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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
...H. N. Lukes This article examines the cultural history of amputation in the United States to account for the status of white male woundedness and abstract citizenship in our current neoliberal era. Using critical disability theory to reconsider Michel Foucault’s notion of biopower, the article...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... back home in South Carolina, and his as yet unsuccessful attempts to convince doctors to amputate his reconstructed but still-useless leg. Weary and frustrated, he said Walter Reed is the place where “you have to wait around before you can even begin picking up the pieces.” The “pieces” Jake referred...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., with the resoluteness queers of color need to muster to get through the day.6 There is a troubling patness to such readings that amputates too much of the active way José worked to create, save, extend, and enrich brown queer worlds in the imperfect and troubling here...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
...” (these are Hammer’s phrases) juxtaposing cheerful images of home and family with horrifying self-portraits of amputated limbs and lynchings. Worrisome as such images are, the film steamrolls over them quickly, assuming that they function...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of the verb seco , meaning to cut surgically; to operate on; to cut off or out, amputate, excise; to scratch, tear, wound, hurt, injure) remains implicit. As Jasbir Puar’s powerful critique makes clear, the problem with homonationalism has less to do with sameness and everything to do with the politics...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... — and in this he is both Spanish singer-songwriter and Palestinian poet. His Palestine is a locus of defeat and injustice (“the amputated land of my grandfather but he also refuses to claim that this experience is a unique one. His second CD...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as if this nation would like to self-mutilate, amputate a large part of its history and physiognomy, in an extreme measure to trans- form itself, to become as European as Germany and as North American as Minnesota.”56 But as a country whose history is so deeply interwoven with Africa and the Orient...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 57 it must be amputated is one of the novel’s most intriguing symbols of the violent afterlife of slavery. Dana’s injury (seemingly caused by Rufus’s grip on her arm as she transports through time) is read as a sign of the long reach...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2005
...): 880. 22. These other participants of Suicide Day were named (literally) and live under the roof of a particularly intense female imagination: that of Eva, Sula’s own renegade grandmother, whose amputated one...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the nameable multiplicity of subentities schematized by the majority. Fol- lowing Hegel the “rabble” is theorized as a structuring amputation and as dis-­organic in not being a functioning organ of a body politic.10 From Social Text 117 • Winter 2013 3...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the mortality account, the strategic evasion and indirection of the captain's log . . . and the rituals of torture, the beatings, hangings, and amputations enshrined as law. The libidinal investment in violence is everywhere apparent in the documents, statements and institutions that decide our knowledge...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... stillness; their personas were amputated by tight framings. Also, screenwriting particularly struggled to complete its transition to the changing narrative universe. The shift from a melodramatic address loaded with an Urdu-inflected register of Hindi to the language of the insular metropolitan middle class...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... they represent, skin grafting and amputation); the young women accused of prostitution; the thirteen-year-old boys gathered up with their grandfathers; the ailing insurgents people abducted in the middle of night, without bedclothes and deprived 22 of medications; and so forth. While...