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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 May 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 briefly, into recognizing profound social inequalities. The...
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Public Culture (1 May 1999) 11 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 1999
... the United States has meant a tandem shift in the markets of the world. To describe this watershed in its most schematic and legal-jargon-laden form, a discourse of property rights and a practice of negotiability has in the late twentieth century shifted to a discourse of risk and practices...
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 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 (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., it is better understood in terms of the fracture of a fragile alliance among virologists, public health experts, and biosecurity officials around the problem of pandemic preparedness. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 forum The Risks of Preparedness...
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Public Culture (1 September 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 of...
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Public Culture (1 September 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 to have in...
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Public Culture (1 September 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 (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 of...
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Public Culture (1 September 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
... 2019 academics at risk diversity exile neoliberalism plurality On April 24, 2018, in Berlin, the international organization Scholars at Risk (SAR) conferred their Courage to Think Award not to a lone scholar but to 1,128 scholars jointly. The recipient was Academics for Peace/Barış İçin...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... window onto broader predicaments of choice making under conditions of heightened economic volatility. 2016 big data digital media online gambling risk and uncertainty technologies of the self A man sits before a large desktop monitor station, the double screen divided into twenty-four rectangles of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 225–226.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Claudio Lomnitz Duke University Press 2007 Editor’s Letter Claudio Lomnitz Even the most casual news consumers are recurrently con- fronted with a perplexing mathematics and metaphysics of risk. In the United States, for instance, the Republican defeat...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... brutal case of extortion rackets in Guatemala City to reveal a blurred boundary between the “law-abiding” world and the underworld. Navigating the geography of the capital means managing the deep uncertainty of who is in charge; the stakes may well be survival. This theme of uncertainty and risk carries...
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Public Culture (1 September 2011) 23 (3 (65)): 517–539.
Published: 01 September 2011
... interests: Political arguments for capitalism . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press . Ho Karen . 2009 . Liquidated: An ethnography of Wall Street . Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press . Janeway William H. 2006 . Risk versus uncertainty: Frank Knight’s “brute” facts of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 with...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... within this lineage. I am, however, conscious of the racialist overtones of the term, and of the risks 201 Public Culture The community these young people inhabit is a mining town famous for the deepest...
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Public Culture (1 January 2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... self-reflexive temporal agency that, in concert with mutually created/creating sociocultural phenomena, motivates the circulation of social forms characteristic of the mod- ern. Capital appears in two objectified forms—historically as abstract labor time and surplus value, nowadays as risk and finance...
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Public Culture (1 September 2007) 19 (3): 499–520.
Published: 01 September 2007
...? Should the lives of aid workers be risked to save other lives among local populations? The discussion that arose around the presence of these members in Iraq was by all accounts the most intense debate the association has seen in the past...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... variety of institutions, including mutual associations, private insurance firms, and state-based social welfare agencies. It is a means of distributing risk. Here the term risk does not refer to a danger or peril, Ewald specifies, but rather to a “specific mode of treatment of certain events capable...