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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
... de Kirchner, unleashed a storm of accusations and counteraccusations, political speculation, rumors, and legal battles. In this article, I explore the multifold processes of truth-making around this event. In proposing the term “moral economy of truth,” I signal how understandings of truth serve as a...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... explanations, so as to make it hold together as a set of stable and “nonracist” truths. The credibility of the tradition’s present racial innocence has been predicated on the claim that the Sinterklaas mythology has never been racist in the past, for the simple reason that it was never about race...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the reason and compassion that was written into the story of the country’s democratization. South Africa’s TRC was the twenty-first in a sequence of truth commissions that emerged in the 1970s and rapidly gathered momentum amid waves of democ- ratization and constitution making in the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Richard Ashby Wilson © 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Richard Ashby Wilson is a reader in social anthropology at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa (2001), editor (with Jane Cowan and Marie-Benedicte Dembour) of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2008
...- tory as an established disciplinary practice. Indeed, historical wounds generate all kinds of ambivalence within the historical profession, because they are not identical to “historical truths,” even if historical truth is a condition of possibility...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 217.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: untimely because it may be premised on assumptions that no longer stand, but also because writing brings forth truths that are deflected from plain sight by the brilliant sheen of the bubble. This issue, however, is an untimely intervention in the best sense. In it the tem- poralities of academic...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 January 2008
... people, rights, history, and memory. His most recent books include Rights for Aborigines (2003) and Telling the Truth about Aboriginal History (2005). Neeladri Bhattacharya is professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nerhru University. His research and publications have been on...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
... transitional justice process are, first, the public hearings in which nearly twenty-four hundred demobilized paramilitary commanders will be asked to confess their crimes before receiving the benefits of Law 975, and second, the visibility and empowerment of victim organizations. The truth sought...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... would like to make the matter of a reflection on truth and asylum, not in the historical moment of the fabrication of the new inter- national law but in the current state of the “refugee question.” So instead of being discouraged by...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of rights, representation, and revolution? This is to ask and address why and how truth is salient of the political for Gandhi. The third question addressed here is that of the formation of the modern subject or selfhood. What makes Gandhi the super...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2013
...- ment, and the worlds it makes possible, liberate people to be who they are or what they want to be. Issues of freedom and truth are at the center of the new essay by Didier Fassin, who here expands his pathbreaking work on...
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Public Culture (1 May 2002) 14 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and participants for the opportunity to present these ideas. And I thank Billie Jean Isbell and Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, the gifted listeners who helped me work through the ideas pre- sented here. 1. In this essay, I make no claim that what I reveal is the whole truth or a complete explanation...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 593–598.
Published: 01 September 2002
... asceticism, a test of the self as an ethical subject of the truth; (3) the Cartesian method, which makes it possible to determine which certitude can serve as a criterion for all possible truth. This is the route taken by Mbembe to unmask those theories of the African subject that situate slavery...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2019
... this moment to think about what she calls the “moral economy of truth.” Returning to themes of Tell’s essay on the circulation of knowledge, and of Valle’s on how “truth” is produced and circulated, Faulk suggests we focus on law and media to understand not what truth is, but instead the technologies...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Nietzsche and Rorty, along with many other postmodernists, as defenders of MP. Indeed, Nietzsche’s account of the death of God may not simply be a claim about the necessity of decision in all meaning making and the inescapability of hermeneutics in all belief, but may instead be a claim about the truth of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
... greatest among all those of our goods which relate to the body, it is how- ever that to which we make less reflection and which we taste less. The knowledge of truth is like the health of the soul: once a man possesses it, he doesn’t think of it anymore.”11 How is it that no one ever thought of...
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Public Culture (1 May 1995) 7 (2): 403–431.
Published: 01 May 1995
....” Representations 1 : 118 -46. Coalition for the Truth about Africa. 1990 . “The Truth about Africa.” Toronto, (photocopied pamphlet). Crapanzano , Vincent . 1980 . Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Da Breo , Hazel . 1989 . “Royal Spoils: The Museum...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 199–208.
Published: 01 January 2003
...- fore never able to reach the status of either truth or lie. Trust under these circum- stances makes no sense, sociality appears fictitious, and dissimulation offers the best ruling strategy. My sense is that these injuries and losses will require, per...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 245–247.
Published: 01 May 1993
... we can then locate and discuss in terms of “truth,” “adaptation,” and fit to noumena. Because his use of culture thus slides between the two levels, a good deal of confusion results (further confusion also arises from the author’s shift between what other people say about culture...
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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 195–200.
Published: 01 March 2013
... truth to this. Those with resources can influence the world in ways that others cannot. But that they can be creative is not so certain. Poetic activity requires resources that are not merely financial or technical but moral and cognitive...