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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... dissidence domestic space empire conceptual art What happens to domestic life when the state turns a troublesome subject’s home into a prison, when an outlaw evading custody turns an extraterritorial space, such as an embassy, into a home? How is a foreign sovereign transformed into an imperial...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 53–57.
Published: 01 September 2009
... All art is political, the problem is that most of it is reactionary, . . . passively affirmative of the relations of power in which it is produced. . . . I would define political art as art that consciously sets out to intervene in (and not just reflect on) relations of power...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Rob Appleford This article considers the problem of ironic subjectivity and materiality in the work of Cherokee artist Jimmie Durham. Durham's self-consciously rough sculptures were instrumental in promoting irony as a viable strategy for both the creation and interpretation of Native American art...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the United States. This essay explores Filipino American aesthetic practices that engage with the corporeal and discursive production of the “Filipino” in both America and Filipino America. The essay investigates the implications of Filipino American visual art and artists “returning” to the...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola; Shuang Shen This introduction frames a special two-part issue consisting of eleven essays and a visual dossier, which collectively investigate the conceptual, political, historical, and cultural relationships between China and the human. By juxtaposing China and the...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the refugee category beyond the legal definition to include a range of times, places, and subjects, this article conceptualizes refugeetude as a coming into consciousness of the social, political, and historical forces that situate refugee subjects and the acts that attempt to know, impact, and...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nicholas Thoburn Following recent research in historical and cultural studies of “the book” and the practitioner field of book arts, the book is now approached no longer only as a vehicle for content but as a rich and mutable material entity. But in this materialist framework, is it possible to...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Suzanne Anker; Sarah Franklin Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long...
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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 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Laikwan Pang This paper offers a Marxist analysis of the creative agency conceptualized by the new creative economy. Analyzing the differences and continuities between the creative economy and the traditional industrial economy, I explore how creative labor is selectively invested with the logics...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... state of Texas’s prohibition of the term slavery (in addition to capitalism ) in its history textbooks, the conceptualization of postmodernism failed to adequately consider gender and racialization under what Cedric Robinson called racial capitalism. Copyright © Duke University Press 2016...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... used to synthesize or even resolve the conflicting conceptual apparatuses of postmodernism (a term derived from aesthetic, humanistic, and cultural methodological questions) and globalization (a term derived from political economic, social, and cultural methodological questions). By attending to the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 215–218.
Published: 01 September 2009
... needs to conceptualize itself in relation to a larger tradition of Left critical thought. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed journal. It would be peer review only in the sense that the collective would review it. But we were not...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... cases necessitates revisiting the relationship between subject identity and populations to which Michel Foucault pointed when conceptualizing biopolitics. We argue that in media productions of gender, race, and security, gender, rather than functioning to mark an identity, is disaggregated in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... space, sensation, and connectivity that breaks with the specifically visual metaphors through which both biopower and critical theories of embodiment conceptualize difference. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Abu Zubaydah and the Caterpillar Neel Ahuja On 16 April 2009, the U.S...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; photo credit: Gene Ogami The first isFear and Trembling (2009), an installation art piece by Jamaican-­born, Brooklyn-­based artist Dave McKenzie (figs. 2 and 3). McKenzie is a contemporary video and conceptual artist who has explored...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Eric Hayot This essay argues that the work of Chinese film director Jia Zhangke constitutes an important commentary on the relationship between globalization, humanness, and China. It begins with a discussion of Jia's relationship to international art-house and documentary realism, focusing on the...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., including Islam. As recent scholars observe, these truths about black religion, language, and music continue to be sung, in the poetry of the black arts movement, in hip-hop’s “Nation conscious wisdom,” and beyond. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 James Baldwin Black Muslims Nation of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Susette Min The essay focuses on Social Text 's lack of engagement with aesthetics as a point of departure to think about art and politics in the wake of the culture wars, the intensification of globalization, and the aftermath of 9/11. The essay concludes with a forceful argument for a (re)turn to...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...