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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 55–82.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Rajeswari Sunder Rajan Duke University Press 2000 ST 65.03 Rajan 11/8/00 2:24 PM Page 55 Women between Community and State SOME IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNIFORM CIVIL CODE DEBATES IN INDIA This essay is an...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 109–116.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Lindsay Paterson Duke University Press 2000 ST 65.05 Paterson 11/8/00 2:26 PM Page 109 Civil Society ENLIGHTENMENT IDEAL AND DEMOTIC NATIONALISM...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... “civil society.” It also reconsiders questions about the political role of mass media—to what extent are citizens manipulated as objects of the television media, and can they become subject-participants in their own representation? Finally, this study provides a critical examination of the formally...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... processes of global racial ordering and modern civilization as such. This article asks readers to consider whether and how the racial and racial-colonial violences that are insufficiently invoked, marginally referenced, and pragmatically compartmentalized by hegemonic genocide discourses are precisely the...
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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 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... quite literally backgrounds the reciprocities of nineteenth-century contexts of violence: the Civil War specifically, and genocide and enslavement more generally. The article reveals a correspondence between the Confederacy, white militias, and the so-called peace-making efforts on the Great Plains...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... U.S. interventions in open or secret civil wars that would kill millions and devastate civil society through the end of the century. The engagements of the essays in Social Text 's first hundred issues offer an instructive map of engagements with Latin America and a history of critical movements in...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the military imperatives of the very White government that subjected them to the assaults of racism through legal sanction. Central to this problem was the ritual power of civil religion, particularly the role of death in warfare. By risking their lives through military service, African American...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Thulani Davis This article describes the process of looking across post–Civil War political, labor, and social archives for black community formations, black imaginaries around freedom, and fugitive legislative changes in an attempt to recover freed people's theorizing of the political. © Thulani...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
...–Civil War nation, yet direct black voices remain submerged, available most often in public sources like newspapers and sermons or in scant and skeletal personal writings. The most vivid black voices are to be found in more troublesome sources: those mediated by sympathetic whites who recorded the words...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Roopali Mukherjee This piece briefly revisits Social Text 's promise and vantage as a forum for emergent critical scholarship on the challenges of repoliticizing post–civil rights political subjectivities and the relevance of public intellectuals within the promise of black politics in the wake of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... transforming “the barbaric world dominated by civilized countries,” in the words of the late Qing Dynasty intellectual Yang Du. These theories of subjectivity deserve renewed attention, as they are valuable spiritual resources for contemporary left-wing intellectuals as they try to imagine the future for China...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... flock and its enemies as constituted by the regime of power that Michel Foucault once called the “pastorate” of premodern Europe. With the rise of the modern governmental state, this medieval politico-theological enemy was translated in secular terms as a figure for ideological threats to civil order...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... manufactures a disaffected “rabble” without social composition, civil objectivity, or rights. The Hegelian rabble is a condition of permanent distress ( Notrecht ) and rightlessness marked by its unrealized and unrealizable integration into society. The rabble emerges as a right without right in strip searches...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Chrisoula Lionis Mona Hatoum is one of the most internationally recognized and acclaimed Palestinian artists working today. Born in Lebanon and residing in the United Kingdom since 1975 (when she was unable to return to her home following the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war), Hatoum has produced...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the post-civil rights period. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 biopolitics of race race and science science fiction post-racialism genetics and race The Biopolitics of Race in Futureland Madhu Dubey In his 1941 novel The Day after Tomorrow, Robert A. Heinlein, who is...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group As Internet memes and fake news permeate our collective mediascapes, a return to reasoned, balanced, and civil discourse appears to be the antidote to sensationalism. This essay argues that reason often falls short and that knowledge must be situated within the...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jasbir K. Puar “Transgender rights are the civil rights issue of our time.” So stated Vice President Joe Biden just one week before the November 2012 election. This article critically reframes calls such as this by foregrounding a historical trajectory not celebrated by national LGBT groups or...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... sovereignty. Global sovereignty is here taken as the enmeshing of three forces: the neoliberal state and its abdication of fundamental responsibilities to citizens, the hand of the global economy in civil war, and the role of international law. The author suggests that contemporary global sovereignty is...