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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 55–87.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Tom Roach Copyright © 2015 Qui Parle 2015 Becoming Fungible Queer Intimacies in Social Media tom roach Everything you may have heard about online dating is true: It is steeped in a consumerist logic. It substitutes algorithms for phero- mones. It instrumentalizes intimacy...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jacques Rancière Abstract This essay uses constructions of avowed fiction from modern Western literature and criticism (Erich Auerbach, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner) to question the sense of reality constructed by dominant social discourses that claim to be the mere expression of reality...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 199–231.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Gary Kafer Abstract As programs of internet surveillance have increasingly pervaded our contemporary social and political lives, resistance has become necessary for those seeking to evade online data tracking. This article interrogates such resistance through an examination of Trevor Paglen...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 475–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Courtney Sato Abstract During the interwar period, internationalists declared Hawai‘i the “new Geneva” of the Pacific: a locus for regional diplomacy, social reform, and cross-cultural exchange. This article examines the Pan-Pacific Women’s Association (PPWA) as part of the emerging Honolulu-based...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 199–243.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Sara-Maria Sorentino Abstract Apparent similarities between Marxism and Afro-pessimism on questions of abstraction, social reproduction, and abolition have curiously not marked the beginning of a conversation. To gauge the dimensions of this halted conversation, this article explores the uses...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Kyle Baasch Abstract Cultural and literary critics have begun to abandon a long-standing commitment to poststructuralist and deconstructive interpretative methods in favor of an ostensibly Marxist aspiration to comprehend cultural phenomena as symptomatic expressions of a social totality...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 245–266.
Published: 01 June 2023
... work by the artist duo Claire Fontaine—who deploy Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s notion of market exchangism in their work—in relation to twentieth-century intellectual debates around representation, abstraction, and social synthesis, the essay develops a model of totality in a descriptive rather than...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 87–118.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., using a combined quantitative and qualitative, empirical and speculative analysis of social processes. Since then homophily has become a guiding principle for network science: it is simply presumed that similarity breeds connection. But the unpublished study by Merton, Patricia S. West, and Marie Jahoda...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 101–142.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the figure of the urban stranger and passerby to argue for an aesthetics and ethics of social anonymity that does not rely on or demand identification and that thereby remains open to the risk, surprise, and pleasure of shared existence. In doing so, I theorize intimacy as that which remains unnameable...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Reich using the concept of stasis to unpack the social, historical, political, and visual tensions that structure these images’ depiction of their black German subjects. Viewing these images as complex depictions of stasis (defined not as the cessation of movement but as motion held in suspension...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 121–155.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Dora Zhang Abstract This essay argues that we do not yet fully recognize and attend to the importance of atmospheres as social and political phenomena of everyday life, and draws on a range of approaches to examine these ordinary and ubiquitous sites of affective charge. First charting how creating...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 367–386.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in Edward Said’s secular criticism between filiative and affiliative social bonds. Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 Dubravka Ugrešić exile post-Yugoslav literature Edward Said affiliation True genesis is not at the beginning but at the end, and it starts to begin only when...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 189–229.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of reading photographs that is attentive to subtext, nonverbal communication, and social codes. The essay argues that this reading practice has nothing to do with postcolonial or Levantine hybridity or with a “migratory state of mind”—concepts that govern scholarship on Matalon—and that its subsistence...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 June 2023
... is, in effect, a shared working method, which involves thinking through the relationship between a specific cultural object (or set of objects) and the social whole in and through which it emerged. But ends is not quite the right word here. As Sekula himself writes, quoting from Samuel Fuller’s 1951 Korean...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 301–339.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... And because media forms and social formations are tightly intertwined, this transformation—or the shift from an “old” to a “new” form of seriality—brings with it crucial changes and uncertainties with respect to subjective and collective existence going forward. Centrally at stake in the new seriality...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 395–428.
Published: 01 December 2023
... the fraught relationship between labor and aesthetics, economy and form, art and the market. Although Beech provides a persuasive account of art’s “economic exceptionalism,” his focus on the qualitative irreducibility of artistic labor risks losing sight of what is socially unique about aesthetic production...
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Published: 01 June 2021
; and PJS, “The Effect of Racial Ecology on Attitudes toward and Social Contacts with Other Race,” 1947, Robert K. Merton Papers, 1928–2003, MS 1439, Box 209, folder 4, 1, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. More
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 167–179.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of thinking now pervaded all social relations. For example, people routinely think of themselves as merchandise that needs to be promoted in a market of competitive selves, which illustrates how deeply rooted economic metaphors have become. It was the internet—internet dating sites in particular—that made me...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 135–160.
Published: 01 December 2015
... differences cut against the measure of Man, race, gender, and sexuality have long served to organize the social divisions of eco- nomic production and political power within and across nation- states— perhaps exemplarily so during the age of decolonization (the true and obverse content of the age...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 117–135.
Published: 01 June 2011
... themselves puzzling over stories of billion-dollar bonuses for the very business “leaders” who were responsible for the meltdown—an inky black trail of endless zeros from whence red ink once bled out of the gaping wound of an impaled public trust. Four decades of neoliberal social and economic policy...