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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 (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Virág Molnár The essay examines street art as a lens on the workings of the contemporary public sphere to capture changing uses of urban public spaces and shifting conceptions of social order in the city. It explores the explosion in the popularity of street art at a time when urban public space...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 385–419.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Teresa P. R. Caldeira A series of interventions by young men are transforming public spaces in São Paulo, Brazil, and articulating anew the profound social inequalities that have always marked them. The new urban practices include graffiti, pixação (São Paulo’s style of tagging), and new modes...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 375–384.
Published: 01 September 2022
... out and stitching together of the constituents of these sites: of site and story, of domesticity and infrastructure, of publicness and transnational networks. Reading these sites as black markets is a means to recognize the deep and long histories and futures of Black urban life, holding space...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 418–432.
Published: 01 September 2017
... trading White Turks’ tolerance of their big night for their service as the state’s cannon fodder. But now here on a larger scale was the urban periphery taking over the central public spaces that were once hubs for social drinking, for secularists and European tourists and gender and sexual minorities...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to engage in ethical or political critique can be overcome by moving our focus away from Latour’s “actants” to a smaller class of agentive entities that he proposes to call “mediants.” Ash Amin, setting his critical sights on the canonical image of urban public space as a site of civic and political...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 235–238.
Published: 01 May 2012
... that contempo- rary subjects imprint culture into the environment: tagging urban public spaces with graffiti and circulating with motorcycles, skateboards, and parkour (a type of urban performance). These forms of expressions have become commonplace in contemporary cities, affecting the lives not only...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 January 1988
... of in- ternational sport. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: HumunisfycznuEncyclopedia Sportu. Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka Publishing House, 1987. LOW, SETHA. 2940 Giiilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anthropology of space and place; cultural aspects of design; urban public: space...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 707–720.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Since colonization, a Western-styled eroticism has increasingly set the ambience of urban public spaces in Africa (Coppiert’s Wallant 1993). Visible in the arts, advertising, and leisure venues of African cities, Western erotics have assisted...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 303–328.
Published: 01 May 1996
... of architectural design and urban planning which the enclaves use and evaluate the effects of this design. Finally, I discuss how the new public space and the social interactions generated by the new pattern of urban segregation may relate to experiences...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 107–119.
Published: 01 May 1989
... INTWESTS: Modem craft production; temple art; museum exhibi- tions. LOFLAND, LYN H. Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Urban public space: use, design, function, etc. RELE- VANT PUBLICATIONS: "Social Life...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., www.telegeography.com Figure 15 The field of extended urbanization is pushed upward into the earth’s atmosphere through a thickening web of orbiting satellites and space junk. Source: NASA 107 Public Culture crisis tendencies and are radically...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 209–221.
Published: 01 March 2013
... interactions and sequences and, in so doing, mobilizes a specific meaning. Not just the outcome but the work itself of making the public and making the political in urban space is constitutive of cityness. In cities we can see the making...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 January 2005
... America. These sports all assume the existence of a space-based iden- tity, an attachment to a national or urban space that inspires a sense of community and team loyalty but that is conspicuously absent in Miami. 159 Public Culture...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2002
... geographies: The reassertion of space in critical social theory . London: Verso. Solinger, Dorothy. 1995 . China's urban transients in the transition from socialism and the collapse of the communist “urban public goods regime.” Comparative Politics 27 : 127 -46. ———. 1999a . Contesting citizenship...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 403–430.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Comaroff, Jean, and John L. Comaroff, eds. 2001 . Millennial capitalism and the culture of neoliberalism . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Davis, Mike. 1992 . Fortress Los Angeles: The militarization of urban space. In Variations on a theme park: The new American city and the end of public...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
... after hours of public transit. 21 While the outer ring of a Million Program neighborhood may not seem like an ideal locale to celebrate one of life’s key events, these spaces serve the community well. Recalling perhaps Kusno’s description of urban design as a technology of modernity, one wedding...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (3): 293–313.
Published: 01 September 1997
... on the cultural life of the city-its urban space, its art, cinema and archi- tecture, its everyday life - that traces of it might be found. If so, it may be possible to pursue questions of history and politics through an interrogation of cultural forms-not, let me hasten to add, in order to depoliticize...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 September 2004
... seem to be emphasizing the role of the imagination in creating public space. The Reef was not always an urban void created by apartheid policies but a place of gold attracting a global network of interest and capital at the beginning...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Urban plan- ning firms often propose plans for attractive public spaces that bear a striking resemblance to Central Park in New York on a slow day as if these are the only appropriate uses of public space (of course the costs...