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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zoë H. Wool This article considers the essential and unenduring attachments among grievously war-injured US soldiers remaking their lives at a military hospital. Their sense of being in common makes life bearable, but they do not constitute a community or even a cohort. Their profound attachments...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... might illuminate how the “concerns” of health care get construed in bioscientific accounts of HIV/AIDS and reconsider what the salient biopolitical dimensions of health and life actually are. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Immune Communities, Common Immunities Ed Cohen The choice...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... enabled a different mode of property to emerge: the genomic commons. Far from being the alternative to enclosure, the commons itself has become an accumulation strategy in a postgenomic climate in which the aggregation of large quantities of genomic data and the accumulation of racial diversity in...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
...José Esteban Muñoz The great paradox of any punk scene is the ways in which it can simultaneously foster a sort of nihilistic individualism and an often transformational sense of commonality. This essay considers the performance of a punk rock commons that emerged from the Los Angeles punk scene of...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay examines the contradictory politics around the appropriation of cultural material in the fashion world. While fashion does not qualify for copyright protection, a common set of copynorms based on socially accepted racial constructions of authorship, originality, creative...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as his writings attended to the specificities of 1950s television, including the importance of stereotypes as holdovers from radio comedy, the constraints of studio shooting, the standards of script development, and the complicated reception of “common sense.” What remains now is to bring the...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... perpetrators and the annihilated at Camp Grant compromise the notion, still common in Chicano studies, that Tucsonenses were Mexicans and are therefore “essentially” indigenous. My reading of a Mexican indigenous woman's support of the Camp Grant massacre, when juxtaposed with the brutal physical violence...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Rick Maxwell This essay concerns three decades of engagement with themes of labor and class in the pages of Social Text . It identifies common threads and describes dozens of variations that contributors made on these themes. The continuities include: social and cultural reproduction of class; race...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... mediated communication are—borrowing from Fredric Jameson—“a symbolic vehicle” for, and an object of, progressive critique. Tavia Nyong'o considers how the image of the Internet as a creative commons is belied by Marx's insight into the dominating logic of machinic over human intelligence. Fortunately...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... literary fiction by Joao Gilberto Noll and a documentary by Santiago León, the article argues that cultural representations of precarity produce a reflection on a new status of subjectivity vis a vis a redefined relation with the common. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Improper Selves Cultures of...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... characteristics. Both phenomena can be directed at a victim (auditor), but both are also subject to leakage effects that envelop intended victims (auditors), bystanders, and violent actors (sounders) in a common, albeit variegated, field of the sensible. The neologism “thanatosonics” points to the regimes that...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
...David L. Eng This essay is a tribute to José Esteban Muñoz (1967–2013). It explores Muñoz’s engagement with psychoanalytic theory and affective difference as they play out in queer theory’s “antisocial thesis.” I suggest that Muñoz’s conception of racial identity as a performative cluster of common...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “We Already Know How Fucked Up the World Is” argues that one aspect of the current political mood is a sense that everyone, or at least most people, are aware of the injustices of racial capitalism. One common mode of political discourse is that of exposure. Activists...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jacqueline Nassy Brown This article critically examines a common premise of racial discourse in contemporary multiracial societies: that ethnic data collection, in the form of population statistics, is necessary for the apprehension and eradication of discrimination. Drawing on ethnographic data...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Frank Guridy This essay examines how diasporic commonalities are experienced in the midst of cultural and linguistic difference by highlighting the making of Afro-diasporic linkages by participants in the Harlem Renaissance and the Afro-Cubanism ( afrocubanismo ) movement. The essay interprets the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 53–57.
Published: 01 September 2009
... when remixers claim, in the name of an electronic commons, access to the anonymously produced creativity of the Internet? © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric Jameson: We decided to try to found a group. It was founded on the principle, enunciated by...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3 The steeply rising prevalence of the terms protest song , protest music , and protest singer from 1920 through 2000, from nearly none before 1940 until the terms became common in the later 1960s. Source: Google Books Ngram Viewer. Figure 3. The steeply rising prevalence of the More
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of minoritarian sub- jects, sociality could be radically altered by organizing Latinas/os as a collective conditioned by common negative affects.9 Minoritarian subjects could alter an oppressive public social sphere by recognizing and sharing...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... — definitely, let’s hope — also Lota Suarez, Bishop’s Brazilian lover, that coalesced in his most recent work on the commons, and on a brown commons in particular. As he explained in one of the last talks I heard him deliver: The Brown commons is not about the production of the individual but...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... is singularity ‘itself.’ ”5 For Muñoz, the “punk rock commons,” the full-­body contact of the mosh pit, exemplifies this plural singularity, the ontological condition that bespeaks the possibility and enactment of compresence orientated...