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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 (1 September 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 of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2006) 18 (3): 531–550.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Atanarjuat 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 of...
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Published: 01 January 2018
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daniel Aldana Cohen; Daniel Aldana Cohen; Daniel Aldana Cohen; Daniel Aldana Cohen; 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...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... engenders, 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...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 (1 January 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 (1 May 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 is...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 (1 September 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 and...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 September 2017) 29 (3 (83)): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the very effort to obliterate it. Instead of artificially reconstructing the semantic unity of discrete stories, the essay introduces a deconstructive approach that apprehends consistency as an effect of power. It shows how various actors work at making changes in the hegemonic story to maintain its...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the burden of ensuring diversity work is done themselves, and being wary of new plans and suggestions. The article proposes that these discussions take into consideration that ultimately, people carrying heavily oppressed identities unduly struggle to survive (live comfortably while supporting their...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connectivity and speed. The essay concludes with two case studies: first, Jennifer Egan’s 2011 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad , whose PowerPoint chapter works to visualize the energy demands of a rapidly growing social media culture, and, second, the so-called high-frequency traders who today are making use...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jo Guldi From the 1970s, international networks spanning New Delhi to the Cree tribes of Canada collaborated in experimenting with many-to-many mapping. Their work generated techniques for the participatory management of land use that preceded the creation of the many-to-many map online and, in...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 113–127.
Published: 01 January 2017
... discusses his working methods, his relation to art institutions, and his efforts to link histories of exclusion and stigma to a critique of LGBTQ assimilation in the present. 2017 Carlos Motta queer history activism archives In his socially engaged and intimate art, Carlos Motta attempts to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Virág Molnár The essay examines street art as a lens on the workings of the contemporary public sphere to capture changing uses of urban public spaces and shifting conceptions of social order in the city. It explores the explosion in the popularity of street art at a time when urban public space is...