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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and the emptiness of humanitarian law, the displaced person, who is a complex political actor, is entirely depoliticized and rendered unintelligible. The largely ignored program of ethnic cleansing in Gujarat, India, in 2000 provides an example of this now routine process of sovereignty. © 2008 Duke University...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (or 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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... as a kaleidoscopic gathering of ethically motivated but widely divergent actors—not only as a quality of human difference but also as a set of values that actively work against forms of genocidal violence. In so doing, the author develops a critique of the contemporary demand for representational diversity in comics...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... desires from public inquiry. I examine the making of an episode of the television show Cantata , a popular musical-comedy soap opera, showing how its narratives provoke audience excitement by focusing on exaggerated and inverted moral tales. I show how the use of white actors in one episode that explores...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and military actors who seek to promote specific forms of knowledge—statistical versus qualitative—about war. This essay points to the sedimentation of colonial practices around affection and disaffection, and of colonial intimacy in these counterinsurgency practices. By drawing on the writings and memoirs...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... phenomena can be directed at a victim (auditor), but both are also subject to leakage effects that envelop intended victims (auditors), bystanders, and violent actors (sounders) in a common, albeit variegated, field of the sensible. The neologism “thanatosonics” points to the regimes that erase the boundary...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Lise Sedrez; Roberta Biasillo Abstract The article illustrates the reemergence of the Atlantic Forest biome in Morro da Babilônia, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, due to a reforestation project started in the 1980s conducted by institutional actors and the local community. The forest has played...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Leola A. Johnson Duke University Press 2005 “This Is What It Means to SAG in South Africa” In the summer of 2000, in the middle of a strike by the Screen Actors Leola A. Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Art...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 35–46.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., through which many social actors are rediscovering their sense of life and activating mechanisms of identity and memory. At the moment when the idea of the national is diminishing because of the new political and economic order of the free market, violent manifestations of racism have increased...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., really not a good boy.” He too is a thief, and he will steal her heart, among many other things. Rocket Raja is one of two roles played in Siruthai by Karthi Sivakumar: son of a venerable Tamil film actor...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... within diverse networks of exchange.2 In particular, this essay deals with the often peculiar process through which actors come to make their mark on collective transactions and the way in which idiosyncratic constellations of such actors provide a workable balance between the pro- visional...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., 66 x 57 1/2 in., 2007. © Carey Young. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York 150 Young ∙ Unfinished Business Uncertain Contract In the video Uncertain Contract (2008) we see an actor dressed as a law- yer, standing in a vast white space. He interprets a script...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... or conscious- ness (at least according to empirically centered thought systems), when events link them to human actors they nevertheless can make things hap- pen; that is, they become actors, too.7 So, if earthquakes and tsunamis hit coastal...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... featuring dialogue between Ingrid and a recurrent or guest character. By featuring very short bits with extremely accomplished actors (including Olympia Dukakis, Amy Sedaris, and Gaby Hoffmann, now of Transparent fame), Jungermann tests her character’s flat persona, derived in part from a lack of training...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... into the past. What is effectively erased is the fact that well before 9/11, a whole set of social actors was engaged in ongoing struggles and negotiations over the development and deployment of this technology. While it was not already...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., “Intensified Continuity,” 25 . 25 Willemen, Looks and Frictions , 108 . 24 Bordwell, “Technology and Technique.” 23 Dibakar Banerjee, one of the more respected Hindi filmmakers, says that Bollywood’s younger actors are “basically still-picture actors who sometimes behave like...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2000
... as gang members (men) or as sassy and virginal (women), hardly any Puerto Rican cultural critic or screen actor can refrain from stating their very special relationship to West Side Story. Jennifer López, the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood today...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
...- tive acting project/casting agency for the inhabitants of Villa 21, a shanty- town or villa miseria in Buenos Aires. The objective of the project — called “Arte Villa” — is to provide actors for visual industry that increasingly gravitates around...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
... by on acts can be actors who have identities, and identities are always consolidated in and through acts.32 Yet it is a peculiar achievement of the liberal legal imagina- a political tactic tion to separate categorically things that are in fact indissolubly connected...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to the circumstances of the actor. Popular chanteuses face a very different cost-benefi t analysis in coming out than do tenured professors or truck-stop waitresses. The risks and benefi ts of coming out are also historically specifi c...