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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Johannesburg through four social viewpoints, and Infections of the Void (2002-present) bridges the post -territories of South Africa and Central Europe. Public Culture Figure 1 A Laboratory of Uncertainty Rodney Place Sarah Nuttall: I...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 599–602.
Published: 01 September 2002
... en sociétépostcoloniale . Paris: Karthala. Nolutshungu, Sam C. 1996 . Limits of anarchy: Intervention and state formation in Chad . Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Contemplating Uncertainty Jane I. Guyer For me...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Austin Zeiderman; Sobia Ahmad Kaker; Jonathan Silver; Astrid Wood This essay examines the influence of uncertainty on how contemporary cities are planned, built, governed, and inhabited. This influence is demonstrated through the analysis of various domains of urban planning and governance...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Joy Rohde Abstract This article argues that the Cold War – era battle between information and uncertainty is a critical origin point for contemporary social theory – informed, data-intensive projects of the US national security state. Beginning in the 1950s, international relations experts...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Rivke Jaffe; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir This article develops a theorization of “speculative policing”: an experimental, future-oriented form of policing that connects crime prevention to real-estate speculation and other forms of negotiating urban risk and uncertainty. Speculative policing works...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
... can be read as a statization of life, combining the power of both science and the state. The authors explore the social conditions of the production and dissemination of mortality data in French nursing homes in a period of strong uncertainty. The web of interactions between agencies of public health...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., to the Boogaloo Bois in the United States. Across these cases, the authors argue that irony becomes an important means of gathering, orienting, and animating political collectives, in two ways. First, within contexts of deep uncertainty or instability, where it can be extremely hard to trace political cause...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lisa Richaud; Ash Amin While previous studies have documented the trials of rural-to-urban migration in postreform China, little is known of the consequences of urban demolition and attendant uncertainty on migrant mental health. Exploring the affective and subjective dimensions of life lived...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 365–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... witnessing act in this continuum that is city-making in connection with uncertainty and opacity. camilapierobon@gmail.com Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 housing surveillance displacement power city-making Drawing on Arjun Appadurai's ( 2013 ) idea that housing...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Ultimately, the essay argues that infovis can offer a misplaced sense of mastery and sidestep the challenges of uncertainty and misinformation. 2014 On any day, the media consumer enters a garden of data delights just by paging through the newspaper, scanning social media feeds, and checking bookmarked...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with choice paralysis and the disappearance of the subject, here it serves as a technology of the self. The composure toward chance events that gamblers cultivate online carries over to their lives off-line, lending them a subjective “readiness” for living with uncertainty. The case of online poker offers...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of market fundamentalism has been accompanied by deepening uncertainty: the state has become criminal, criminals counterfeit the state. For those caught in the middle, distinguishing between predator and protector is often impossible. Proliferating protection rackets are both a symptom of and answer...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of social structuration or (2) signs of the animating effects of world-transforming collective social agencies. The “wave” thus generates questions—and uncertainties—about the relation of structure to agency . Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 social theory social movements wave...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 225–247.
Published: 01 May 1998
... of Globalization Arjun Appadurai Under what conditions is group violence between previous social intimates U associated with certain forms of uncertainty regarding ethnic identity? In sketching an approach to this question, I build on an argument against...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 415–441.
Published: 01 May 2016
... demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the kinds of uncertainty at stake in planning for climate change futures. There is no reason to assume that either localized climatic variables or modest linear changes in those variables will be the primary driver of climate change–related threats. Already...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
... in the past or future, are reservoirs for computational possibilities. They are standing reserves for data extraction. But they are also liability sinks for uncertainty. Information theory is the mathematics concerned with resolving uncertainty. Uncertainty is entropy, disorder of the system. A society...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of surveillance and sensing, also comes with the decentralization of control and the proliferation of sites of action.7 The Test Bed Calculates Uncertainty Not Risk This lack of ideal is not therefore merely the concern...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 153–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in the spirit of critical uncertainty, of situations not yet crystallized into contexts, of forms of circulation not yet fully available to theory, of predicates of a subject still in the making. In this issue we present three forum essays that embody an exploratory spirit, suggesting but not yet drawing...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-twentieth-century Britain and India; we visit the “virtual world” of online poker to understand how people act under and make sense of uncertainty; we explore East African encounters with psychological counseling and witness the local particularities of the globalization of the mind; we see both...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., including drug-trafficking organizations, the police, and the military, often forming entangled and deeply corrupt alliances. The impunity implied by these drug war discourses also creates a deeply fraught atmosphere for local people who experience firsthand the liminality, uncertainty, and contradictions...