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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Bruce Robbins Copyright © 1997 by The University of Chicago 1997 Sad Stories in the International Public Sphere: Richard Rorty on Culture and Human Rights Bruce Robbins 1n 1994...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 135.
Published: 01 May 2021
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the very effort to obliterate it. Instead of artificially reconstructing the semantic unity of discrete stories, the essay introduces a deconstructive approach that apprehends consistency as an effect of power. It shows how various actors work at making changes in the hegemonic story to maintain its...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Noah Arjomand In this essay, the libraries of Kabul serve as a microcosm of the international “capacity-building” project in Afghanistan. Visions of modern and digital library systems have run into the realities of donors interested in quick “success stories” more than programs that work long-term...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jennifer Wenzel This article reads three recent documentary films as commodity biographies in which the story of a commodity’s production functions less as defetishizing knowledge than as a new object of consumerist desire; such narratives tend to leave untouched the relations of inequality...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 418–432.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., not so much out of strict religious or ideological convictions, but because he offers them a story and a path to realize an ideal of citizenship and manhood, in contrast to a cosmopolitanism that devalues them. Mehmet wasn’t sure whether he would have a celebration before he left for military service...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Diego Cagüeñas On September 11, 2001, at least two hundred people jumped to their deaths from the top stories of New York City’s World Trade Center. According to the New York Medical Examiner’s Office, they are not “jumpers” because they did not wake up with the intention of committing suicide...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 185–213.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Maayan Amir In Eichmann in Jerusalem , Hannah Arendt illustrates the “lesser of two evils” principle by relating the peculiar story of a state archive of photographs of women in swimwear. During the Nazi period, she writes, to receive a marriage license Czech women applying to marry German soldiers...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 363–374.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Brooke Holmes This article nominates Bruno Snell’s Discovery of the Mind (1946; trans. 1953) as an Undead Text on the basis of three criteria. The article examines first the persistence of a Snellian story about the Greeks as the ancestors of modern Europe within the discipline of classics, before...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Mingwei Huang Abstract This article tells a story about the unfolding “Chinese Century” in South Africa centered on China Malls, wholesale shopping centers for Chinese goods that have cropped up along Johannesburg's old mining belt since the early 2000s. Based in ethnographic and historical...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 261–271.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This is a story about how the capital, Maputo, and other cities in Mozambique sustain themselves by massively deforesting the countryside, which in turn contributes a staggering and concentrated carbon footprint on the cities’ skies. How then does one make sense...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 551–572.
Published: 01 September 2011
... is a story of jet airplanes, satellite television, and global immanence. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 ...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ashis Nandy This story can be read as a case study of a heartless killer sentenced to life imprisonment not for killing Muslims but for killing Gandhi because of his bias for the Muslims. Had Madanlal Pahwa not been part of the conspiracy, he would have gone scot-free. Yet that impunity...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 557–582.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... 1996 . In place/out of place: Geography, ideology, and transgression . Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press. Cronon, William. 1992 . A place for stories: Nature,history, and narrative. Journal of American History 78 , no. 4: 1347 -76. Curnoe, Greg, and Frank Davey. 1995 . Deeds...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 1997
... . “Stalking with Stories’: Names, Places, and Moral Narratives among the Western Apache.” In Western Apache Language and Culture: Essays in Linguishe Anthropology . Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 99 -137. Bramley , William . 1990 . The Gods of Eden . New York: Avon Books. Csordas...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 76–79.
Published: 01 May 1989
... narrative occasion, there are usually many different stories to be told, but they cannot all be told at the same time; different stories that go into the making of a larger, composite narrative have somehow to be verbally interconnected, so that each of the stories as well as the larger whole...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 January 2000
...- tion between good and bad kinds of capitalism and policy. Yet the whiggish acro- batics necessary to show how those very economies celebrated as miracles were simultaneously lurking crises hardly seem to tell the whole story. A less pious attitude toward the market may be necessary to consider...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 January 1993
... agreeing with many of the points it makes, but sceptical of its fundamental assumptions-especially those connected with the idea of his- tory as a story of progress-and-reaction. Since In Theory invites argument, I shall argue against some of these assumptions in the hope that we can think them...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... Manushi 19 : 5 -7. ———. 1990 . The quilt and other stories , translated by Tahira Naqvi and Syeda S. Hameed. New Delhi: Kali for Women. ———. 1994 . Kaghazi hai pairahan [Papery dress]. New Delhi: Publications Division. Devji, Faisal Fatehali. 1991 . Gender and the politics of space...