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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
... larger aspiration. But given practical limitations, this means scaling down to select terms and cases that signal translational injustice under conditions of violence and legal disputation. These conditions include gender violence and sexual safety across languages, the untranslatability of terms like...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... interested in locating translational research in a conjuncture that is marked, on the one hand, by a “postgenomic” moment in the life sciences and, on the other, by the capitalization of biomedicine. We argue that knowledge should be considered in terms of its mobility, rather than simply in terms of its...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 513–538.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Henrietta L. Moore; Constance Smith In Kenya, the terms dotcom and digital have become popular descriptors for particular periods of change, as well as for modes of being. The two terms’ usage extends beyond reference to the age of the Internet or to encounters with new technologies. Rather, the...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., Kalenjin ethnonationalism poses a serious challenge to long-term stability. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Ethnic Violence and the Prospects for Democracy in the Aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan Elections Adam...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., it is better understood in terms of the fracture of a fragile alliance among virologists, public health experts, and biosecurity officials around the problem of pandemic preparedness. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 forum...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 239–247.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jane Burbank; Frederick Cooper Empires—large, expansionist polities that govern different people differently—have a long history, compared with which the nation-state appears as a short-term formation with an uncertain future. Examining the trajectories of empires—their creations, conflicts...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 303–327.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the business cycles of which they are a product, to the long-term rhythms of capitalist development. It concludes by looking at the current crisis from the point of view of these longer rhythms. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 References Arrighi Giovanni . 2007 . Adam...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... terms of the three major theories of truth. The tension induced by the contradiction between the spirit of the Geneva Convention and the decrease in the rate of recognition of refugees is resolved by a paradoxical compromise: the more restrictive individual decisions are, the more consideration is...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Karen Tongson This essay explores the disputed origins of the first karaoke machine and explains how karaoke eventually evolved into a term of judgment in star- making media such as reality vocal competition shows. What Tongson calls the double- edged “karaoke standard” — whether a competitor’s...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of this article is to offer a conceptual definition of (frontier) heritage migration to interrogate its ability to illuminate the rapid shifts wrought by neoliberal globalization and to illustrate why it is imperative to redefine “economy” in broader cultural terms, rethinking it as the global ethnic...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Manu Goswami Partha Chatterjee discusses the terms and tasks of postcolonial political theory, his early encounter with game theory in the 1960s United States, and the lineages of empire as a political form. Works Cited Chatterjee Partha . 1984 . Bengal, 1920–1947: The land question...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... animalization. By defining the degrees of their relative humanity and animality, these rituals render life and death more or less worthy. I coin the term zoometrics to refer to the detailed calculations of biopolitical worthiness that occur within and along the animal-human divide. Such zoometric accounts...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... equally overarching and commanding framework to replace the war on terror? Environmentalism is one of the few movements on the left that presents itself in the same totalizing political terms that the war on terror did on the right. Yet the politics of fear is a broad, deeply rooted political phenomenon...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
... essay theorizes a secrecy/threat matrix as a core project of the national security state. In doing so, it assesses the ideological linkages between “weapons of mass destruction” and the “secret” from the Cold War through the “war on terror.” The essay argues that the long-term effect of state secrecy is...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the unity of “postcolonial studies” lies. But despite this logic of segmentation, one can assert that, at its core, the object of postcolonial critique is best described in terms of the interlacing of histories and the concatenation of distinct worlds . Given that slavery and especially colonization...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 121–156.
Published: 01 January 2011
... academic elite. The term “colonial aphasia” is invoked to supplant the notions of “amnesia” or “forgetting,” to focus rather on three features: an occlusion of knowledge, a difficulty generating a vocabulary that associates appropriate words and concepts with appropriate things, and a difficulty...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... made two ontological conversions. First, it created new categories of people based not on classical groupings of disease but, rather, on their capacity to generate revenue. Author Jennifer Karlin terms this a process of “financial epidemiology.” Second, the UCMC reframed its financial distress into a...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 117–144.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the meaning of citizenship in auditory terms. Administrators and broadcasters at AIR, however, assumed that citizen-listeners would be docile. Radio listeners proved the opposite. They protested against AIR’s music broadcasts by writing to magazine and newspaper editorials and by tuning their dials to...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
... de Kirchner, unleashed a storm of accusations and counteraccusations, political speculation, rumors, and legal battles. In this article, I explore the multifold processes of truth-making around this event. In proposing the term “moral economy of truth,” I signal how understandings of truth serve as a...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the humanities and sciences and their translators in the public sphere who use these terms and methods. Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018 epistemology objectivity philosophy of science postmodernism rhetoric of science If the science wars are over, then humanity lost. In an...