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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... trans studies disability studies geopolitics of race debility capacity Bodies with New Organs Becoming Trans, Becoming Disabled Jasbir K. Puar “Transgender rights are the civil rights issue of our time.” So stated Vice President Joe Biden just one week before the November 2012 election...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 19–36.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Sarah O'Toole Duke University Press 2007 From the Rivers of Guinea to the Valleys of Peru BECOMING A BRAN DIASPORA WITHIN SPANISH SLAVERY On a Sunday of rest in 1662, three enslaved men from today’s Guinea- Rachel Sarah...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Junaid Rana This essay draws on ethnographic research in a Pakistani neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, to illuminate how the concepts of becoming and infrastructure reveal insights into racialization and the workings of the counterterror state. I discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... enabled a different mode of property to emerge: the genomic commons. Far from being the alternative to enclosure, the commons itself has become an accumulation strategy in a postgenomic climate in which the aggregation of large quantities of genomic data and the accumulation of racial diversity in...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill Amid unprecedented rates of deportation as well as an ever-growing gang problem, bilingual call centers have become viable spaces of control in postwar Guatemala. They provide deported ex–gang members with not only well-paying jobs but also a work environment structured by...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
...J. Martin Daughtry This essay explores the relationship between sound, violence, and the sensorium within the context of the recent war in Iraq. It argues that, at extreme volumes or in extreme psychosocial circumstances, wartime sounds become untethered from their indexicality, losing much or all...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... confess, at times plead, that they want out and they want it now. Pastors, in response, assure them that captivity is itself liberation—that slavery is salvation. This will to escape provokes a pair of guiding questions. They are, at their most philosophical: How do openings become enclosures? How do...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Lisa Taraki The Palestinian town of Ramallah, possibly on the lowest rung of urban hierarchies in the region, is a peripheral town trying to become a city on the fringes of the Arab world. Its nascent new middle class partakes enthusiastically in the trans-Arab, urban, middle-class ethos elaborated...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicholas De Genova What is “Europe”? Who is a “European”? At the beginning of the twenty-first century the European Question has become a problem of a new significance and magnitude — above all in Europe itself, but also in its increasingly amorphous externalized border zones and beyond. To ask the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offered as a kind of riposte to Marshall McLuhan’s formulation “The medium is the message” at a moment when it has become even more undeniable that the media (linguistic, visual, computational, financial) are the media of racial capitalism. The Message Is Murder is itself part of an investigation of what...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... have been withdrawn. Linking it in part to the secular elimination of the afterlife and the confinement of person to a finite body whose time is limited entirely to itself, such that time and body become coterminous, the author argues that terminality changes the embodiment of time in a specific way...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... or, more generally, the affective contours of liberal reason? These questions become especially important given contemporary definitions of reparations in politics and political theory characterizing it as a kind of corrective justice seeking to redress a long history of colonial violence and...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... aesthetics”—an analytic that informs a wide range of contemporary theory, fiction, film, and new media, and that is a necessary corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a dominant architectural mode, a multivalent metaphor, and even a weapon. A reading of several post–9/11 texts, including the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
... movement with it. Our minds no longer grasp, appropriate, collect, legislate; they become rushes and rhythms and flows. They join the birds in the sky. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Outside Alphonso Lingis When we love a woman, or when we love a man, our eyes spot the slight upward...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., demonstrating the institutional materiality of the state apparatus's constitution in subjects' everyday life; but they have also become important because they allow a poetics of political resistance. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Colored Identity The Politics and Materiality of ID Cards in...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time as it...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... this curious convergence of modern Chinese Nationalist and Communist ethnopolitics. This includes, not least, the thorny problem of just why it should have been that the former barbarians were even preserved in this new form, as ethnic minorities, in the twentieth century—instead of becoming the target...