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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 21–38.
Published: 01 March 2022
...AbdouMaliq Simone; Solomon Benjamin Abstract Majority lower-income and working-class districts in the Global South have long relied on an intricate interweaving of diverse practices. This has been complemented by strategic engagements with the ambiguities inherent in governing the dispositions...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
...May Joseph; May Joseph; Patricia Ticineto Clough; André Lepecki; Brent Hayes Edwards; Susan Leigh Foster; Mark Franko; Toby Miller; Benjamin Lee; Bob Meister; Barbara Browning; Iván Zatz; Arjun Appadurai; Robert Wosnitzer This section collects a series of short reflections on the life, camaraderie...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Benjamin Tausig As a global financial crisis rippled through the late 2000s and early 2010s, with mass political movements rising in its wake, many journalists and critics in the English-language press asked an anxious question: where are the protest songs? But the question was begged: such songs...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stephens; Robert Hardwick Weston Free Time is a collection of collaboratively written experimental prose fragments on topics primarily involving labor and leisure. The form of the project ( Denkbilder ) is taken from Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Included in this selection...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Feldman This short essay interprets a narrative from the Talmud to explore Agamben's concept of bare life and Benjamin's concept of messianic violence. Duke University Press 2008 The Gnat and the Sovereign Allen Feldman From the Talmud: Vespasian sent Titus who said...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Benjamin's analysis of the “collector” and his critique of use value, and the confounding capacities of the “fetish.” Drawing on the perceptual field of book arts, the article then employs the concept of the communist object to investigate the dynamics of political printed matter, with a focus on the small...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2001
... to escape the deadly melancholy of the Christmas Flatley season—remains to be seen. —Walter Benjamin, Moscow Diary, 20 December Paris changes, but nothing of my melancholy Gives way. Foundations, scaffoldings...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
...John Collins Duke University Press 2006 Staircase portion of Dani Karavan’s “Passages” monument to Walter Benjamin (Portbou, Spain). Courtesy of the author From Portbou to Palestine and Back Entering the staircase, one is gripped...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... The equipment-­free aspect of reality here has become the height of artifice; the sight of immediate reality has become an orchid [blaue blume] in the land of technology. — Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (1936) But, like, if they had...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... The sphere of these issues is defined by the concepts of law and justice.  —Walter Benjamin, Critique of Violence It is certain that erotic life cannot be settled [reglee]. It was given rules but these rules could only assign it a domain outside the rules. And once...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 87–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
... artwork essay and its characterization of modernity as the emer- requires a gence of nonauratic forms of culture and memory. For Benjamin as well, the exploration of authenticity and aura is animated by a concern with the scrupulous rise of fascism, which...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 135–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
... — the most obvious parallel may be the recent publication of materials from Walter Benjamin’s files 3 — but also a variety of counter-archival and insur- gent endeavors, such as the Anales de Declasificación, an ongoing series of volumes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... its opponents treat it as a historical norm,” wrote Walter Benjamin shortly before his death. He went on to deride those who stood in amazement, unable to believe that “the things we are experiencing are ‘still’ possible.” This amazement, he wrote, “is not the beginning of knowledge — unless...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 7–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Mass. Benjamin, Jessica. 1995 . Like subjects,love objects: Essays on recognition and sexual difference . New Haven: Yale University Press. Benjamin, Walter. 1969 . The storyteller. In Illuminations: Essays and reflections , edited by Hannah Arendt and translated by Harry Zohn. New York...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
... be extremely intellectually constraining, and such sensational appeals also make the works readily available to be appropriated by different political interests. In discussing the role of a photographer in the age of commodi- fication, Walter Benjamin argues...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... as a secular phenomenon necessarily involving the demise of the sacred, which it supplants. The formative reference points for this tradi- tion include Walter Benjamin’s description of the “shattering” of tradition brought about by technologies of mass reproduction; McLuhan’s claim that, in replacing...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... : University of Texas Press . Benjamin Walter . 1969 . “ The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction .” In Illuminations . Translated by Zohn Harry . New York : Schocken . Berardi Franco . 2011 . After the Future . Oakland, CA : AK Press . Davis Angela Y...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 43–68.
Published: 01 December 2022
... experiences, affects, narratives, and with them, other relationships to mobility, logistics, and infrastructural aesthetics. The Black history I have been tracing reframes the material history of iron, especially as it has been written by modernist materialist historians. Walter Benjamin described...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
... revolutionary action. But perhaps gesture names those forms of power that do not conform to mastery or heroism—weak messianic upheavals, if you will, or potentialities. Walter Benjamin perhaps described something similar when he described the “scenic events” ( szenisches durchschaut ) in Kafka’s works...