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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
... racial 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
... 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 developing world. Truth...
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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 Culture...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2008
... 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 of any historical wound...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 217.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 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 production, with...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., 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 the making of the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-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 by Law 975 is a judicial truth constrained by the paramilitary commanders...
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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)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... because the philosophy of language would have been put to the test of the formu- lations of the conditions of asylum in Geneva. Of this imagined encounter, I would like to make the matter of a reflection on truth and asylum, not in the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2013) 25 (1 (69)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Eric Klinenberg Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Editor’s Letter Eric Klinenberg This issue revisits core themes for Public Culture: time and space, cities and citizenship, truth and justice. The contributors — some famil- iar, some...
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Public Culture (1 May 2002) 14 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... 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 that considers everything relevant. Rather, I seek to...
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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
... produced and circulated, Faulk suggests we focus on law and media to understand not what truth is, but instead the technologies of its making. As an American I could not help but apply all of these themes — the technologies of truthmaking, the role of media, global and translocal circulations, and the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., in line with what he presents as the Deweyan conception that truth is “what our peers will, ceteris paribus , let us get away with saying” ( Rorty 1979 : 176). In an essay titled “Solidarity or Objectivity,” Rorty (1991 : 21) makes the case that “reflective human beings try, by placing their lives...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 reversing this assimilation, that no one...
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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
... Desmond Tutu’s South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission). Thus my argument about the imperative of legal retribution cannot be equated with a doctrine of turning the other cheek. But legal process can make only a partial and...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 245–247.
Published: 01 May 1993
... 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 and what he says...
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Public Culture (1 January 2008) 20 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 January 2008
... word of mouth from generation to generation, people were very careful then to make sure that they told the truth? A: That’s right, he says; and that’s true, too.27 Trying to ascertain how such oral transmission could be understood as truthful was something that was frequently...