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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 531–550.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and the Ideological Work of Contemporary Indigenous Filmmaking Monika Siebert Going Inuit Canada’s ongoing attempts to go native have recently cul- minated in Ilanaaq,1 the official emblem of the 2010 Winter...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 235–254.
Published: 01 May 2005
... (2005) as well as numerous published essays. She is also an associate editor of and contributor to The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2004). Du Bois and Art Theory: The Souls of Black Folk as a “Total Work...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 519–539.
Published: 01 September 2016
... level of exposure is unavoidable when working with nuclear materials and that any level of exposure comes with an associated biological risk. In short, injury is an operational necessity of nuclear industry. Thus nuclear safety can never mean total protection for workers—it can only ever be the level...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound installation with five projectors, two sound systems, two slide projectors, and slides (color, sound). Lovers was Furuhashi’s most ambitious work, and also his final one. The artist died of complications related to HIV in 1995, just...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Madiha Tahir; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir As violence work, policing exceeds the institution of the police. Indeed, the latest bout of American invasions that cluster under the label “global war on terror” have been framed as policing operations by American officials as well as scholars. What...
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Published: 01 January 2018
Figure 10 Your Mind Is Your Best Tool—Use It to Work Out New Ideas! WPB (1942–1943), NAID 534179. Figure 10. Your Mind Is Your Best Tool—Use It to Work Out New Ideas! WPB (1942–1943), NAID 534179. More
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 411–418.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Wu Hung Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 A “Ghost Rebellion”: Notes on Xu Bing’s “Nonsense Writing” and Other Works Wu Hung X u Bing’s Tian shu is well...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., and the conceptions of self that it embodies. 2016 decisions forced migration Somalia South Africa My purpose here is to work through a paradox about the life trajectories of certain people who fall under the category “forced migrant.” The argument arises from my reflections on an intensive period...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daniel Aldana Cohen In the fall of 2014, Rebuild by Design, an initiative of President Barack Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, convened an international working group of experts to advance a global conversation on resiliency, design, and politics. As part of that process...
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Published: 01 January 2018
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 8 Original working logic of IWYTWM. Figure 8. Original working logic of IWYTWM. More
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 5 Coauthor Glenn Wharton works with colleagues to produce equivalence at MoMA. Figure 5. Coauthor Glenn Wharton works with colleagues to produce equivalence at MoMA. More
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Alison Shonkwiler This essay examines the growing interest in home-based labor in light of the changing structures of conventional work. Neo-homesteading, particularly in its part-time and casual modes, reveals the conflicted middle-class desire to achieve freedom from the wage economy without...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 385–396.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Laurie L. Patton This article discusses the work of Mircea Eliade, especially Patterns in Comparative Religion , as an “Undead text.” Beginning with an analysis of Eliade’s work as it was understood in the 1980s, the author moves on to discuss the role of Patterns in the context of Eliade’s life...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
... modes of visuality at play in border crossing. Subsequently, we analyze two ways of visualizing cross-border migration. The first—medical visualization—works by permeating space with a contrast medium. The second—statistical visualization—works by composing systemic migration patterns out of migration...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hannah Knox This essay explores how contemporary political life is framed through engagements with material forms. Extending work that has demonstrated that politics is best understood not as a discursive or institutional sphere but as the effect of material engagements, the essay asks, just how...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., are also enabled by the vital materiality of the city’s infrastructure. As engineers work hard to improvise resolutions to the leakages they can fix, and ignore the thousands of others they cannot, the processes of leakage always exceed the control of the city’s government. As such, the uncertain...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Heather Love This essay considers practices of observation and description in postwar microsociology as a model for contemporary practices of reading. Returning to the work of Gilbert Ryle and Clifford Geertz, Heather Love contends that the dominance of thick description in both the humanities...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... promote “appropriate technology,” emphasizing both the diffusion of hardware and technical skill and democratic, “participatory” social relations. The activists’ efforts fell along multiple lines, including policy and hands-on technical work to build hardware, but they considered their work to occur...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the concept of “stranger anxiety” to underscore the legal and bureaucratic work necessary to constitute heterosexual marriage as the basis for citizenship inclusion. Working from these two cases, the article analyzes how the Taiwanese government produces an equivalence between heterosexual unions...