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An interdisciplinary journal of transnational cultural studies

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Volume 24, Number 3

Issue 68, Fall 2012

Editors’ Letter
Eric Klinenberg and Fred Turner


Why I Occupy
Nicholas Mirzoeff
The Risks of Preparedness: Mutant Bird Flu
Andrew Lakoff

Visual Culture

“Emperor’s River”: Philipp Scholz Rittermann along China’s Grand Canal
Carol McCusker and Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Imagining the Market: A Visual History
Nicky Marsh, Paul Crosthwaite, and Peter Knight


Ann Laura Stoler Interviewed by E. Valentine Daniel
E. Valentine Daniel
Timothy Mitchell Interviewed by Julia Elyachar
Julia Elyachar

Media and the World of Things

Space and Political Pedagogy at the Gardens of Versailles
Chandra Mukerji
Object Lessons for the Media Home: From Storagewall to Invisible Design
Lynn Spigel
The Crystal Cathedral: Architecture for Mediated Congregation
Erica Robles-Anderson


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