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An interdisciplinary journal of transnational cultural studies

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Volume 24, Number 2

Issue 67, Spring 2012

Editor’s Letter
Eric Klinenberg


The Empire Effect
Frederick Cooper and Jane Burbank

Visual Culture

Simulating Iraq: Cultural Mediation and the Effects of the Real
Claire Beckett and Nuit Banai
Seeing and Believing: On Photography and the War on Terror
Liam Kennedy


Troy Duster Interviewed by Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson
Howard S. Becker Interviewed by Harvey Molotch
Harvey Molotch


Economic Crises and the Shape of Modern History
William H. Sewell, Jr.
“Entrenched in the BMW”: Argentine Elites and the Terror of Fiscal Obligation
Mireille Abelin
Welcoming China to Modernity: US Fantasies of Chinese Automobility
Cotten Seiler
Imprinting and Moving Around: New Visibilities and Configurations of Public Space in São Paulo
Teresa P. R. Caldeira


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