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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Deepa Kumar This article examines “security rituals,” routinized and repetitive performances of security practices, and their role in reproducing US nationalism and militarism. It argues that the security ritual as a form emerges out of the Cold War. Its revival in the war on terror era, which has...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in relation to the emergent visual repertoires of perpetual war. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Seeing and Believing: On Photography and the War on Terror Liam Kennedy Writing...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... equally overarching and commanding framework to replace the war on terror? Environmentalism is one of the few movements on the left that presents itself in the same totalizing political terms that the war on terror did on the right. Yet the politics of fear is a broad, deeply rooted political phenomenon...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 451–464.
Published: 01 September 2009
... myth reveals how, in declaring war on terrorism, we have likewise waged a shadow war against the projections of collective paranoia. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Phantom of the Forever War: Fazul Abdullah Muhammad and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
... essay theorizes a secrecy/threat matrix as a core project of the national security state. In doing so, it assesses the ideological linkages between “weapons of mass destruction” and the “secret” from the Cold War through the “war on terror.” The essay argues that the long-term effect of state secrecy is...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... BMW”: Argentine Elites and the Terror of Fiscal Obligation Mireille Abelin On the afternoon of March 10, 2006, I was in my Buenos Aires apartment when the phone rang. It was Juan Eder, director of operations of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 2002 ). Of course they do not like to say that. Such a statement would not be in deference to the heroic narratives foregrounded in the subsequent so-called war on terror, which is partly why newspapers editors who decided to publish jumpers’ photographs faced outraged charges of exploitation and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 381–405.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., Mark. 2004 . Torture and truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror . New York: New York Review Books. Gluckman, Max. 1963 . Order and rebellion in tribal Africa . New York: Free Press of Glencoe. Gonzales, Alberto. 2002 . Memorandum to the president , 25 January . Grey...
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Public Culture (1 January 2004) 16 (1): 79–96.
Published: 01 January 2004
... the institutional apparatus. These wars ended in horizontal treaties; only one of them was won by rebels. The end of these civil wars—like the end of La Violencia—was sealed ritually, with amnesties that attempted to define the status of defeated...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 1997
... French Thought . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993 . Koselleck , Reinhart . “Terror and Dream: Methodological Remarks on the Experience of Time during the Third Reich.” In Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985 . Lacan , Jacques...
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Public Culture (1 September 1994) 6 (3): 525–545.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... As Dave Kehr writes, “what’s really frightening about the film [is] its flat, Midwestern matter-of-factness. This is horror on a first-name basis” (Kehr 1990,62). The intimacy and banality of Henry’s portrayal recalls the regional rural terror of Richard Brooks’s adaptation of Truman Capote’s...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 149–154.
Published: 01 May 1991
... with the brilliantly constructed out-of-control quality of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio drama. In the background of the newsroom is a large monitor tuned to Israeli TV; on the screen is a talking head instructing, alternately in Hebrew and Russian, how to put on a gas mask. Cut to...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2012
... have depicted the exhibition as a sort of visual monolith, bent on delivering a pro- American message, Steichen and his audience saw the show as something very different. At the start of World War II and again at the start of the Cold War, the intellectuals, artists, and policy makers Steichen...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Niebuhr revival is more complicated—and perhaps more consequential. It reflects the use—or misuse—of the presumed lessons of the Cold War in the justification of America’s current war on terror. Niebuhr’s tough-minded foreign policy realism, lauded in the day as “hardheaded” or “hard-boiled” and extolled...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): x–xi.
Published: 01 May 1998
... most oppressive conditions. The war in Mozambique was one of the most brutal in recent times: A million people lost their lives in its fifteen-year span. Instigated by apartheid Rhodesian and South African Defense Forces at Mozambique’s inde- pendence as a black-majority rule county, the war was...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 May 1992
... against him. This in turn served to further heighten anxiety levels through fear of terrorism and the cruel realization that war was perhaps no longer a defensive option but in fact an offensive necessity. Thus, like a well-rehearsed stage performance, the first allied air raids into Iraq on...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 120–121.
Published: 01 May 1991
... the war, deci- sions are being made on all of these fronts without public attention. Israeli civilians are now on the frontline in a country that has treated its borders (and not its centers) as its war zones, and Israel has momentarily recuperated its reputation in the international...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 121–133.
Published: 01 May 1991
... LA: It seems to me that from the prime-time schd-ulingof its first air raid, this has been a war for television. What’s disturbing me the most in the media coverage I’ve seen since the bombing began is that there are so many silences. And the major silence is a silence on the fact that...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 101–126.
Published: 01 May 1992
... a self-righteous language of order and virtue, a language obediently trumpeted and amplified by the I would like to acknowledge some of the excellent writing on the war and the media by people like Doug Ireland in the Village Voice, Jonathon Schell in Newsday, Serge Daney in Liberation...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 113–142.
Published: 01 January 2018
...-management relations Men and women who work with machines have good ideas . — War Production Board, War Production Drive: Official Plan Book Some of the posters that were part of the idea drives riffed on the I Want You for U.S. Army poster from the preceding world war ( fig. 3 ), as in the...