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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for the aesthetic and social form of contemporary Hollywood cinema. What Jameson in Postmodernism called the atemporal “waning of affect” is hyperbolically exposed in both films, which are linked by their formal emphasis on accumulation, repetition, and looping. This late capitalist regime of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-Oedipal relations. It also allows us to reconsider the theoretical implications of their work. On the one hand, it allows us to look more carefully at the affective implications of Fanon’s rejection of the Oedipus complex and understand his focus on solidarity in a new light. On the other hand, it renders...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 35–38.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ann Pellegrini; Jasbir Puar This essay traces Fredric Jameson's important early analyses of the waning of affect and disappearance of the depth psychological subject under conditions of postmodernism, arguments he developed over the course of several essays in Social Text —beginning, in fact, in...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
...David L. Eng This essay is a tribute to José Esteban Muñoz (1967–2013). It explores Muñoz’s engagement with psychoanalytic theory and affective difference as they play out in queer theory’s “antisocial thesis.” I suggest that Muñoz’s conception of racial identity as a performative cluster of common...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 117–139.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Sara Ahmed Duke University Press 2004 Affective Economies The depths of Love are rooted and very deep in a real white nationalist’s Sara Ahmed soul and spirit, no form of “hate” could even begin to compare. At least...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... recent turn in affect studies emphasizing the redemptive quality of love in the reparative process by offering a very different reading that I describe as “colonial object relations.” Attention to colonial object relations reveals the ways in which affect is unevenly distributed in the history of liberal...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Laleh Khalili This essay examines the instrumentalization of emotions and affect—especially of happiness—in evaluating the outcome of counterinsurgencies. Traditionally, metrics and statistics have been utilized as the main means of measuring the achievement of military goals. However, given the...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Andrews Drawing on recent theories of affect and affectivity, this essay argues that depression is an “affect” that connects the individual and the social. In particular, depression serves as both a response to, and a cause of, economic fears and uncertainties—a “quasi-cause” that opens up...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 2010 PostSecret card created by an “illegal” person. These cultural forms of migrant suffering render visible the centrality of affect and racial performativity to the undocumented student and migrant rights movements. The author argues that the brown feelings of migrant persons do not just refute the...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Kyla Wazana Tompkins This article uses two ephemeral patent remedy advertisements from the 1890s to examine an aesthetic-affective category I call white sovereign entrepreneurial terror. Linking the period before the rise of progressivism and New Deal economics to the total collapse and evacuation...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ). How the rise of single-fication affects the management of death—both those already dead and those at risk of dying in/from solitude—is the subject of this article. Looking at new mortuary practices, new trends in both single and solitary lifestyles, and new initiatives in dealing with suicide, this...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Esteban Muñoz, this essay suggests that sincerity also encodes racialized scripts of proper and improper affect and aligns them with dominant Christianity. Copyright © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 neoliberalism US Supreme Court pastoral power religious freedom sincerity In Holt v...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... social norm. In this context annoyance—noise pollution’s unstable ground—serves as an affective and corporeal register of the permeability of bodies and buildings, a crucial dimension of the atmospheric. And lastly, edge spaces of infrastructure reflect the interplay between sounds from the sky and...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Patricia Ticineto Clough; Craig Willse Drawing from theories of affect economies as well as discussion of biopolitical distributions of life and death, this essay explores the public mediation of gendered security and national security in terms of a political branding that circulates notions of...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
...), Week-End in Havana (dir. Walter Lang; 1941), Melodías de América (dir. Eduardo Morera; 1941), Apartment Zero (dir. Martin Donovan; 1989), Spanglish (dir. James L. Brooks; 2004), and Bossa Nova (dir. Bruno Barreto; 2000)—this essay reconstructs an affective history of Latin Americanism and its...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Gloria Davies This essay begins with the proposition that to engage with the idea of the human in Chinese is to encounter, at some point or other, a rhetorical disposition to benevolence, understood as the Confucian virtue ren . The moral affects of this disposition, I argue, have been hardwired...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... imperialism across the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, with specific attention to the performative effects of photography. Recent debates on the uses of the archive in contemporary photography highlight the affective qualities of iconic national or personal images. However, Shah's work resists such...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
... discreet formation affecting only previously or actually socialist countries and that, when seen through the lens of Marxist humanism, to which American ethnic studies can be considered heir, the condition today in China and globally is resoundingly not posthumanist. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
... users’ affect and content were easily reduced to marketer-friendly data sets, MySpace allowed users to create a cacophony of “pimped” profiles that undermined efforts to monetize user-generated content. In contrast, Facebook has proven to be extremely efficient at reducing users to commodifiable data...