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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... each set of images, therefore, a version of modernity is rendered as progress, rupture , and the right to the quotidian . Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 A previous version of this essay was published in the book O choque do real: Estética, mídia e cultura by Beatriz...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of God), arguing that their characteristic authoritarian and “pious modern” discursive regimes can offer nothing more vital, unifying, and therefore potentially stable than the uprising's “postmodern humanism.” Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Wrench and...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and drones and troops and fighters, but to those sitting in Islamabad or New York or London, these things signified that the territory was “wild” and its people therefore probably faithless. The doubt was unequally distributed, and the judgment was always made against the backdrop of a relentless...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
... contested category, exploring the types of subjects that claims of conscience conjure up, the forms of difference they can reproduce, and the conflicts they both create and mediate. The central argument of the article is that the protection of conscience has been a claim to privilege, and therefore often...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
... 235,000 murders created by the “war on drugs” since 2006 is that the deaths consist of “narcos killing each other off.” However, as a result of the profound interlocking of legal and illegal sectors, most forms of livelihood in the borderlands are potentially implicated in the drug economy. Therefore, the...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Faisal Devji Unlike the pacifists and humanitarians with whom he is routinely associated, Gandhi was critical of human rights as a legal and political project. Indeed, he attributed modern violence precisely to the fact that life had become an absolute value, something that could therefore be...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 6 View of an internal gallery area in the Pruitt-Igoe housing project, published by Newman (1972 : 58) to illustrate his point that because these corridors are not juxtaposed with apartment units and therefore do not constitute defensible space, they “are feared by residents and [remain More
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 1993
..., therefore, personal and collective sentiments, nationalism and consumerism, patriotism and love for one's family, are constantly juxtaposed in their visual and auditory environment. I98 ...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 January 2000
... which prevents the formula- tion of long-term plans but the absence of any plan that subjects us to the tyranny of emergency. Therefore, as in the words of Zaki Laïdi, emergency is well and truly “an active negation of utopia.”1...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): vii.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and the Pentagon. It is our suspicion that analysis of the social and political fallout of these events will substantially change as time unfolds, and we look for- ward to tracking—and publishing—this progression of public debate. Therefore, rather than publish a single special issue on the topic...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 76–79.
Published: 01 May 1989
... suppress the simple yet very significant literary fact that The Satanic Verses is not only a 'novel' and therefore a work of 'fiction', but also a very specific kind of modern fiction: a book in the genre of 'magic realism'. The fact that Rushdie practises magic realism rather than some other...
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Public Culture (1995) 8 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 January 1995
... Subaltern Studies emerges therefore as a left (Gramsci with a recent supplement of Foucault) critique of the left- and liberal-nationalist “Bandung projects” as these were argued out in India in the late 1970s and 1980 It emerged to meet the intellectual-political challenge of formulating a way of...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 January 2000
... words. But as a visual artist working in China, Wang Jin comments on these practices through an art project first prepared for a domestic exhibition/auction. A Chinese Dream, therefore, tests the possibility of his working within the current...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2003
... debate the singularity of the extermination of the Jews or to hold it up by way of example.6 I start from the idea that modernity was at the origin of multiple concepts of sovereignty—and therefore of the biopoliti- cal. Disregarding this multiplicity, late-modern political criticism has unfortu...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 457–461.
Published: 01 September 1993
... reaction is comfortably in cadence with the positivist canonicism of discourse theory; all information can be verbalized, and therefore consciously known and contested through lineal thinking. Her critique does not grapple with our questions to critical theory, apart from calling for yet a more...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 339–343.
Published: 01 May 1993
... director of the Carthage Film Festival signals, therefore, a loosening of the government’s grasp on the festival, and a movement toward Pubtic Culture 1993, 5: 339-343 01993 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0899-2363/93/0502MX)l$Ol.OO...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 599–602.
Published: 01 September 2002
... on. It has facets, some clear and some opaque, some true in their refraction and some distorting. I am not yet sure that they add up coherently, and therefore walk around the argu- ment, picking out striking angles and vantage points, leaving any thought of syn- thesis to the end. 1. Mbembe’s...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 113–122.
Published: 01 January 1992
... where the economic effects of the charismatic leader must be rec- ognized. Typically, the initial displacement of existing power is effected by a revolutionary upset directed against entrenched property relations andfor economic domination. The charismatic leader is therefore distinguished by a...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 506–510.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Image in 1997. As I developed this work, I realized that people whose bodies are different from the conventional “norm” are still often considered, and treated, as problematic—as less than human. This work was, therefore, aimed at challenging public perceptions of...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 703–706.
Published: 01 September 2000
....” The complexity of Mbembe’s schema did not therefore allow for comprehen- sive visual representation. For example, the relations or forms of exchange between different regions, crucial aspects of the analysis, could not appear on the...