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Social Text (1 June 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”—of...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 September 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 of these...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Imagining 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...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 35–46.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 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 (1 December 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, the...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... constitutional fabric supporting this vision of “life as self-making” in such principles as freedom 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 101–115.
Published: 01 June 2004
... 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 the The University and the Undercommons 105 prophetic organization of the Undercommons—to be...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... adoption industry. Historian Julie Berebitsky points out that since at least the 1920s, 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 123–126.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and to the series 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): np.
Published: 01 September 2007
...: Wal-Mart and the Making of Christian Free Enterprise is forth- coming from Harvard University Press. Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar. She is the author of Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latiniza- tion of American Culture (NYU Press), a 2004 Choice...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 found three free-­market foundations were responsible for more than half of the total money disbursed for school...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., she described embodied and affective dilemmas of “choice”: while birth control pills (like needles) did not “suit” her, a sterilization operation was out of reach, denied by her husband and requiring unfeasible days of recuperation...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in that they were both responses to emergency social conditions caused 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...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 115–122.
Published: 01 December 2007
...” into the disappearance of “choice, decision, intention, and plan . . . in short, agency.” Is it not more pessimistic to think that agency is powerless to prevent death, unfreedom, the crushing of love than to think that there is no choice, no decision, no intention, no plan, no agency? At least...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... covered by a burkha represents the “backwardness” of Islam—and the naked 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 91–114.
Published: 01 December 2007
... essay dovetails into a sense of the inescapable or inevitable where agency, choice, chance, and unpredictability disappear. This mutuality possesses a discursive energy that strangely affirms and compels while reinforcing momentum toward a dark and unavoidable destiny, underscoring a...