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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 127–148.
Published: 01 January 2003
...: Historicity, Sacrifice, and the Spectacle of Debacle in Mexico City Claudio Lomnitz Idioms of Sacrifice in Mexico The cultural history of sacrifice in secular societies did not begin to be written...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli This essay probes discourses of millennial governance in current late liberal governance and contemporary critical theory. It examines a set of dilemmas for progressive critics when they mobilize discourses of sacrifice and sacrificial love against the millennial imaginary...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... circumvented the dominant political languages of liberalism, historicism, and Marxism by focusing on sacrifice and the transformation of the self. This radical politics of truth, while impossible to institutionalize, nevertheless signaled the twentieth-century reevaluation of human experience. The Gandhian...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
... warfare. What kind of war demanded touching and sacrifice at one and the same time? Gandhi's elaboration of touchability revealed the radical paradox and limits of satyagraha , for these consecrated unequals were neither political antagonists nor imperial sovereigns who might simply be apprehended...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
... (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949), 151. 409 Public Culture Sacrifice Sacrum homo sacer I. sa˘cer, sa˘cra, sa˘crum [root sa- Gk. σh σw safe; whence Latin...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2021
... exercised on behalf of women and slaves as well as the poor and colonized, thus showing how children not only represent the remnants of this past but repeatedly bring it to the fore again. If adults are asked to sacrifice their own future for that of children, this both reinforces and in fact expands...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 May 1991
... are constitutive of opinion and not merely re- flective of it. And an opinion is based merely on feelings, feelings consti- tuted via the ideology of blood sacrifice promoted by the media. A distinc- tion could be made here between an interest and an opinion. An interest is constructed by meditation...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... Although lingering Christian tropes of sacrifice and justice haunt the scenes of disaster with some promise of suturing present injury, death, and grief to a well- ordered better world to come, the sacred fails to underwrite the troubles...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Bataille, Oeuvres complètes XII (Paris: Gallimard, 1988), especially “Hegel, la mort et le sacrifice,” 326–48, and “Hegel, l’homme et l’histoire,” 349–69. 14 death that lives a human life. Such, too, is the definition of absolute knowledge...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 344–350.
Published: 01 May 2000
....” Hylton White is a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Chicago, working on sacrifice, social value, and problems of domestic reproduction in Zululand, South Africa. Caitrin Lynch is a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of “The `Good...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 461–482.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... London: Routledge. Malefyt, T. D., and B. Moeran, B. 2003 . Introduction: Advertising cultures—advertising, ethnography, and anthropology. In Advertising cultures , edited by T. D. Malefyt and B. Moeran. Oxford: Berg. Marvin, C., and D. Ingle. 1999 . Blood sacrifice and the nation: Totem...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the rest, if only because they might value life in far greater measure than others did who were at least willing to sacrifice it in war. For in the very recklessness of this sacrifice the Mahatma saw the possibility of going beyond and even destroying...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 239–273.
Published: 01 January 2002
... as a sacramental practice. As such, poli- tics required the total surrender of the individual to a utopian future and to the hope of a collective resurrection that, in turn, required the destruction of every- thing that stood opposed to it. Embedded within this conception of politics as pain and sacrifice...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 1995
... by nationalism” (1991: 7). If we attend to the lessons of studies of battle, we learn it is rarely easy to motivate soldiers. It is not the abundance of martyrs but the 5. This awareness of the power of sacrifice and suffering explains Gandhi’s...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 631–654.
Published: 01 September 1995
... expressed a political ethos and set of personal values, based on self-sacrifice and acceptance of one’s social duties, values that should be the basis for the creation of a civil society in postcolonial India. Rajagopalachari felt that by learning the correct interpretation of the epic’s events...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 1991
... the anticipated sacrifice of Americans. The recent flag desecration debates suggest that American citizens have many “flags.” But the cult of the flag, elaborated and renewed in every ma- jor military contest since the Civil War, has offered itself once again as a spiritual resource for a wartime...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2003
... a Time We process. Furthermore, the practice is condemned and considered socially patho- Are All Enthusiasm” logical because it involves what anthropologists call self-sacrifice on the part of the perpetrators. The most obvious aspect of the PSB phenomenon is that it is a social fact...
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Public Culture (1996) 9 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 January 1996
...- class citizens because of unseen walls?” (1992:104).In this voicing of uncertainty, Ichiro expresses the unintelligibility of the American nationalist narrative that at once presumed disloyalty and demanded self-sacrifice. To the extent...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 219.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the ability to sacrifice his own father. He was held up as an ideal moral figure by Gandhi, who repudiated the European and, indeed, monotheistic privileging of adult males as free agents capable of exercising moral and political judgment. Instead he focused on the way in which children's lack of freedom...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., and Jack Schlegel and to Public Culture ’s anonymous reviewers. As always, thanks to my life partner and most careful editor, Gregor R. Harvey. 1 Compare this form of sacrifice to that of Tokyo Zoo’s favorite animals toward the end of World War II, as depicted in Miller 2013 ; this particular...
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