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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Corey Byrnes This article centers on cultures of anxiety and threat across the Pacific. Threat is an especially useful category for writing about a “rising” China, which is often imagined both as a site of localized environmental ruination that prefigures imminent global collapse and as a source...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... They also hoped to reassert the mano dura (or iron-fist style) penal order that had been loosened after the war. But as a symbolically dense figure, crystallizing the contradictions of the moment, El Directo's meaning would be reconfigured on multiple planes. The biospectacle represented both anxiety...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sought to naturalize the stark racial categories by which Cuba then lived, even as the images illuminated the realities of—and white anxieties about—interracial sex and its primary cultural and biological product: mestizaje . I link this historical backdrop to “her” return in the present day, after...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... anxieties about complicity and success. The Ruffneck show, by contrast, imagined the decimated spaces of the midcentury welfare state to comprise an alternative ground for conceiving the racial origins of progress and thus for evaluating the epistemologies of contemporary liberalism. The article concludes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of academic work and the expression of artistic labor as modes that reveal the accelerated anxiety of impending doom. We also consider the haunting monstrosity of postapocalyptic visions. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Korakrit Arunanondchai boy child futurity catastrophe here and now...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and anxieties around professionalization emerge to fill this gap, both registering the latent crisis and suggesting a means for its overcoming. Building on these examples, the authors suggest that professionalization remains a tactic through which academic laborers self-discipline but that today such self...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 117–139.
Published: 01 June 2004
... and the loss of control, as well as dirt and asylum seeker? sewage, and hence work by mobilizing fear, or the anxiety of being “over- According to the whelmed” by the actual or potential proximity of others. These words have recently been repeated...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... cards in such a manner, we not only create value but also geolocate ourselves for the surveillance apparatus, thus generating value of another order. A recent manifesto has suggested that if boredom was the dominant mood of postwar capitalism, anxiety has become the dominant mood of contemporary...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2006
... a Muslim and in America’s Asia Arab other draws attention to the precarious place of South Asians in the U.S. imaginary. At a time when Asian American difference was subsumed India occupies by the anxiety about the Muslim and Arab other, South Asians found...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
... across. Seremetakis notes, however, that the “collective cultural bloating on toxic information” might appear to leave Greek public life unperturbed. She argues that these anxieties are displaced onto more literal...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to an acute anxiety that the mother as a loved object has been destroyed in the process as well. As the infant attempts to come to terms with the psychic havoc it has wreaked, the depressive position emerges as a response to the guilt arising...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the grain of the voice: “the ‘grain’ is the body in the voice as it sings.”26 After all, it is the body “behind” the voice that the CIA, politicians, journalists, and casual observers seek. It is tempting to read this as a case of the so-called anxiety...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of Western bourgeois society and culture, their “indigenization” is neither a direct replication nor unproblematic or without potential for anxiety and tension, particu- larly between the generations, women and men, different social strata...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... iterations of the man of feeling turn inward, ascribing authenticity to the “emotional” delivery and lyrics in contrast to the hard, apathetic performances of normative masculinities circulating around them. In exploring their own feelings, expressing their most sincere thoughts and anxieties, emo...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
...- reflexive relationship to the body surface, and the exposed, exhibited body, opened and eviscerated, is the site of stripped-down truth as opposed to the lived body as the site of the anxieties, invasions, and per- meable boundaries I described above. Van Hagen implicitly...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 93–123.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of tobacco-free initiatives can push their engagement with inequalities. The expert-led public health framing treats workers’ and students’ knowledge of their experiences that motivate them to smoke—their feelings of anxiety and stress—as merely instrumental for implementing solutions that the experts have...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 95–110.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Political Transitions COMPARING AFRIKANER AND ISRAELI ATTITUDES This essay focuses on discourses, anxieties, and competing strategies of Heribert Adam white Afrikaners during the political transition in South Africa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Its sources rely...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Scenes from History, Politics, and Religion The millennium seems not to be a site of the production of excessive anxiety in South Asia. Why?1 Indian editorials speak United Nations warnings about the millen...