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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
... controversy over the usefulness of Google Flu reverberates with many of the issues social scientists and humanities scholars have been expressing on the subject related to our increasing reliance on big data and quantitative methodology to solve the world’s problems. Many interpretive scientists...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 355–365.
Published: 01 September 2023
... acceptable) and can lead to public inaction. emmanuel.henry@dauphine.psl.eu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Freely available online through the Public Culture open access option. expertise social problems public policy ignorance The phrase “Our product is doubt” has...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
... dominated nuclear strategy, too, participated in this culture of speculative, predictive management of complex decision problems. By the 1960s, game theory in the human sciences was “less a grand positive theory of social interaction” and instead a heuristic method that simplified complex decision problems...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Stephen Graham; Renu Desai; Colin McFarlane This essay excavates the complex politics of water in contemporary Mumbai. In the context of a burgeoning water crisis in the city, it explores in detail how the city’s social and political elites demonize the efforts of inhabitants of Mumbai’s slums...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
... around the interplay of reason and affect. The history and contemporary use of the U.S. Treasury yield curve—a key economic indicator—point to this intractable problem of modern knowledge more generally. The devices that should create grounds for calculating future profits also open avenues of affect...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ( Zeiderman 2015) . In risk management, a series of mayoral administrations with varying political commitments and different visions for the future of Bogotá have found an ostensibly neutral, “postpolitical” way to address the social and environmental problems of the urban periphery and to build a political...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 425–437.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Shaping of Social Problems.” Kapitalistate 9 : 17 -39. Pleck , Elizabeth . 1987. Domestic Tyranny. New York: Oxford University Press. Nation, Woman, and the Indian Immigrant Bourgeoisie...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the perhaps unpredictable effects of the so-called diabesity problem (diabetes + obesity) exactly because it reaches into one of the realms of life’s basics; metabolism has been looked to by scientists, philosophers, and social scientists as a defining characteristic, a universal, a theoretical resource...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the broader consequences of our increasing dependence on new unreliable knowledge to solve complex social problems. If, as Luciano Floridi has pointed out, half of our data are probably junk, then how can we tell the difference between the useful and useless data? MacPhail, who’s done extensive ethnographic...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 375–386.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in Klinenberg 2002 .) Heat waves and their attendant pathologies exemplify a larger problem: how much is enough? How much should people, organizations, cities, and nations prepare to deal with the physical, social, and human consequences of recurring (and therefore expectable) natural troubles? Thinking...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 1993
... in the Arab World . New York: Praeger. El Guindi , Fadwa. 1981 . “Veiling Infitah with Muslim Ethic.” Social Problems 28 : 465 -85. Ferguson , James , and Akhil Gupta, eds. 1992 . Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference. Cultural Anthropology 7 ( 1 ), Theme Issue. Foster...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... intersect with the complex stakeholder networks engaged in messy urban problems. Moreover, as scientist and bureaucrat collude to rethink the city and reinvent local government, what is the role of the city dweller? Following the social struggles of the 1960s and the failure of technocratic approaches...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 319–341.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Literature Cited Horowitz , Ruth . 1987. “Community Tolerance of Gang Violence.” Social Problems 34 ( 5 ): 437 -450. Katz , Cindi , and Neil Smith. 1992. “L.A. Intifada: Interview with Mike Davis...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 319–339.
Published: 01 May 1998
... People.” Paper delivered at the annual convention of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), New York City, August 16. Available: gopher://csf.colorado.edu:70/00/hae/homeless/articles-papers/ visions-within-the-movement-imaging-homelessness-and-homeless-people (5 March 1997). Ruddick...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 195–200.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a chance to learn about specific cities; second, it communicates that even theorizing infrastructure requires us to take particularities of context into account; and third, it emphasizes that we need to work on understanding social problems by drawing connections between local context and larger...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 233–248.
Published: 01 March 2013
... all types of social problems as urban problems: it is currently fashionable to discuss, for example, infrastructure as “urban” infrastructure, disasters as “urban” disasters, and social justice as the right to the city. This lens of urbanization invites us to analyze change, the emergence...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 1995
... the positive benefits that a mass, liberal education might provide for underprivileged sectors of society, and about the capacity of social science research to successfully address social problems both here and abroad. A certain irony pervades...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 201–203.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Wilderness: The Natural and Human History of Robinson Forest and the Fight for Its Future . Athens: University of Georgia Press. Sternheimer, Karen. 2013. Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media Is Not the Answer . Boulder, CO: Westview. Townsend, Robert M., Sombat Sakunthasathien...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Disease.” 36. Eric Mykhalovskiy, Liza McCoy, and Michael Bresalier, “Compliance/Adherence, HIV, and the Critique of Medical Power,” Social Theory and Health 2, no. 4 (2004): 315–40; Eric Mykha- lovskiy and Lorna Weir, “The Problem...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 39–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... condemned the “national identity” operation, then why have they been so silent about a law that obviously partici- pates in that debate? First, part of the Left, and more particularly the Socialist Party, has accepted the idea that the burkha or niqab is first and foremost a social problem (rather...