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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Stefan Helmreich This article offers a history of the wave metaphor in social theory, examining how waves became rhetorical forms through which to think about the shape of social change. The wave analytic—“waves of democratization,” “waves of immigration,” “waves of resistance”—wavers between high...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 657–675.
Published: 01 September 1995
...: Shaftesbury, Defoe, Adam Smith, and George Eliot . New York: Columbia University Press. Matsuda , Mari , et al. 1993 . Words that Wound: Assaultive Speech, Critical Race Theory, and the First Amendment . Boulder: Westview. Mill , James . 1992 . “Liberty of the Press.” In Political Writings...
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Public Culture (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 (1993) 5 (3): 395–410.
Published: 01 September 1993
..., and Susan Reilly, eds. 1992 . Media Knowledge: Readings in Popular Culture, Pedagogy, and Critical Citizenship . Albany, N.Y.: SUNY press. Zizek , Slavej . 1989 . The Sublime Object of Ideology . New York: Verso. The Theory of Infantile...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Andrew Parker Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Howes , Marjorie , In this issue p. 83 -95. “Theory, Politics, and Caricature.” Kassabian , Anahid , and David Kazanjian. In press. “‘You Have to Want to Be an Armenian Here’: Nationalisms...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Talal Asad Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 A Comment on Aijaz Ahmad's In Theory Tala1 Asad Aijaz Ahmad has written a forcefully argued, erudite Marxist polemic. I found myself...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 83–95.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Marjorie Howes Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Diamond , Irene , and Lee Quinby, eds. 1988 . Feminism and Foucault: Reflections on Resistance . Boston: Northeastern University Press. Parry , Benita . 1987 . “Problems in Theories of Colonial...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 465–478.
Published: 01 September 1994
... in Late Capitalism.” Cultural Anthropology 7 ( 1 ): 63 -79. Hassan , Ihab . 1987 . The Postmodern Turn: Essays in Postmodern Theory and Culture . Columbus: Ohio State University press. Harootunian , H.D. 1988 . Things Seen and Unseen: Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 440–442.
Published: 01 September 1999
... festival exhibit demonstrates his desire to show others his circum- stances. Tabata Hideomi, 1955–1995 [The Body in Theory] James I. Porter How...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 235–254.
Published: 01 May 2005
... (2005) as well as numerous published essays. She is also an associate editor of and contributor to The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2004). Du Bois and Art Theory: The Souls of Black Folk as a “Total Work...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 89–108.
Published: 01 January 1991
...- edged as a term borrowed from a certain Frenchman named Deleuze. By faithfully applying the Deleuzian model of reinterpreting human history into a metalinguistic continuum of “coding - overcoding - decoding (recoding the author happily puts together his own theory that contempo- rary Chinese...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): vii–xi.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Arjun Appadurai; Lauren Berlant; Carol A. Breckenridge; Dilip Gaonkar Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Editorial Comment: On Theory’s Empire From its inception, Public Culture has been concerned with the cultural politics...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 January 1999
...Charles Taylor Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Two Theories of Modernity Charles Taylor There seem to be at large in our culture two ways of understanding the rise of T modernity. They are in effect two different...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 415–422.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and historical particularism at its heart continues to haunt social inquiry today. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 anthropology theory biography classification middle class Dirt is “matter out of place.” Mary Douglas’s Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution...
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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. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Works Cited Chatterjee Partha...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
... future for a distinct field of urban theory in a world in which urbanization has been generalized onto a planetary scale? This article reflects on this state of affairs and outlines a series of theses intended to reinvigorate the theoretical framework of urban studies in relation to emergent forms...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in African diasporic philosophy such as theories of invisibility, critiques of authenticity and “appropriation,” black somatology, and the aesthetics of everyday life. References Alexander Michelle . 2010 . The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness . New York : Free...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and practical failure. This article combines insights from recent affect theory and indigenous and non–North Atlantic societies in response to this epistemological and theoretical critique. It argues (1) that affect analyses can give a fuller account of the ways in which nonhuman others participate...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of cultural history, critical theory, and media studies within the environmental humanities. 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. In 1996 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) semi-declassified a series of satellite...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... in 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...