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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... from the conduct of the 1991 National Census of the United Kingdom—the first ever to include a direct question on ethnicity—I analyze the myriad dimensions of racialized power and subjectivity at work in demographic knowledge production. In the process, I suggest that the 1991 census reveals less about...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Coleman Nye On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that isolated, unmodified DNA cannot be patented, in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. —a case that has been called the Brown v. Board of Education of genetic science. In line with Cheryl...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... The introduction intervenes in contemporary leftist debates about the university in particular and education more generally by offering a way of attuning to critical, abolitionist, and decolonial projects as specific but intraactive outgrowths of the colonial ecology and myriad disruptive projects (happening both...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the myriad differences between disparate Asian diasporic racial formations, much to the dismay of those rooting for neo-liberal capitalism. In reference to the latter, it was perhaps not Kwan’s best idea to attempt to enact some of the didactic travelogue/servants’-manual function of the book through...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
... out of the neighborhood, deport them, profit from them, pave them over, and be done with them. I want to invite us to resist this praxis and to guard closely against finding ourselves in service of its decimating logics. I would suggest, given the myriad ways the present social order exploits...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and exploitation that significantly marked colonial social relation- ships. However, as an ailing institution that refuses to die, colonialism is pervasively present in myriad forms, from government practices of cor- ruption and bureaucratic inefficiency to strict racial/social hierarchies and familial...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as a serious topic. Even in anthropology, with its traditional core focus on kin- ship and the making of culture, adoption (except in faraway places like Oceania) has been oddly absent. Transnational adoption, in particular, pro- vokes myriad...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to quantify. Taken together, however, these myriad indicators beg the question of what a social basis or logic of financialization and deriva- tives might entail. If derivatives are but another occasion for avarice and excess to assert themselves, or for regulation to restore lost order, or the perils...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
... in their Challenge of Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2003, this urban population explosion will be almost completely delinked—or “disincorporated”— from industrial growth and the supply of formal jobs.1 Although studies of the so-called urban informal economy have shown myriad secret liaisons...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Urban Wasanii, with artists from both Nairobi and Mombasa. 31 I (Heart) Nairobi was itself a mixed media project, integrating performance, graffiti or tagging, and myriad forms of audience participation, including, in one of its iterations, crowd-mapping using Ushahidi, a well-known open-source...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and the world. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Toward a “Great Unity” Theories of Subjectivity in China in the Early Decades of the Modern Era Wang Xiaoming Translated by Darwin H. Tsen Of the myriad historical processes that define modern China,1 the Chi- nese Revolution is doubtless...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 87–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Intimate Enemy (1983). This is not an arbitrary choice, for Nandy’s book may justifiably be considered a pioneering one for the kind of criticism I am considering here. Nandy’s basic procedure, in this work as in others, is to identify, in the myriad scenes of social...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” violence, national austerity policies, oligarchic corruption, and predatory free markets has wreaked such havoc on lifeworlds that resistance is now unexpectedly everywhere. Myriad protest movements emblematized by #occupy, #blacklivesmatter, #metoo, migrant rights in the United States, anticolonial...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., light blue robe, is hooked up to myriad wires, tubes, screens, con- nected to the bomb that fuels him with pharmakon — that is, matter that poisons while healing at the very same time. The relation between doctor and patient is deeply mediated, by science, politics, machineries, and yet at some...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of their Embodying Chinese Culture 31 children, visits to the orphanage, and myriad anxieties, difficulties, joys, and surprises. These trips create powerful bonding experiences, which people subsequently seek to reproduce...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of sound,” the two technologies emerged in tandem, both resting on a deeper history of musical mechanization.1 The cultural and commercial development of the phonograph was to a significant extent inseparable from that of the player-piano, and the myriad...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The lack of public policies to address the myriad situations women face under home confinement is another symptom of broader social and economic failures to care for society’s most marginalized people. 25 House arrest, a seemingly more humane alternative to incarceration, not only fails to address...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the rise of these states, myriad prehistoric com- munities across mainland East Asia must have entertained a virtual sea of mutual ethnonyms (names of peoples), arising from a wealth of different local traditions and exchanges between people whose names for each other and for themselves we no longer...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
... media, including those that communicate people from one place to another. Compounding the world’s motility today are fluctuating aca- demic arenas in which interdisciplinarity displaces field and transnational- ism blurs the bounds of nation. Yet despite myriad dimensions of motion, these essays...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... what shape a revolutionary politics will take, it behooves us to take seriously all the myriad ways in which revolt is danced, drunk, spit, and sung. Perhaps unusually for an activist mass movement, the place of music in the Occupy movement took...