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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 307–328.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Rashmi Sadana Duke University Press 2007 t r a n s l at i o n , m i m e s i s , t r a n s g r e s s i o n A Suitable Text for a Vegetarian Audience: Questions of Authenticity and the Politics...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 285–297.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Isabel Hofmeyr Gandhi's Hind Swaraj is a seminal text setting out the Mahatma's key ideas on nonviolence and civil disobedience. The book takes the form of a dialogue between a Reader and an Editor discussing questions of how British India should best obtain home rule. Most scholarship on the book...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 349–354.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Lorraine Daston; Sharon Marcus Undead Texts are books once assigned on every reading list, cited in countless books and articles, endlessly discussed and debated. Although the authors of these works wore their learning lightly, the Undead Texts were intellectually ambitious and formidably erudite...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 89–96.
Published: 01 January 2001
...), Moi, Tituba, sorcière noire de Salem (1986), Traversée de la mangrove (1989), and Desirada (1997). PC 13.1-07 Apter 2/5/01 10:32 AM Page 89 Crossover Texts/Creole Tongues: A Conversation with Maryse...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 375–383.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Sharon Marcus Undead texts are works that help to found fields only to find themselves eventually rejected by specialists and embraced by novices. Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex is an exemplary Undead text: hailed as a classic when it was first published in 1949, dismissed by many scholars...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 385–396.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Laurie L. Patton This article discusses the work of Mircea Eliade, especially Patterns in Comparative Religion , as an “Undead text.” Beginning with an analysis of Eliade’s work as it was understood in the 1980s, the author moves on to discuss the role of Patterns in the context of Eliade’s life...
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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 (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Joel Isaac Susanne Langer’s Philosophy in a New Key (1942) is the most famous book you’ve never heard of. It has had a remarkable career: a big seller on the mass paperback market of the post–World War II decades; a key text in musicology, aesthetics, religious studies, and anthropology; a founding...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 397–404.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Shamus Khan The classic “Undead text” of sociology is Erving Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life . This article argues that what helps make Presentation Undead is that its key point is obvious. Yet this is only the case after someone shows that point to you. Undead texts are ones...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 149–186.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Janaki Bakhle This essay analyzes and historically contextualizes the timing and the rhetorical style of V. D. Savarkar's infamous extended essay Essentials of Hindutva , originally written in English. The author argues that the text was written as a response to both the Khilafat movement (1920–24...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 305–327.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., practices, and memories. Contexts of economic and political precarity both produce the motivation for sponsoring bookmobiles and sharpen the contours of relationships between institutions, infrastructure, people, and texts. A critique of bookmobiles opens up two avenues of theoretical implications: first...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Saskia Sassen; Shamus Khan Shamus Khan talks with Saskia Sassen about some of her most influential book projects, from The Mobility of Labor and Capital and The Global City to her recent publication, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy . Reading these texts together...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 531–538.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Alex Jeffrey; Colin McFarlane; Alex Vasudevan This article introduces the dossier of responses to the RETORT collective's Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War (2005). We seek to ground this text in its political and theoretical context, identifying its relevance to scholars...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Gabriel Gatti Building on conclusions drawn from research conducted in Latin America and Europe, this text develops an argument in two movements. In the first movement, it traces the genealogy of the international circulation of the categories disappeared and forced disappearance of persons...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 441–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Manu Goswami Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities is the single most cited English-language text in the human sciences. The article reconsiders its original argument, its astonishing multidisciplinary impact, and its more recent trajectory. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 167–175.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Robert J. C. Young A critique of Jean-François Bayart's polemics against postcolonial studies, which, it is argued, works through unsubstantiated generalizations rather than detailed analysis of the key texts in the field. Bayart’s Broken Kettle Robert J. C...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—illuminate the tensions in the debate around whether to focus on the transnational movement of images, ideas, and public forms or on the local meanings of texts and representations. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I would like to thank Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Stephen Twilley...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 399–425.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Buenconsejo, and Jose and David Rafael for provid- ing me with many insights into the nature of texting in the Philippines. I am also grateful to those who read and commented on different versions of this essay: Rosalind Morris, Michael Meeker, Chandra Mukerji, Robert Horwitz, Matt Ratto, Paula Chakrabarty...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2001
... claims of a postcolonial national consciousness. Circulating through the spaces held captive by the idée fixe of the modern state, the text cap- italizes on the itinerant step to imagine an alternative species of writing—what the novel calls allography—that could mark...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 93–112.
Published: 01 May 1991
... the discourse of national modernity in texts on women's fashion in the city of Calcutta today. The word fashion is commonly taken to mean styles of dressing that come to be accepted as desirable in a particular period. Defined thus, fash- ion embodies change; it is itself only by being forever...