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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... person's absence. Though this question has a long philosophical history, it took on a directly political and practical turn in the United States on 12 November 2002. On that day, Al Jazeera broadcast a tape purported to contain the voice of Osama bin Laden. Programs for political action hinged on a classic...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... through the middle of town is an indicator of the changes that Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Bu Saidi’s rule inaugurated. Most statistics illustrating the dramatic changes in Oman after the 1970 coup d’état do not fail to mention road construction: in 1970 there were 6 kilometers of paved road; by...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... this manner is an understandable response in the wake of a traumatic cri- sis, but it is also our civic responsibility to be skeptical about such ahis- torical narratives. Bin Laden, fingered so hastily as the incarnation of evil, was, as...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 117–148.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- tions of Islamic militancy. So, as an article in the New York Times points out, “Osama bin Laden, according to Fox News Channel anchors, ana- lysts and correspondents, is ‘a dirtbag,’ ‘a monster’ overseeing a ‘web of hate.’ His followers...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 131–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . New York : Cambridge University Press . White Richard . 2010 . “What Is Spatial History?” Working paper , Spatial History Lab , February 1 . www.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/pub.php?id=29 . Roundtable...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... oppositional stance. banding together At present, economic flows of the global economy simply lessen the divide further. The bin Laden family itself represents this form of global- with military ism. The family’s money is tied to multiple Western...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 2002
... he piloted the plane into the World Trade Center. Or what was bin Laden’s break from his family, and why is he so mad? That kind of story is interesting to a degree, because it suggests that there is a personal pathology at work. It works as a plausible and engaging nar- rative in part because it...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 59–84.
Published: 01 March 2004
....jsp . Globe. 2001 . Wanted: Bin Laden. Inside his sick, twisted world , 2 October, 7 -8. Glynn, Kevin. 2000 . Tabloid culture: Trash taste, popular power, and the transformation of American television . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Gupta, Akhil. 1998 . Postcolonial developments...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... opposition and engagement of religions through the circulation of the voice of two highly mediatic bodies — the recorded voices of Osama bin Laden and, to a lesser extent, George W. Bush. A reflection on the status of the voice within American political culture, Sterne’s essay notes how, rather than...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the Cold War, Sharon declared, “The fight against terror is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness who seek to destroy our liberty and way of life. Together we can defeat these forces of evil.”2 After September 11, Sharon repeatedly equated Osama bin Laden and Al...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Wahad, COINTELPRO was nothing less than “a program of domestic warfare” in which the black family and black children were the ultimate targets.4 FBI documents famously declared: “The Negro youth and moderates must be...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . White Richard . 2010 . “What Is Spatial History?” Working Paper , Spatial History Lab . web.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/pub.php?id=29 . Mapping a Slave Revolt Visualizing Spatial History through the Archives of Slavery...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... declare ‘Ich bin ein Berliner.’ ”14 As numerous commentators have noted, the parallels between the two walls are prescient. The author of the most important journalistic account of the Palestinian apartheid wall states that he was moved to write his book...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... “mere photos” being displayed for purposes of chang- ing life-and-death decisions at that moment. Is “Baby killermade present in the world by the compression of air in a particular way—less potent than the dust on a heckler’s shoe? What about the fear of Osama bin Laden’s mere words being broadcast...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
... bin Said al-Bu Saidi has inaugurated Omani modernity, per official decla- rations. Oman, in what the state claims is the “miracle of the renaissance,” has witnessed massive oil-financed development projects and yet remains an oasis of religious purity and even of...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... establish itself as modern and distinct from the previous regime, is evident in most of the early statements of the young sultan, Qaboos bin Said al-Bu Saidi, as well as the policies and projects of the new government. Sultan...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2003
... state has been hijacked from civil society. It has accepted the conceit of U.S. foreign policy that deposing Saddam Hussein is the pursuit of Osama bin Laden by other means. It has urged moral panic that might keep people sealed into their homes with duct tape and fearful of public parks and schools...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
... United States and its allies, from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, in sustaining the Islamic forces fighting in Afghanistan, including Al Qaeda, the group led by the Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden and thought to be responsi...