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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Ana Teresa Ortiz; Laura Briggs Duke University Press 2003 The Culture of Poverty, Crack Babies, and Welfare Cheats THE MAKING OF THE “HEALTHY WHITE BABY CRISIS” In 2002, a researcher looking for endocrine markers of early childhood Ana...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Maisam Alomar This article takes up the issue of substance use disorder, arguing that the discourses surrounding the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic and the present-day opioid epidemic rely on similarly racialized rhetoric, and examining the implications regarding pain and suffering, safety...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... at least), to write from the space of grief. I could read the words on the page, but my voice cracked at the last sentence. Something leaked out, just as I stopped talking. The body. The throat. Which of course had a dramatic effect. Uncanny...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... lauded the Chris- tian duty to serve, to understand (with humility) that no one is perfect, that no one is a robot. Shuttling between the themes of crack and cubicles as well as redemption and renewal, Andrés pitched his testimony broadly...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by the shack itself. Lacking electricity, the building is dark and moist—the opposite of Juan’s (that is, Reygadas’s) modernist home. Narrow strips of light stream through the building’s cracks, highlighting the skin of an old man standing behind a rustic wood podium, where he prepares to give his AA testimony...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...” and the “full moon” effect. Pete Hamill informed New York, “ They were coming downtown from a world of crack, welfare, guns, knives, indifference and ignorance. They were coming from a land with no fathers.” Viewed through that prism, there is restraint and lack of hyper-racialization in coverage of Black...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., in the head or in the heart; and, in a moment, wholly, flling him with an anguish that he could never in his life have imag- ined, that he surely could not endure, that even now he could not believe, had opened him up; had cracked him open...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 9–20.
Published: 01 September 2002
... vigilantism. Then the CIA–crack cocaine trafficking stories finally broke. Hillary Clinton compelled her husband to free Puerto Rican political prisoners to win votes in that community, a move that required admitting they existed. By then, Mumia Abu-Jamal had become America’s most famous political prisoner...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... steamer. I left a house behind: red stone in the room where the man stood, flesh marking a staircase. Ribcage, a furious flower that cracks space. Now I live on an island by the mid-Atlantic shore...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... cracks and bumps and detours on the highways and byways of national his- tory that seemed smooth from a safe retrospective distance? The answer: a virtual history that can be modified after periodic tastes. This is the more dangerous, if less obvious, abuse of tradition: its political manipulation...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (Razavi). “Security from the South” also raises questions about the liberal recognition of protests and disruptions in relation to security (in particular Ghosh; Thomas; Razavi). The issue draws attention to the multiple affective lives of security, some that turn up cracks in the hegemonic state...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... approach, the cryptic darkness of cracked backdoors, the half-rabid dogs humping up against fences, the lazy banal splendor of Los Angeles. Domesticity uncorking like the intro of a Twilight Zone episode. The 2003 strike by the mechanics’ union of the Metropolitan Trans- portation Authority (MTA...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 69–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and accountability are to movements that engender material redistributions and to the production and circulation of analysis and labor capable of cracking this political moment, even temporally, to free up more lives. We write from one place we inhabit, the university, not to fix or to solve or to address...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... identity for human identity. So they’ll talk about a crack-­addict mother throwing her baby out a window, and in order not to seem prejudiced they don’t think about or mention any particulars of her upbringing or the culture she was born...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... working players are replaced by retailers. But gold farming goes on, and game owners not surprisingly have responded to the underground market in gold coins. Yet, rather than crack down on buyers (otherwise good paying customers of games), they crack down on gold farmers by banning their accounts...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... by the early morning flow of truckers, who were serviced by sex workers and the heroin and crack dealers. The drug dealers also had customers from the warehouse workers at the food market, who were mainly day laborers; the sex...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in back pay groups to crack and damages. In a press conference following the crackdown, in which he down on labor promised to go after dozens more markets already identified as engaging in the same exploitative practices, Spitzer said, “The common...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., despite always receiving back the letter saying “return to sender”: “address unknown,” or, “no such person.” Back in the ER, I crack a joke, and another, and they are not funny. The joke is on me this time, the ice has...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of fault lines in your memoir. Is it useful now? MA: In what I write, fault lines, cracks appear in the givenness of things, of languages, streets, marketplaces. It’s a world filled with migrants. And yes, suddenly...