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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 19–47.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Neel Ahuja; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson This article explores the history and practice of rectal feeding, an anachronistic obstetric practice used recently as a form of medical rape in US Central Intelligence Agency prisons. The article outlines how racialized themes of counterterrorist...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... collective for helpful revision suggestions. Special thanks to Page duBois, whose own writing on torture inspired this piece. 1. Jay Bybee, “Memorandum for John Rizzo, Acting General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency,” U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, 1 August...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2005
... choice to replace the feckless George Tenet as director of Central Intelligence) would suitably fi t the Olympian role of a DCI who must manage those aspects of the “transcendent spectacle” that attends to digitized supersurveillance power.42 This mythical role was amplifi ed by the 9/11...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... reporting industry in an unnamed general, faced considerable struggle and expense in creating a compre- hensive, centralized computer system. In law enforcement, state and local intelligence agencies had initiated efforts by the mid-1960s to create centralized state databases for criminal...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... complex in the malleability of social relations is a central feature of what I refer to as the racial infrastructure of the state mediation of everyday life. Here I am thinking of infrastructure in the way Achille Mbembe describes the spatiality of apartheid and occupation in South Africa and Palestine...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of human exceptionalism. The field thereby complicates notions of nonhuman agency by destabilizing the central- ity of language, consciousness, and cognition (attributes constituted as singularly human) in favor of ontological irreducibility, and it navigates tensions between...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... reports and scholarship protesting failures in disaster response. The figure of the “inept” state rose from across Chile’s political spectrum. Ineptness became the central organizing metaphor of postdisaster interrogations.12 72 Kane, Medina, and Michler...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of classification and hierarchy. While ciphering the differences between the races had been critical to his work with intelligence testing, he pursued the same aims when work- ing with diverse ape species. Speciation in and of itself became a central...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: Macmillan. Trial by Fire GENDER, POWER, AND CITIZENSHIP IN NARRATIVES OF THE NATION Central to the imagination of Benedict...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... But today, in an age of so-­called cognitive capitalism, of neoliberalism, post-­Fordism, globaliza- tion, consumerism, individualism, financialization, and of the illusions of formal electoral democracy and public education, themes of agency and imagination have taken on a new centrality not only...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... dead by Greek police in a narrow street of Exarcheia, a densely inhabited and much-frequented quarter in the center of Athens. Exarcheia is also a highly politicized and tightly policed quarter, considered the central territory of the “anti­ authoritarians,” groups of anarchists who...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
... into why shine connotes both work and sex while also giving us a way move beyond shine and toward sweating and the intimacies offered by porosity. Additionally, while some (her fanbase, the self-proclaimed Navy) might position Rihanna as central to their own cosmology of sorts, we can also think...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... as a whole. Cultural and technical work is central to the Internet but is also a widespread activity throughout advanced capitalist societies. I argue that 34 Tiziana Terranova 2. Terranova 4/24/00 11:22 AM Page 35...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the information commodity valuable is limited access and secrecy, but this does not take into account the issue of exchange, which is central to Karl Marx’s understanding of how the commodity form is assigned value and is separate from the logics of supply and demand. 6 In what follows I engage three lines...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., free agency and control. In Ning’s film, the personal his- Howland · Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Centralism in China tories of four women are inextricably linked to this larger spatial history. The film is set in a siheyuan, a traditional Chinese courtyard house...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... from central Africa, and the labor of Chinese factory workers and Silicon Valley engineers. AI, are you afraid? Are you scared your powers are not as great as we think, and you could be tricked by artists and other techno-occultists with the very glyphs you have learned how to read? 9 AI, why...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... not only the indigeneity claimed by Chicano critics in the United States but also against the very migrants from southern Mexico and Central America who flock to the border in countless numbers every year seeking entry into it. The sheer...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the traditional animus to the power of a centralized state in mainstream US political culture, New Deal liberalism required for its realization both a clearly specified population of consanguine white Americans and a catastrophe—or a series of them—sufficiently threatening to that population to justify...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-backed military and paramilitary forces. Assassinations or massacres by left-wing guerrillas accounted for only 3 percent of the civilian deaths in Guatemala. 15 The US intelligence agencies and Southern Command played a central role in orchestrating deadly counterrevolutionary strategies in Central...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... dissolution of the convention of the individual genius as central to musical production. This is not to refuse the agency of Footwork produc- ers and dancers but, rather, to open up the form of the question of agency as one animated by the experimentation taking...