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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ann Pellegrini This essay moves to investigate the co-constitution of “the child” and “the secular.” Twins of modernity, “the child” and “the secular” underwrite moral claims about progress, the universal human, and the ordering of time itself. These moral claims are carried forward by dominant...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 3 Baldwin holding an abandoned child in Durham, North Carolina, under the gaze of a white Jesus. This photograph graced the cover of several later editions of The Fire Next Time . Photograph by Steve Schapiro, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery. Republished in James Baldwin, The Fire Next More
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Greg L. Childs This article explores the problem of torture and secrecy in the archives of conspiracies, seditions, and black resistance movements in the colonial Americas of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the example of the Tailors' Conspiracy, a seditious movement that...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time as it...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
... property, and cultural impropriety define, adjudicate, and support some fashion-copying practices while stigmatizing others. This essay begins with a historical perspective of fashion copynorms. It then examines one case study — a dispute between a small ecoconscious design firm, Feral Childe, and a large...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 3 Sam Hopkins, Logos of Non-Profit Organizations Working in Kenya (some of which are imaginary) : “Girl Child Africa.” 2010–ongoing. Silkscreen on canvas. 20 × 20 × 5 cm. ©Sam Hopkins. Courtesy of the artist Figure 3. Sam Hopkins, Logos of Non-Profit Organizations Working in Kenya (some More
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 111–127.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Brasil: Retrato de uma estabilidade inaceitável. Revista Brasileira de ciências sociais 15 : 123 -42. Bartholet, Elizabeth. 1999 . Nobody's children: Abuse and neglect, foster drift, and the adoption alternative. Boston: Beacon. Blum, Ann S. 1998 . Public welfare and child circulation...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Lisa Cartwright Duke University Press 2003 Photographs of “Waiting Children” THE TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION MARKET This essay considers the place of visual media, specifically child portrait Lisa Cartwright...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 7–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
... priceless child: The changing social value of children . Princeton: Princeton University Press. Žižek, Slavoj. 1989 . The sublime object of ideology . London: Verso. Going “Home...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and communication technology in the construction of the child subject . Unpublished manuscript. Strong, Pauline Turner. 2002 . To forget their tongue,their name, and their whole relation: Captivity, extra-tribal adoption, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. In Relative values: Reconfiguring kinship...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
... stuffing an entire Finnish chocolate bar into his mouth and letting its melted contents ooze out. Despite what Sara Ahmed might call Sasha’s willfulness, however, the psychologists never raised their voices or punished the child.1 I ask the first question, phrased in the form of a criticism...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2003
... these children also were dispersed throughout the country and were not followed (until recently) by other Vietnamese adoptees. For most adoptees from Asia, stories such as those filmed in recent years by Korean adoptees were far more typical: the only Asian child growing up in a largely white small...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., of a lesser degree and kind for the adoptee.”9 What often makes the child adoptee attractive for transnational adoptive parents is in fact the near complete (depending on the age of the adoptee) erasure of memory, history, and identity that takes...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 17–33.
Published: 01 March 2004
... drives South African baby-rape crisis. 3 November. www.guardian.co.uk/aids/story/0,7369,587165,00.html . Nanny surveillance: The legal and ethical concerns of spying on your nanny. www.family.go.com/raisingkids/child . Strassman, Mark. 2001. The high-tech war on terror. 17 December. www.cbsnews.com...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
... erasure from these tracts conveys the message eloquently: cease to reproduce. For unless a mother could bestow white skin privilege on her offspring, her child would not be embraced as a national, as a citizen with legitimate...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... generation” twice; this way of understanding poverty is fundamentally about children and child- hood. Later, in his 1966 book, La Vida, Lewis put an age to it: by the time children were six or seven, he argued, they were so damaged by the effect of the culture of poverty that they were essentially doomed...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... child on a chair, and placed a single marshmallow in front of him. The challenge was straight­forward: at any point, the child could ring a bell to summon the adult back in and instantly eat the marshmallow, but if he could leave it uneaten until the adult returned of her own accord, he would be...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to continue to operate on an expose-and-educate model. The Dana Schutz controversy at the Whitney Biennial prompted a conversation that was largely not that great. While Schutz became the focus as a white person creating a representation of violence against a black child, the rage directed at...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... music wells up from earth’s core. IV After the glyphs cut in granite, after the broken sky, we returned to the hotel by the river Umealv. I drew back curtains and stared at black water. A house was afloat on that river, bright the moon, and in the bright house a child, her face covered with a...