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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Allen Feldman As viewed through the lens of work published in Social Text on the governmentality of terror] this essay proposes that the trope of the terrorist signals the departure of a reliable and calculable enemy and the “unleashing of the incommensurable— that we now know as asymmetric war...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... pedo is also a way to describe a scene or happening that symbolizes a total disregard for abiding by normative time. By extension, pedo in this essay serves to consider punk music through an alternative space-time calculation. With a focus on the Tex-Mex cultural vernacular and iconography...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the algorithmic density that swirls around us? To what degree does the epistemic thrust of empire haunt our willful actions in this age of digital self-fashioning? All this willed discernment, calculation, adjustment, and particularizing in the name of and in service to a divinity that shall remain unmarked—where...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
... specter of corporate competitiveness and the calculative rationality upon which it is premised. The broad appeal of these programs lies not so much in their content as in their object: a will to work that is elicited to meet the demands of the day. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Regimes of Self...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... unaccountable. It looks to countersovereign and aesthetic practices that attempt to account for the dead, the disappeared, and the noncitizen and to widen the range of possibilities for calculating loss and gain, for giving a proper, unsettling account of the here and now. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 51–74.
Published: 01 December 2019
...”). But this can be true only because in crisis scenarios the government guarantees to swap its own debt for synthetic equivalents to it at par. However, such guarantees are themselves options that can be priced. That price in 2008, the “liquidity premium,” has been calculated by leading financial economists...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to the racialized fears driving insurance calculations for international study programs to the struggles over academic freedom and student organizing. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 queer studies safe space safety securitization Left critique campus politics We have followed campus...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., a frequency the article terms sequelae . Policing stretches and bends time and space as part of its (un)gendering practice. Through a brief survey of cases in Brazil and the United States, this article considers sequelae as a new arithmetic for calculating the multiple frequencies of police terror against...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Anna McCarthy A narrative of catastrophic thinking, told through a relationship with a thing. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Casio Anna McCarthy When I was twenty-three years old I picked up a solar-powered calculator from among the fifty-cent items at a yard sale in Chicago...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2000
... a numbers game. The forms of participation in an economy of private property avail- able to those without control of social wealth (capital) are, quite precisely, modes of rational calculation par excellence. The paradox to be pursued here...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of death that symbolized sovereign power was now carefully supplanted by the administration of bodies and the calculated management of life.”10 The two trajectories of biopower — ­ anatomopolitics (or discipline) and biopolitics — ­both...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 17–41.
Published: 01 December 2022
... hundred tons. 37 She further calculates that on average early slave ships transported two enslaved per ton, which would mean that most early ships carried two hundred enslaved Africans. 38 Authors of the period, however, often cite twice this number on boats ill-equipped to carry such excessive...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2023
... cannot be transparently read to indicate whiteness, as it could also be understood as absent data. In the database whiteness is an undefined variable, uncountable and unaccountable, which produces an incomplete and incompletable data set that corrupts the ability to calculate its relationship to its...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Many Photographs?” 5 Paglen, “Invisible Images.” 4 These calculations are based on some back-of-the-envelope math, based on Meeker, “2016 Internet Trends Report.” Photo of graph (also uploaded to the Internet) is available at mandiberg.github.io/internet-image-count/(accessed 2 June...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of risk management, a technique for converting uncertainty into calculable gain. Risk has come to be central to the present imperium’s governance of its foreign and domestic affairs.3 Where invading armies actually landed, it was to attack old allies in Afghanistan and Iraq as new enemies...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... term “quality of life,” which too often is a euphemism for passivity and sedation. How much time is worth what kind of time when you are terminal? Is 227 days significant? How can we tell if the surplus days are worth it? By what criteria? How do you make such calculations? Are the decisions subject...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as “calculating intelligence directing social outcomes,” rather than, as Timothy Mitchell argues, “the product of a series of alliances in which the human element is never wholly in control.”5 Countering the tendency to blame particular humans...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 131–133.
Published: 01 September 2016
... abandoned a verse project after calculating that it would take “between eight and ten thousand thoughts” to complete. It might seem impossible at first, but estimating the thought load for each project in advance will help you set realistic goals. Don’t be afraid to protect your productivity and move...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
... are embroiled in wars of naming and unnaming, including what can be named or unnamed as war itself. For Derrida, the disappearing enemy would also be the depar- ture of a reliable and calculable enemy; the end of systems of political- discursive...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... would also be the depar- ture of a reliable and calculable enemy; the end of systems of political- discursive commensuration, measure, capitalization, and conservation that a calculable and prognosticated enemy enables and anchors. It would...