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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 15–22.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Arjun Appadurai © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 a r t s i n c i r c u l at i o n The Thing Itself Arjun Appadurai Profusion The idea of objects having...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 431–442.
Published: 01 May 1998
... ): 155 -170. Rée , J. 1992 . “Internationality.” Radical Philosophy 60 : 3 -11. Schou , A. 1963 . Histoire de l'internationalisme III: Du Congres de Vienne jusqu' à la Première Guerre Mondiale . Oslo: Aschehoug. Things to Come...
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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 (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 distrust...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 219–237.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and things at scale, the article argues that leaks have a more subtle purpose: they help govern the uncertain terrain between knowing and knowing enough. mihir.pandya@gmail.com Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 leaks design stealth technology The Cold War is difficult...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... politically active Cairenes navigate suspicious spaces, bodies, and nonliving things in the cityscape and how materiality shapes and is shaped by the emotional-aesthetic responses of individuals and groups to the stimuli it provides. In this specific context, the distinct form of what the author calls...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
... obscured by the commodity form. As an attempt to transform complicitous consumption into ethical consumerism, an emergent discourse of postconsumerism privileges commodities that dare tell their stories. Postconsumerism offers the promise of helping the poor or saving the planet by buying things; it marks...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Eric Klinenberg; Melina Sherman Abstract In the United States, the COVID‐19 pandemic has proved to be especially destructive and divisive. One of the few things that has united Americans during the pandemic, however, is the experience of watching a new genre of viral videos—face mask face‐offs...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557–578.
Published: 01 September 2015
... mediated and disembodied architecture of cabin porn seems to be a form of nostalgia, where the dream of the cabin becomes an arena for resolving an ambivalent relationship to technology and all the bothersome things of modern life. Delving deeper into the cabin porn phenomenon, however, can also reveal...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... situations make up a kind of algorithmic process that continuously produces new functions and new values for individual and collective capacities, backgrounds, and ways of doing things. This capacity, albeit facing new vulnerabilities and recalibration, will become increasingly important in shaping urban...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-access database, insurance has come to shape material claims about the reputational status of people, things, natures, and places. At the heart of the article's analysis is the observation that the organizational structure of the IDF depends on the efficient flow of information to manage the stigma often...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
...” Christine Harold If once we lived in a “system of objects,”1 today we live in a world of things. The era of mass consumption, awash in cheaply made gadgets and gizmos, has given way to a world in which every object is more than merely an object: each has become or has...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
... it tell us about who you are that you’ve studied the things you have? Lynn Hunt (LH): In the post – World War II period, when I grew up and became a historian, people were interested in studying France for a variety of reasons that didn’t hold for Italy, starting with the Annales school in French...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 421–443.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of things that you’ve been involved in. And they declare you to be a leader in a whole range of fields—symbolic interaction, deviance studies, music, photography . . . HSB: I plead “not guilty” to all of this. HM: So to me a lot of this comes to a head, almost as a capstone, in your book Telling...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 January 1989
...- Cola globally so that it seems to be the same to people everywhere? Can a single advertisement do this? MM: There are some assumptions or some statements that I need to make up front that will color everything else I'll be saying. The first one is that the most important thing to understand...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and back again. Such convertibility is integral to capital mobility. Briefly, securitization and securities clearance involve a set of technical and procedural norms that make possible equivalencies among objects of property by rendering these objects into the same kind of thing-abstractions...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 435–452.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ferment. I became convinced that Drosophila genetics did not really hold the key to understanding the things that were happening around me. I moved first of all to animal behavior and then to human behavior — I ended up with qualifications in biology and psychology. When I left university, I trained...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 623–642.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., the less interesting the explanations became. They blamed the democracy prob- lem on Arab culture, or on Islam, or on political institutions whose natural evolu- tion had atrophied under the influence of oil wealth. The funny thing was that none of these explanations of the oil curse had much to say...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 79–100.
Published: 01 January 2014
... materials to theoretical knowledge. Technical understanding isn’t just isolated bits; you can deduce some things from others. Suppose you stop publishing at all on some topic (as the Allies did on fission) — the very absence of fission articles told the Germans a lot. The world of science and technology...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 317–327.
Published: 01 May 1993
... [1989], everyone had good things to say about this piece. After June 4th, some intellectuals and critics came to regard it as a mistaken work, a mistake arising from excessive freedom. My own view is that it’s a meditation...