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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 289–312.
Published: 01 January 1994
...: Beacon Press. Check Yo Self, Before You Wreck Yo Selfr Variations on a Political Theme in Rap Music and Popular Culture Todd Boyd music has clearly...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 301–318.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ursula K. Heise Animated film is one of the principal aesthetic forms through which modern societies engage with the agency of nonhumans and objects. Beyond their particular themes or characters, animated films rely as a matter of principle on setting objects in motion; this principle has close...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 63–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jasmine Nichole Cobb President Barack Obama signifies both the power of the institutional presidency and the legacy of black freedom struggles. His post in the White House provides an opportunity to think through the process by which these themes became intertwined and the manner in which the US...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Leela Gandhi This essay considers recent critiques of postcolonial theory and proposes democracy as a theme likely to prove crucial for the future of the field. It argues that a properly postcolonial turn toward democracy demands a new philosophical, political, and ethical valuation of the concept...
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Public Culture (1 September 2003) 15 (3): 595–596.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Alma Villacorta © 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Alma Villacorta is a media artist living in New York. Her current photographic work regards the theme of world pictures. from the field...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2019
... how race is done. Dave Tell continues on our theme of global transmission but shifts our attention to the 1940s, when the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, working under Pétain’s fascist regime, created The Modulor, a tape measure–like tool meant to help make sense of how objects were...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2017
... literary and artistic black movements are part of “an effort to reclaim, reconstitute, and reimagine a radical religious tradition associated with (but never to be conflated with) a black church that was birthed in the midst of the struggle for freedom.” Tahir’s themes of space, place, and knowledge...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... occupation. The first set of essays in the issue pick up two main themes that run through Sabbagh’s work: human rights and borders. Tobias Kelly seeks to return the category of conscience to human rights discourse, in the process reclaiming the concept from its nearly exclusive association with the...
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Public Culture (1 September 1999) 11 (3): 557–562.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., Mohammed Khatami, was only beginning to suggest the “cultural” shift in Iranian politics that Iran Gardi now certifies has taken place. By purposely keeping Islamic themes out of Iran Gardi, the exhibition implies the government’s belief that the traditional, the commercial, and the modern equally...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 January 2001
... political murals in the north of Ireland goes back to the begin- ning of the twentieth century when pro-British Loyalists began painting them as part of their annual Twelfth of July celebrations. The themes of these murals are often declarations of loyalty to the British...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 427–428.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Large” section, is chosen from a discussion prompted by the Social Science Research Council’s exciting initiative on debat- ing secularism and critique, with contributions by Stathis Gourgouris and Saba Mahmood. Their essays develop in an editorial format a theme that has occupied the pages of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2014
... thinkers on the topic, Cathy N. Davidson and Zeynep Tufekci. Davidson’s piece, which follows up on themes introduced in her acclaimed book Now You See It , focuses on the role of technology in higher education, while Tufekci’s addresses the vexing question of how new media are remaking social life. The...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... how refugees represent themselves and others. Building upon this theme of migration, I interview noted sociologist Saskia Sassen about her work and, in particular, about how her conceptualization of globalization has shifted over the decades. We discuss the various misinterpretations of her idea...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... more ambitious goal: to show that there is no clear boundary be- tween religion and fiction as products of the imagination. This brings us to the first of a set of three interrelated themes in The Sa- tanic Verses which deserve our attention: inspiration/imagination; migra- tion...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the making of the colonial rural order, on custom, law, and colonialism, and on colonial power and discourse. He was coeditor of the Oxford University Press series Themes in Indian History and the journal Studies in History and editor of Tracts for the Times, an Orient Longman series on issues...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 129.
Published: 01 January 1989
... the market place? T. N. Madan is a Professor of Sociology and recently published his book Non-Renuncia- tion: Themes and Interpretation of Hindu Culture, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Essays in Nationul Idealism (Colombo, Ceylon: Kokil & Co. and Colombo...
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 607–613.
Published: 01 September 1993
... effect this timely transformation on the fertile farmland of France’s Marne-la-VallCe? Euro Disney is set to sprawl across 1,943 hectares by the year 2017 -making it one-fifth the size of Paris.* In addition to the theme park, the site...
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 September 1993
... 1990, as I browsed through the gift shop at the Israel Museum on one of my regular research visits to Jerusalem, I noticed a catalog to a recent art exhibition at the museum. Entitled “Works on the Theme of the Israeli Flag,” it documented a summer 1988 exhibition of the work of Yitzhak...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2008
...- torical wounds is also critical to the reformulation of the political compact, where performance of historical truths is a highly creative and potent site of public life. This theme is developed in Deborah Posel’s discussion of the South African Truth...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 September 1997
... level of technique to literati culture, is similarly constrained to signify Chineseness through subject matter. He does this for instance in his various sculptures on the theme of the bamboo (such as Windy Fom, 1985) which are executed in a manner...