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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of recognition” , edited by Amy Gutmann and Charles Taylor. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Deep Democracy: Urban Governmentality and the Horizon of Politics...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 225–249.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Mamadou Diouf Copyright © 1996 by The University of Chicago 1996 Urban Youth and Senegalese Politics: Dakar 1988- I994 Mamadou Diouf The extraordinary vitality of African youth in the political arena...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2023
... was in some ways unexceptional, both in Sierra Leonean politics and in the postcolonial response to urban crime. And yet it marked a subtle shift in both Sierra Leonean electoral politics and in the way such vigilante justice in African cities is interpreted. Contrasting the ethnographic elements...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Austin Zeiderman This essay foregrounds the political constituencies assembling around the problem of climate change in cities. Recent experiments in urban climate governance in Bogotá, Colombia, are shown to challenge liberal democratic notions of the “public” by linking a redistributive economic...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Neil Brenner The urban has become a keyword of early twenty-first-century economic, political, and cultural discourse. But as its resonance has intensified in social science and in the public sphere, the conceptual and cartographic specificity of the urban has been severely blunted. Is there any...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 99–121.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Sony Devabhaktuni; Joanna Mansbridge Abstract This article examines the 2019 Hong Kong protests from the perspective of urban space and the city's historical founding as a colonial entrepôt. Specifically, it explores how the protests destabilized both the urban fabric of the city and the political...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 367–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... accomplishment when a new urban form gets built, promoted, and recognized by many as admirably “green.” Understanding how these differences are mobilized and coordinated in practice is thus key to understanding how the politics of sustainability is made concrete in particular ways and not others. 1...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 133–162.
Published: 01 January 2020
... discourse stemming from key pollution-related court cases, this article examines how these new distributions of life transform urban citizenship, which has been grounded in India in the right to life. It argues that multiple political potentialities unfold once citizenship is no longer anchored exclusively...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 239–258.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ash Amin This article revisits the canon that imagines urban public space as a site of civic and political formation, based on active subjects. In contrast, the article explores the implications of thinking the urban landscape as sentient in its own right, as a hum of interacting humans...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Mumbai . Public Culture 12 , no. 1 : 627 – 51 . doi:10.1215/08992363-12-3-627 . ———. 2001 . Deep democracy: Urban governmentality and the horizon of politics . Environment and Urbanization 13 , no. 1 : 23 – 43 . doi:10.1177 /095624780101300203 . Baviskar Amita . 2002...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in contemporary cities. Their combination implies the emergence of a new mode of urban security governance, a form of political and economic rationality that is speculative both in its underlying logic and in its everyday implementation. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 gentrification Jamaica...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael McQuarrie; Naresh Fernandes; Cassim Shepard This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the nexus between the aesthetic and the political in the urban public sphere, namely, by (1) unsettling the dominance of consumerist messages in the urban environment; (2) democratizing access to popular art by placing it in the urban public domain; (3) reflecting on local politics and urban life...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 517–537.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Kabir Tambar In much of the Muslim world, secularization has proceeded through the modernizing mechanisms of the region's various states. By contrast, social movements committed to the (re)introduction of religion into public and political life have frequently functioned through appeals...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... live in turbulent times — economically, politically, and ecologically — uncertainty seems poised to be a defining feature and focus of urban theory and practice. Whether present futures are objectively more uncertain than futures past is beyond the scope of this essay. Though we are inspired...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... explores three sets of photographs made in different periods of Brazilian history: portraits of urban slaves made by the photographer Christiano Júnior in the mid-nineteenth century during the Second Empire; photographs of political...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 393–415.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . Harvey David . 2012 . Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution . New York : Verso Books . Kandiyoti Deniz . 2016 . “ Locating the Politics of Gender: Patriarchy, Neo-liberal Governance, and Violence in Turkey .” Research and Policy on Turkey 1 , no. 2 : 103...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and less engaged with the politics of space and spectacle in the 1920s and 1930s than in the nineteenth century. But the book does document changes in sexual regimes and women’s urban pleasures: it features working women as new urban adventurers emboldened to enter Soho, previously regarded as dangerous...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 209–221.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of each, speech and the city. Cities are complex systems. But they are incomplete systems. In this incomplete- ness lies the possibility of making — making the urban, the political, the civic. The city is not alone in having these characteristics, but these characteristics are a neces- sary...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 418–432.
Published: 01 September 2017
... dimensions of postcoup Turkish politics. The rituals that Mehmet plays out the night before basic training mirror the larger-scale symbolic and physical advance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s faithful on Istanbul’s once cosmopolitan urban center. Mehmet and his friends idolize Erdoğan, the essay argues...
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