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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 261–271.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of “the urban” and “the rural” when instead of being known for their use of electricity and “smokelessness” cities come to be defined by charcoal and smokiness? How did it happen that the cities of a country that produces a huge surplus of hydroelectricity still rely so extensively on firewood in the twenty...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Miriam Driessen As urban regions change in contemporary China, rural regions change no less dramatically. This essay sheds light on the discursive context in which rural transformations occur, by introducing the concept of “rural voids.” Rural voids are spaces that are not only plagued...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 1990
... . London: Hutchinson. Kelly , William 1986 “Rationalization and Nostalgia: Cultural Dynamics of New Middle Class Japan,” American Ethnologist 13 ( 4 ): 603 -618. Kelly , William . 1987 “Rethinking Rural Festivals in Contemporary Japan,” Japan Foundation Newsletter 15 ( 2 ): 12 -15...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Prosperous Façade: Imagining the State in Rural Niger Adeline Masquelier Pour sortir [l’état] de sa faiblesse congénitale, il ne suffit pas de prétendre le...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 233–248.
Published: 01 March 2013
... is supposedly acted upon or being transformed. A focus on ruralization brings into view not only urban agriculture and urban wildlife but also boring towns and farmers in suburbs. This approach allows us to study new developments that only become visible once we abandon the narrow focus on urbanization...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Illustrations in Robert Ardrey’s The Territorial Imperative (1966: 2, 117), contrasting the gloominess of urban density (top) with the virtuousness of rural land ownership (bottom) Figure 4. Illustrations in Robert Ardrey’s The Territorial Imperative (1966: 2, 117), contrasting More
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 453–462.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Greg Stimac Artist Greg Stimac shares fragments out of his formative years in rural/suburban northeastern Ohio, illustrating the impact of local and national histories on his work and life. 2013 Every garage sale is a history lesson, and on most summer errands our family car shuttled between...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557–578.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Finn Arne Jørgensen The rise of cabin porn— images of beautiful cabins in nature—as a visual genre reflects a growing international interest in cabins, shedworking, and rustic, exurban living off the grid, most of it romanticizing rural and low-tech lifestyles. On the surface, the digitally...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lisa Richaud; Ash Amin While previous studies have documented the trials of rural-to-urban migration in postreform China, little is known of the consequences of urban demolition and attendant uncertainty on migrant mental health. Exploring the affective and subjective dimensions of life lived...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 497–520.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Fatima Mojaddedi; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir This essay is an ethnographic analysis of the violent world of translation in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the provinces referred to in the general idiom of “the countryside” by Afghan translators who encounter rural subjects as part of an international...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 465–485.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Philipp Scholz Rittermann; Carol McCusker In 2009 and 2010, photographer Philipp Scholz Rittermann followed China’s thousand-mile-long Grand Canal. His images reveal the layers of contemporary China’s socioeconomic strata and the collision of antiquity with modernity in urban, industrial, and rural...
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Public Culture 9262821.
Published: 12 October 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 (2002) 14 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2002
... . China's controls on rural workers stir some rarely seen heated opposition. New York Times , 10 March, A10 . Hann, Chris. 1994 . After communism: Reflections on East European anthropology and the “transition.” Social Anthropology 2 : 229 -49. Harvey, David. 2000 . Spaces of hope . Berkeley...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 79–96.
Published: 01 January 2004
... the victims and their bodies. These technologies of terror seek to Semantics of Political expel rural inhabitants from their homes in order to consolidate territorial control. Terror in Colombia Although massacres are a recurrent cultural practice, the specific alterities they are constructed around have...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2017
... activist reported on his work in a village in Bangladesh in 1974–75: he had used participatory surveys to create a report on exploitation of the rural poor that emphasized the many avenues through which the poor were kept in place, including “tenancy, labour, moneylending, the market, lineage status...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 May 2002
... posed no threat to the desire for mobility of young rural women striving to leave their vil- lage; nor were they heeded as a lesson. And three years later, I was again in the field. 2. The dollar exchange rate through the 1990s was about 8.2 yuan to U.S.$1...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 May 2004
... in Chinese popular cultural studies. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 2 , no. 1: 35 -52. Yan Hairong. 2003a . Spectralization of the rural:Reinterpreting the labor mobility of rural young women in post-Mao China. American Ethnologist 30 : 576 -94. ———. 2003b . Neoliberal governmentality...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 445–451.
Published: 01 September 2006
... is governed. In August 2005, the coalition government led by the Congress Party passed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which guarantees employ- ment to every household for a minimum of one hundred days a year and thereby tries to ensure basic subsistence to the poorest...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 507–529.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Quarterly in Social Studies) 48 : 95 -134. ____. 2003 . Spectralization of the rural: Reinterpreting the labor mobility of rural young women in post-Mao China. American Ethnologist 30 : 578 -96. Zhang, Zhen. 2000 . Mediating time: The “rice bowl of youth” in fin de siècle urban China. Public...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 503–523.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., 1986), 3-63. 7. The research was undertaken between mid-June and mid-August 1992. It included interviews of secondhand clothes traders in several markets in Lusaka and in rural Chiawa, interviews of tailors, long-distance lorry drivers...