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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Lucas Crawford Abstract This article argues for what the author calls a trans-mad aesthetic of space, defined as designs or artworks that embark, sense, emote, and collect, in ways that queerly disrupt the norms of the public sphere. These four aesthetic operations resist, in turn, four current...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-Institut . Bajorek Jennifer Haney Erin . 2012 . “ Guggenheim’s MAP: Where Is the Rest of Africa? ” Africa Is a Country (blog), 25 April . africasacountry.com/2012/04/guggenheims-map-where-is-the-rest-of-africa . Bishop Claire . 2004 . “ Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Michael Dango This article theorizes camp as an aesthetic category that references the divided parts of global society, or the moment of political economy called distribution. By completing Sianne Ngai’s unfinished taxonomy of aesthetic categories, I simultaneously collect a promiscuous archive...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., and the modern state? I address that question by way of the twentieth-century aesthetic experiments undertaken by the Trinidadian writer and political activist C. L. R. James and the Brazilian visual artist and counterculturalist Hélio Oiticica. While Linebaugh and Rediker insist the motley crew disappeared...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Susette Min The essay focuses on Social Text 's lack of engagement with aesthetics as a point of departure to think about art and politics in the wake of the culture wars, the intensification of globalization, and the aftermath of 9/11. The essay concludes with a forceful argument for a (re)turn...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Arvind Rajagopal ST 68-05 Rajagopal.1 10/25/01 3:06 PM Page 101 aestheticization of politics but also the politicization of aesthetics, enlarg- ing as it does the field of politics and lowering the cost of admission at the same time, in some sense.28...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2002 The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies In my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey, military artifacts, Ban Wang weapons, and photos are on prominent display as a reminder of the days of the world...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Rosalind C. Morris This essay examines the historical emergence and recent revival of the figure of the tsotsi via the transatlantic migration of aesthetic forms and their dispersal across generic and social spaces. The historical arc of the tsotsi traverses a period that opens at the beginning...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... aesthetics”—an analytic that informs a wide range of contemporary theory, fiction, film, and new media, and that is a necessary corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a dominant architectural mode, a multivalent metaphor, and even a weapon. A reading of several post–9/11 texts, including...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 2022
... – 120 . London : Palgrave , 2014 . Ghertner D. Asher . Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2015 . Goonewardena Kanishka . “ The Urban Sensorium: Space, Ideology, and the Aestheticization of Politics . Antipode 37 , no. 1...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 69–92.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of the everyday, presented here as another lens of thinking mobility, a recalibrator to the debility/capacity/(dis)ability imaginary. jorgesanchezcruz@g.harvard.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 debility negative affect mobility undocumented queer aesthetics For my...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott; Gillian Harkins This essay introduces the special issue “Genres of Neoliberalism,” which considers the relationship between neoliberalism and aesthetic formations across a range of sites, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... The identified shift in global hegemony is seen to produce and issue out of changed structures of lived subjectivity and feeling, social experience and imagination. In this paper I explore the question of disposability and temporal aesthetics—particularly the relation between land, people, and time—in global...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Locating the afterlives of sexology in material and aesthetic form, this introduction to the special issue engages the largely unmarked detritus of a disaggregated sexological project, whose components have found renewed life in the biopolitical apparatus. The contributors to this issue identify not only...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play Der Besuch der alten Dame (translated into English as The Visit ). The essay discusses how Mambéty's film is insistently heteroglossic, combining various lineages of thought, mythology, and aesthetics from African as well as Western sources. The film draws, for example...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as a key medium in the midcentury analysis of the “culture industries” and then by seeking to frame it as a theoretical object capable of shedding light on contemporary cultural and aesthetic forms in their relation to economic and political conditions. My argument is that Adorno and his readers/critics...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... artists and audiences themselves mobilize the mode. This is especially true for Global South, state socialist, and authoritarian contexts, where traditions of political engagement through art, practices of skirting censorship through aesthetic indirection, and demands for depictions of the nation imposed...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... such nationalist interpretations by delineating the expansive qualities of empire in the United States and in South Asia. By historicizing the Delhi Durbar as an aesthetic spectacle of empire, this essay highlights how geometric motifs of colonial India are linked to the architectural landscape of post-9/11...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Barbara Browning “This Balaclava Is Too Hot” is a narrative account of the author’s experiences presenting material in public forums on the relationship between faith, feminism, and aesthetics in the work of Pussy Riot. While US audiences have tended to sympathize with the anti-Putin political...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and Gentlemen series thus not only documents a specific collectivity of drag queens, it also indicates the affective and aesthetic forces bringing the collectivity together, and in so doing also represents the mimetic ties and the group attunement that made STAR possible, providing an analogue of STAR’s queer...