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Social Text (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...
Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 69–92.
Published: 01 June 2022
...,’” Julio Salgado's oeuvre, and Yosimar Reyes's #UndocuJoy , it is argued that undocumented queer subjects living under a landscape of debility and a climate of negative affect diagnose contemporary tactics of debility deployed as frames of illegality, securitization, and biopoliticization...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (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 accumulation...
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Social Text (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...
Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 69–95.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., would buttress the “Miracle,” which had initially ignored these very citizens based on metropolitan perceptions of their lack of allegiance to Mexico and affinity for the US. Understanding spectacular architecture to have not only a didactic but an affective function, Pronaf deployed a network...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 71–97.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and identities, this study articulates two layers of analysis: first, the capitalization on affective attachments to cultural structures of belonging and kinship that genomics companies biologize as they offer up ethnoracial identities; 18 and second, the datafication of these ethnoracial identities...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the 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...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to a 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...
Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 61–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and othered from fulsome democratic rights and citizenship, this essay offers a portrait of the slow violence of affective rule in a place of “no conflict.” Turning away from spectacular instances of militarism and state violence, this essay illuminates the affective force of militarization whose goal...
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Social Text (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...
Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... The article stages an encounter with the affective registers of refusal enacted in a genre of black visuality defined as still-moving-images. Still-moving-images hover between still and moving images and require the affective labor of feeling with or through them. The article concludes by expanding...
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Social Text (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...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (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...