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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 (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 45–73.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the sociality of the derivative. Such a conjunction allows us to gain a better understanding of how financialization encourages the transformation of social subjects in ways that lend themselves to fascistic dispositions. Far‐right authoritarian actors and movements find sympathy and adherents among people who...
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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 (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
... practice of “finding faces rarely seen on TV.” 26 Euston is a lover of amateur uniqueness, and another favorite slogan of hers is “perfection is no fun!” 27 In practice, this means seeking character actors, or those who might otherwise work in unnamed one-off parts on cast-hungry shows such as Law...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 105–123.
Published: 01 September 2022
...-centered tools of ethnography to further uncover the security logics, technologies, and actors that sustain US empire, with the express goal of challenging and ultimately “refusing” them. 7 Many of these studies have rightly pushed back against the spatial and temporal fixedness often attributed...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 37–59.
Published: 01 September 2022
...; to the right is the satellite image of the home from above. The bulk of the film is devoted to the anxious dispositions of British and American military actors who fixate their gaze on a collage of video screens. Their eyes function as a weapon, as a visual register of racialization, through which...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2022
... elections globally have been marked by security discourses backed by a resurgent militarism. In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro drew on his military background to form a governing alliance of militarized actors and Pentecostal conservatives in 2018. In India, Narendra Modi won the 2019 prime ministerial election...
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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
... these ancillary industries played a vital role. 7 The preeminent signifier of this new imaginary was the actor Shahrukh Khan, featuring in Chopra’s and Johar’s films, which went on to have the most substantive impact, particularly toward earning Bollywood its transnational appeal. In Johar’s films, the stars...