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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 313–348.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Cinéma, Kayes, Mali. Photograph by Brandon County. FIGURE 2 Cinéma, Kayes, Mali. Photograph by Brandon County. In my early research, I inquired why it was cinemas were open-air, tracing it back to a broader set of conflicts around the nature of colonial urban space (Larkin 2008 ). Some said...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jennifer Mack Outlining a theory of “urban design from below,” this essay considers how so-called users have reshaped space at the urban scale, as I trace the history of immigrants’ transformations of a Swedish modernist new town neighborhood. Here a peripheral green strip that government planners...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 403–430.
Published: 01 May 2009
... space and inhabited time. Operating as a neo-orientalist simulacrum, such projects subvert, spatially and semiotically, the standard logic of urban representation and modernistic notions of segregation. The concept of spatial heteronomy is proposed to address such dialectic strategies of spatial...
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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 (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to establish a specific sociopolitical order; renders economically productive the differentiated and dynamic value of urban spaces and populations; and involves flexible, provisional interventions that anticipate failure and skirt the edges of the law. Speculative policing combines three future-oriented...
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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 (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the past forty years, the alterity of the past, and her current project on the history of feminism and urban space in 1970s and 1980s London. 2015 cosmopolitanism feminist historiography sexual labor public health Victorian Britain Sharon Marcus (SM): Where and when did you grow up...
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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 (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 (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 537–562.
Published: 01 September 2022
... is unable to obtain cartographic validation and therefore does not make sense. For the disciplines of architecture, planning, and urban design this creates a certain morality about space shaped by ideas of permanence, completeness, perfection, and clarity. Distinctions between properties, functions, private...
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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 (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 (2013) 25 (2 70): 209–221.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... I introduce it to capture an elusive mix of space, people, and particular activities, especially commerce and the civic. This term captures the social and material physics of the city. Understood this way, the notion of urban capability...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Miriam Driessen As urban regions change in contemporary China, rural regions change no less dramatically. This essay sheds light on the discursive context in which rural transformations occur, by introducing the concept of “rural voids.” Rural voids are spaces that are not only plagued...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... In Unofficial China II , edited by Perry Link, Richard Madsen, and Paul Pickowicz. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield. Davis, Deborah S., Richard Kraus, Barry Naughton, and Elizabeth J. Perry, eds. 1995 . Urban spaces in contemporary China:The potential for autonomy and community in post-Mao China...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the conventional boundaries of citizenship discourse and powerful counterclaims over contested urban space make the successful articulation of such rights for inclusion and belonging highly challenging. At the same time, Mumbai Twelver Shi‘i place-bound belonging is intertwined and produced by an array...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 1994
... it is produced, it is also saying that the context is one where dematerialisation can no longer be easily opposed to materialisation. Let me begin by presenting some of the idiosyncrasies of Hong Kong’s urban space, which I call a space...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 515–535.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in Europe extends to the DIY-DIT principles of independent art spaces and the backyard appeal of a tiny space for big ideas, and concludes with a thought experiment for a new kind of urban incubator that might better attend to the stubbornly nested complexities of the city the contributors all call home...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 January 2005
... that interconnect the Americas, this essay seeks to develop a notion of the urban imag- inary, conceptualizing it as a culturally imaginary space that is created in and through the relationship between these forms of circulation and the practices...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 85–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
... in urban America . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Architectural Press . Brenner Neil . 1998 . Between fixity and motion: Accumulation, territorial organization, and the historical geography of spatial scales . Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 16 , no. 1 : 459 – 81 . doi:10.1068...