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Social Text (1 December 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 as...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 (1 September 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and actions of African Americans. Such sources lack a crucial dimension of experience found in the more voluminous direct personal responses of Lincoln's white mourners: the persistence of everyday life (matters of labor, health, romance, leisure) in the face of shock and grief, an absence that stems...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... action in one’s own best interest with a sense of intense, even desperate compulsion. Through a complex combination of threats to life and abstract modeling, these texts portray both the logical propositions that structure neoliberal personhood and the experience of suffering agency that accompanies life...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 (1 September 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 of these...
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Social Text (1 September 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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 (1 June 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 of these...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of life 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 (1 December 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 to...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2005
... seldom-noticed politics through which an internally coherent combination of ideology and action advanced the interests of these families and thwarted the mission of the surveillance regime. The...