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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 93–111.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Ianna Hawkins Owen Abstract In response to the widely circulated asexual provocation “Why have sex when there is cake?” this essay explores the productive overlap between asexuality's nonsexual pleasures associated with food and feedism's sexual pleasures associated with eating. Building on a long...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 125–147.
Published: 01 December 2020
... about! I wonder if one of the unintended effects of adopting transgender over transsexual over the past few decades has been to intensify the asexual connotations of transness. Maybe it wasn’t unintentional at all. In my work on trans childhood, for instance, the collision of a gatekeeping...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 35–54.
Published: 01 September 2006
... an investment in Emerging respectable femininities. Women articulated their sense of themselves by distancing themselves from deviant sexualities and by figuring the domes- narratives tic as an asexual space. The investment in the construction of respectable models of Hispanic womanhood may...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 111–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... went terribly wrong. The female teacher refused an allegiance with the asexual mother role (necessitated by the heterosexual matrix proper), and the boy students refused to displace their original desire for the mother onto...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
... a progression from “primitive” organisms that were either asexual or hermaphroditic, through many “lower” animals whose sex was not immediately apparent to untrained human observers, to “higher” forms of life, such as Homo sapiens , that tended toward ever clearer and more highly specialized forms of sex...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... article published in Critical Inquiry discussing the political resistance embedded with cloning as asexual reproduction and bodily reparation, Catherine Malabou channels what might sound like a Neolutionist biotechno-optimism when she observes that “the study of stem cells—able to repair, reform...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... historians have concluded that real mammies were rare in the antebellum world.10 Nevertheless, the mammy narrative has shaped per- representation ceptions of black women in fi lm, on the minstrel stage, in literature and in the commercial world, where happy, fat, dark, maternal, asexual black...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... sexuality of Gandhi and marrying it to the asexuality of Nehru and the martial manliness of Bose. See Mrinalini Sinha, 3. Patel 8/9/00 12:51 PM Page 65 Colonial Masculinity (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995); Parama Roy, Indian...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., identity politics is said to begin with race and civil rights, wending its way through gender and (second-wave) feminism and then through sexuality, starting with lesbians, gays, and bisexuals; moving onto queer and trans subjects; and now working its way through the intersexed (I), asexuals...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., Le franc, and Touki Bouki. Mambéty’s depiction of Sili directly contradicts those renderings of children that present them as unthreatening, innocent, asexual, immobile, and powerless — in short, perfect political subjects. Mambéty refuses to place this character in a position...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... movie in which Gosling and Mulligan exchange shy gestures of amorous affection, behaving like two inhibited teenagers. In the first half Drive stages a world of asexual sublimation in which the highest of feelings is a tender touch of their hands during a nightly car ride. If inhibition is an effect...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... “controlling images” as dominant representations that produce and entrench racial-sexual mythologies. These images depict black women as licentious, animalistic, libidinous Jezebels; as asexual, comical, masculinized Mammies; or as tough, detached, “strongblack- women.”36 Collins...