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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Michael Ralph If not quite in these words, some scholars and activists who have promoted a social movement based on the civil rights movement have implied that their project is undermined by “a whole lot of bitches jumpin' ship,” while few bother to question whether and to what extent that movement...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Farhan Samanani; Susannah Crockford; Daniel M. Knight; Craig Stensrud; Girish Daswani; Marc Tuters; Io Chaviara Abstract Contemporary politics seems to be saturated with irony. In the context of social movements, this creates a perplexing mix of sincerity and insincerity, in which ambivalence...
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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 (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to distinguish community-organized relocation from forced relocation and climate-induced displacement. Understanding community-organized relocation efforts as forms of retreat unifies this emerging practice with other social movements and political projects that seek more sustainable ways of settling on earth...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 517–537.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Kabir Tambar In much of the Muslim world, secularization has proceeded through the modernizing mechanisms of the region's various states. By contrast, social movements committed to the (re)introduction of religion into public and political life have frequently functioned through appeals...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 453–472.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., cooperatives, and social movements, EB PREC orchestrates local, collective governance to harness the staying power of ownership and resist its commodification. EB PREC's complex institutional structure is mirrored in the manifold enclosures of the Orbit Room property, which expands, contracts, and subdivides...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Jason W. Buel This essay examines Occupy Wall Street’s attempts to archive the movement from within. It examines the social, physical, and conceptual limits of the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group’s attempts to create a purely horizontalist, rhizomatic archive that would structurally...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
... significant groups of individuals from the realm of citizenship ( Sassen 2015) , or that is mass-producing residual human beings ( Bauman 2004) . All of these studies, and many others, show both the relevance of movements that affect certain areas of social life as well as the difficulty of analyzing those...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of social structuration or (2) signs of the animating effects of world-transforming collective social agencies. The “wave” thus generates questions—and uncertainties—about the relation of structure to agency . Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 social theory social movements wave...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 195–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
... analogue is to risk configuring gay men and their predominately white queer theoretical interpreters as educators for a predominately Black social movement that then retroactively appears, under the pressure of juxtaposition, to require conceptual if not molecular disciplining. It hazards...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
... social networking sites—as to individuals themselves. This article discusses the role of circulation in understanding the Egyptian popular uprising. It focuses on the literary work of a young generation of Egyptians whose writings from the past several years—and comments on the January 25 movement...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 551–572.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Steve Spence Throughout the 1960s, global flows of both people and media images helped transform the imaginative possibilities open to the US civil rights movement’s leaders, its thousands of foot soldiers, and its opposition. A thickening network of social and economic linkages enabled...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 73–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
... an alternative relationship with the international, one that invites intervention but is not dependent on it. soceep@nus.edu.sg Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 failure mediation social movements images humanitarian gaze “If R2P requires a corpse to enter, come shoot me dead...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 343–371.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., deracement, and reracement—as well as processes of entribement and retribement, this article seeks to revisit the politics of nonracialism as holding far more radical possibilities for social transformation than have hitherto been appreciated. Sections of the South African liberation movement that emerged...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Achille Mbembe In the rest of the world, the “postcolonial turn” in the social sciences and humanities took place nearly a quarter century ago. Since then, the method or style of critique associated with that movement has influenced myriad political, epistemological, institutional, and disciplinary...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 2023
... , and Torrales Maria Hernandez . 2021 . Community Land Trusts and Informal Settlements in the Global South . Madison, WI : Common Ground Monographs, Terra Nostra . De Jong Greta . 2016 . You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement . Chapel Hill...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 175–196.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., focusing on specific details and ignoring the movement’s broad vision, or too broad, mistaking Kefaya for a generic social movement in the Western mode. All such approaches fail to appreciate Kefaya’s real contribution. This essay argues that Kefaya’s significance lies in its transformative potential...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2019
... so, this essay illuminates the often unrecognized differences in communicative labor that constitute contemporary forms of global legality. Copyright 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 food sovereignty global governance translation transnational law transnational social movements...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 267–280.
Published: 01 May 1993
... or social movements like Solidarity or the sort of “political society” or “public sphere” beloved of thinkers from Montesquieu to Tocqueville to Habermas and once thought to exist mainly in cafes and coffeehouses.’ The resurgence of the notion of civil society has brought it to the fore...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 1997
... and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1992), 238. 2. I refer to Islamism as a contemporary social movement that takes varying political forms in varying national contexts; it can take the form of revolution in Iran, of a legal political...