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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Protestant images and imperatives. Be humble. Be punctual. Be patient. These corporately Christian virtues minister to the deported at every turn, inviting them to assume and become subsumed by ascetic subjectivities. These are monkish dispositions that provide a vital lynchpin between the political, the...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill A will to escape organizes the practice of Latin American Christian liberation while at the same time enacting a new genre of captivity. After a shift in US interdiction efforts, the vast majority of cocaine produced in the Andes for the United States now passes through...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Patricia Spyer The paper explores the billboards and murals of Jesus Christ that sprang up and proliferated across Ambon during the religiously inflected conflict that engulfed the Indonesian provincial capital in rampant violence from 1999 until 2002. During the war and since, popular Christian...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., Christianity, and a particular history of origins in Enlightenment Europe. Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini have termed this dominant formation “Christian secularism.” How does “the child” come to function in the gap between “the religious” and “the secular”? This essay pursues these connections via a...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Christian theology—among the key figures of which are Nicholas Malbranche, Gottfried Leibniz, and Baruch Spinoza—in order to contextualize Jia's work, and the larger conversations about globalization and China, within a longer historical frame. The essay then returns to The World , where, in an analysis...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...; indeed, at any particular moment their articulation is historically specific and subject to rearticulation. From the religious crucibles for the formation of race in the conquest of the Americas to the pastoral Christian origins of modern racial governmentality; from the colonial wars of high imperialism...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Esteban Muñoz, this essay suggests that sincerity also encodes racialized scripts of proper and improper affect and aligns them with dominant Christianity. Copyright © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 neoliberalism US Supreme Court pastoral power religious freedom sincerity In Holt v. Hobbs (574 U.S...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... color and a vocal sound but also a mood and a music. Baldwin draws on hymns of black religion and the black church (“the fire next time,” “down at the cross”) to depict a contrapuntal relationship between the Christian-inflected civil rights movement and Black Muslim mobilization. Using apocalyptic...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
... figure across the Muslim world, known for using the Bible in order to attack the legitimacy of Christianity.1 Defining his specialty as “comparative religion,” Deedat borrowed from biblical hermeneutics and secular criticism to attack the idea that the Bible is a work of revelation. The polemical...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 103–123.
Published: 01 September 2007
... statewide contest for collegians and even went on to a fourth-place showing at the national finals. His accomplishment was trumpeted in a nationally syndicated column by Christian radio personality Paul Harvey. Noting that the young man’s education at a small evangelical...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 105–121.
Published: 01 September 2000
... introduc- tion of alien religious practices into Euro-America will irreparably dam- age traditions of tolerance and secularism rooted in Western Christianity. Each draws on a version of the secularization thesis that attributes decline in the social...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2000
... secular is seen as a bulwark against the irrational, regressive aspects of religion. (When you’re facing the Christian Right, secularism can look pretty good.) Nonetheless, this secularism—posed against religion and for reason— has imperatives other than...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): np.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Filipino History (Duke University Press), and Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society under Early Spanish Rule (Duke University Press). ...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... fear in this regard is that religious movements and the forms of violence that sometimes accompany them further what are “really” barely disguised political projects lurking under the name of religion. Christian funda- mentalists in the United States, the rise of Hindutva in India, or...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... move back—concep- tually and epistemologically—from the context of late secularism, in which these two products of human fiction and imagination are linked to the meaning of “the religious” and “the secular,” to the Christian majoritari- anism of...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
...- Islamic centers of learning in Andalusia or Sicily that had translated and contributed to the classical heritage “rediscovered” by these modern thinkers. The ascending Christian Europe was defining itself against the Orient...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
...- ful to interpret its ecstatic iconography as something other than the “shat- tering that a version of jouissance suggests or the transport of Christian rapture” (187). Although he finds something queer in Bernini’s sculpture, he locates it elsewhere...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... enough, temporality can be said to have genealogies of its Geeta Patel own. In what follows I trace the coimplications of Christian, Christian- secular, and Hindu temporalities in the capitalist production of the mili- tarized Indian nation. Here the production of a...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 115–122.
Published: 01 December 2007
... denied its right in the purely substantial form which Plato gave to mind in its actu- ality. This principle dawned in an inward form in the Christian religion.”7 Later, still talking about Plato’s Republic, Hegel says: “Subjective particu- larity was not incorporated into the organization of...