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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 27–53.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Act toward peoples and communities most impacted by the pandemic is only one example of this intensified necropolitics. We focus here on conceptions and mobilizations of care and uncaring, and the catastrophe of the settler-capitalist state at this time. With all the talk about the need for self-care...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of gradual but progressive growth that characterized the industrial age, extreme, fractal changes increasingly characterize our biopolitical age. We live in an era of catastrophic time. If most policy makers seem intent on ignoring or exacerbating the perils of the Anthropocene age, popular culture...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of catastrophe. These representations emerge within the increasing globalization of transitional justice, a context that seeks intensifying degrees of communicability as it turns local legacies of violence into ones with international implications. Gillian Slovo's account of a South African amnesty hearing, Red...
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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 (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 59–75.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Nicholas Mirzoeff Abstract Seeing with Palestine was a constitutive possibility in the anticolonial way of seeing from the moment of the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe,” the destruction of Palestinian society in 1948. This article traces this way of seeing in the genealogy of visual culture...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ramzi Fawaz This article explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary US superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide. It focuses on a classic DC Comics storyline—the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Legion...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 47–65.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the Zionist occupation but must be understood in a direct relation to it. Accordingly, Said emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and exploring the connection between the Jewish tragedy and the Palestinian catastrophe, a connection that makes the question of Palestine a particularly complex one...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of academic work and the expression of artistic labor as modes that reveal the accelerated anxiety of impending doom. We also consider the haunting monstrosity of postapocalyptic visions. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Korakrit Arunanondchai boy child futurity catastrophe here and now...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of inequalities: we exist in a plurality of worlds. 2020. The year 2020 lunged ahead, each day revealing more and more drastic and catastrophic events. These were not new catastrophes; in fact they were all too familiar, to some people more than others. But they piled on one another with a violent rapidity...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., and observers report sharp esca- lations in unemployment and malnutrition. One can only imagine what it feels like to live under such catastrophic conditions. And what have the Israelis gained from this violent escalation in mil...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 97–119.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Wynter, “Proud Flesh Inter/Views,” 15 . 32 Wynter, “Unparalleled Catastrophe for Our Species?,” 33 . 33 Wynter, “Ceremony Found,” 217 . 34 Wynter, “Unsettling the Coloniality,” 264 . 35 “We know of this brilliant concept of the performative enactment of gender from Judith...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and experience of exile is shared by both mother and daughter. This reinforces Lila Abu-Lughod’s suggestion that the exile brought about as a consequence of the Nakba (Arabic for the Catastrophe) is a history not yet passed for the generations of Palestinians born after the Nakba. Put differently...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 111–123.
Published: 01 June 2006
...-disclosures of After the Last Sky. This earlier text articulates a lyri- cally critical meditation, a singular and binding voice that grounds the anonymous faces that are the exemplars of human rights or catastrophe photography. The text opens a biographical door, assembling personal disclosure...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 73–96.
Published: 01 June 2020
... by a pedagogical imperative I characterize as the reeducation of race. In the wake of a global catastrophe attributable, in UNESCO’s view, to the uncontrolled spread of racial theories and ideologies, this project of reeducation entailed, first, correcting and stabilizing race as an object of knowledge production...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Eater by Kiyan Williams, I enter moments in which the circuits of racial capitalism are disrupted, refused, severed, shattered. And it is from those latter moments that Blackness emerges from the catastrophe, providing other means of living—and dying. Soil is an assemblage of matter: decaying...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... immediately after witnessing (and in many cases living through) a catastrophe or carnage like the killings, arson, disappearances, and rapes of the partition. Entire communities that until recently had lived together turned...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... distributed (in space and time, geography and history) multitude of actions, whose potentially catastrophic consequences are here used to unify the species as a subject of nature, precisely when the subject of history has long become an object of tired mockery. The thesis whereby the most ideologically...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the traditional animus to the power of a centralized state in mainstream US political culture, New Deal liberalism required for its realization both a clearly specified population of consanguine white Americans and a catastrophe—or a series of them—sufficiently threatening to that population to justify...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... 24. In “Understanding War Rape: Bosnia 1992,” Indira Kajosevic argues that charges of genocide tend to occult the specificity of rape. 25. Greg Grandin, “The Instruction of Great Catastrophe: Truth Commis...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Touching Feeling ; Clarke, “Failure to Transform.” References Buell Frederick . 2012 . “ A Short History of Oil Cultures: Or, the Marriage of Catastrophe and Exuberance .” Journal of American Studies 46 , no. 2 : 273 – 93 . Clarke Cheryl . 1983 . “ The Failure to Transform...