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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kathryn Yusoff Geology is a praxis of materiality and thought in the genealogy of Western metaphysics and racial capitalism and a site of possession in the Anthropocene. In the context of renewed interest in the inhuman, this article uses the analytic of geologic realism to navigate between...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... over the definition of the Anthropocene. It looks in Fredric Jameson’s treatment of the time of capital, and of the place therein of dead labor, for a clue to critically rethink both these phenomena, revealing their profound affinity in the aporia besetting our thinking of historical agency under...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “The Future of the Here and Now” considers the mixed temporalities of the Anthropocene. Rather than assume there is one experience of dystopic futures, the collective troubles unilinear models of past, present, and future. We also address the pressurized condition...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... away from critique and historicization in favor of an increasing focus on a non-Marxist form of materialism frequently framed in metaphysical terms. The theory of the Anthropocene is one example of contemporary theory that questions the distinction between nature and history that was so central...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... movements on Sioux territories, telegraph the future. How does water become the enlivened center of our historical and future planetary imaginaries rather than merely an afterthought? Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Anthropocene borders decolonization Flint Michigan water Our...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Is the Twenty-First Century's Most Influential Musician .” NPR, August 15 , 2018 . https://www.npr.org/2018/08/15/638551793/rihanna-is-the-21st-centurys-most-influential-musician . Gómez-Barris Macarena . “ The Colonial Anthropocene: Damage, Remapping, and Resurgent Resources .” Antipode Online...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2022
... infrastructures make worlds with certain dispositions and facilitate certain “forms of life,” they break others, dismantling existing patterns of flows and relations and encouraging or effecting their replacement. In A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None , Kathryn Yusoff writes that “the end of this world has...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of gradual but progressive growth that characterized the industrial age, extreme, fractal changes increasingly characterize our biopolitical age. We live in an era of catastrophic time. If most policy makers seem intent on ignoring or exacerbating the perils of the Anthropocene age, popular culture...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... risks but also to the cultural forms that characterize anxiety in the Anthropocene. Ultimately, what is at stake is not just geopolitical relations or public health but also the lives and deaths of the animals that are so often slaughtered to protect humans. 18 Wald, Contagious , 2 . 19...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 75–82.
Published: 01 December 2021
... before, during, and beyond the colonial anthropocene. How do you deal with the legacies of coloniality and force of gender/sex normativity in your life experience and work? The following is part of our ongoing enlivening dialogue that continues to take place in the techno-lag time of the pandemic...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 39–67.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of planetary dystopia demarcated by specific time-space coordinates, or what Kathryn Yusoff has recently termed a billion Black Anthropocenes. 78 In the morass of accumulating narratives about how the apocalypse closes in on us, some have the luxury of assuming the future is impossible. From the position...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 97–123.
Published: 01 December 2022
...: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2018 . Ballestero Andrea . “ The Underground as Infrastructure? Water, Figure/Ground Reversals, and Dissolution in Sardinal .” In Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene , edited by Hetherington...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . “ Conditions of Visuality under the Anthropocene and Images of the Anthropocene to Come .” e-flux journal , no. 63 . www.e-flux.com/journal/63/60882/conditions-of-visuality-under-the-anthropocene-and-images-of-the-anthropocene-to-come/ . Graham Stephen Marvin Simon . 2001 . Splintering...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 153–179.
Published: 01 December 2022
... which plot, or the actions of characters, unfolds. This relationship (and its instability) is arguably the most crucial narrative question of our time, given the myriad challenges posed by the Anthropocene, new materialisms, and their attendant paradigm shifts. Who or what can be a protagonist...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., Billion Black Anthropocenes or None , 7 . 25. Yusoff, Billion Black Anthropocenes or None , 15 . 26. Yusoff, Billion Black Anthropocenes or None , 16 . 27. Coleman and DeFrantz, “Reach, Robot,” 53 . 28. Ellison, Invisible Man , 27 . 29. Rejali, Torture...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... to the planet has created a new geological epoch, the anthro- pocene.56 As humans and their technological inventions coevolve in the anthropocene, they will join the earth and the oceans in coauthoring the social text of Pacific Rim cities. The history of social...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . Scranton Roy . 2015 . Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization . San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky . 2003 . “ Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Essay Is about You...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the traces of Spanish colonialism and US empire upon Coast Miwok territory. It was haunted as a mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush extractive corridor. Indeed, the land secreted layers of accumulated ecocidal and genocidal history that contributed toward this apex moment we might call the colonial Anthropocene...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 69–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., “The Preclusion of Postcolonial Discourse” ; D'Agostino, “Craniums, Criminals, and the ‘Cursed Race’” ; Armiero, A Rugged Nation , 62 – 75 . 7. Armiero and De Angelis, “Anthropocene” ; Armiero and Sgueglia, “Wasted Spaces, Resisting People.” 8. See, for instance, Venn, “Rubbish, the Remnant...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to highlight the vital work of the scholars who contributed to the collection. 2. Green, Rock / Water / Life , 113 . 3. Ferreira da Silva, “Reading the Dead,” 46 . 4. Yusoff, Billion Black Anthropocenes , 18 . 5. The question of Blackness and soil/dirt is not an unoccupied...
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