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Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 1 From the Twitter account of Jordan Peele, director of Get Out , signifying on the appointment of black conservative Ben Carson to Trump’s cabinet Figure 1. From the Twitter account of Jordan Peele, director of Get Out, signifying on the appointment of black conservative Ben Carson to More
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., discounting all eyewitness accounts. This reading shows that the event lasted less than a minute. Discrepancies, contradictions, and oversight abound in the prosecution case that was never cross-examined. At the same time, the transcripts provide insight into Michael Brown's life and the long-term policing...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
...H. N. Lukes This article examines the cultural history of amputation in the United States to account for the status of white male woundedness and abstract citizenship in our current neoliberal era. Using critical disability theory to reconsider Michel Foucault’s notion of biopower, the article...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Joshua Javier Guzmán Toward the end of his short career, José Esteban Muñoz turned to the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy to theorize what he termed as the sense of brown. In his theoretical move from feeling to sense, Muñoz accounts for the onto-poetics of latinidad , what he called brownness. For...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... unaccountable. It looks to countersovereign and aesthetic practices that attempt to account for the dead, the disappeared, and the noncitizen and to widen the range of possibilities for calculating loss and gain, for giving a proper, unsettling account of the here and now. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... necrospeculation . The accounting procedures of emancipation in the British empire appropriated financial value not just from living enslaved bodies but also from dead and absent ones. The British state oversaw and directed an intergenerational regime that plundered wealth from enslaved black communities and their...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contradiction thinking), which demands that any ethics in an oppositional or oblique relationship to the way things are account for its apparent inconsistencies or contradictions. The tyranny of consistency steals the something actors need by collapsing something with everything, so that what we are left with...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on this case study, this article argues that both depth models of interpretation and debates about “paranoid” or “symptomatic readings” fail to account for the social and political dynamics of texts. To understand how allegory and paranoid readings shape public debate and representation, we must...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are intrinsically disjointed, and this is refracted in language, vision, and the senses. This experimental ethnography attempts to account for some of these effects as they continue to multiply within the present. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 death religion affective geography Greek...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Lisa Lowe This article explores under what conditions, with what methods, and in relation to what materials the question of recovery with respect to slavery and freedom can be posed. Accounts of Black Atlantic and African American slavery are central to understanding enslavement and the terrains of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... comprehending the description of both things and people. Gathering intelligence about foreign peoples was part of the pious and strategic project of natural history. The article concludes by showing how Sloane's accounts of species contributed to an imperial choreography that included substantial descriptions...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... catastrophe. These representations emerge within the increasing globalization of transitional justice, a context that seeks intensifying degrees of communicability as it turns local legacies of violence into ones with international implications. Gillian Slovo's account of a South African amnesty hearing, Red...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Alondra Nelson; Tavia Nyong'o Despite the divergence between the accounts given by Stanley Aronowitz and Fredric Jameson of the origins of the name Social Text, it is worth exploring the use of the phrase in the work of Henri Lefebvre. Even if it is ultimately a false cognate...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... authoritarian PRC, then, is an account of the precise political and discursive conditions under which sexual subject comes to qualify as human. The case of queer human rights in and against China calls for a renewed understanding of the human and the power differentials that produce this figure in the era of...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Devil’s Highway (2004), Luis Alberto Urrea’s documentary narrative account of a failed border-crossing expedition in 2001 that killed fourteen migrants. I read Urrea’s narrative reconstruction of this event, a case that remains the single worst migrant death-event in Arizona border history, as...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... violence, dismissing value and entertaining excess, stays with violence? What account of racial subjugation and liberation would emerge from it? For in Fanon’s description of the colonial space as a product of colonial (juridicoeconomic) violence, the distinction between the Native’s and the Settler’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and affect. Race and nation, gender and sexuality, all begin to resonate in ways that writing on punk has had difficulty accounting for. The articles in this special issue range from the 1970s to the present; they take us from Philadelphia to Moscow. The ambition is not to be encyclopedic but...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Barbara Browning “This Balaclava Is Too Hot” is a narrative account of the author’s experiences presenting material in public forums on the relationship between faith, feminism, and aesthetics in the work of Pussy Riot. While US audiences have tended to sympathize with the anti-Putin political...