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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 121.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Birangonas (War Heroines), Rehabilitation Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 1973. Courtesy of the photographer Social Text 111 • Vol. 30, No. 2 • Summer...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Randy Martin Duke University Press 2000 ST 65.06 Martin 11/8/00 2:27 PM Page 117 Dead Center? RETHINKING THE MIDDLE FOR A DIFFERENT LEFT A stalwart...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... concept of dissident domesticity that describes how confined subjects respond to the overwhelming spatial and temporal control of confinement; political opposition conducted through domestic forms shows the tensions between creating new, multiple centers of power and practices that denature the...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... raped as a result of the war in 1971 were birangonas (war heroines). This effort remains internationally unprecedented and yet unknown to many apart from Bangladeshis. The government also set up various rehabilitation programs and centers to ensure the women were not socially ostracized. The history of...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Brutalist structures erected under the Marcos dictatorship into sites of transgender performance. More specifically, it examines the conversion of the Manila Film Center (1981)—a long-abandoned structure rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of entombed construction workers—into the host site for the Amazing...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... contained consumerism, I then consider how particular visual and linguistic practices were autonomized in the mode of style. At the center of the essay is an exploration of the apotheosis of masculinist claims to sovereignty via style; it concludes by reflecting on the gendered aporia in any politics of...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
...A. Naomi Paik This essay is a cultural analysis of the legal testimony given in Haitian Centers Council v. Sale (HCC III), a federal lawsuit brought against the U.S. state on behalf of nearly 300 HIV-positive Haitian refugees imprisoned in a United States–operated refugee camp at Guantánamo Bay...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mary Louise Pratt This brief afterword uses the image of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City to reflect on the north-south contact zones of the Americas, then goes on to examine how the five essays collected in this special issue of Social Text , which were presented at the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 210–213.
Published: 01 September 2009
... professions via current (2008–2009) controversies over the authors chosen to write the entry “Gender Identity Disorder” in the forthcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-V ). It argues that the priorities of current LGBT activism, centered largely on same-sex...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill Amid unprecedented rates of deportation as well as an ever-growing gang problem, bilingual call centers have become viable spaces of control in postwar Guatemala. They provide deported ex–gang members with not only well-paying jobs but also a work environment structured by...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that explores infidelity and rumormongering elucidates local representations of race and gender. In a broader sense, this soap opera shows how moral inversion and poetic indirection are at the center of Ghanaian theatrical performance and interpretation, giving insight into how Ghanaian performers and...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Eva Cherniavsky This essay asks how the political identity and the domain of civic participation we reference with the term citizenship has been transformed in the contexts of neoliberalism. Michel Foucault famously argues that the subject of a market-centered, neoliberal governance structure is...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... discusses some of the major shifts in the organization of Social Text , including its affiliations since the mid-1980s with the CUNY Graduate Center, Rutgers University, and Columbia University (which have provided in-kind support and funded the managing editorial position) and with the University of...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., it makes visible and intelligible some unarticulated and unarticulable assumptions about bioscience as a natural and exclusive framework for comprehending and addressing HIV/AIDS. In particular, it suggests that the bioscientific paradigm “immunity,” which lies at the very center of HIV/AIDS, might...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the centers of Arab modernity, the metropolitan cities. This new imagination, a hybrid construct crafted by the new urban middle classes in the age of globalization and the demise of the postindependence nationalist project, encompasses a new consciousness of self, family life, and family futures...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... being transformed in the new state. While the fort has changed from local and regional political-military center to national museum, helping shape more abstract and impersonal relationships to the past, the town's crumbling wall, whose origin myth and grandeur are no longer legitimized as an emblem of...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... diaspora history and community over time. Black diaspora and other African visitors, expatriates, and professionals converge in Ghana's cosmopolitan centers and confront a local landscape that is at once familiar and jarring because it has distinct and similar articulations of race and Blackness. My...