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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and the reactionary possibilities that emerge from the effort to reconceive work. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 homesteading urban farming work work culture neoliberalism T his essay examines the contradictions of using home production as a means to reconceive work in meaningful ways...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and more work never to have been racist. The growing resonance of voices claiming that Black Pete is a racist caricature inherited from colonial times has left mainstream cultural producers in a quandary, as the latter see themselves as having to cater to opposing audiences. This essay focuses...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2023
... stories may disappear for many reasons. The authors call for scholars to help build and sustain this public culture through the work of digital archiving and research, and the authors emphasize a descriptive imperative, as opposed to theorizing, as the more urgent course of action. The emergence...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 65–84.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Seth Koven In this interview, Thomas Laqueur ranges widely across his childhood in 1940s Istanbul and 1950s small-town West Virginia to his “crisis” as a social historian that propelled him to cultural history and the study of sexuality and to his attempt to understand the cultural work of the dead...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... suggests. This environment creates a public culture that breeds antagonism between the sciences and humanities. After establishing these ideas, the authors work to separate epistemological postmodernism from metaphysical postmodernism, embracing the phenomenological and interpretative humility...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... In this respect, a culture of human rights is work in progress—and success is far from guaranteed. The importance of what Richard Rorty has called “sad and sentimental stories” for the formation of human rights culture in the West has been widely, and often critically, discussed ( Rorty 1993 : 133; see also...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ken Seigneurie This essay examines the cultural politics of the Lebanese Independence Uprising of spring 2005. I argue that representations produced during the uprising reveal a rhetoric of resistance to the kind of military coercion and legitimating discourses that mark contemporary history...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of 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 (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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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nikhil Anand In this article I explore the political and technical controversies of measuring water leakages in Mumbai to demonstrate how the dense historical accretions of technology, material, and social life that form hydraulic infrastructures in Mumbai trouble the audit cultures of neoliberal...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 333–361.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Yasmin Moll Egyptian translators working at Iqraa—the world’s first Islamic television channel—use a variety of strategies in subtitling Arabic-language preaching programs into English. These translators see their task as twofold: to act as “cultural mediators” responsible for countering perceived...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., the AMIREDIS members’ missing limbs take on an undeniable presence. José Luis Hernández's and Benito Murrillo's missing right arms and brief shaky camera footage of leg prostheses confirm their stories and serve as a form of visual testimony (see fig. 2 ). We might contrast the politico-cultural work of la...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 419–436.
Published: 01 September 2022
... diasporic descendants’ efforts to foster social cohesion. Consequently, The TXFC Project hosted a Facebook Live “talk show,” leveraging social media platforms to amplify freedom colony descendants’ work. The team analyzed event transcripts revealing cultural adaptations to socially restrictive conditions...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael McQuarrie; Naresh Fernandes; Cassim Shepard This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Noah Arjomand In this essay, the libraries of Kabul serve as a microcosm of the international “capacity-building” project in Afghanistan. Visions of modern and digital library systems have run into the realities of donors interested in quick “success stories” more than programs that work long-term...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., whose work deconstructs the naturalized tropes about Black women in Colombia. She noted, Those who demanded change lost because Nieves is considered part of the national culture. That is to say, Nieves is considered a very important character. Many Black people worship Nieves because they consider her...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of interracial violence, Devonte embodies and embodied the conditions of contemporary Black life and death in the United States. His disappearance is intimately linked to other forms and histories of American state violence. Through cultural analysis, autoethnography, and poetic intervention, this essay performs...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 331–342.
Published: 01 September 2023
... as democratic reformers working against cultures of state opacity associated with an authoritarian past. These experts deploy the ideal of replication as a bureaucratic ethos and the practice of replication as a public‐facing and legitimating strategy. Replication successfully performs transparency...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 643–645.
Published: 01 September 1993
...’ Work Culture (New York: Routledge Press, 1992). Collins, Jim, et al., eds. Film Theory Goes to the Movies (New York: Routledge, 1993). Curtis, Edward S. Folding Screen (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992). Custen, George F. BiolPics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History (New...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 205–223.
Published: 01 May 1996
... it matter to recover place in analyses of the global economy, particu- Public Culture larly place as constituted in major cities? Because it allows us to see the multiplicity of economies and work cultures in which the global information economy is embedded...