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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Alana Lentin The call for a parsing of the French context that accompanied the aftermath of the attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo mobilized what Barnor Hesse calls a “white analytics.” Such a partial vision of France as “exceptional” in matters of race denies the significance...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 63–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jasmine Nichole Cobb President Barack Obama signifies both the power of the institutional presidency and the legacy of black freedom struggles. His post in the White House provides an opportunity to think through the process by which these themes became intertwined and the manner in which the US...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 443–455.
Published: 01 September 2023
....” Nk106@aub.edu.lb Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Freely available online through the Public Culture open access option. shipping racial capitalism neocolonial oceans decolonization Greece Cheryl Harris begins her influential essay “Whiteness as Property” ( 1993...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 12 Stock illustration of white man in business casual surfing a data wave made of 0s and 1s, against a background featuring a graph of business cycles. ID 130557873 © Aleutie | Dreamstime.com. More
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 2023
... also linked this area in the US South to decolonizing efforts in the Global South just prior to a neoliberal turn. Within these networks, victims of white supremacy modeled approaches to survival that are now broadly relevant to today's social and climate justice work. The story offers spatial tools...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 349–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jenna Grant Abstract This article is an ethnography of color and black‐and‐white in medical images of a particular kind—prenatal ultrasound—in a particular place—Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is also a meditation on histories and theorizations of color. It moves from the discourse and practice...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 233–254.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of racialized and degrading labor, they play with their uniformed hypervisibility, catcall white men on city streets, and temporarily unsettle normative expectations of womanhood. With this disruptive power of workplace intimacy, street sweepers use humor and play to create collective pleasure for themselves...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 329–332.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the earth. But finding a practical language to make urbanism roomier and more inclusive is so very relevant to the preoccupations of culture at the moment as it reconsiders what predated and what might follow those last five hundred years of modern Enlightenment whiteness. Urbanism is a stage...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... figure from racial blackness resulted in representing the character as racially white but covered in soot, while conveying the message that the origin of dark skin is dirt. The narrative strife over Black Pete illustrates the fragility of the Dutch absencing of race, as the latter proves to resurface...
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Published: 01 January 2016
Figure 6 President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 5, 2010 More
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 393–408.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Rinaldo Walcott In this essay, the author suggests that diversity as an idea has reached its logical end. The essay proposes that something more radical and sustaining than diversity is now required if whiteness is to be understood as the foundation and barrier that preempts nonwhite others from...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 551–572.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the movement to mold a shadowy force, “world opinion,” into a weapon. To illuminate these forces at work, this article follows the journeys of an unlikely cosmopolitan, Sidney W. Smyer. A white businessman from Birmingham, Alabama, Smyer’s transformation from Dixiecrat politician to reluctant integrationist...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 415–422.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in social stability naive, however, and Purity and Danger languished following its publication in 1966. Today’s politics of purity, from white nationalism to rule by imprisonment, makes Purity and Danger more necessary than ever. The tension between the search for human universals and the social...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth This essay considers a wide range of materials—journalism, fiction, corporate white papers, advertisements, and infographics—to examine an emerging cultural image of green networks. The author puts pressure on the quasi-ecological rhetoric of the cloud by considering the material...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., remains missing and is presumed dead. Four years before the crash, Devonte was famously photographed at the age of twelve, tearfully hugging a white police officer at a Ferguson rally in Portland, Oregon. By simultaneously occupying the feel-good spectacle of interracial intimacy and the everyday tragedy...
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Published: 01 January 2016
Figure 4 Video screen grab of American first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1960–63) during an interview in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Washington, DC, January 15, 1962. Photograph by CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Donkey-zebra, from Malkit Shoshan’s project “ZOO or the Letter Z, just after Zionism.” Shoshan (2012) imagines “a white donkey . . . being transformed by a beautiful Palestinian boy into a zebra. This in order to fulfill the desire of the Gazans for normality, which in this case means More
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Published: 01 September 2022
, white) networks. Road construction left irreversible damages. More
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Thirteen years after the formal abolition of apartheid, South Africa is no longer what it used to be. It is coming out of the dark age of white supremacy. Whether by design or not, the country is undergoing multiple and systemic transitions, at different paces and rhythms. In an age that has...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 January 2020
... living, Robin D. G. Kelley (1994 : 49) sees leisure halls, dance parties, and even sexual play as potential sites of resistance against “white-dominated culture.” However, some of these acts are fundamentally rooted in one’s existence at the margins rather than any overt aim of subverting the present...