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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offered as a kind of riposte to Marshall McLuhan’s formulation “The medium is the message” at a moment when it has become even more undeniable that the media (linguistic, visual, computational, financial) are the media of racial capitalism. The Message Is Murder is itself part of an investigation of what...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Labor, value, and information emerge on a continuum in the now long history of commodification because commodification was also an incipient digitization. This emergence positions the social as a substrate of what Jonathan Beller calls “computational capital” and...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Max Haiven This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist theory of value toward an analysis of the politics of the imagination under financialized capitalism. My argument is as follows. (1) Social cooperation, creativity, and...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy Scholarly marginalia may be contributing to the automation of thought. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 marginalia mental labor David Harvey Karl Marx Capital digital culture When you hold a book in your hands, you are holding a piece of...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with the capacity to produce value. In particular, I argue that massive quantities of unspoiled food and other discarded commercial goods with persistent use values constitute a kind of abject capital, the economic significance of which is precisely that it is removed from circulation. Drawing on...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... 15 Criticism, we are to understand, is at best a hobby and most often a career. The subjugation and expropriation of linguistic power by what I have come to understand as computational capital is an expression of the cultural logic. Thus, the signature of post-Fordist productivity threatens to...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... time and space, the player-piano embodying the epistemological shift marked by machines storing and executing growing amounts of human knowledge, from automated industrial manufacturing to computers. The final section of the article considers the malign and utopian symbolism of the player-piano in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... from the ruins of capitalism. So the derivative has a communist side, offering the possibility to catch a wave and perform something meaningful on an otherwise indifferent world overtaken by finance. Here and now, there are groups at work on computational processes and cryptocurrencies that may in...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Nico Baumbach; Damon R. Young; Genevieve Yue This interview was conducted with Fredric Jameson on 13 March 2014 in New York City and has been lightly edited for clarity. On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of “Postmodernism; or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism” in...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Randy Martin; Eng-Beng Lim As a critical nomenclature in Social Text , university points to a constellation of trends that coalesces around the corporate ethos of higher education: professionalization, academic capitalism, industry standardization, anti-intellectualism, managerialist protocols...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... both colonial legacies and transnational capital. Joining conversations about the university's rabid corporatization, the essay uses the arts, and particularly the theater department, as a case study of how the bifurcation of professional training and scholarship, form and content, theory and practice...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... changing relationships among information, territory, and sovereignty. This article examines two quite distinct, high-profile celebrity instances of dissident domesticity. In the first case, Prempeh I, the last sovereign king of Asante, was exiled by the British from his capital in what is now Ghana and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... “naturally” articulated within the political ontology of modern capitalism. By focusing on the paradoxical effects induced by this biopolitical parsing of the life world, and in particular by meditating on “the virus” as a figure that rectifies and obscures this constitutive paradox, this article suggests...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... science fiction television series Orphan Black to interrogate how late colonialism saturates cultural productions and to demonstrate how dispossession functions through durative and recursive structures. Providing the extractive and appropriative logics underlying racial capitalism, dispossession is both...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 147–151.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Stefano Harney Michael Brown's article “Ideology and the Metaphysics of Content” ( ST 8, 1983) reminds us of what was at stake in the transition from ideology critique to cultural studies. Through an ethnomethodological close reading of the opening part of Marx's Capital , Brown teaches us that...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Akshaya Kumar Beginning with the mid-1990s when a visual opulence saturated in color and light appeared on the Hindi film screen, a battle between visuality and performativity ensued so as to regulate the star-body while retaining its ability to withstand different orders of investable capital...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... interconnection might help us better understand the entangled webs of transnational capitalism. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Terror Networks and the Aesthetics of Interconnection Patrick Jagoda In its analysis of modern warfare, post-­1968 political theory has fre- quently treated...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... cultural logic that connects reconciliatory peacemaking to global capitalism. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 DMZ reconciliation tourism digital art Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries Duty-­Free in the DMZ? Young-­hae Chang Heavy Industries, the Heyri Art Valley, and Peace Tourism...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
...: The New Centennial Review 6 , no. 3 : 267 – 93 . Beller Jonathan . 2016 . “ Informatic Labor in the Age of Computational Capital .” Lateral 5 , no. 3 . csalateral.org/wp/iss1/informatic-labor-computational-capital-beller/ . Brighenti Andrea Mubi . 2010 . “ Artveillance...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... it in line with the needs of transnational capital.41 For diversifi ed businesses with dispersed operations, telecommunications provided “an indispensable coordinating mechanism.”42 Widespread decisions to interoperate computer...