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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Swati Ghosh Duke University Press 2005 Surveillance in Decolonized Social Space THE CASE OF SEX WORKERS IN BENGAL In depicting contemporary panopticism, Roy Boyne has identifi ed danger Swati Ghosh as the...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 101–119.
Published: 01 December 2005
... text and its supplementary genres, such as public health, anthropology, and psychology. The figure is named the “gay Pakistani immigrant,” and he is found in immigration proceedings, juridical cases, and legal journals. Though...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Robyn Wiegman; Wahneema Lubiano; Michael Hardt © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 In the Afterlife of the Duke Case Since March 2006, Duke University has found itself in the midst of a Robyn Wiegman, media storm generated...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... transcript and journalistic coverage of the Vang case illustrates a need to establish a history of racial violence in order to explain the altercation in the woods. This need assumes that a history of racism must be identified in order for a word to be considered racist and that acts of violence can be...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... changing relationships among information, territory, and sovereignty. This article examines two quite distinct, high-profile celebrity instances of dissident domesticity. In the first case, Prempeh I, the last sovereign king of Asante, was exiled by the British from his capital in what is now Ghana and...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... cases it is necessary to go beyond the juridical framework of discrimination, which forecloses consideration of the constitutive force of state racisms, ongoing settler colonial dispossession, and heteronormativity, and to consider a more expansive frame that brings together and makes legible the shared...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 77–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
...David Kazanjian This contribution to a roundtable on the question of recovery makes a case for overreading the archives of the black Atlantic diaspora not only for what they tell us about who did what, where, and when but also for scenes of speculative thought. The author draws on his research into...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Coleman Nye On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that isolated, unmodified DNA cannot be patented, in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. —a case that has been called the Brown v. Board of Education of genetic science. In line with Cheryl...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to identify potentially violent students before they act and to intervene with counseling and—in extreme cases—removal from campus. Such procedures and policies have the inadvertent effect of isolating particular students as potential threats (to themselves or others) and prejudging them for actions...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... cases necessitates revisiting the relationship between subject identity and populations to which Michel Foucault pointed when conceptualizing biopolitics. We argue that in media productions of gender, race, and security, gender, rather than functioning to mark an identity, is disaggregated in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... perception of “the other” (in the colonial case “the natives”) as “vermin being” turned colonialism, from the onset, into an exercise in pestilence and pest control work. The article examines African resistance against colonial settler rule between 1890 and 1980 as pestiferous mobility and the state response...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of will and capacity to violate, mutilate, and deform the bodies of the vulnerable; in this case, of vulnerable men. That this takes place in ways quite similar to the oppression of women opens up a range of questions about the pathological constitution of gender, desire, and even sensuality and...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Palestinian populations, what makes ID cards unique in the Palestinian/Israeli case is that their materiality is one of their most important and resonant aspects. The article describes various representations of the ID cards, for example in poetry and in murals, to show how they also function as sites of...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of nationalistic denial, eradication, or rapid forced assimilation, as could well have been the case. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 The Animal Other China’s Barbarians and Their Renaming in the Twentieth Century Magnus Fiskesjö In memory of the great Chinese ethnologist Ruey...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... tension of China and the human in twentieth-century Chinese cultural criticism and raises provocative questions about the geopolitics of historical trauma (the Nanjing Massacre in this case), the politics of memory, and the recuperation of Chinese humanity through memory work. I situate this film's...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... authoritarian PRC, then, is an account of the precise political and discursive conditions under which sexual subject comes to qualify as human. The case of queer human rights in and against China calls for a renewed understanding of the human and the power differentials that produce this figure in the era of...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Devil’s Highway (2004), Luis Alberto Urrea’s documentary narrative account of a failed border-crossing expedition in 2001 that killed fourteen migrants. I read Urrea’s narrative reconstruction of this event, a case that remains the single worst migrant death-event in Arizona border history, as...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...