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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 135–155.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Salvatore Paolo De Rosa Abstract This article discusses the politics of direct action against fossil fuels put forward by climate justice movements, focusing in particular on the tactic of the blockade. Drawing on the conceptual toolkit of urban political ecology, the argument moves from a critique...
Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Counterclockwise from upper left: Michael Mandiberg, PSC-CUNY Action I, 3:00–4:00 PM, June 23, 2020 (2020). PSC-CUNY Action II, 3:00–4:00 PM, June 23, 2020 (2020). REMINDER: WK#17 Artist Show & Tell Zooming from Silver Art Projects with Lauren and Jason L, 12:00–12:30 PM, July More
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Lost from 2000–2001—that depicts a diverse team of teenage superheroes collectively struggling against the genocidal actions of a former friend and colleague. The author shows how superhero comics in the late twentieth century visually present human heterogeneity—in the figure of the superhero team...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2020
... into the importance of self-care despite its susceptibility to neoliberal co-optation, the potentialities of self-care may be expanded outward to include other forms that push back against structural disadvantage. Care contains radical promise through a grounding in autonomous direct action and nonhierarchical...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Susan Stryker Abstract This series of elliptically interrelated autotheoretical vignettes offers a “wayward genealogy” of how the author came to be involved in the Stalled! public toilet redesign project and what that project entails. The article revolves around observations of the actions...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the person's absence. Though this question has a long philosophical history, it took on a directly political and practical turn in the United States on 12 November 2002. On that day, Al Jazeera broadcast a tape purported to contain the voice of Osama bin Laden. Programs for political action hinged on a classic...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... logistics as a field of vitality. This dialogue with Deborah Cowen sums up and expands some of the main interpretative lines of research and action in logistics by insisting on the ways that the revolution in logistics has reshaped work and the conditions of work for those in positions or occupations...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 77–103.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of social relations that both constrain and produce queer potentialities, connecting affect and action in unexpected ways. A queer materialist focus on nonnormative labor opens the possibility of revaluing domestic work and caring labor generally as a first step to shifting relations between disabled people...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... action. However, formal written statements may challenge institutions to recognize their complicity in settler colonialism and their institutional responsibilities to tribal sovereignty. Building on these critiques, particularly the writings of Métis cultural producer Chelsea Vowel, this article offers...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 21–38.
Published: 01 March 2022
... will be critical drivers of urban transformations capable of enduring climate change. But the collective actions of many low-income districts are seemingly indifferent to such expectations. Both the endurance of long-honed political practices and their substantive adjustments are explored here in order to revisit...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 61–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... is to disable critique and segment minority citizens into subordinated inclusion. It asks how collective political action might be heard and endure in such constrained conditions. This specific locus is instructive for the logic of contradistinction as a mode of security rule more widely. It demonstrates...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
... strategies but within and through spaces of coalitional action. This approach to radical care and viable life encourages us to rethink how a necropolitics of trans life—lives marked as morally suspect and intrinsically disposable—coexists with a notion of trans vitalities that this article develops...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... themselves to the actions of a police state and sanctioned a system of apartheid governance within the boundaries of the United States. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Hailing the Twelve Million U.S. Immigration Policy, Deportation, and the Imaginary of Lawful Violence Alicia Schmidt Camacho...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to identify potentially violent students before they act and to intervene with counseling and—in extreme cases—removal from campus. Such procedures and policies have the inadvertent effect of isolating particular students as potential threats (to themselves or others) and prejudging them for actions they have...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... logic of social cooperation, a viral value paradigm that guides social action and agency toward its own endless reproduction and expansion. This implies a struggle over the dialectic of imagination and value. I suggest that imagination is the “living” aspect of “living labor.” (3) Money is capital's...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... analyze a transcolonial identification that continues to capture Maghrebi and Mashreqi imaginaries today: the figure of Palestine. Focusing on a 1971 play by the Algerian writer Kateb Yacine and the popular theater troupe Workers’ Cultural Action, Mohamed Take Your Suitcase , I argue that this play co...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of eyes, hands, shoulders, hips, feet. These things are citational in that they arrange and propel bodies in recognizable ways, through paths of evocative movement that have been traveled before. I use the term script as a theatrical professional might, to denote not a rigid dictation of performed action...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Rania Astrinaki This essay is a personally and politically implicated account of the December 2008 youth uprising in Greece, by an academic who, along with a group of her colleagues, participated actively in “street action” and followed closely the discourses articulated around it, struggling...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... a matter of widespread cultural concern, she argues, because it has both a historical and an analogical resonance with neoliberal forms of governance: as various political theories beginning with Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan have made clear, feats of self-preservation intertwine highly significant action...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of what I argue is punk’s puro pedo temporality. Puro pedo or the general pedo is a Spanish Tex-Mex vernacular term that has a range of meanings, translations, and utility. In general, puro pedo is understood to mean talk with no action, bullshit, “no worries,” or other significations of insouciance. Puro...