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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jill Lane This essay analyzes the figure of the “smoking habanera”—a term I use to describe the sexualized image of a black Cuban woman smoking a cigar, usually wearing a headdress and revealing clothing, whose latest iteration is found among the plethora of small clay figurines on sale for...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... emergent forms of white predation to revitalize the noir genre as the antidote to contemporary modes of predation and exploitation associated with neoliberalism. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Virtual Predators Neoliberal Loss and Human Futures in the Cinema of Pedophilia Gillian Harkins...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... censorship and then through carefully controlled production, but always in a manner that was intended to sustain a racially differentiated relationship to consumption and the uneven development intrinsic to capital. Crucial to the tsotsi 's emergence, I argue, are the relationships between cinema and other...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tavia Nyong’o Through an engagement with José Esteban Muñoz’s writings on queer-of-color counterpublicity, this essay proposes that we participate in his legacy through acts of methexis—or “group sharing”—rather than mimesis. Muñoz and Pedro Zamora are two figures from the Miami-based Cuban exile...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... emerged as an area of academic inquiry in U.S. universities and think tanks, to the late 1960s, a time marked by the expansion of a revolutionary strand of Latin Americanism in the wake of the Cuban Revolution. Throughout this time we see how films produced in Hollywood and in the national film...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): np.
Published: 01 June 2006
...- logical Fictions,” forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is the critical editor of Jose Marti: Politics and Letters, 2 vols., forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is presently at work on a book about Cuban national culture titled “Cubanologies: Altered States of the Nation...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... American visual system is perhaps particularly clear in cases like that of Cuba, where the founding of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry in 1959, three months after Fulgencio Batista was ousted, speaks to the valuation of cinema (as well as television) as an important conduit of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 35–38.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 39–42.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 53–57.
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 58–62.
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
...-garde movements before them have done. However, it also aims to revise the old vanguardism. Instead of simply “developing the taste of the masses,” as the Cuban cinema of the 1960s sought to do, Catia TVe claims to put the masses behind...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 167–177.
Published: 01 December 2014
... was something deeply enchanting and seductive about José, the Miami Cuban grad student who seemed to me at the time to be such an unlikely oracle for the spontaneous yet regular eruption of genius. In the intervening years, I have spent so much time reflecting on that year — what it...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Fernando . (1940) 1995 . Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Painter Nell Irvin . 1995 . “Soul Murder and Slavery: Toward a Fully Loaded Cost Accounting.” In U.S. History as Women's History , edited by Kerber Linda Kessler-Harris Alice...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Fraginal’s 1964 Marxist history of Cuban slavery, The Sugar Mill, and Susan Buck-Morss’s 2000 Critical Inquiry article, “Hegel and Haiti”) in support of his claim that “the very structure of the plantation system and its aftermath manifests the emblematic and paradoxical figure of the state of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... With Julianne Burton’s analysis of the filmPortrait of Teresa in ST 4 (1981), cultural analysis moves closer to politics, and the journal begins to examine the contradictions faced by contemporary (Cuban) women negotiating new relationships to sexuality and work. This break with the...