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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... support for the Taliban, who received arms and financial assis- tance from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia with the agreement of the United States, ended within a year. But the diplomat’s reference to Aramco—the American oil company that had financed, sixty years earlier, the creation of Saudi Arabia—was a...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... statement on a knowable cultural body. Though by no means limited to the United States — Chris Abani tells of visiting Saudi Arabia and being asked “You are from Nigeria? Did you know Okonkwo?” — this reductive, literalist reading practice has been per- fected here.8 While its roots lie...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and Saudi Arabia and the enormous profits of U.S. corporations from oil and commercial exports to Saudi Arabia. It highlights the particular way that Osama bin Laden and his followers appropriated the Wahhabi Islamic doctrine, which is the state religion of Saudi Arabia. Although the Bush adminis...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council, for instance, are indebted to recruiting agencies that transport them from their countries of origin (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines) to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bah-rain, or Oman, where they work under conditions of indebted...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2003
... allied to and supportive of Israel, since September 11 its policy has shifted even closer to the Israeli regional agenda (see Joel Beinin’s essay here), as one is noticing a rift with another traditional U.S. ally—Saudi Arabia...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... in Vietnam. War provides an educational impulse as Americans are enjoined to learn from previous colonial conflicts, from articles studded with quotations from Lawrence of Arabia, and from nervous viewings of The Battle of Algiers. Once again the bloody, chaotic, and unglamorous realities of...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of production, economic circulation and inequality in inner Arabia. Economic Anthropology 1 : 53 -72. Boyarin, Jonathan. 1994 . Space, time, and the politics of memory. In Remapping memory: The politics of timespace , edited by Jonathan Boyarin. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... simultaneously the signal of rap’s vitality even in theocratic Saudi Arabia, where local rapper Klash has been arrested several times and where the 2008 album When the Desert Speaks, by Emirati hip-­hop duo Desert Heat, was banned.15 Algeria, in which the first...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... cheap cologne and where people gather to perform zâr (spirit possession). On the other side of the wall are the bedouin: “Sometimes they would even come into the walls and kidnap people, take them to Dubai or Saudi Arabia, sell them like hawsh [goats an...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 47–64.
Published: 01 December 2004
... 49 “on the way to the far side” / the last stop / a pure sandy spot / on the way back it’s Arabia / he lives near Arabia / I’m going to make you laugh / I’m the shit / today I’m going to make you laugh until your belly...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
... southern Nigeria but also across the Sahara to North Africa and the Middle East, across the Atlantic and increasingly over the Indian Ocean to Asia.11 Northerners chase modernity through Muslim connections to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and other Islamic centers, as well as through connections to the West...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
... number of reports of chronic illness among the nearly 700,000 U.S. troops who served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq.”11 Fueled by fears that Iraqis would use chemical and biological weapons, the U.S. military inoculated its soldiers with experi- mental drug cocktails. And to blast Iraqi tanks sky...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 117–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... same time, Thomas Friedman rec- 9/11 (and during ommended that Saudi Arabia establish more American studies programs in their universities, unconsciously invoking the sorry history of the field’s the anthrax Cold War manipulation by the state. Though I have no explicit evidence of...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
... where the need for menial and physical labor overdetermined the class status of immigrants, that is, in Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad, and Suriname (indentured laborers), as well as Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Britain, and, to a lesser extent, Canada. The diaspora inhabits many locales, as does the nation...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the country and by 2008 was regularly offered elsewhere in Southeast Asia. More recently, ESQ seminars have been held as far afield as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands. These elaborate “spiritual training” programs mix the latest human...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Riding the tide of such arrangements is the recent partnership pro- gram between King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a new graduate university in Saudi Arabia with an instant US$10 billion endowment, and Stanford University, the University of Texas...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... historical moments. And there is little clarity of what a democratic and freely chosen femaleness and womanhood should mean. U.S. policy speaks against the Taliban’s mistreatment of women at this juncture, but condoned it earlier. The United States also supports Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan, which...