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Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 18 Checking workers’ submissions from a suggestion box installed in the Cadillac motorcar division of General Motors Corporation, Detroit. Photographer: Arthur S. Siegel. OWI, 1942, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, call no. LC-USW3-016341-C [P&P]. Figure 18 More
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Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 20 $73,000.00 Paid for Suggestions So Far. Hand Your Idea In! An Idea on Paper Is Worth Two in the Head . OWI (1943–1945), NAID 515386, RG 44. Figure 20. $73,000.00 Paid for Suggestions So Far. Hand Your Idea In! An Idea on Paper Is Worth Two in the Head. OWI (1943–1945), NAID 515386 More
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... suggests. This environment creates a public culture that breeds antagonism between the sciences and humanities. After establishing these ideas, the authors work to separate epistemological postmodernism from metaphysical postmodernism, embracing the phenomenological and interpretative humility of the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 331–348.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Gandhi was an early and influential advocate of the technologies of control, including compulsory fingerprinting for Indians in South Africa, that he would later resist very energetically. The essay suggests that Gandhi's disavowel of the goals and principles of western modernity was an unacknowledged...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of “black analytics” for a full understanding of the context leading up to the Charlie Hebdo “event.” “White analytics” permits the universalization of racism and the suggestion that “reverse racism” or “Islamic leftism” are now dominant. In contrast, attention to the work of scholars and activists...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
... suggests that this structure of sovereignty, premised on the adjudication of minority demands (for equality, for recognition), might also be the condition of possibility for its disruption, and even for new political arrangements to emerge. Indeed, a number of Muslim French now reject the paradigm of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the burden of ensuring diversity work is done themselves, and being wary of new plans and suggestions. The article proposes that these discussions take into consideration that ultimately, people carrying heavily oppressed identities unduly struggle to survive (live comfortably while supporting their...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
... across the globe, especially in spaces that are seemingly inaccessible to rights advocates. In this essay, I explore human rights satellite imaging as an extension of a surveillance gaze that emerged and developed in the context of a politics of securitization. In so doing, I suggest that satellite...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Theresa MacPhail This essay examines the “era of big data” through the lens of recent attempts at its application within the realm of public health. Arguing that debates about big data’s newness or usefulness are misplaced, I suggest that big data is less about finding solutions to complex social...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... protection? The essay suggests that smelt protection efforts are guided by two temporally distinct value orientations. The first is pastoriented, emphasizing the preservation of existing species as a good in itself. The second is future-oriented, focused on staving off an approaching ecological collapse...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
... engagements with the complex problem of freedom. It suggests that they can be grasped as such only if we recognize that Césaire's 1946 program to transform Antillean colonies into French departments and his subsequent attempt to reconstitute France as a federal republic were mediated by the spirits of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 127–152.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joseph Massad This essay questions the division between autocratic and democratic regimes and suggests that they are the same kind of regime but deploy differing amounts of hegemony and coercion to rule and to produce certain combinations of love and fear in the ruled. Using Machiavelli’s advice to...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Zeynep Tufekci Hardly a month passes without a popular news outlet or a pundit asking if the Internet is making us lonely. Meanwhile, social media remains the Internet’s most popular application, and almost every empirical study suggests that Internet use corresponds to more social interaction...
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Public Culture (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... what it suggested about anti-Semitism, it may ultimately have been most problematic for what it implied about “Frenchness.” This article argues that the campaign’s polysemy and ambiguity destabilized religious and national differences presumed to be self-evident in contemporary France. In doing so, it...
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Public Culture (1 September 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 (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... been permanently damaged not by the storm or floods but by the prolonged and ineffective arrangements of recovery aid, suggesting that calls for privatization of public-sector institutions should be met with skepticism. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Thanks are expressed to the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2016
... midcentury Britain and India. What sorts of evidence were required to know that a cure was in fact a cure? How did scientists ascertain when and if a cure had failed? And what were the ethical entailments of such modes of knowing? Through this history, I suggest that cure, rather than signaling a definitive...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 291–315.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Gökçe Günel This article examines the discourses and practices of climate change adaptation in the Arabian Peninsula. It suggests that climate change adaptation projects in the region are often attempts at reframing water-related challenges that are already present, regardless of the effects of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 161–186.
Published: 01 January 2016
... histories using the dating system of that place or object. It then suggests that we invert the relation between stasis and mobility so that we do not unwittingly use anachronistic categories and considers how historians, by forgoing chronology, can be more precise and complex about questions of change...