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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Magnus Fiskesjö Until the mid-twentieth century, the written Chinese names for China's “barbarian” others included components that purposefully classified such people with animals. This long-lived official definition of ethnic others as subhuman was accomplished by using a range of standard...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This article argues that the multiplex economy made multiple tiers of stardom possible so as to shift Hindi cinema away from the high-risk industry that revolved around major stars featuring in action melodramas. The animated visuality—a result of cinematographic and editorial intensifications—was then...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julie Livingston; Jasbir K. Puar This introduction to the journal's special issue on Interspecies takes stock of the recent intellectual histories of animal studies and posthumanism, arguing for interspecies as a way to navigate new directions in these intellectual formations. Interspecies is a...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... imagined transspecies torture scene within an emergent posthumanist utopianism among state and capital formations and critiques posthumanist discourses that celebrate the alterity of animal bodies as a signpost for an affirmative biopolitics. Arguing that animal life is too often mobilized by state and...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mei Zhan This essay argues for the “reworlding” of Daoist “oneness” by making it visible, thinkable, and doable as an immanent analytic. With a focus on dynamic articulations of oneness, especially how the idea “heaven and human are one” animates and is animated by the translocal reinventions of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz’s interest in the disorderly histories of wildness placed him in conversation with an eclectic array of theoretical currents from new materialism to object-oriented ontology, from animal studies to new animism, from diasporic anthropology to new postidentity theories of self and other. Muñoz was...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Naisargi N. Dave This article tries to locate the missing something that enables radical social projects to persevere, in this case, the social project of animal activism in India. The author argues that we will find the missing something buried in and by the tyranny of consistency (or...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... primatology and within US popular culture between the 1910s and 1930s. Departing from Donna Haraway’s originary work on the field, this essay argues that primatology was in fact built upon preexisting scientific racial ideologies, such that the animals themselves became parsed according to racial...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Daromir Rudnyckyj This article examines two projects of subjectification that seek to inculcate a will to work that animates contemporary globalization. Based on ethnographic research at Krakatau Steel, one of Indonesia’s largest state-owned companies, the article contrasts the differing...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Stephanie C. Kane; Eden Medina; Daniel M. Michler Retrospective narrations by maritime authorities trace decision making in the compressed time frame between earthquake and tsunami, when geological events literally rupture the skein of communication devices and flows that animate social life and...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... market. But cultural sites such as the Heyri Art Valley, a community of artists located near the DMZ, and practicing artists such as Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, who have made Flash animations on Korean conflict, reveal a distinct ambivalence about this role. While aspects of Heyri and Young-hae...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... research determined to replace ailing human organs with fleshy parts derived from various animal species. Set snugly within the modern age of biomedicine, the onset of contemporary research in xenotransplantation (henceforth “xeno”) occurs within the first decade of the early twentieth...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
... torture by the gnat, a decided case of anti-imperial asymmetric warfare. The retaliation of the gnat reveals the body of the Roman sovereign as permeable and violable — the imperium leaks. Magnitude is brought down by the minimal, by the animal. Does the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., and history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Trained in renaissance studies, she also specializes in feminist and queer theories and animal theory. Her most recent book is Queer/Early/Modern (Duke University Press). Her essay in this issue of...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... pig scurrying across the driveway and disappearing inside the ferns. A guinea pig? No sooner had Sofía joined the search, certain that it was an errant squirrel from a neighboring golf club, than the animal jumped out of the bushes. It was a guinea pig all right, small and skinny, and with slightly...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... businesses; Presa Canarios and dog-­breeding more generally; racism and homophobia; bestiality; the question of human-­animal agency and responsibility (Marjorie Knoller, who was present during the attack, was charged with and...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 93–96.
Published: 01 June 2002
... animals, re-made fawns with sharp teeth, does with claws. Goats consume tiny tastes of uranium. Convert them to pebbles under foot, walk away. Steroidal breasts drain in...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): np.
Published: 01 June 2011
... transnational capitalism. David Shrigley lives and works in Glasgow. His ink drawings, often includ- ing text, have become renowned for their simple but provocative messages and are collected in numerous books, most recently Red Book (Chronicle Books). Shrigley also creates sculpture, animation, and...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015