Cultural-Studies Journal Gets Revamped for a 'Different Intellectual Moment'

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Joshua Bright for The New York Times, Redux

Eric Klinenberg, an NYU sociologist, is leading the group of new editors at "Public Culture."

Saying they want to remake cultural studies and reach a broad, educated public, the new editors of a major interdisciplinary journal are doing something that often provokes anxiety in academe.

They are making changes.

The journal, Public Culture, has since its advent in 1988 played a prominent role in interdisciplinary social sciences, emphasizing such topics as the globalization of culture, cosmopolitanism, and transnational politics. In 1992, the peer-reviewed