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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme, screenshot from May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth (2022). https://mayamnesia.diaart.org . Courtesy of the artists. More
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This section examines how we recount our lives, particularly those lost and forgotten in history. Oftentimes, the one who recounts is expected to do so with clarity and truthfulness. We turn here to other acts of recollection that involve amnesia and encryption...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 135–141.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to violence and amnesia. Johnny (Alan Ladd) confronts his two-timing party-girl wife who has taken up with a Hollywood club owner only to be accused of her murder when she is found dead. The men react violently to the incursion...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 59–75.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Figure 1. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme, screenshot from May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth (2022). https://mayamnesia.diaart.org . Courtesy of the artists. ...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... behavior and state economies, for policing and counterterrorism, and for advancing robotics, AI, and biotechnology. For us, memory is the precondition for a subaltern history, be it in archives, national mythologies, oral and visual recollections, collective trauma, or (paradoxically) collective amnesia...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... amnesia that accompanies such an account, a forgetting of the forms of violence inflicted by liberal democratic and neoliberal states, both eager and at pains to shed their historical and ongoing formation as settler-colonial and imperial states in a time of global convulsions that could bring about...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in a state of emer- gency. To accept that everything is now different invites amnesia but also manacles the future to official crisis management. Simple refusal of these declared new times is, at best, unnewsworthy, and at worst, self-anesthetizing to what it is now possible to say. The cult of the news...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 11–20.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... This resistance to amnesia, this fearlessness, is Edward Said’s urgent intellectual legacy. Notes This essay was presented as a lecture during the colloquium, “Edward Said’s Ori- entalism: The Silver Jubilee,” held in Edward Said’s honor...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... electricity as the unequivocal sign of recognition, as if the power supply could make up for centuries of oppression and exploitation. Could we not consider electricity as the sign merely of a giddy historical amnesia brought on by the thrill of admittance...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... for understanding the “multiculturalism” that modern China presents today, which is rather different from that of Western countries because it builds on continuities with China’s past. Our overall amnesia regarding these points...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and the amnesia of Chinese history relating to the Nanjing Massacre. Furthermore, what fills this void is a giant figure of the human projected against the back- drop of Christianity. The setting of the Christian church as the site of the human can be read as a trace of a political unconscious, or its...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... upon this phenomenology of the Indo-Pak border. Furthermore, scholarly privileging of the Indo-Pak border as the fault line along which memories, amnesias, traumas, and potential healing can occur often conflates it with the LOC. Thus Sharmila Sen invokes the “porousness and impermeability...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... cultural sensitivity. But the seeming newness of counterin- surgency is, ironically, also a product of the institutional amnesia of the military commanders who had spent the best part of thirty years trying to forget the failed coupling of counterinsurgency with the brute force of “technowar...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
... fashion, summoning memory while inviting a pleasurable amnesia. It both effaces the history of America’s undeclared war in and on Southeast Asia, and it restores the possibility of total war in the aftermath of such forgetting. Unbridled...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Said’s cultural critique both highlights and recuperates: (1) the nature of the traditions invoked, and the evolution of the fram- ing of this invocation; (2) the selective amnesia that colors the collective memory underlying the individual theorizations of traditions; and (3) the tasks...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... twentieth century, reminds us how nationalist master narratives can induce selective national amnesia in relation to events that fit awkwardly into neatly woven patterns.13 As much as this paper in its conclusion will suggest...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Iranian revolution and Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. In the aftermath of these events, U.S. citizens were targeted by radical Islamic forces. Because of the propensity for historical amnesia in our public culture, many Americans believed that there was no reason for those attacks. Following...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... What is there to be done? The social conditions of the 1960s and the 1970s are history now. Even through the desiring gesture of amnesia, a return to those days would not be possible. Should we then embark upon an American path of neolib- 150...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 79–95.
Published: 01 December 2008
...- eralism in her own activist roots.9 But among many left-feminist scholars and others who might carry these ideas to a wider audience, in Spivak’s sense of activist-intellectual, counterhegemonic ideological work, there is nevertheless a startling amnesia about the work of activists-intellectuals...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 47–65.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., he suggests, forgetting involves not only the amnesia about the Jews’ past suffering or the Palestinians’ current suffering but also the denial of the historical connection between these two narratives of loss: “The simple fact is that the Jewish and Palestinian experiences...