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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... influenza (HPAI), and most recently a novel influenza A (H1N1) also known as swine flu. While these contagious matters have received considered and considerable attention, the biomedically oriented responses that they have provoked also raise a few important conceptual questions about what we mean when we...
Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jonathan Flatley This essay examines Andy Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen (1975) series of paintings, prints, collages, and drawings of African American and Latino drag queens. It compares Warhol’s representation of this group of drag queens, most of whom were also prostitutes who frequented the...
Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Palestinian populations, what makes ID cards unique in the Palestinian/Israeli case is that their materiality is one of their most important and resonant aspects. The article describes various representations of the ID cards, for example in poetry and in murals, to show how they also function as sites of...
Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the first Chinese empires. It also explains how, in the 1930s, the Nationalist government—and not the post-1949 Communist regime, as is often mistakenly assumed—first launched a project to rectify the Chinese names of the barbarians and replace the derogatory animal classifiers with the standard human...
Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
... body is repeatedly represented as a kind of specter or ghost. The essay considers how far this depiction is a product of the technical limitations on imaging migrants as they covertly pass across national borders and also how far it is a result of the bureaucratic restriction upon the attempts to...
Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill Amid unprecedented rates of deportation as well as an ever-growing gang problem, bilingual call centers have become viable spaces of control in postwar Guatemala. They provide deported ex–gang members with not only well-paying jobs but also a work environment structured by...
Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... serves as a widely recognized touchstone for this revivification of interest in the will. But the marshmallow test is more than a handy synecdoche for the cold new logic behind shrinking public services and the burgeoning apparatus of surveillance and accountability. It also shows how the sciences of the...
Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza The return of the psychological in the post-Soviet period has not only rewired the will and its relationship to psychological models of the feeling subject but also helped affix subjectivity to expectations of successful or unsuccessful self-transformation in competitive conditions. For...
Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... has been manufactured by the film’s plastic surgeon to cover the character upon whom he has also forced a sex change. The transgenic skin is also produced extratextually, by way of a digital effect that implicates cinema’s analog-to-digital transformation. Both of these technological transformations...
Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Chang Heavy Industries seek to articulate a prosocial role for the arts in the shadow of the DMZ, these collectives also complicate and satirize an international desire to reshape the border zone into a symbol of reconciliation. This article shows how the arts can not only foster but also trouble the...
Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Judith A. Peraino In an interview from 1974 David Bowie makes a remarkable statement: “For the West, Jagger is most certainly a mother figure… . I also find him incredibly motherly and maternal clutched into his bosom of ethnic blues.” The image is grotesque—intentionally shocking—yet oddly...
Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... arguments for the creation of a borderland of uncertainty around the LOC, I claim that this LOC borderland should be regarded as constituting a set of epistemological and material effects distinct from those produced by the official Indo-Pak border, which resulted from the Partition of 1947. I also examine...
Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., although shifting and certainly also selective, continue to mediate peoples' relationships to and senses of these sites. The shifts in perception and spatial experience that have accompanied the ruins of the old regime and that have emerged in the wake of the changing regime's management of order are also...
Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... homogeneous time of repayment that it imposes on others. Debt is not simply a financial economy but also crucially a broader social relation, production of subjectivity, and creation of a temporal exception through which US settler modernity functions and continually attemptsto re-create itself. Focusing on...
Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “The Future of the Here and Now” considers the mixed temporalities of the Anthropocene. Rather than assume there is one experience of dystopic futures, the collective troubles unilinear models of past, present, and future. We also address the pressurized condition of...
Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...) lack of self-acceptance and self-assertion. These new coming out narratives at once both disavow and point to the continued presence of heteronormativity and queer oppression in everyday life. They also index widespread adherence not only to a neoliberal model of the self as transparent and naturally...
Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... struggles for freedom, yet the questioning of recovery also requires a critical examination of the genealogy of freedom itself. The author argues that liberalism did not contradict slavery, but rather served as a means to rationalize slavery and its aftermath, and observes that many liberal ideas were also...
Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... color and a vocal sound but also a mood and a music. Baldwin draws on hymns of black religion and the black church (“the fire next time,” “down at the cross”) to depict a contrapuntal relationship between the Christian-inflected civil rights movement and Black Muslim mobilization. Using apocalyptic...
Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... techniques developed to navigate the procedures of recording, including but not limited to those that go down in studios. The essay also suggests how freestyle's audiences have taken up such techniques from the back then and have extended them into the beats thereafter. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Can...
Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the relations between colonization and culture were a crucial intervention that provoked much debate among the delegates. The speech is an indispensable companion piece to Césaire's Discourse on Colonialism (1955) and his open letter to Maurice Thorez in October 1956, which also appears in...