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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for the aesthetic and social form of contemporary Hollywood cinema. What Jameson in Postmodernism called the atemporal “waning of affect” is hyperbolically exposed in both films, which are linked by their formal emphasis on accumulation, repetition, and looping. This late capitalist regime of...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This article argues that the multiplex economy made multiple tiers of stardom possible so as to shift Hindi cinema away from the high-risk industry that revolved around major stars featuring in action melodramas. The animated visuality—a result of cinematographic and editorial intensifications—was then...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... emergent forms of white predation to revitalize the noir genre as the antidote to contemporary modes of predation and exploitation associated with neoliberalism. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Virtual Predators Neoliberal Loss and Human Futures in the Cinema of Pedophilia Gillian Harkins...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Carla Marcantonio Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is a film whose glossy surface belies its investment in history—cinema’s history, Spain’s history, transnational history. It tracks a correspondence among cinema, transsexuality, and medium specificity through the trope of transgenesis: skin...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Anand Pandian This essay arises from anthropological fieldwork on the making of south Indian popular cinema. Ethnographic attention is lent to a series of cinematic situations to further relay the intertwining of cinematic and anthropological imagination. The essay is composed as a montage of...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... censorship and then through carefully controlled production, but always in a manner that was intended to sustain a racially differentiated relationship to consumption and the uneven development intrinsic to capital. Crucial to the tsotsi 's emergence, I argue, are the relationships between cinema and other...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... perspectives. Authors like Welly Richard, Román de la Campa, Hugo Achugar, Julie Ramos, Walter Mignolo, and Alberto Moreiras have relied on the analysis of literary and historical discourses to articulate their theories of Latin Americanism. By shifting the focus to cinema, and to the depiction of Anglo-Latin...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... unhomely space; (3) contemporary cinema. These disparate assemblages reimagine the space of television and the medium's role as a form of social communication. The primary focus is the intersection of television and the city in articulating the social body in transition . Focusing on artists, audiences...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Finally, it contemplates how the film and the anexo’s resonant “difficulty” upset sense and meaning, thereby suggesting new ways of attending to life within broader durations of politics and history. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 violence crisis endurance Mexico cinema Carlos...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 133–153.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Press. Hollywood works, as it forges a national cinema through the construction of its enemies. Film scholars have repeatedly stressed the diffi culties of conceptual- izing the structure and practice of...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): np.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 2010 Contributors Burlin Barr is assistant professor of English and program coordinator of cinema studies at Central Connecticut State University. He has published articles in Screen, Camera Obscura, and Jump Cut and is...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): np.
Published: 01 June 2009
... professor and associate chair of cinema stud- ies at New York University. She is the author of Ambient Television (2001) and coeditor, with Nick Couldry, of MediaSpace (2004). Currently coedi- tor of Social Text, she is working on a book about governing by television in the 1950s. Ellen Moodie...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): np.
Published: 01 June 2005
... in Cinema: The Chinese Left-Wing Cinema, 1932–1937 (Rowman and Littlefi eld) and Cultural Control and Globalization in Asia: Copyright, Piracy, and Cinema (RoutledgeCurzon). David J. Phillips is a professor of radio-television-fi lm at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies the...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 157–169.
Published: 01 December 2005
...- lywood cinema among non–South Asian audiences.1 In March and April 2004 alone, major stories about Bollywood’s moment of “arrival” in the West appeared in quick succession in Time Out, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few of the most visible...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... political and cultural geographies of Francophone West Africa and Anglophone East Africa and the distinct aesthetics of art cinema and pulp fiction, when read comparatively, they suggest productive protocols for challenging in particular the cultural logics...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): np.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Contributors Jigna Desai is assistant professor of Asian American, postcolonial, fem- inist, and queer studies in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her book on the transnational cultural politics of South Asian diasporic cinema is forthcoming from Routledge. She is also...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... infrastructure to thinking about visuality in the contemporary world and, more specifically, as is my intention here, to understand film as participating in infrastructures of visuality? What if one thought of cinema “not only as an aesthetic or philosophical occasion, but as a variation of other media like the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
...—remember, this text is selected ): just as it is possible to read Norman Bates as Alfred Hitchcock’s conscious creation, designed precisely to decode and then encode the effect of mobilized gaze on the law of the father in order to create what was referred to as “pure cinema,” we might engage Shannon’s...