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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
... criminalization and policing. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art culture industries taste arts funding artistic labor graffiti art washing social practice We now come to a potential impasse in a project that has begun on the side of cognitive mapping, decolonial accounting...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 1–31.
Published: 01 June 2000
... compensation, and without any benefits or pen- sion plan, these faculty looked to the oldest of the craft unions in the arts (founded in 1896) to muster support from community leaders and elected public officials and to win recognition from their employer through the...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” one of the major theoretical reference points for a discussion such as theirs. Benjamin mentions the phonograph only twice and has little to say about sound generally in his essay. The reason for...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2004
... clarion call of the liberal arts. The pur- Randy Martin suit of knowledge for its own sake must hold some appeal for anyone who takes teaching seriously both as an intrinsic good and as contributing to the sort of well-roundedness said to prepare citizens for democratic par- ticipation.1 Yet what...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... offers us a way to come to know an artist after a violent and tragic end to her life and art- work. The piece, “Vitalism’s After-­burn: The Sense of Ana Mendieta,” is attuned to the vital materialism radiating from Mendieta’s oeuvre, par- ticularly her silueta series, which were composed of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... first time in Exposition history, a purpose- built fairground was under construction. Thus, from its inception, Ferris’s wheel was rendered more as sideshow attraction than as work of art. Yet as a latent symbol, it would...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... pickers. Vaporizing dirty liquid from the washing of dead bodies, the artist diffuses it through a fog machine and sends it into the comfortable space of the gallery. 2 This disquieting, interconnected labor of literal transposition enters and unsettles the cross-class contact zone. Such work sits...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and the voices fade. The sequence is barely two minutes long. “What’s that opening about?” I remember asking José. “I think it’s about how much we need our friends, how we can’t get anywhere without them.” Like so many of José’s observations about art, it was an astute but also a deeply...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... today include discus- sions on how to provide support and assistance to the sick and terminally ill, how to wash and prepare the corpse for burial, as well as which styles of comportment, modes of speech, dress, and gesture are appropriate at...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... 10. Snorton, Nobody Is Supposed to Know, 29. 11. Winyan Soo Hoo, “ ‘Soundsuits’ Sculptor Nick Cave Performs at the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration,” Washing- ton Post Style Blog, 28 November 2012...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... things-in-motion that illuminate their social context.”12 An object becomes a thing when it invites a person to dance. Things are not alive, but people “behave,” as W. J. T. Mitchell notes, “as if works of art had minds of their own, as if images had...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... problem of sacrificing one’s uniqueness in the interest of wider distribution. Walter market demand Benjamin addresses this subject in “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechani- cal Reproduction”: “One might generalize by saying that the technique of for reified images reproduction detaches...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... practices of “civilization” and finally into its separation of “modern” aesthetic practices (high and low culture).2 This aesthetic etymology — in which culture splits human from animal/land, Europe from world/colony, and the high arts from mass media...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., Jamaica. 1997 . My Brother . New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kureishi, Hanif. 1985 . “Dirty Washing.” Time Out , 14-20 November. Latin Style. 2000 . “Tais Araujo.” Latin Style 6 (April), 2 -3. Malatesta, Parisina, and James P. Kiernan. 1999 .“The Glitter of Brazil's Baroque Boom...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., they had to get beyond the formalism of NGO-speak and cultivate the “fluid language of known as cultural values,” developing the “art of translation” of those values “beyond cos- mopolitan circuits” where rights and other conceptual categories are usu...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... LOC affect, and indeed constitute, a distinctly Kash- miri sense of self? The Kashmiri artist Masood Hussain offers one answer, which will be useful in setting out the terms of my own discussion. In his April 2005 exhibition at Delhi’s Art Heritage...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... struggle and the achievements of those striving to overcome domination means intellectual and aesthetic impoverishment through the active excoriation of the people’s fundamental capacities to understand the dire stakes in the study of history—to say nothing of the study of culture, politics, and art. The...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 37–66.
Published: 01 June 2004
... and professional students, promote arts and culture, help solve local problems, and perform ground-breaking research” (131). But across the country, states have reduced their share of public universities’ operating expenses by a total...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 19–44.
Published: 01 March 2001
... on the anticult literature, Diana L. Eck identifies the problematic image this lit- erature creates of a New Age Hinduism that is authoritarian, world-negating, brain-washing, and anti–nuclear family, and one that...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
... homophobic violence sanctioned by sodomy laws. As Gayatri Spivak observes with art- ful ambivalence, liberal rights are something that “we cannot not want”:55 without them one has no legal and political existence...