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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
... art workers from models based on welfare in the early socialist period to a freelance and self-employment labor model implemented during the last decade of Yugoslav socialism. Linking socialist political economy with the study of art, the article analyzes legal regulation and rare artists...
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Social Text (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. 1 See the writings of David Fleming in Lean Logic . 2 Muñoz, Cruising Utopia . 3 #FFFFFF Walls...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
... me most urgently focus on a different but related domain of affective labor—one rendered through visual representations of blackness and the proliferation of images of black precarity. Contemporary artists reckon with this proliferation by creating modalities of black visuality that challenge us to...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... productivity of the labor force. As part of their political intervention these artists frequently practice sousveillance , a term coined by Steve Mann, Jason Nolan, and Barry Wellman to describe an inversion of the dynamics of surveillance from its conventional top-down structure to one where...
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Social Text (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 (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 77–103.
Published: 01 December 2020
... project of rethinking justice in light of the critique of the liberal individual who is the bearer of rights. Debility, disability, care, labor, and value form a complex assemblage that shapes policies, bodies, and personhood. Putting disability and debility in relation to each other creates perverse sets...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... tourists in Havana's street markets. The essay traces the figure to nineteenth-century artist Víctor Patrício Landaluze, whose widely circulated lithographs enacted key modes of understanding race and emergent nationalism in mid- to late-nineteenth - century Cuba. His portraits of mulatas and black women...