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Social Text (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 (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 (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 devised...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... this 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...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... And 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...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
... interrogating the affirmative and even utopian valance of such inquiry. Trans* plasticity describes the capacity of organic matter to transform itself in ways that transgress ontological divides among sex, race, and species. Building on Eva Hayward and Che Gossett’s claim that “the Human/Animal divide...
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Social Text (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 (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...
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Social Text (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 (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of 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 (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...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nicole Charles Bourgeoning technological advances in biomedicine profoundly animate modern biopolitical understandings of risk and protection and related ways of knowing, offering, and seeking care. But what might it mean to embody protection by means of suspicion toward these very...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
...’ interventions concerning the material conditions for artistic labor to animate the political critique of relationship between art and labor. The study of Yugoslav art workers’ demise reveals the detrimental effects of the bourgeois ideology of autonomy and creativity. Informed by feminist critique...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2020
... subjectless critique, histories of materialism, and queer studies as American exceptionalism by examining how the sublation of these key terms produces, manages, and animates new queer subjects for recognition in the political sphere. To begin, while the interventions of subjectless critique in 2005 focused...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... risks but also to the cultural forms that characterize anxiety in the Anthropocene. Ultimately, what is at stake is not just geopolitical relations or public health but also the lives and deaths of the animals that are so often slaughtered to protect humans. Bizarrely, while epidemiologists and public...
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Social Text (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 (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 Jewish God...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in her family. “Take it away,” the man said again forcefully as he tensely returned to tending his animals. Several years ago I was walking down an avenue in downtown Lima when I noticed a handwritten cardboard sign fastened to a light post with a wire. It cryptically advertised the services...