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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 67–90.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Herman L. Bennett © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Writing into a Void Representing Sl avery and Freedom in the N arr ative of Colonial...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
...David L. Eng This article investigates how colonial modernity frames not only the material development but also the psychic emergence of liberal subjectivity by reexamining Melanie Klein's notions of reparation, a key concept in both psychoanalysis and political theory. The article reconsiders...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Remapping the Colonial Archive Elizabeth Maddock Dillon There’s scarsely a day passes but some of the Negroes are Executed. We had Two that were hung up in Chains alive & starv’d to Death, they hung a great while one...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of these cases it is necessary to go beyond the juridical framework of discrimination, which forecloses consideration of the constitutive force of state racisms, ongoing settler colonial dispossession, and heteronormativity, and to consider a more expansive frame that brings together and makes legible the shared...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 73–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Thomas Abowd This article examines the primary means by which Israeli settler colonialism has appropriated and reconfigured Jerusalem since 1948—discursively no less than physically. It analyzes how the Jewish state, building on the colonial suppositions and discourses of the pre-1948 Zionist...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Dylan Rodríguez This article examines the concept of genocide as an incomplete accounting of gendered racial and racial-colonial violence. The mid-twentieth-century enunciation of the genocide concept, in and beyond the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. TeleRevista. 2000 . “Xica, su final es inesperado.” May, 34 -36. Vanity Fair. 2000 . “Channel This,” August, 182 . Wilde, Oscar. 1964 . De Profundis . New York: Avon. Williams, Raymond. 1977 . Marxism...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of as always entangled. The editors elaborate this ecological view by drawing on theories of coloniality, especially the work of Sylvia Wynter (and her human/Man distinction) and Stefano Harney and Fred Moten (in The Undercommons ). In this framing, the university appears as a specific, but not isolated, part...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
...) but not a choice to stay or leave. The wall would also need to go right through the Tohono O’odham Nation for about seventy-five miles. Just proposing this wall perpetuates the fiction that the United States is not a colonial power because it ignores the treaties it made with the Tohono O’odham Nation that forbid...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... violence, dismissing value and entertaining excess, stays with violence? What account of racial subjugation and liberation would emerge from it? For in Fanon’s description of the colonial space as a product of colonial (juridicoeconomic) violence, the distinction between the Native’s and the Settler’s...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jodi A. Byrd This essay draws upon critical ethnic studies, Indigenous critical theory, and settler colonial studies to consider how biopolitics and biocapital have converged in North America through the racial regimes inaugurated by settler colonialism. It does so by close reading the popular...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Greg L. Childs This article explores the problem of torture and secrecy in the archives of conspiracies, seditions, and black resistance movements in the colonial Americas of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the example of the Tailors' Conspiracy, a seditious movement...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... events and beings in time. Geologic realism is argued as an analytic to understand the entwinement and emergence of (a) normative modes of approaching matter forged through the histories and temporalities of colonial power in material and metaphysical orders; (b) the realism of quotidian experience...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of “the other” (in the colonial case “the natives”) as “vermin being” turned colonialism, from the onset, into an exercise in pestilence and pest control work. The article examines African resistance against colonial settler rule between 1890 and 1980 as pestiferous mobility and the state response as pesticide...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... such nationalist interpretations by delineating the expansive qualities of empire in the United States and in South Asia. By historicizing the Delhi Durbar as an aesthetic spectacle of empire, this essay highlights how geometric motifs of colonial India are linked to the architectural landscape of post-9/11...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and military actors who seek to promote specific forms of knowledge—statistical versus qualitative—about war. This essay points to the sedimentation of colonial practices around affection and disaffection, and of colonial intimacy in these counterinsurgency practices. By drawing on the writings and memoirs...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Trimble Young This article argues that the phrase “monopoly of violence,” which circulates in so many contemporary academic critiques of the liberal state, is not adequate to describe the nature of violence deployed by settler colonial societies against indigenous and racialized bodies...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in Paris in September, and his open letter to Maurice Thorez in October, in which he resigned from the French Communist Party. The editorial note places the two pieces in the context of the political currents of French colonialism at the time (on the eve of the Algerian revolution) and of Césaire's own...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Nikhil Pal Singh This essay explores the imperial and colonial genealogies of the Nazi Holocaust as a form of industrialized killing. It argues that cold-war discourse, and particularly the theory of totalitarianism, enacts a displacement of these outside the ambit of Western history and theory...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and recognition in broader society, the narratives drew on long-standing cultural tropes of bad masters, individual victims, and the home as a site of care that have longer genealogies in slavery and colonialism. As earlier myths of domesticity masked labor relations in colonial and slave economies, so too...