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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Prakash Younger Duke University Press 2005 Historical Experience in The Harder They Come Jamaica in the Cultural World System Prakash...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Stephanie D. Clare The out gay subject is the well-adjusted, neoliberal subject. This essay investigates contemporary lesbian and gay coming out narratives, tracing how the “problem” with gay and lesbian identities appears therein not as one’s gender or sexual queerness but as one’s (potential...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Susan Willis Duke University Press 2003 What Goes Around Comes Around A PARABLE OF GLOBAL WARFARE The month following the U.S. commemoration of the thousands who died Susan Willis in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... into instruments for dehumanizing others, and the ecstasy that comes from producing corpses, stench, and pain. The pest is no mute subject; it is indefatigable. To call a person or animal a pest is to acknowledge his/its potential or actual resistance or infraction of boundaries one sets. This...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Heather Latimer This article discusses Giorgio Agamben's work on “bare life,” or life with no political meaning. It argues that there is a critical absence in Agamben's work when it comes to women and gender, and it examines how the reproductive body complicates his concept of bare life and its...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... imaginaries. This comes at the expense of the radical imagination. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Finance as Capital’s Imagination? Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis Max Haiven This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Three founding editors, John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Fredric Jameson, discuss the origins of the title Social Text . Aronowitz argues that it comes from Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life , while Jameson claims he did not know Lefebvre at the time and the phrase social text just...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... authoritarian PRC, then, is an account of the precise political and discursive conditions under which sexual subject comes to qualify as human. The case of queer human rights in and against China calls for a renewed understanding of the human and the power differentials that produce this figure in the era of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... concept of “brownpunk” to evoke alternative punk sensibilities, to refer to forms of degradation and social rejection that range from the petty criminal to the sexual nonconformist. Abjection comes through the Bug’s music as the alienated subjects that can survive apocalypse. These evocations open up...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Water is a continually sought after resource, and we are just beginning to fully understand the water wars to come. The long history of water struggle upon indigenous territories and the global South, such as the Cochabamba water wars in Bolivia and the #NoDAPL...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Summer Kim Lee This article considers how the act of staying in, rather than going (or coming) out, gives shape to the racial performativity of Asian American asociality. What the author calls “Asian American asociality” speaks to how Asian Americans have been racially figured as a problem for and...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Keith P. Feldman; Leerom Medovoi This introductory essay points to the long patterns as well as the telling diversity of relationships revealed in genealogies of the race/religion/war triad. Our key observation is that race, religion, and war come together as a meaningful constellation precisely...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... we in a heteronational domestic life. The article traces injured soldiers’ experiences of being in common with others askance to this constellation of things to come, relating sociality to bare facts of perdurance. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 war injury sociality temporality...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... available categories (national, racial, cultural) according to whose terms we conventionally organize ourselves and others. The piece concludes by suggesting what new forms of knowledge can come out of a critically engaged, “postnational” American studies, and in turn out of a “postnational” Latino studies...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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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 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Using descriptions of the recordings from period documents, the essay argues that there was a specific confluence between lynching reenactments and the notion of a “phonographic voice,” between sounds elicited from persons on the edge of “the human” and the sound imagined to come from the machine itself...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
... communist and capitalist visions of modernity, China cannot be studied in isolation, as a preexisting thing in itself. Instead of reducing it to a preconstituted object of knowledge, we must ask how China, and the objects in relation to which it exists, have come into being, and how they become stabilized...