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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... anxiety and affinity, meeting a desire in the larger population to grasp palpable insecurity, to understand what was happening in a future once imagined as “peace.” © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Seventeen Years, Seventeen Murders Biospectacularity and the Production of Post–Cold War...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Nikhil Pal Singh This essay explores the imperial and colonial genealogies of the Nazi Holocaust as a form of industrialized killing. It argues that cold-war discourse, and particularly the theory of totalitarianism, enacts a displacement of these outside the ambit of Western history and theory...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2002 The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies In my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey, military artifacts, Ban Wang weapons, and photos are on prominent display as a reminder of the days of the world...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ana María Dopico As Social Text published its first essays on Latin America, the Americas were living the disastrous consequences of a hemispheric cold war in the forms of dictatorships, military rule, and brutal state violence; confronting popular and institutionalized revolutions; and suffering...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and the third-world proxy wars for the purportedly secular rivalry of the Cold War to the contemporary conditions of Muslim migrant and refugee communities—these multiple overlapping genealogies, we argue, are necessary reference points for an adequate analysis of our political present. As one way to...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... European Question is to identify a problem that is simultaneously epistemic (geographic, historiographical, ethnographic) and political. Today, in the extended aftermaths of orientalism, transatlantic slavery, colonialism, the Cold War, and European integration and amid the shocks of the global crisis of...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 1960s on, Cuban filmmakers turned to allegory as a means of resisting the reduction of art to propaganda and articulating more ambivalent takes on the Cuban Revolution. Yet spectators steeped in the political binaries of the Cold War often reduced films to arguments for or against socialism. Such...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of provincial alienation, to anthemic satires of Cold War apocalypse, to voyeuristic detachment in the face of urban decay, to critiques of inner-city racism, the punks’ city was both a scene of violence and of potential safety. During the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the anarchic growl of punk...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
... South African cultural formations outward from South Africa offers historiographic traction over other Cold War settings. Throughout the international antiapartheid struggle, South African expressive culture was channeled through local paradigms of reception in the world beyond, in taut negotiation with...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... completely incommensurable with the Cold War and old “hot wars.” In his otherwise relentlessly bloodless Pentagon briefing two days after the launch of the initial “decapitation strike” and “shock and awe” aerial assault on Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld paused for a...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
... grand strategy of Cold War international relations. Gold and nukes would anchor security from within their stony vaults, yielding a symmetry of power among rival societal systems. The idea of a system, a closed world whose...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... secure hegemony for anti-Muslim racism. Each of these examples from the “incendiary realm of world affairs” pointed to the urgent need for Americans to “detect and oppose, de facto and aforethought, U.S. wars against the people of Islam.” 1 In the transition from the residual Cold War to the emergent...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
... encounter generally understood the exchange in less integrative terms, using the occasion to observe “cultural revolution” through an us-versus- them optic calibrated to cold-war polemic. Celebrating the Cuban “cultural intellectual who is also a...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
... mil- lennium, which imagines itself as infinite in scope and endless in duration, constitutes something of a break with Cold War policy even as it seems to rely on the rhetoric and ideology (and the personnel) of the Cold War...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Grandin, “are curious, contradic- tory bodies. They often raise hope of justice symbolized by the Nurem- berg Trials yet operate within the impoverished political possibilities that exist throughout much of the post  –  Cold War...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sylvester A. Johnson This essay examines Black support for US militarism from the 1890s to the First World War amid devastating forms of institutional racism. As the first African American soldiers were deployed to France to liberate Europe’s White citizens, the US government hanged thirteen Black...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Susette Min The essay focuses on Social Text 's lack of engagement with aesthetics as a point of departure to think about art and politics in the wake of the culture wars, the intensification of globalization, and the aftermath of 9/11. The essay concludes with a forceful argument for a (re)turn to...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Chinese thinking for the past century.” Indeed, Social Text 55 is a notable example of such critical approaches contesting a discourse of capitalist development. 66 Eng and Ruskola ∙ China Cold War Nikhil Pal Singh Totalitarianism was, in...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
...- ogy. Thus, the discourse of “the human writ large” is a specific landmark in world history. It testifies to China’s participation in launching a project of post – Cold War globalization — indeed, with nearly the same eagerness...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... II, the Cold War, on through the more recent War on Terror, and now as part of the new twenty-first-century Asia-Pacific pivot. Yet if we consider, again, the very founding of the United States, we would recall that the young nation’s ever-westward expansion during the nineteenth century depended on...