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Public Culture (1 January 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 a...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 431–442.
Published: 01 May 1998
....” Daedalus 122 ( 3 ): 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 (1 January 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 January 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 (1 September 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 the...
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Public Culture (1 January 1996) 9 (1): 113–125.
Published: 01 January 1996
.... It was picked up from jloors still slippery with blood. Norman Mailer, 1968 The past collapsed about them -decayed, bulldozed, obliterated. . . . Things were gone they couldn’t remember but missed...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of quantitative history myself in the past, and one of the things I liked about it was that if you look for patterns, you find out things that aren’t immediately obvious on the surface. VS: We got onto the topic of economic history being of renewed interest. You studied the French Revolution...
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Public Culture (1 May 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 1999) 11 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 1999
... capital 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 (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 317–327.
Published: 01 May 1993
... events at Tiananmen Square on] June 4th [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...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 435–452.
Published: 01 September 2013
... develop ways of intervening. The kinds of Marxism that I was involved in tried to give some salience to the idea — it sounds crass now, I know — of ideological struggle, to develop an antieconomistic kind of Marxism. There were a few other groups that were doing this kind of thing — notably the Centre for...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 September 2000) 12 (3): 703–706.
Published: 01 September 2000
... sacrifices regional accuracy. To write, for example, that a diagonal line cuts across the war zones is one thing, but to draw it is an entirely different thing alto- gether. The map, which is a representation derived from the text, offers an imper- Public Culture 12(3...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 623–642.
Published: 01 September 2012
... generalized, 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 May 1991
... down and decided where they stand, so it’s much easier to say, well, I’m not an expert on the Middle East. ARJUN: 1 think that’s true. one of the smau things I’ve noticed in the ex- changes I’ve heard on the street or on TV between various dyads is agree- ment on our support for the troops...
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Public Culture (1 January 2005) 17 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe I never milked a cow in my life. . . . Even a township hobo feels more like a city slicker than a plaas-japie. Real world. Fast life. YFM deejay Sanza Tshabalala O ne of the things that...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... genocidios ( “How These Things Came About”: Representing Massacre and Genocide ) (2014), written in collaboration with Nicolás Kwiatkowski. JEB: Yes, I started with the sixteenth century and finished during the eighteenth. I recently returned to the topic and could still see that there had not been...