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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 January 1990
... tell us that we didn't know before? Parallel (in a small way) to Foucault and historians: what was he asking us to think about that we had not thought about before? Questions posed by historical films: Frida (Paul Leduc-Mexico): what is a life? how does it mean? Walker...
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Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 9 Think—It’s Your Job to Out-Think the Axis . WPB (1942–1943), NAID 534909. More
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 453–455.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dilip Gaonkar; Charles Taylor Duke University Press 2006 Block Thinking and Internal Criticism Dilip Gaonkar and Charles Taylor These are difficult times for multiculturalism, especially in Europe. Reasonable people are having...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (2): 353–402.
Published: 01 May 1995
.... Weigert , A. , J. Smith Teitge, and D. Teitge. 1986 . Society and Identity: Toward a Sociological Psychology . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Wright , E. et al. 1989 . The Debate on Classes . London: Verso. Thinking through...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): xi–xiv.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Arjun Appadurai; Lauren Berlant; Carol A. Breckenridge; Manthia Diawara Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Editorial Comment: On Thinking the Black Public Sphere The Black public sphere...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 721–748.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., and Colonization (1995) and Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking (2000). Abu-Lughod, Janet L. 1989 . Before European hegemony: The world system a.d. 1250-1350 . New York:Oxford University Press. An-Na'im, Abdullahi A. 1994 . What do we mean...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 227–234.
Published: 01 May 2017
... awaiting Matthew’s opinion. Matthew looked closely at the plate. “I think it looks good. What is that, a sweet top with cream and jelly? It looks great.” She was still left with the scones. First she put them by the $2 items, but in the back. Then she began to doubt her decision. “I’m just not sure...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 1 Infilling of coastal zones. In 1991 the elevation of new land was set to 1.25 meters above the highest-recorded high tide. In 2011 it was raised to 2.25 meters for new construction. Source: Peduzzi, Pascal. 2014 “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks,” Environmental Development 11, 208–218 More
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 195–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Travis Alexander Abstract This essay asks how we are to think the ethics of Black Lives Matter protest amid conditions of contagion in the summer of 2020. It argues that the multitude instantiated in these events didn't simply tolerate the biomedical damage that could result from such proximity...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and explores possible reasons that explain its current success, as these categories are used for thinking about, managing, and inhabiting situations of extreme precariousness, but which are nonetheless very different from the original cases of forced disappearance. The second movement involves developing...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 41–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
... century onward. These arrangements were organized as multiple layers of dependency and provisional domination, captured well by Eric Beverley's term minor sovereignty . Thinking through sovereignty in a minor key allows us to see sovereignty less as a foundation of states and societies and more...
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Public Culture 9937241.
Published: 31 October 2022
... is it concretely actualized by an urban majority making often unanticipated, unformatted uses of the urban to engender livelihoods in a dynamic and open-ended process? This is the key question undertaken in this collectively written piece. This means thinking about work, paid and unpaid, in ways that highlight...
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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 (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 239–258.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ash Amin This article revisits the canon that imagines urban public space as a site of civic and political formation, based on active subjects. In contrast, the article explores the implications of thinking the urban landscape as sentient in its own right, as a hum of interacting humans...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Campbell Engaging RETORT's Afflicted Powers , this critique asks how far RETORT takes Guy Debord's thinking, what the political implications of their use of Debord are vis-à-vis some of the geopolitical issues they raise (specifically, with regard to U.S. security policy and the Balkans...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is that Asad is acutely aware of this paradox and that his awareness thereof issues in a distinctive mode of action that is profoundly future orientated and yet dispenses with calculations of probability. The article explores the phenomenology of this nonactuarial thinking, the internal conflicts it engenders...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 161–186.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... Finally, it invokes provocations from Norbert Elias and Michel Serres that call for new frameworks for thinking about history and pasts. The point here is not to sow confusion or to claim something “new”; historians have long struggled to study pasts without prejudging them. An awareness...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 331–359.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of navigating roads at speed. I focus on call center drivers as an example through which to think about how such subjects figure in postliberalization Indian imaginaries—as border guards to middle-class private consumer pleasures and as call center workers with unvalorized labor. I use the cases of call center...
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Public Culture (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 (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...—approach to translation, emphasizing the intellectual gains (and risks) to be had from thinking of translation as an act of cultural interpretation rather than verbal substitution. 2016 Arabic literature Middle East translation Whether or not they really exist, untranslatables are good things...