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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Abraham Acosta This essay argues that recent developments at the US/Mexico border, specifically the passing of SB 1070 and HB 2281 in Arizona, have irrevocably altered an already conflicted political and sociocultural landscape, prompting an unprecedented crisis of resistance for which a new model...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Gilberto Rosas Duke University Press 2007 The Fragile Ends of War FORGING THE UNITED STATES  –  ME XICO BORDER AND BORDERL ANDS CONSCIOUSNESS At three...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 1–12.
Published: 01 September 2006
... The Border Ne x t Door: New York Migr aciones “You need to think about the point of view of someone who leaves home to Carlos Ulises go several thousand miles to find a working-class job, knowing that when Decena and you cross the border you leave your rights behind. You will...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
... body is repeatedly represented as a kind of specter or ghost. The essay considers how far this depiction is a product of the technical limitations on imaging migrants as they covertly pass across national borders and also how far it is a result of the bureaucratic restriction upon the attempts to...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., transnational scholarship is responding to contemporary crises of place. Unable to look away from the violence of the border, and as neoliberalism has extended the reaches of misery, work that refuses traditional spatial distinctions is “centering” the fact of violence. The introduction calls this new spatial...
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Social Text (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 (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... violence that has sent tens of thousands of refugees to the US-Mexico border, showing how Carl Schmitt’s friend-enemy distinction has repeatedly been used to represent Central Americans as the existential enemy. From Ronald Reagan through Bill Clinton, administrations crafted policies toward the Central...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Armando García In light of the current immigration debate, and in particular the state-sponsored carceral arguments most recently sparked by the arrival of Central American refugee children on the US-Mexico border, this article takes cues from the late José Esteban Muñoz’s call to sense the...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández This essay places the 1871 Camp Grant Indian Massacre in the context of the rise of a capitalist class of citizens and the state-sponsored violence they enacted as part of a war-based cross-border economy. Tracing transnational circuits of power in the borderland...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., both at the global level of the expanding world-system’s borders and internally within the individual state. A supplement to racisms of the color line, dogma-line racism maps populations along the other side of Cartesian modernity’s mind/body split, in primary reference to mind rather than body...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sunaina Maira; Magid Shihade This essay explores hip hop produced by Palestinian youth within the 1948 borders of Israel, a site that reveals some of the most acute contradictions of nationalism, citizenship, and settler colonialism. It focuses primarily on the pioneering Palestinian hip-hop group...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... “moments” of the last three decades—its juxtapolitical emergence from the DC hardcore punk scene, circa 1985; its antipublic dissembling in the late 1990s; and its postmainstream spread across the US-Mexico border in the early twenty-first century—proposing that, in considering emo always in relation to...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Chang Heavy Industries seek to articulate a prosocial role for the arts in the shadow of the DMZ, these collectives also complicate and satirize an international desire to reshape the border zone into a symbol of reconciliation. This article shows how the arts can not only foster but also trouble the...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... arguments for the creation of a borderland of uncertainty around the LOC, I claim that this LOC borderland should be regarded as constituting a set of epistemological and material effects distinct from those produced by the official Indo-Pak border, which resulted from the Partition of 1947. I also examine...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... marginal part and decorative border. To do so means to surrender the accolade of theorist for stylist, to harbor the hard work of listening from scholarly convention. To try and tell freestyle's story is to say a great deal about a moment when large numbers of young women found themselves on the inside of...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., engaging the politics of multiculturalism, border studies, and Latino cultures in the United States. Contributors read the queer voices and homophobic paranoia of patriotic discourse—founding new disciplines that deconstructed the gendered authority of the state and established a new archive of queer...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 47–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... developments, from Egyptian anti-imperialism to the birth of the Third World project, helped establish the basis for the Black Power movement’s identification with Palestine. The article argues that the Nation of Islam and Malcolm X’s border crossing and concomitant efforts to forge ties with Arab-world...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Dean Spade This article argues that, in the face of worsening conditions from climate change, enhanced border enforcement, a growing wealth gap, housing crises, and policing, social movements should focus on expanding mutual aid strategies. Mutual aid projects directly address survival needs...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... contamination that easily crosses national borders. Particularly in the global North, China has become a focal point for ecoanxieties that are shadowed by longer histories of perceived racial and cultural threat. This article confronts the idea of China as threat by investigating representational cultures...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Nathan Snaza; Julietta Singh Abstract This introduction to the special issue “Educational Undergrowth” proposes an ecological view of educational institutions and practices, one that foregrounds the porosity of borders so that entities and institutions that can sometimes seem distinct are thought...