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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 will...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 (1 September 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 of...
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Social Text (1 June 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 to...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 June 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 of this...
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Social Text (1 September 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): np.
Published: 01 March 2001
... iii Contributors Srinivas Aravamudan is an associate professor in the Department of English at Duke University. His book, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 91–119.
Published: 01 December 2002
... socially 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): np.
Published: 01 December 2001
... recent book, The Expediency of Culture, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. Usha Zacharias is an assistant professor of communication at Westfield State College, Massachusetts. She is currently working on minority citi- zenship, community identity, and women’s agency based on her fieldwork...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): np.
Published: 01 March 2006
... promoting integrity, understanding, communication, and democratic principles.” He is the founder of the Budget Gallery and the Anti-Advertising Agency. More information about the artist and his projects can be found at budgetgallery.org/ slambert/. Sridevi Menon is...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
...: Those displaced within a country often are at least as vulnerable [as refu- 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... process. This meant acting out rituals of respect 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 77–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
... West too often presumes a form of agency that unequivocally celebrates “the capacity to realize one’s own interests against the weight of custom, tradition, transcendental will, or other obstacles (whether individual or collective Yet...