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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 2 Libraries Without Borders (LWB) first initiated the BiblioTaptap project in 2011, following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010. In 2015, LWB transitioned responsibility for the taptaps to local library organizations, and the taptaps continue to serve local More
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 161–186.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., a way of making use of time without reflecting on it . —Michel de Certeau Over the past decade or so, time has become an important topic in history, properly so. But popularity has also brought the use of what one might call a casual use of the nouns time and temporality . Too often...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2014
... elite universities and corporate funders. In light of the capacities of the World Wide Web, which allows for participation, collaboration, and self-publication without the intervention of an editor or a publisher, the recentralizing of learning in MOOCs seems more in keeping with nineteenth-century...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Zeynep Tufekci Hardly a month passes without a popular news outlet or a pundit asking if the Internet is making us lonely. Meanwhile, social media remains the Internet’s most popular application, and almost every empirical study suggests that Internet use corresponds to more social interaction...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
... concerns with time-honored techniques: disassembling toasters that no longer heat, testing Bluetooth devices without signals, and removing dust from unplayable iPods. This essay traces the development of technocratic ideals and gendered identities within two such groups: the Fixit Clinic located in the...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
... refuses to identify as religious, a second wants to be protected as a religious minority, and a third wants to be analogized to religion without actually being called religious . Relying on extensive fieldwork among these and other nonbeliever organizations, this article contextualizes each lawsuit and...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 May 2018
... possibilities of cure, ones in which we are left without tidy endings. The task, then, of a critique of curative reason is to clarify these limits, precisely so that we are able to imagine cure otherwise. Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018 antibiotics bacteriology cure India tuberculosis...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
... difference and claim instead their right to indifference. Some call for indifference from the state, others call for indifference to the state. The author asks: Is there a way to achieve religious equality without addressing the state? Or might indifference entail communal withdrawal, abandoning the ideal of...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 403–430.
Published: 01 May 2009
... past decade, this article interrogates the modus operandi of the Andromeda Hill project and Palestinian resistance to it. Conceptualized as a neoliberal mode of ethnogentrification, this gated community attempts to achieve the impossible task of positioning itself both within and without local lived...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
... attention to how blackness itself (under a variety of names) has circulated as a religious discourse—as a veritable conversation within and without, all around and about, the church. 2017 #BlackLivesMatter Afro-Protestantism black literature church politics protest Last year, by all counts...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Gary Wilder This essay focuses on Aimé Césaire's post–World War II commitment to colonial emancipation without national independence. It examines how his constitutional initiatives to enact a future with France in an age of decolonization may be read as politically untimely and strategic utopian...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Georges Canguilhem If a definition of health were possible without reference to some explicit knowledge, where would we seek its foundation? In this essay Georges Canguilhem takes up this question within philosophy, science, and medicine, exposing the assumptions necessary for various notions of...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in humanitarian practice. Drawing from ethnographic research with a Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders mental health project in the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut, it argues that in conditions of chronic need, and in circumstances where it...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., the workshop constitutes maybe the absolute travel device: it can be transported and deployed everywhere without the need for translation into local vernaculars; it can exemplify the moral ambition for peace in the world backed with technical arrangements of space, time, and learning mostly imported...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
... hostile combatants. They were his moral unequals, the constitutive ellipses of satyagraha, without which nonviolence itself might lose its precarious ethical equilibrium. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Thanks to Ritu Birla and Faisal Devji for insightful readings of previous...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Govindnathan's paintings attempt to find beauty in the hideous, to look beyond judgment without undermining the victims' struggle for freedom and dignity. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 doxa at large Acid Violence against...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the policeman’s club or bullet, without losing sight of the bodies left in those weapons’ wake. 6 Not that all Black studies scholars would agree, of course. Moten and Sharpe, for example, would certainly insist, in different ways, by different means, and to different degrees, that...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Mack illustrates how, in one Swedish town, a group of Syriac Christian immigrants gradually transformed the built environment, remaking the city without a master plan. And, in different ways, questions about public participation in the body politic are central to Joseph Massad’s essay, “Love, Fear, and...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): vii.
Published: 01 May 2003
... important to record the aspirations and distresses of the moment so as to provide the grounds, as uneven as they might be, for critical engagement and an archive for future reection. How then to convey the immediacy of spectacu- lar moments of public life without consigning the ordinary travail and...