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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 (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... position of the group, there has been some resistance to their choice to stage an action within a house of worship (the Cathedral of Christ the Savior)—and even more resistance, it seems, to an implication that there is aesthetic value in their musical performance. This piece explores all...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the algorithmic density that swirls around us? To what degree does the epistemic thrust of empire haunt our willful actions in this age of digital self-fashioning? All this willed discernment, calculation, adjustment, and particularizing in the name of and in service to a divinity that shall remain unmarked—where...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the Gilded Grape bar, with the work of the activist group the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), cofounded by one of the drag queens Warhol painted, Marsha P. Johnson. Through careful attention to form and process, and drawing on José Esteban Muñoz’s work on disidentification, the author...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This article argues that the multiplex economy made multiple tiers of stardom possible so as to shift Hindi cinema away from the high-risk industry that revolved around major stars featuring in action melodramas. The animated visuality—a result of cinematographic and editorial intensifications—was then devised...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is conventionally treated as a self-evident and circumscribed practice of unjust taking and subtractive action. Instead, working across the lethal confluences of imperial conquest and racial capitalist predation, this essay critically situates the logic of propriation that organizes and underwrites predatory value...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Alyosha Goldstein This essay focuses on class action lawsuits brought by African American and Native American farmers against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for discrimination in the administration of its farm loan programs. The author argues that to see the broad significance...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... registered alongside images of state changes in the physical world that are barely perceptible and that frequently get read in reference to human action rather than as an index of life made legible and thus destroyed by disaster. One image referenced throughout her poetry is that of “gasping”; for example...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Martin Savransky Written in the wake of the strike action that has seen academics and students across more than sixty UK universities create new interstices and alliances against the marketization of higher education and its generalized forms of impoverishment, this parabolic article experiments...
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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...