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Volume 25, Number 2

Issue 70, Spring 2013

Guest Editors' Introduction

Poiesis Means Making
Craig Calhoun, Richard Sennett, and Harel Shapira

Urban Challenges

The Urban Condition: A Challenge to Social Science
Ash Amin
Does the City Have Speech?
Saskia Sassen
Montage Urbanism: Essence, Fragment, Increment
Cassim Shepard

The Urban and the Rural

The Ruralization of the World
Monika Krause
The Border: Infrastructure of the Global
Harel Shapira
Cidades Esfumaçadas: Energy and the Rural-Urban Connection in Mozambique
Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

Digital Infrastructures

Test-Bed Urbanism
Orit Halpern, Jesse LeCavalier, Nerea Calvillo, and Wolfgang Pietsch
Data and Control—a Digital Manifesto
Wolfgang Pietsch

Democracy and Citizenship

Democracy's Future: What's Left?
Gerald Frug
The Field of Struggle, the Office, and the Flat: Protest and Aspiration in a Mumbai Slum
Michael McQuarrie, Naresh Fernandes, and Cassim Shepard
Designing Urban Democracy: Mapping Scales of Urban Identity
Ricky Burdett


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Public Culture is a reviewed interdisciplinary journal of cultural studies, published three times a year in Fall, Winter, and Spring for the Institute for Public Knowledge by Duke University Press. The journal's full archives are available online at

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