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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
...—specifically to postracialism and the discourses of reproductive “freedom” and “choice” on which neoliberalism relies. Building on Butler’s insights about reproductive slavery’s afterlife (especially in and through the practice of gestational surrogacy), the article advances a method of “proleptic reading...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Weaver Shipley Television melodramas around the world provide extended stories in which characters publicly draw out their inner emotional selves for all to experience in lurid, detailed portrayals of desire and struggle; characters’ moral choices show—and in the process produce—the landscape...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... position of the group, there has been some resistance to their choice to stage an action within a house of worship (the Cathedral of Christ the Savior)—and even more resistance, it seems, to an implication that there is aesthetic value in their musical performance. This piece explores all...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Neoliberal Personhood in North America and Britain Jane Elliott At the end of the 1970s, as Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took office, two best-­selling books about choice were published in America: William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice (1979) and Milton and Rose Friedman’s Free to Choose...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 43–66.
Published: 01 December 2007
... C. Hallin banished scarcity and presents a rich range of choice[s], many public health problems are optional — the consequences of choices known to be foolish.  — George Will, “The Food We Eat Someday May Kill Us” The decisive postmodern guarantee is access to the technologies...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 35–46.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in the Western liberal imagination, both in relation to its own ethical investments and in its disregard of those allowed her whom that ideology’s materialization inevitably affects. This choice draws upon a line of reasoning familiar to literary and cultural historians for so easily to some time now...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... right sitting on the stairs. Across the white woman’s body the sentence reads: “Choice . . . No woman should be without one.” And again: “Some statements are more fashionable than others. Kenneth Cole.” Borrowing from the advertorial genre...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., U.S. adoption culture has exhibited a tendency to treat children as consumer goods and to view choice of child as a deserved consolation for families unable to produce children biologically.9 Choice on the basis of visually vetted...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of conscience and freedom of speech, as well as in the concern for freedom of choice regarding deci- sions about marriage, reproduction, and education. As he argues: “So far as decisions are to be made with the aim of making my life better, and so far as these are decisions for my life...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 101–115.
Published: 01 June 2004
... an assertion of bourgeois individualism. Such negligence is the essence of professionalization where it turns out professionalization is not the opposite of negligence but its mode of politics in the United States. It takes the form of a choice that excludes...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 123–126.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of questions that follow it, Moreiras’s choice is just, well, a little too predictable and not helpful at this juncture in history. However much Andean pragmatic practices informed the Peruvian women’s work, I think that he is right that their efforts might be more productively approached as political...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... Sky- rocketing medical expenses have turned seniors into crapshooters who stake their lives on whether or not a particular drug or procedure is “cov- ered.” And the policy of “school choice” has turned education into a lot...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 91–114.
Published: 01 December 2007
... whose necessity, in today’s Peru, does not need to be emphasized.”26 The mutuality established between the personal and politi- cal in the course of the essay dovetails into a sense of the inescapable or inevitable where agency, choice, chance, and unpredictability disappear. This mutuality...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of force and state power. Bamford's seemingly shocking joke—implying she is an object or an animal—is funny because, like many jokes, it speaks an uncomfortable truth: these are spaces of confinement and storage where hallmarks of the neoliberal human subject (choice, rationality, agency) are suspended...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... by war.8 However, as Eleana Kim points out, “The aspect of agency that grants a measure of rational choice to the exile, even under extreme duress, is, arguably, of a lesser degree and kind for the adoptee.”9 What often makes the child...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... babies,” I could only offer a list of alternatives, making me sound very much like the local family planning workers. In response to which, she described embodied and affective dilemmas of “choice”: while birth control pills (like needles...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
...), TFA can count the Walton Family Foundation, of Walmart fame. Collectively, the Waltons have given more than a billion dollars to various privatization efforts both through organizations like Alliance for School Choice and through donations to political candidates and referenda.49 A 2008 report...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
...) race-free future and pronouncements of the dystopian digital divide are the predominant discourses of blackness and technology in the public sphere. What matters is less a choice between these two nar- ratives, which fall into conventional libertarian and conservative frame- works, and more what...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... porn model the modernity of the market. The choices here for women are not 82 Zillah Eisenstein acceptable, and I do an injustice by using the term choice here at all. The Women’s struggle choice between sexual exploitation (commodification) and sexual...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 2000
... expanding reach limits; elimination of public assistance as an entitlement; punitive sanc- tions for nonconformity to particular moral codes; public enforcement of of disciplinary private patriarchy through limits on women’s choices; and the devolution...