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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Alana Lentin The call for a parsing of the French context that accompanied the aftermath of the attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo mobilized what Barnor Hesse calls a “white analytics.” Such a partial vision of France as “exceptional” in matters of race denies the significance...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., then, is the relationship between these two violence workers, the soldier and the police officer? Should we characterize violence work, from Ferguson to Fallujah, as “policing”? And if so, how? What productive analytics, politics, and solidarities can such a framing underwrite? Equally important, what significant...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... significance. It demonstrates that extrajudicial forms of retribution exceed judicial forms and that more often than not the police are the punishment. 2 The research was carried out from May 2005 to February 2006 and from February 2007 to June 2007 in a district of the Paris region with levels...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and reasoning in the language of the educator, the statesman, the colonizer, the slaver, the exterminator. In the end, though, an epistemological rupture would entail more than differential languages; it requires that significance no longer be located in historical inscription. Copyright 2011 by Duke...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
... software company that turned the data platform into a full-blown for-profit service suggests a very different reading. Yet why did the project’s serving both corporate and anticorporate agendas not cause significant conflict among participants themselves? Which practices, forms of imagination, discourses...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 551–576.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Judith Farquhar Many mundane practices of city life in public in Beijing converge on public parks. Focusing on the uses, significance, and powers of the annual park pass, an inexpensive identity card that gives residents free access to the city's well-known and historic parks, I demonstrate some...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 511–516.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gabriella Coleman This article examines some of the attributes that mark geek and hacker politics as distinct from other domains of digitally based activism and offers an introductory framework to assess their political significance. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 ...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 265–291.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as deeply traumatized, unable or unwilling to speak about their experiences. Taking to the airwaves facilitated a shift in the conditions by which survivors' testimonies could find public articulation. As such, the Eichmann trial provides a compelling case of the significance of media in transforming...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... against the backdrop of a social movement for media democracy and a wider social justice agenda. A significant undertaking in their practice was pedagogy, predicated on a notion of expertise as widely accessible, through which they sought to widen technical and political participation. Yet, while...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
... is shrinking and control over its use has tightened considerably through zero-tolerance policing, growing surveillance, privatization, and gentrification. It argues that significant developments in digital media (e.g., the spread of mobile devices, photo sharing, blogging, and social networking sites) have...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 May 2018
... is not anomalous, but reflects a growing trend—from Pope Francis to Pussy Riot—that invokes niceness and other modes of positive sociality at a time of unprecedented cruelty. The current embrace of niceness raises broader questions about the significance of sociality in a neoliberal age that has been described...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 82–101.
Published: 01 May 1990
...John Hinkson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Postmodernism and Structural Change John Hinkson POSTMODERNISM AND STRUCI'URAL CHANGE? To take up the question of postmodem structural change requires that some significant...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of childhood their significance? I argue that this and comparable methodologies authorize a move past (without necessarily dismissing or engaging with) the developmental-psychological and human-rights-jurisdiction premise that childhood is a time in life distinct from and subject to different rules than what...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 351–374.
Published: 01 May 2000
... throughout planet Earth as well as into cyberspace in order to explore the significance of its expansion for the organization and representation of cultural differences. Inspired by the speculative spirit of millennial thinking, I wish to suggest that the current phase of neoliberal globalization...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 201–210.
Published: 01 January 1997
... mask), the emphasis is on religious groups that have a living presence in Glasgow itself, or at least some historical connection with Scotland (locally, there are significant Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh communities...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 89–108.
Published: 01 January 1992
..., but different, truth claims. Texts seem to float as transparent representations or sources of truth, not as elements in a wider discourse of power involving other partici- pants. Abstracted from their social circulation, their significance seems to lie lacked inside themselves, ready to be unlocked...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 January 1994
... there. There is a significant moment in the old school re-mix of R. Kelly’s number one hit, “Bump and Grind,” currently sitting on top of the black music charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The singer recycles the famous hookline from the Five Stairsteps’ 1969 hit “Ooh Child.” Sticking closely to their melody...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... The smelt’s significance had less to do with its intrinsic qualities than with what its disappearance might portend. For advocates of smelt protection, the continued existence of the fish was important beyond the value of preserving a unique species: the fish was an “indicator” of the health of the delta...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 113–122.
Published: 01 January 1992
... argue that Achille Mbembe’s “The Banality of Power and the Aesthetics of Vulgarity in the Postcolony” offers an inno- vative response to the question of the nature of the production and reproduc- tion of power in the contemporary world.’ Its immediate significance for the African postcolony...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 January 1989
... with the mother country - especially since the very fact of making the voy- age in the first place often rendered them unacceptable to their kinsmen at home. Equally there are no really significant economic links between India and her diaspora (though these links appear to be developing now). Diasporic...