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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 203–204.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Discussing the inaugural issue of Social Text , John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Anders Stephanson emphasize the quality of the articles in terms of theoretical sophistication and the versatility of genres and questions tackled. The first issue aimed at making a political intervention...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... an understanding of human beings as interrelated individual subjects but one differing from Western notions of individualism. The idea of Da Tong, for instance, carried an idealistic, utopian charge. It was foundational for Chinese visions of revolution that aimed to change China not by embracing modernity...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... is needed. Drawing from recent, critical discussions on sovereignty and the state of exception in recent political theory, this essay reflects on critical questions of the border in neoliberal times and aims to explore the conditions of sovereignty inhabiting the US/Mexico border. Here I analyze The Devil’s...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... For-profit therapies conjure a self-disciplining will as leverage on willfulness that is aimed at future market success. By contrast, public assistance deems the internally controlling will, as well as the future, absent. This article considers processes of “re-willing” that are mediated by mental health...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., theater director, and activist, Alfaro is one of a number of artists that Muñoz engaged with in the performative collaboration between artist and writer. By focusing this essay on Alfaro’s work, I aim to not only work through the otherwise fixed schema of grief’s stages—the phases and places to which...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 135–155.
Published: 01 March 2022
... politics from an issue of technological transition to one of metabolic transformation. On this basis, the article proposes a characterization of direct action against fossil fuels as expressions of metabolic activism: instances of grassroots ecopolitical engagement that aim to break consensus by disrupting...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Ashley Dawson; Marco Armiero; Ethemcan Turhan; Roberta Biasillo Abstract Urban climate insurgency refers to the ensemble of grassroots initiatives aiming to tackle climate change from a radical point of view. Insurgency in this case does not imply violence but rather refers to the radical rejection...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... identitary stances and aims to embrace possibility rather than hold us down. The present conversational piece, fostering critical reflection in/on kinship and interested in evading disciplinary pledges, explores underlying themes of Bey's fugitive theorization, such as undefining, opacity, queer excess...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
...) pedagogies no longer seem functional to the aims of neoliberal governance and speculate on the parameters of an emerging “neocitizenship,” in which citizens and noncitizens alike appear primarily as the targets of knowledge and control, rather than of social discipline. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 74–77.
Published: 01 September 2009
... against the deadening metric of disciplinary accountability as well. The editorial collective foments a deliberative process that aims to set its own context and hence to make something generative of its internal disciplinary difference. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 China David L. Eng...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 102–103.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Stanley Aronowitz, Randy Martin, John Brenkman, and Toby Miller examine the journal's aim at understanding culture and politics without excluding certain topics or certain kinds of work. The journal offered a space for negotiating between different disciplines and their view of politics and what...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... underexamined global circuits of comparative knowledge production about race and racial formations in the Atlantic plantation system. Recovery is not the primary aim of the comparative archive encounter. Rather, the adaptive acts of comparison and translation yield critical insights into the multiform workings...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon In response to Vincent Brown's contribution to this roundtable, this article argues for the importance of attending to issues of design in digital humanities projects that aim to recover and reassess the archives of slavery. 2016 digital humanities slavery archival...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Brent Hayes Edwards The articles that follow are new translations of two important and closely related works written in 1956 by the great Martinican poet and politician Aimé Césaire. Although justifiably celebrated, they have been difficult to find and long unavailable in English translation...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... terminates in death and aims to destroy a community.4 Nowhere was this strategy adopted more ferociously than in Peru and Guatemala during the civil wars of the 1980s and 1990s by armies engaged in a scorched-earth policy against insurgency. In both...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the past but rather the self-conscious encumbrance of operating in the wake of what has come before us. This is species of the to reassert the primacy of the journal’s original aim of a certain histori- very problem it cization, and at the same time...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... what happens when they are brought into dialogue with one another as different ways of historicizing the powerful contemporary coarticulations of race, religion, and war. Indeed, we aim to address, if even in a partial and incomplete way, a pressing need across a variety of scholarly domains to thicken...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 85–108.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Olson, John Cage and Claude Lévi-Strauss, Paz himself and Carlos Fuentes. More than Lacey’s poems, Game Texts aims for that combination where the avant-garde meets gay literature, where sexuality does and does...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 11–25.
Published: 01 March 2002
... on the basis of with administra- their abjectness. But suppose our impulse to organize in the first place comes from opposition to corporatization? Suppose we aim to end the tors to defend the erosion of the collegial system, insisting that administrators support...