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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott Jane Elliott examines the way in which twenty-first-century fiction imagines what she terms suffering agency , or the experience of agency as an omnipresent and overriding burden for the neoliberal subject. By focusing on the high-profile and acclaimed novels Life of Pi (2001), Never...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and reproduction are the products of the ongoing negotiation of social values. This process is undergirded by the work of the imagination: the synthetic and creative quality of mind that allows us to both conceive of social totality and futurity and gain agency within them. (2) Capitalism is a socially destructive...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2009
... is reshaped and transformed through human agency. A hallmark of Social Text 's theorization of the environment could be said to be critical inquiry into the modes through which biopower has shaped both society and the natural environment over the last several decades. Social Text contributors, for example...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... frameworks are unable to contain. If we are, finally, as Haraway asserts, partners (with dogs) in a crime of evolution, it is not a crime prosecutable through the assignment of blame to the sovereign subject conceived in humanist terms. Newer ways to think agency, subjectivity, and social collectivity...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... as worthy of state protection. Agamben argues that it is possible to be physically alive but politically abandoned, and this is clearly the position Kee occupies as a refugee or “illegal” immigrant in the film. However, she gains political agency through the protection already afforded her fetus. Therefore...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to flourish within black feminism, masked as racial progressivism. Ultimately, this strain of anti-pornography politics has promoted a black feminist sexual conservatism which systematically ignores questions of black women's pleasure, sexual agency, and desires, and has generated a normative – rather than...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Laikwan Pang This paper offers a Marxist analysis of the creative agency conceptualized by the new creative economy. Analyzing the differences and continuities between the creative economy and the traditional industrial economy, I explore how creative labor is selectively invested with the logics...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Shameem Black This article examines how twenty-first-century Anglophone digital art, arts marketing, and tourist discourse in South Korea address the problem of reconciliation after mass violence. At the turn of the new millennium, the arts have been enlisted by governments and tourist agencies...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
... features. The article concludes with a consideration of Makeba’s agency as performer at the interface between militant cultural nationalism and state prohibition in revolutionary Guinea. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 apartheid Cold War transnationalism Miriam Makeba Guinea...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... over the definition of the Anthropocene. It looks in Fredric Jameson’s treatment of the time of capital, and of the place therein of dead labor, for a clue to critically rethink both these phenomena, revealing their profound affinity in the aporia besetting our thinking of historical agency under...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Mambéty's message that the chronic problems of underdevelopment emerge from both external and internal sources. Although the film critiques economic neocolonialism, this critique is directed in multiple directions, toward international agencies as well as national and local agents. In the course...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... for house arrest while policing the terms of their confinement. Second, this article presents the author’s fieldwork involving a women’s collective that offers art-related workshops to encourage incarcerated women to develop a different understanding of their agency and potential. Institutions...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 37–59.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and femininities, to the African troops whose affective and violent labor sustains war making in Somalia. Far from a celebration of subaltern agency, the article engages the notion of a “subaltern geopolitics” that is mindful of asymmetries of power and that foregrounds ambiguous positions of marginality...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 19–47.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Neel Ahuja; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson This article explores the history and practice of rectal feeding, an anachronistic obstetric practice used recently as a form of medical rape in US Central Intelligence Agency prisons. The article outlines how racialized themes of counterterrorist...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in which portraits of institutionalized children available for adoption circulated with surprising ease. Images of “waiting children” performed multiple functions in the adoption process.2 Brochures enclosed with agency mailings displayed child images captioned with brief bio- graphical or medical data...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 91–119.
Published: 01 December 2002
... constructed within the scientific arena. Scientific discourses are dialectically related to the practices and representations of gender and reproductive behavior. A complex set of discursive outcomes related to gender, agency, capitalism, and human reproduction emerges from this dialectical relationship. I...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
...- gees], but they receive less attention and can call upon no special interna- tional agency, even though the General Assembly has called upon UNHCR to minister to all those in “refugee-like situations.” Although the lot...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in slavery, and, 12 Elliott and Harkins ∙ Introduction simultaneously, the importance of reclaiming slave women’s resistance to it for our biocapitalist, neoliberal, postracial times. The next two essays take up the aesthetics of agency under conditions of neoliberal...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and concern for each other, which Ventura chronicled. Govern- ment social welfare agencies, NGOs, and foundations also took a part in this, emphasizing the cultural aspects of citizenship. Indeed, it was within Afro Reggae 55...