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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Science Craig Calhoun In spring 2011, several famous social scientists found themselves caught up in unwelcome publicity. As fighting spread in Libya, atten- tion focused on the trips Benjamin Barber, Anthony Giddens, Joseph Nye, Robert Putnam, and several...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 201–208.
Published: 01 March 2013
... The Urban Condition: A Challenge to Social Science Ash Amin That the human condition and the urban condition may have become one and the same has not occasioned much critical reflection in the social sciences. The analysis of the life...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in coastal Fukushima, the article shows how social science is a critical stakeholder in addressing the surreal to mediate between science and the lay public, the state and citizen, and risk and life to prevent the individuation of risk perceptions that follow with the emergence of invisible hazards...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 415–422.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Caitlin Zaloom Mary Douglas’s masterpiece Purity and Danger holds a troubled place in the social sciences and humanities. Both classic and cast out, the book’s analysis cannot be ignored. In fact, Douglas’s thesis, “Dirt is matter out of place,” can help explain the fate of the very book that made...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 417–430.
Published: 01 September 2023
... science of possible worlds, outlining strategies for rigorous exploration of the imaginal world where unrealized but possible social arrangements reside. foster@soc.ucla.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Freely available online through the Public Culture open access option...
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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 (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... layers of the postcolonial argument unfolding within a group of French scholars. At the heart of the postcolonial debate are the very definitions of the “social sciences” and “humanities” and the remapping of the knowledge they contain and produce. These repeated disjunctions among enunciative spaces...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Neil Brenner The urban has become a keyword of early twenty-first-century economic, political, and cultural discourse. But as its resonance has intensified in social science and in the public sphere, the conceptual and cartographic specificity of the urban has been severely blunted. Is there any...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and social sciences has obscured the value of thin description as a method. Focusing on the work of Erving Goffman as well as large-scale collaborative projects such as the Natural History of an Interview, Love suggests that microanalyses of observed behavior provide a model for reading across disciplines...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 165–190.
Published: 01 January 2017
... provision in this period are often subsumed under the category of neoliberalism. This article unpacks this narrative by focusing on the intersection between architecture and social science. It argues that the neoliberalization of housing not only constitutes a transformation of housing economics, from...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of certitude marks a subtle but important departure from long-standing epistemic commitments in the social sciences that emphasized the systematic pursuit of causal knowledge as the key to governing an uncertain world. As Ian Hacking ( 1990 : 108) explains, the “crucial step in the taming of chance...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
... can be read as a statization of life, combining the power of both science and the state. The authors explore the social conditions of the production and dissemination of mortality data in French nursing homes in a period of strong uncertainty. The web of interactions between agencies of public health...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 293–319.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and imagination for the purposes of cognitive science and are too intertwined with a specific personal biography and bodily experience to offer a straightforward account of shared social and cultural practices. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 This photo-essay is dedicated to Will F. Willis...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 583–593.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” and to begin to describe again the driving forces, the key determinants, of politics in the twenty-first century. RETORT proposes a political anti science—a form of political writing that manages, at last, to wake us (the present writers included) from the sleep of reason. RETORT endeavors to recapture...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 457–481.
Published: 01 September 1998
... to Their Implications for Research in the Social Sciences. Social Science Research Council Pamphlet no. 3. New York: Social Science Research Council. Kureishi , Hanif . 1986. My Beautiful Laundrette and the Rainbow Sign. London: Faber and Faber. Lee , Benjamin . 1995. “Critical Internationalism...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 January 2000
... there are quite different worries about globalization that include such questions as: What does globalization mean for labor markets and This essay draws on two previous publications by the author: “The Research Ethic and the Spirit of Internationalism,” Items (Social Science Research Council, New York...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 223–224.
Published: 01 January 2007
... 2007 Contributors Arjun Appadurai is John Dewey Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences at the New School and author of numerous books and articles including Fear of Small Numbers (2006) and Modernity at Large (1996). He is a founding coedi- tor of Public...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Science Research Council and University Professor of Social Sciences at New York University. His book Cosmopolitanism and Belonging will be published in 2006. Also forthcoming are the edited col- lections Lessons of Empire? Historical Contexts for Understanding America’s Global Power...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and the formation of the state are relatively well studied, much remains to be understood about the relationships between the two—how states support, use, and regulate sciences, and how the sciences support the structure, function, and legitimacy of states. This relationship received its classic US social...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
...) of the science that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines and their disavowal of the social responsibility to manage collective risk. What is puzzling from this perspective, though, is that many of the resistant parents seem to be well-educated liberals from wealthy enclaves like Malibu...