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Public Culture (1 March 2013) 25 (2 70): 233–248.
Published: 01 March 2013
... supposedly acted upon or being transformed. A focus on ruralization brings into view not only urban agriculture and urban wildlife but also boring towns and farmers in suburbs. This approach allows us to study new developments that only become visible once we abandon the narrow focus on urbanization, such as...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Israeli occupation influence the digital maps made by the Palestinian Authority. Through an investigation into the borders, roads, and urban areas of one such map and its related scientific practices, I analyze how knowledge of the occupation is shaped by the occupation. Drawing upon widespread...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 129–164.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Daniel A. Barber This essay discusses the emergence of ecodiagrams focused on both representing and operating upon the changing relationship between “man” and “environment,” with an emphasis on the design methods of Hungarian American architects Victor and Aladar Olgyay. The architectural diagram...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Bruce O’Neill This essay reflects upon the intimate entanglement of superfluity and boredom in postcommunist Bucharest, Romania, where the politics of social exclusion unfolds through the inability to participate in consumer practices and chronic underconsumption leaves the city’s most excluded...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 3 Photographs published by the sociologist Philippe Boudon (1969 : 154) of Le Corbusier’s housing project in Pessac, upon completion in 1927 (top) and in 1967 (bottom), showing various alterations by inhabitants Figure 3. Photographs published by the sociologist Philippe Boudon (1969 More
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Public Culture (1 September 1995) 7 (3): 676–684.
Published: 01 September 1995
... spectator." If we examine our own conduct and feelings in the light that an impartial spectator would cast upon them, goes the argument, we are sure to have a sounder guide to judgment. This notion, though implicit in the first edition, was...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... essay, Robyn Creswell begins with a lovely illustration of untranslatable words, drawing upon his own experience as a translator of Arabic. While some have claimed that “Arabic is a controversial language,” leading to a kind of estrangement of English and Arabic, Creswell argues that we must assert the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... us away from human rights and toward the biopolitics of borders. Andersson is interested in how migration controls have helped facilitate profiteering from refugees and predation upon migrants. He shows how border surveillance incentivizes the detention of migrant bodies, particularly for profit...
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Public Culture (1 May 1994) 6 (2): 407–410.
Published: 01 May 1994
... viewer can let go of the urge to read, the urge to The Printed Word act upon the work of art, then he can accept and appreciate its beauty.” In the tradition of Chinese calligraphy, however, this is not radical-it is banal. This is perhaps most evident in calligraphic works that are written...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 139–140.
Published: 01 May 1992
... man, Flanked by crayon drawings, woodblock prints Beyond the cathode glow and windowlight Above the papers and the Post-it notes That shuffled and reshuffled slow my work. Still boxed, still pouched, still born upon receipt, An art...
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Public Culture (1 September 1994) 6 (3): 579–595.
Published: 01 September 1994
... Panopticon, Postscript. Bentham wrote the Essay “in order to provide the States General with what, as he shrewdly foresaw, they would badly need: an ordered form of procedure, based (though not slavishly or uncritically) upon British experience.”c...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 249–250.
Published: 01 May 1993
... complicated and preposterous machines designed to solve relatively simple problems. As representations, Goldberg’s cartoons com- mented upon machinery, American ingenuity ,and early-twentieth-centuryAmeri- can culture in general. They are part of metaculture, and Michael Fischer is right to allude...
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Public Culture (1 January 1995) 8 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 1995
... published a special issue devoted to “Islam and Communication.” In the introduction the issue editors state that their purpose is to focus “upon concep- tions of communication as they are theorized by Muslims.” The subsequent inter- view and articles...
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Public Culture (1 May 2006) 18 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2006
... contrast between faith and faithlessness: “Kierkegaardian faith . . . repeatedly bumps into gaps or feelings of estrange- ment between repetitions, when traces of faithlessness intervene inadvertently and unintentionally. . . . Deleuze, the a-theist, pounces upon this trace of faithless- ness between...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 67–80.
Published: 01 May 1992
... this advertisement, situating it as an instance of the deployment of the image of the fetus in public culture. I argue that, although by employing the ultrasound image the advertisement draws upon and makes reference to anti-abortion materials, it simultaneously distorts the logic according to...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 January 1999
... identity have invariably reacted against or innovated upon discourses of modernity. Virtually all transnational black movements of the nineteenth and twen- tieth centuries have utilized ideas about racial selfhood and collective identity, capitalism and socialism, justice and democracy that emerged as...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 129.
Published: 01 January 1989
...T. N. Madan Copyright © 1989-90 by Duke University Press 1989 OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS Eyeless in the Market Place T. N. Madan Institute For Economic Growth University of Delhi On the morning of Saturday, 30 June, while on a short visit to the USA, I stumbled upon a...
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Public Culture (1 September 1999) 11 (3): 443–446.
Published: 01 September 1999
... taken. No affection, only a steady hand, is required for shaving my underarms; and no one who loves me should feel thereby obliged to tie my boots. But how will we ever pay for the amount of assistance I am likely to need in the future? Such dilemmas haunt thousands upon thousands of others...
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Public Culture (1 September 1996) 8 (3): 567–585.
Published: 01 September 1996
... travellers, but I’d like to venture that this need not be the consequence of Orientalism. It is Said, after all, who warned against assuming that imperialism’s indelible print upon cultural production translates into simply a “demeaned and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2005) 17 (3): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: When the yoke of government begins to sit uneasy upon their unruly necks, or when they have run themselves out of their estates, and so come to case a longing eye upon the revenues of the church, or of their rich neighbors about...