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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., or necessarily beneficent. It addresses the invisibilization and channeling of artistic labor by culture industries, investment in the arts by the ruling class and state, the ideological centrality of novelty in arts discourse, and ways that hierarchies of cultural value intersect with...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of both artistic production and industrial production, so that the creative economy, like and unlike the traditional industrial economy, could operate and proliferate amid the tensions between scarcity and abundance. Labor does not evaporate in the creative economy, but it is only more intricately...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 1–31.
Published: 01 June 2000
... exemplified the old labor maxim that “justice for one is justice for all.” This campaign, named Justice for Jazz Artists (with its echo of the Service Employees International Union’s legendary Justice for Janitors campaign of the early 1990s), may have been...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of slaves, who value artistic expression as “the means towards both individual self-fashioning and communal liberation.”4 If labor is “the humanizing activity that makes [white] man,” then, surely, humanizing labor does...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Rick Maxwell This essay concerns three decades of engagement with themes of labor and class in the pages of Social Text . It identifies common threads and describes dozens of variations that contributors made on these themes. The continuities include: social and cultural reproduction of class; race...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
... proletarian artists, Jacob Lawrence; inside was a remarkable portrait — in graphs, tables, pie charts, and anecdotes — of the world’s workers. Representing Global Labor 133 Figure 2. Cover of 1995...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... assistance in labor disputes, Guadalupe. housing and health care, ESL and other education programs, counseling, and more. For Tepeyac, immigrants’ rights are associated with their status as human beings and are couched in a...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... native-born citizens. On the other hand, the presence of Filipinos in America has provided labor in key industries from agriculture to nursing. Filipino America has always been a transnational social formation whose history, economy, and culture reflect the interrelated histories of the Philippines and...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laurel Ahnert This article interrogates artist Hasan Elahi’s claim that an increased supply of a surveillance commodity will decrease its demand, a premise that led to his web-based artwork Tracking Transience . As a form of “artveillance,” the website archives thousands of images documenting...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., theater director, and activist, Alfaro is one of a number of artists that Muñoz engaged with in the performative collaboration between artist and writer. By focusing this essay on Alfaro’s work, I aim to not only work through the otherwise fixed schema of grief’s stages—the phases and places to which it...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jennifer Bajorek This article examines two projects by artists living and working in Nairobi. It asks questions about how these artists are visualizing or otherwise materializing in their work the specificity of their contemporary geopolitical and geocultural situation in relation to capitalism...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... over the definition of the Anthropocene. It looks in Fredric Jameson’s treatment of the time of capital, and of the place therein of dead labor, for a clue to critically rethink both these phenomena, revealing their profound affinity in the aporia besetting our thinking of historical agency under...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Aimé Césaire “Culture and Colonization,” which has long been unavailable in English translation, was Aimé Césaire's speech at Le Premier Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence africaine in Paris in September 1956. The congress is one of the...
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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 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 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
...- ful.”36 PostSecret’s sense of secrecy nevertheless suggests a more complex understanding of emotions and the potentiality of their affective labor.37 Expressing their secrets on the postcards allows these artists to manifest their sense of guilt as a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
... response to changing editorial commitments, which included a turn toward understanding culture as a domain of labor. The launch of the Social Text Web site represents another stage in the journal's ongoing interest in media as a site of leftist critique. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism...