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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... because it opens anew the gap in language between meaning and force. Tracing the history of music in the aftermath of World War I, from the Beatles to Marilyn Manson, Frank Sinatra to santana, and following the popular cultural discourses that both invoked and strove to contain magic, the essay suggests...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... loyalty to a racial state that reinscribed the racist order of White supremacism. Copyright © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 war civil religion sacrifice African American soldiers World War I racial state From the early years of the buffalo soldiers following the US Civil War to the...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... representation of the Nanjing Massacre in relation to two other texts, The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe and The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II , and examine the intricate power relations revolving around these contemporary discourses of the human in representations of...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the Third World imagined a decolonizing world system, which allowed them to rethink culture and humanity as historical categories. To describe the nature of the world system of decolonization, I consider three foundational works that saw print following the historic Bandung Conference in 1955...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... discourse betrays the origins of “shock and awe” bombing in colonial air policing. The strategic doctrine of the “moral effect” of the bomber was developed to police and discipline “sav- age” colonized populations in European empires after World War I. The Royal Air Force, assisted by those...
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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 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...- gorizes the traumas of World War II (fg. 4).26 This “pause” in Vera’s full transformation, and the anonymity connoted by the blankness of the mask, opens up a space to think through the broader connection that Almodóvar is forging between his flm and a...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Christopher Holmes Smith Duke University Press 2003 “I Don’t Like to Dream about Getting Paid” REPRESENTATIONS OF SOCIAL MOBILITY AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE HIP-HOP MOGUL During the...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... It is a mark of the power of the trans-Arab, middle-class ethos that it has penetrated into the farthest reaches of the Arab world, and in a turbulent landscape shattered by wars, displacement, and dispossession. I argue that the coalescence of the momentous political events at the local level (the...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the world, a tacit global- izer. And war and rape belong there. Now you will see the picture of one young woman who was completely unhinged, never spoke a word at all — I felt she was completely unhinged — which is also a Derridean thing — out of joint. The “out of place” (atopos), following...
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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 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Trotsky himself imagined the project of the university as the transforma- tion of a revolutionary potential interior to pan-Islamism, one that was nonetheless vulnerable to decay or dissolution—or, in Trotsky’s own lan- guage, “contamination.” If, following World War I and the establishment of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... transformation that I wish to discuss here. I begin with the assumption that, in general, war entails the libidiniza- fundamental tion of the entire social field. War is a regressive institution in many regards but most specifically in the way that it strips...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
... global struggle for change. Third-world antico- lonial struggles shaped a putatively Western consciousness of revolution after World War II, as authors such as Belden Fields emphasized (“French Maoism,” ST 9/10, 1984). Indeed, the vast...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... thighs to examine my groin. I try not to squirm. He touches my buttock. Only a few feet below the gray cement floors on which we stand, the young people of Barrio The Fragile Ends of War 91 In the border Libre may be flowing...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Kennan’s formulation betrayed con- siderable skepticism about the empirical validity of the concept he helped to author, one in which the primary divisions of the post – World War II world were understood in ethico-political terms and predicated upon a transvaluation of the wartime opposition...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the end of a brutal decade, staggering crime rates belied the country’s claim to an internationally lauded “peace.” Salva- doran murder statistics hovered among the highest in the world. In 1995 postwar violence matched, and perhaps even surpassed, war carnage. The attorney general’s...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jean Franco Duke University Press 2007 Rape A WE APON OF WAR Rape is “the least condemned war crime,” according to...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... me life, after madness, illness, crime, sexuality, the last thing that I would like to study would be the problem of war and the institution of war in what one could call the military dimension of society.”3 The depth of these intentions is clear from lectures given at the Collège de...
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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...