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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 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 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 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 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 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 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... circulation and representation that it turn creates the pragmatic contexts for modes of practice and worship. It is through close attention to the materiality of religion forms – be they based in sound, image, or body – and their circulation as aesthetic and ritual forms that we can trace how religion becomes...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... conceptions of death inflect the way that the human body becomes an object of biomedical attention and management. The differences that emerge from these contrastive views, I want to argue, should not be understood in terms of an opposition between a “culture of death” and a “culture of life,” as some have...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... people's racial or ethnic identity, per se, than it does about the contradictory racial identities of the British state itself. These become visible both in terms of state practices with regard to race and in terms of the myriad ways that black people represent the state, appeal to it, resist it, or embody...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jennifer C. Nash Saartjie Baartman's story has become central to black feminist theory and politics, serving as the primary analytic vehicle for explaining the violence that the dominant visual field inflicts on black female bodies. The re-telling of Baartman's story has also provided black...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... “civil society.” It also reconsiders questions about the political role of mass media—to what extent are citizens manipulated as objects of the television media, and can they become subject-participants in their own representation? Finally, this study provides a critical examination of the formally...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Ellen Moodie This essay develops the concept of biospectacle, in which the politics of managing populations becomes sensational visual display. It does so as it explores a series of events in 1999 surrounding the arrest and trial of “El Directo,” a gang member in El Salvador who, at age seventeen...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with the dominant habits of American intellectual life, they should not conform to the American Geist . In academic fields, the notion of contribution is visible in the positive sciences but becomes more problematic in the humanities, where contribution appears not as a palpable result but as a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
... communist and capitalist visions of modernity, China cannot be studied in isolation, as a preexisting thing in itself. Instead of reducing it to a preconstituted object of knowledge, we must ask how China, and the objects in relation to which it exists, have come into being, and how they become stabilized...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the revelations concerning Stalin in Khrushchev's famous “Secret Speech” and to the PCF's reluctance to deStalinize. He soon turns, however, to considerations related to his “position as a man of color.” He claims that it has become clear to him that the struggle against racism and colonialism cannot...
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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...