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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
....” The answer to the question of whether Black lives matter in majority Black societies would seem, to many Americans (and especially to many African Americans), to be a given. Many would assume that because a Black country like Jamaica lacks the history of de facto apartheid that organized racial hierarchies...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... stories on the 1947 partition of British India by Sa'adat Hasan Manto. By concentrating on Manto's writings, this essay revisits Pakistan's early history to demonstrate how, after the country's creation, there was continued debate among intellectuals about what would constitute a national culture...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
... is not a discreet formation affecting only previously or actually socialist countries and that, when seen through the lens of Marxist humanism, to which American ethnic studies can be considered heir, the condition today in China and globally is resoundingly not posthumanist. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... but by transforming “the barbaric world dominated by civilized countries,” in the words of the late Qing Dynasty intellectual Yang Du. These theories of subjectivity deserve renewed attention, as they are valuable spiritual resources for contemporary left-wing intellectuals as they try to imagine the future for China...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
... articulation of love. In this rehearsal, the authors consider the ethnographic and institutional entanglements that bring them to this project through a playful presentation of “liner notes” to their mixtape for America. In so doing they trace an unromantic love of country—love of the desert, love of the swamp...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 69–95.
Published: 01 December 2022
...George F. Flaherty Abstract In 1961, the Mexican government launched the Programa Nacional Fronterizo (Pronaf) in partnership with the country's economic elites, a precursor to the state's more widely known border industrialization project. Pronaf was ostensibly an urban beautification program...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 71–97.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of surveillance. The implications of these developments are attended to by interrogating the directions taken by DNA datafication in terms of both surveying and surveilling. At center stage is the question of the modulation of the individual's access—to countries and services—enabled by their datafication. Thus...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... interactions in Ghana occur within a broader sociopolitical and cultural terrain that is not limited to heritage tourism. This terrain is configured through Ghana's own historical trajectory and narratives around slavery and race which, in turn, are informed and renegotiated by the country's relationship...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Hughes and Mario Bauzá, and the reception by their audiences produced new hierarchal and relational understandings of Afro-diasporic cultures in both countries. Cubans celebrated Hughes as a representative of the most advanced sector of the global “colored race.” At the same time, Hughes played...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., was accused of seventeen murders. The episode occurred at a key political conjuncture, at the end of a brutal decade in which staggering crime rates belied the Central American country's claim to an internationally lauded “peace.” The El Directo biospectacle emerged from the convergence of a widely shared...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 73–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Buber resided during his first four years in the country: the family home of Palestinian scholar and activist Edward Said. This article explores the relationship between the exiled intellectual, Said, and this structure, commandeered by Zionist forces in 1948. This article also explores some of Said’s...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 107–121.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Kurt Hollander Abstract In 2021, a national strike was called in Colombia as a protest to the unpopular government's reforms. During the protests in Cali, the country's third‐largest city, there were high levels of violence and vandalism by the protestors, but also by the government...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... about child image circulation have impacted positions, policies, and practice among the agencies and countries involved in transnational adoption. Concerns have included the problematic nature of a system where children of poor countries become commodities and their images become advertisements...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... free antiretrovi- ral drugs to all of the country’s registered AIDS cases. There are some 135,000 patients taking antiretrovirals today. The availability of the cock- tail and lab testing, funded by the Brazilian government at an annual cost of approximately $2,000 per patient, is said to have...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
...- Timothy istan visited Washington, D.C. Ten days earlier Taliban forces had won Mitchell control of the countryside around Kabul, and with the south and east of the country already in their hands they were now making preparations to conquer the north. In Washington the Taliban delegation met...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 7–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
... place during the middle years of the Pino- chet dictatorship, and for the parents this was their first visit to Chile. Some of them had adopted other children from countries such as Thai- land or El Salvador, where they had journeyed...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., christened the “Northern Triangle” by security experts. My reasons for volunteering are personal; however, as a scholar with expertise in Central America, I immediately recognized that the violence these women suffered in their home countries was the direct result of a recursive deployment of the friend...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of Francoism and the democratic transition, and in 1986, with Social Text 87, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 2006. © 2006 by Duke University Press Spain’s accession into the European Union — the country has gone through moments of painful self-examination about its...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... as Africans from black Africa, North Americans, Antilleans, and Madagascans. To me the answer seems obvious: the common denominator is the colonial situation. It is a fact that most black countries live under a colonial regime. Even an independent country such as Haiti is in fact in many...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in these countries of a veritable state capitalism, exploiting the working class in a manner not very different from the way the working class is used in capitalist countries; the conception generally held among communist parties of Stalinist orientation...