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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... wake work as a method for living with the unmournable. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Blackness heartbreak Devonte Hart transracial adoption wake work All of a sudden, there was a crash. On March 29, 2018, I was walking from the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in the United States can never not be excessive in its racist violence, the Black subjectivity that would seemingly be obliterated by this excessive force of law ultimately exceeds the reach of the policeman’s club or bullet, without losing sight of the bodies left in those weapons’ wake. The work...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Keller Easterling Abstract In the wake of civil rights struggles, a rural area in Southwest Georgia became a global stage for rehearsing some of the world's most provocative experiments with community and land tenure. An interracial intentional community, a Nation of Islam farm, the first community...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Noah Arjomand In this essay, the libraries of Kabul serve as a microcosm of the international “capacity-building” project in Afghanistan. Visions of modern and digital library systems have run into the realities of donors interested in quick “success stories” more than programs that work long-term...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2020
...). In the most powerful moments these writers complicate the tendency to pathologize black matriarchal families or heteronormative kinship relations. In the disordered time of loss, in the “wake work” of public speaking, in tracing what is required merely to survive, these memoirs become a way of understanding...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 491–512.
Published: 01 September 2020
... for her grief. These instances of grief workwake work ( Sharpe 2016 ), widowing ( Nash 2016 ) — are brilliantly recast as political labor by Ruth Feldstein (2000 : 290), whose recharacterization of the work of black motherhood as “realizing the radical potential of traditional roles” provides a map...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
... major US political parties have been focused on somehow rehabilitating neoliberalism rather than breaking with it. In the wake of Trump’s inauguration, this attempt to restore neoliberalism has reached farcical levels, as both parties are seduced by conspiracy theories that implicitly concede...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): ix–x.
Published: 01 January 2005
... engage the genealogies of healthy and pathogenic polities in the wake of cosmopolitan calamities: the racist eugenics of the early twentieth century and the contemporary HIV/AIDS pandemic. Edward LiPuma and Thomas Koelble, Danny Hoffman...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (3): 377–393.
Published: 01 September 1997
... of neoimperialism’s indirect rule of its client states. None- theless, as an empire it advances under a particular sign of conquest, one which vanquishes all in its wake, translating all manner of issues, questions and prob- lems into its peculiar discursive terms. That sign is “rights,” the triumphal prog...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): x–xii.
Published: 01 May 2002
... to announce a special issue entitled Fallout that will grapple with recent and long-term global-cultural and -political alliances and realignments arising from the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Penta- gon in September 2001. In the wake...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2015
... digital era, despite the fact that no one really knows if Internet ads work. This contradiction—rising industry fortunes amid a lack of demonstrable proof of the impact of ads—sets advertising apart from its peer industries in at least one way: advertising suffers a continuous legitimation crisis...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2003
... of the common weal—the potential for coercion, cruelty, outrage, disorder, liberal moral and political theory, see David P. Gauthier, Morals by Agreement (Oxford: Oxford Uni- versity Press, 1986), especially 158–65. Gauthier marries a reading of Hobbes to work...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 January 2000
... focus on memory and temporality also stands in stark contrast to so much other recent innovative work on categories of space, maps, geographies, borders, trade routes, migrations, displacements, and diasporas in the context of postcolonial and cultural studies. Indeed, not so long ago...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 267–291.
Published: 01 May 1997
... is “often the subject both of open discussion at the wake and of private gossip and dark insinuation after leaving it” (p. 232). Here, gossip participates in the work of mourning. Embalm- ing the corpse by way of chemical sanitation and cosmetic...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the energy contents of foods with the direct intent of rationalizing nutrition — was deeply concerned with food as the source of bodily work ( Gratzer 2005 ). Wilbur Olin Atwater, an American scientist trained in Germany, brought home both the techniques and the politics of Rubner’s Arbeitsphysiologie...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 29–38.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Figure 3 “I am here at Occupy Wall Street to fight against corporate greed. To raise my voice in unity for the 99% of America, the working class. The 1% of corporations aren’t people, the 99% are the people. I am here to fight for true democracy. I am here to fight peacefully in solidarity...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... social welfare programs — what can be called “population security.” Population security aims to foster the health and well-being of human beings understood as members of a national popula- tion. It works to collectivize individual risk...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 September 1997
..., made possible by the lack of wakefulness in the figure on the tiger’s back. “So long as he doesn’t wake up he’ll be all right” is Mak’s com- ment on this work, but can sleepwalking really be a positive thing, even if it does shield us from realities?8 Since the somnambulist as well...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 235–254.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., 177. 27. Sundquist, To Wake the Nations, 577; Berman, “Du Bois and Wagner,” 131. Neither mentions Wagner’s ideas about the possibilities of a total work of art in their discussions of Du Bois’s citations of the composer’s work...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): vi.
Published: 01 May 2009
... iii Public Culture “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp . . . with . . . a Whole Lot of Bitches Jumpin’ Ship”: Navigating Black Politics in the Wake of Katrina  343 Michael Ralph The Wrench and the Ratchet: Cultural Mediation...