key. Agential ambivalence is required to “stay alive” in Cairo. The activists the author knows still take extreme risks and sometimes even make seemingly careless decisions...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 195–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., but that it stakes a claim for the ethical virtue of exposure and vulnerability. That these viral commonwealths apprehend not exactly Covid itself, but the risk of infection, as a figure for the historicity of Blackness under the necropolitics of medical apartheid and social death. In order to stage...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... level of exposure is unavoidable when working with nuclear materials and that any level of exposure comes with an associated biological risk. In short, injury is an operational necessity of nuclear industry. Thus nuclear safety can never mean total protection for workers—it can only ever be the level...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Rivke Jaffe; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir This article develops a theorization of “speculative policing”: an experimental, future-oriented form of policing that connects crime prevention to real-estate speculation and other forms of negotiating urban risk and uncertainty. Speculative policing works...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in coastal Fukushima, the article shows how social science is a critical stakeholder in addressing the surreal to mediate between science and the lay public, the state and citizen, and risk and life to prevent the individuation of risk perceptions that follow with the emergence of invisible hazards...
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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 (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of financial and other value from life itself. Visiting the US-Mexico and Euro-African borders in turn, it considers biotechnologies for surveillance and detection; detention and “warehousing”; and risk strategies for deterring migration, in each case delving into the political economy of human vitality...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to animation and infographics—are shaping contemporary perceptions of both ecological risks and environmental movements. With contributions from Allison Carruth, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Ursula K. Heise, Heather Houser, Robert P. Marzec, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Rob Nixon, the issue investigates new horizons...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
... coronavirus risks and individual freedoms in public settings, the authors identify six justifications for not wearing a mask. These justifications point to emerging cultural discourses and practices organized around phones that not only point to new ways for us to observe social life but participate...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...—approach to translation, emphasizing the intellectual gains (and risks) to be had from thinking of translation as an act of cultural interpretation rather than verbal substitution. 2016 Arabic literature Middle East translation Whether or not they really exist, untranslatables are good things...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 133–162.
Published: 01 January 2020
... capacity, collective asthmatic risk, and distributed body parts. Life in law is now monitored through air quality indexes and climatological reports as much as X-rays or electrocardiograms, making it something not just shaped by the environment but itself an environmental condition. Following judicial...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 355–365.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and occupational health issues and the scientific expertise in the field of the regulation of chemicals. Downstream of these regulatory processes, the use of science‐based regulatory instruments implicitly steers regulatory policies in a direction that results in tolerance of certain risks (rendering them...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
... commitments to climate governance. Initially conceived by political leaders advising on disaster risk reduction at a 2013 UN General Assembly meeting, the IDF recognizes financial institutions, practices, and devices as integral to addressing climate change. Through its activities and investments in an open...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... was given the broad mandate of climate change adaptation. Along with a new title, the District Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (Instituto Distrital de Gestión de Riesgos y Cambio Climático, or IDIGER) was promoted within the city’s governance structure and given a budget commensurate...
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