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Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 1 Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation , 2008. Watercolor on paper, 44 × 54 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles Figure 1. Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation, 2008. Watercolor on paper, 44 × 54 in. / Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles More
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of people as vermin beings has outlasted the birth of an independent Zimbabwean state. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Vermin Beings On Pestiferous Animals and Human Game Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga Introduction: Vermin and Being When we Westerners call people “Natives” we...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anne Allison At a moment when the population is declining, marriage and birth rates are down, one-third of people live alone while one-fourth are sixty-five or older, and reports of “lonely death” (of solitary people whose bodies are discovered days, or weeks, after death) are commonplace, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Marty, and I sat with our noses pressed against the glass Toby Alice straining to see the land as it intermittently appeared and vanished Volkman through the clouds. Almost in a whisper she confided “I think that place right down there may be where my birth parents live, Mommy. I think...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... place when the child is moved away from her original birth home and family. Thus, whereas diasporas tend to be charac- terized by “an exilic or nostalgic dislocation from homeland” or “multiple belongings,”10 for the young adoptee whose disconnection...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of a larger, col- lective project. In that project “culture” figured both prominently and, for me, a bit uneasily. This essay is the fruit of my efforts to understand par- ents’ fascination with the imagined “birth culture” of their adopted chil- dren. I argue that this fascination may, in part...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 7–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to the irrevocable termination of her rights to the child. In international adoptions, the child will also be sepa- rated from its state of origin (a procedure that in some nations involves sealing the record of this severance and altering the child’s birth certifi- cate) so that it can be...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... which Dana, a black woman from 1976, finds herself transported to the 1850s, to a plantation on which her ancestors, black and white, live. There Dana experiences slavery firsthand and feels herself com- pelled to engineer the birth of the enslaved woman...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Figure 1 Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation , 2008. Watercolor on paper, 44 × 54 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles Figure 1. Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation, 2008. Watercolor on paper, 44 × 54 in. / Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles ...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the usual accidents of observation. In 2000 – 2001 I was living in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, dividing my time between urban Lucknow and the rural district Sitapur. Conducting ethnographic fieldwork on birth attendants...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
... for and reunion with birth families and the human rights of adoptees were addressed. Although the OKF participants constituted the majority of the conference attendees, they were not involved in the conference proceed...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that owns Hobby Lobby, objected to four of the twenty FDA-approved methods of birth control covered under the contraceptive mandate, claiming that these four methods induce abortions. The Court combined the Hobby Lobby case with another lower court case involving Conestoga Wood. Like the Greens, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): np.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of O. J. Simpson,” in Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case, ed. Toni Morrison and Claudia Brodsky Lacour (Pantheon, 1997). She is currently writing a book on crossover represen- tations of African American women. Sylvère Lotringer is a professor of...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... a Korean orphanage by Alveen and Donald Borshay, a white American couple in Fremont, California, as well as Borshay Liem’s eventual discovery some twenty years later of her birth mother in Kusan, Korea.1 With the hopes of alleviating the clinical depression from which she has suffered since col...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
... histories, birthed and couched are not archives to draw upon: There is no archive of transformative touch. To cradle and be cradled by the Object, to be objectified by it Even then, always this incommensurable sense that collapse was immanent That the Object was organic —so precisely knit into the...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 111–127.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as a street-sweeper, earning as much as a minimum salary (around U.S.$60 per month), although she had stopped for a few months after the birth of her last baby. Her stepfather worked on construction sites, where he was paid on a daily basis and laid off with no pay each time it rained. His highly...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Neoconservative commentators were certainly among the most vocif- erous. Douglas Besharov of the American Enterprise Institute referred to the birth of a “bio-underclass” whom Head Start could not help, and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, in high eugenicist mode, referred to a “generation of...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2018
... trade was the birth of modern logistics, as it was also the birth of a new kind of war on our species being, and the birth of racial capitalism, which amounts to saying the same thing. This trade entailed the first global movement of mass commodities, voluminous and grotesque. Moreover, these humans...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that interest. To make this argument, I bring attention to a relatively underread passage in Michel Foucault’s Birth of Biopolitics , showing its relevance to contemporary queer studies. As is well known, the first volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality has been central in queer studies...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Ibero-­ American birth of the modern world system. Finally, I will examine the secular translation of the dogma line that accompanied the emergence of Westphalian governmental strategy and that prepared the ground for the dogma line’s...