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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of active audience participation in dancing dabke . Although universal humanity can be used cynically to demonstrate cultural othering to Western spectators or to diminish support to Palestinian national liberation, the article argues that Palestinian electro- dabke musicians capitalize on universal...
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Published: 01 January 2016
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 207–231.
Published: 01 May 2023
... evidence of a common humanity, and are put to use in fashioning the image of a newly remorseful, self-aware institution eager to engage in a “national conversation on race” (Bolotnikova 2021 ). Though the truth the university wishes to legitimate has shifted (from polygenesis to commonly held humanity...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 415–422.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in social stability naive, however, and Purity and Danger languished following its publication in 1966. Today’s politics of purity, from white nationalism to rule by imprisonment, makes Purity and Danger more necessary than ever. The tension between the search for human universals and the social...
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Public Culture 10742593.
Published: 02 November 2023
... to seize control of all matter and energy on the planet, so it can make more paperclips. Hilarity ensues. Clippy is avenged. PUBLIC CULTURE 35:3 DOI 10.1215/08992363-10742593 COPYRIGHT 2023 BY DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS 417 UNCORRECTED PROOFS field. Its conception of human compatible, unfortunately...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 233–266.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Pheng Cheah Copyright © 1997 by The University of Chicago 1997 Posit(ion)ing Human Rights in the Current Global Conjuncture Pheng Cheah 1n the current conjuncture of global capitalism, the deployment...
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Public Culture (1996) 9 (1): 3–32.
Published: 01 January 1996
... Jacqueline Bhabha ‘i;lefugees crystallize the conflict between two founding principles of modern society: the belief in universal human rights which inhere in all indi- viduals by virtue of their common human dignity, and the sovereignty of nation states. Legal systems - both national...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 431–442.
Published: 01 May 1998
..., and my colleagues in the “Histories of the Future” Residential Research Group at the Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, headed by Susan Harding; and from members of the international workshop, “Narrating Mobility and Belonging,” Centre for Devel- opment Research...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Deborah Posel Duke University Press 2008 History as Confession: The Case of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Deborah Posel In the iconic history of human suffering...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 251–265.
Published: 01 May 1993
...-political. Enlightenmentthought and the politics it produced, it is argued, were rooted in a notion of a shared, universal human rationality on the basis of which human agents could, through a process of open, rational debate, reach agreement...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
... particularly grateful for the typically thoughtful feedback from the late and much missed Vijay Nagaraj. 1 Drafting Committee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Travaux preparatoires , AC.1/SR.8/p.2 (all following references according to United Nations system). 2 E/CN.4/AC.1/SR.23...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
... frameworks as ciphers for interpreting and properly attributing weight to the organization's activism. 3 I situate Moms for Housing's call for housing as a universal human right within the context of the political fight between pro-development (Yes In My Backyard, or YIMBY) and anti-development (Not In My...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996), 1:116 – 200. 9. Hamilton, Metaromanticism, 11. 3 0 4 goods belonging to the same human being. Or, another way of putting it, he is After the Secular...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 629–641.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and separate identity, the aboli- tion of difference, and the adherence to the project of a universal humanity.11 Colonization is founded on a similar universalizing project. On a rhetorical level, colonization is the daughter...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... science of “positive psychology” ( Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi 2000 ; Seligman and Fowler 2011 ). Fourth, it entails a universalizing moral humanism configured by what we might call a “positive spin” through strategic deployment of prosocial programming, learned optimism, and a continuous emphasis...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 201–212.
Published: 01 January 1993
... be reconciled with the universal demands of human reason?ls Kant's solution, as famous as ambitious, consists in the introduction of two different modes of reasoning: In the "private use of reason," the individual has to conform to his or her social or professional function, say, as a clergyman, officer...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and appeal to the universal human that appear in this statement resound in visualization theory. I elaborate on this point below but note here that this “we” invokes a universal subjectivity rooted in a collective capacity to employ the tools of rationality to perceive and interpret patterns and images. 5...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 101–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
...” and the “demonic.” If, according to Cuvier, norma- tive whiteness as universal humanity is produced by “the relationship between the perfection of the spirit and the beauty of the face,” then not only does Sarah Bart- mann, reduced to compressed skull...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... on the self to become a subject of human rights that human rights films are contributing to human rights culture—in advance of a global community of citizens and institutions that might regularly and routinely secure human rights for all. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 cultural politics...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Bruce Robbins Copyright © 1997 by The University of Chicago 1997 Sad Stories in the International Public Sphere: Richard Rorty on Culture and Human Rights Bruce Robbins 1n 1994...