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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Adrián Pérez Melgosa This essay researches the complex role that films portraying Anglo-Latin romances have played in the construction, dissemination, and reconstruction of Latin Americanism—the set of discourses representing and theorizing Latin America from local, U.S., and European...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... general proposition, the archive this article works is that of Latin American film and criticism. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Latin American film infrastructure Onibus 174 Mundo Grua In this article, I make a general case for thinking about visuality in terms of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., or classism when it abandons autocritique for cross-cultural critique. Dohra Ahmad, writing in ST 99 (2009) on popular American views of Muslim women, quotes Leti Volpp on this problem: “The dis- course of feminism versus multiculturalism assumes that...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... diaspora, the local lifeworld and geopolitical consequences of slum cities and unplanned urbanization, and the contentious afterlives of the foundational ideas of Latin American modernity. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric Jameson: We decided to try to...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Carla Marcantonio Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is a film whose glossy surface belies its investment in history—cinema’s history, Spain’s history, transnational history. It tracks a correspondence among cinema, transsexuality, and medium specificity through the trope of transgenesis: skin...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill A will to escape organizes the practice of Latin American Christian liberation while at the same time enacting a new genre of captivity. After a shift in US interdiction efforts, the vast majority of cocaine produced in the Andes for the United States now passes through...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 242–245.
Published: 01 September 2009
... whether institutional mediations, like states and trade unions, have exhausted their potential to serve as agents of social change. In answering this question, the essay points to contemporary movement activity and recent developments in Latin American politics in which states have played a major role in...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 188–193.
Published: 01 September 2009
... postcolonial theory is still a productive approach, this entry questions the applicability of the postcolonial paradigm to study sixteenth-century Latin America, nineteenth-century Africa, or the twentieth-century Caribbean. The Caribbean and Latin America are used as a disciplinary counterpoint, to trace the...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This lecture examines American and European understandings of the concept of culture and highlights the need for developing critical thought instead of yielding to the strength of the status quo in either setting. At the heart of the contrast between American and German culture...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... herself and her countrymen. In the same passage from the autobiography, she goes on to claim that “we Latin Americans [in general] have gathered in this great nation,” which in turn “has given us the opportunities denied to us in the lands of our births without demanding that we lose our...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
...: Routledge. Chinn, S. E. 2000 . Technology and the logic of American racism: A cultural history of the body as evidence . New York:Continuum. Cockburn, C., and S. Ormrod. 1993 . Gender and technology in the making . Thousand Oaks, Calif.:Sage. Coupland, Douglas. 1996 . Microserfs . New York...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
... goes black. The transitory blockage of visual and auditory fields is followed by bursts of lightning and the film’s title, which appears as disconnected words. Post Tenebras Lux , Latin for “after darkness light,” is what Vivian Sobchack calls a “difficult film,” a category that refers to works...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... no native access to modernity’s (Protestant) spirit. The Chinese imitates, but never innovates; the immigrant never truly becomes American; the 92 Hayot ∙ Cosmologies, Globalization, and Their Humans world’s most populous democracy (India) can...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... /vidal); Idelber Avelar, The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999); Floren- cia Garramuño, La experiencia opaca. Literatura y desencanto (Buenos Aires: FCE, 2009...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... partly situated within the trajectory of Latina/o music made in the United States. “Latin” is often a ghosted qualifier even as its sonic mothership is understood as the African American Shannon’s “Let the Music Play” (1983). Its initial, older-school recordings were helmed predominantly by...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... American roots, the popular crime form “is best appreciated as an always interna- tional phenomenon concerned with the local effects of globalization and the threats to national and urban culture it seems to herald.”9 As crime genres proliferated globally after World War II, postcolonial artists...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., the women next to me and the rest of the crowd applaud politely. A voice-over announces that the show is about to begin. “Wel- come to the Amazing Show,” it says, in perfect American English. A spotlight reveals three transwomen at the center of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... sign of intellectual, cultural, and national inferiority. The forcibly exaggerated vocal representations of 1940s and 1950s Hollywood stars Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz signified this generalized “Latin accent” to mainstream Americans.44 For Puerto Ricans, the sonic color-line worked...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., NC : Duke University Press . Rooney Ellen . 2010 . “ Live Free or Describe: The Reading Effect and the Persistence of Form .” differences 21 , no. 3 : 112 – 39 Ross Miriam . 2011 . “ The Film Festival as Producer: Latin American Films and Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund...