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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... audiences imagine their participation in national public life. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Television Tricksters Parody and Contradiction in Ghanaian Melodrama Jesse Weaver Shipley Ghanaian television melodrama is parody that shows audiences how to act in public in order to elude moral...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 43–66.
Published: 01 December 2007
... neoliberal subject addressed by scholars of “biosociality,” it also represents a key site for understanding the barriers to that production and the contradictions of neoliberalism. Biocommunicability and the Place of Communication in...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contradiction thinking), which demands that any ethics in an oppositional or oblique relationship to the way things are account for its apparent inconsistencies or contradictions. The tyranny of consistency steals the something actors need by collapsing something with everything, so that what we are left with...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sunaina Maira; Magid Shihade This essay explores hip hop produced by Palestinian youth within the 1948 borders of Israel, a site that reveals some of the most acute contradictions of nationalism, citizenship, and settler colonialism. It focuses primarily on the pioneering Palestinian hip-hop group...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., discounting all eyewitness accounts. This reading shows that the event lasted less than a minute. Discrepancies, contradictions, and oversight abound in the prosecution case that was never cross-examined. At the same time, the transcripts provide insight into Michael Brown's life and the long-term policing...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... struggles for freedom, yet the questioning of recovery also requires a critical examination of the genealogy of freedom itself. The author argues that liberalism did not contradict slavery, but rather served as a means to rationalize slavery and its aftermath, and observes that many liberal ideas were also...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... trace exhibitionary practices in the transnational art project Galleon Trade Arts Exchange. The article then discusses works by Christine Wong Yap, Stephanie Syjuco, Reanne Estrada, and Gina Osterloh to highlight how Filipino American visual art has critically engaged with the multiple contradictions...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Camille Robcis This article examines Louis Althusser's writings on China and Maoism in conjunction with his structural rereading of Marx, both of which occurred during the 1960s. In particular, I focus on the role of contradictions, antihumanism, and ideology in Althusser's texts of this period. I...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... contradictions of the socialist market economy (even the description is an oxymoron) that are not as yet clearly recognizable. These figures of the human do not appear necessarily as human figures. They are not so much representations of new social types as they are hysterical symptoms of a new society: like...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... contradictions. Through readings of Kindred (a time-travel novel about slavery and its afterlife) and “Bloodchild” (a short story about interspecies surrogacy) it suggests how representation of reproductive slavery and surrogacy might yet provide critical awareness of and new responses to neoliberal rationality...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... restrictions of lip-synching, miming, and media censorship, to full effect. Was this selling out to pop? Or, as this essay argues, did punk bands learn from pop even as pop sought to plunder and profit from punk, playing out, in the process, the internal contradictions of a punk culture confronting the...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... multiple and contradicting contextual frames. In turn, Gran Torino , which this article reads as a response to the Vang case, illustrates how codes of conduct shift depending on who is in the position to dictate them, and how words that historically signify a racial threat can also erase the very histories...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... contradictions inherent in the emerging transnational class of elite Asians whose wealth and cosmopolitanism allow them to disregard the usual limitations of national boundaries and local mores. These novels demonstrate that representations of this social stratum, even when they are depicted as defined by the...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... conventions. They also hoped to reassert the mano dura (or iron-fist style) penal order that had been loosened after the war. But as a symbolically dense figure, crystallizing the contradictions of the moment, El Directo's meaning would be reconfigured on multiple planes. The biospectacle represented both...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 146.
Published: 01 March 2004
... politics of knowledge and his impact on a number of fields. In the spirit of Said’s writings, we invite contributions that cross geographical and disciplinary boundaries, while also consider- ing his life and work in relation to the major transformations, shifts, and contradictions in our intellectual...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): np.
Published: 01 December 2003
...’: Antifeminism and the Inde- pendent Women’s Forum.” She is also a freelance writer and editor and lives in New York City. Susan Willis is associate professor in the literature program and English department at Duke University. She writes on the contradictions embed- ded in ordinary daily-life situations...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): np.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 17 Biocommunicability: The Neoliberal Subject and Its Contradictions in News Coverage of Health Issues Charles L. Briggs and Daniel C. Hallin 43 Writing into a Void: Representing Slavery and Freedom in the Narrative of Colonial Spanish America  Herman L. Bennett 67 Urban...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the hermeneu- tic violence that creates feeble fictions in the guise of realism, objectivity, and the like, flattening contradiction and systematizing chaos.”2 And yet, Taussig’s book cannot escape the binary it challenges, and too often Taussig himself, like so many other anthropologists...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... characteristic of a present situation. I guess the big Hegelian question would be what about the next step, which is locating the contradictions. The problem is that older works of art or literature had a certain self-sufficiency to them, and one could locate a contradiction in an individual work. I think...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 85–103.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and originally intended for publication with the book, Du Bois noted that “the spoken word is not usually an attractive this contradiction. form of literature, shorn as it must be of its responsive living audience.”8 This bow to the oral tradition was also...