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Social Text (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 (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Katja Praznik This article offers a contribution to the political economy of creative labor in socialist Yugoslavia, tracing the emergence of a socialist entrepreneur from the shell of an art worker. It discusses shifts in economic policies that restructured the economic and material conditions...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 176.
Published: 01 September 2009
... creative writing and theory, and the question of how to evaluate creative submissions. © 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 going...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Laura Harris What happened to “the motley crew,” the mobile, insurgent, creative social formation, crossing racial, gender and generational lines, that historians Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker identify as a crucial counterforce within the consolidation of capitalism, imperialism...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 45–73.
Published: 01 June 2023
... are expected to become competitive, creative, and self‐interested risk takers but find themselves in a world where, for the vast majority, risks are proliferating and unmanageable. This approach can offer a useful supplement to other critical theorizations of the recent resurgence of fascist cultural politics...
Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 4. Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia (architect Oscar Niemeyer with Joaquim Cardoso, construction begun 1958, consecrated 1968). Photograph by Shaqspeare, 2002, Wikipedia Creative Commons License. More
Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. Renato Lorenzetto, “Português: Larissa Luz vocalista da Banda Ara Ketu.” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. More
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... labor, and on theorizing “nonindustrial” informational work of symbol makers and symbol users (a.k.a. “immaterial labor,” “no-collar workers,” “knowledge workers,” “creative labor,” or “mental labor”). © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and mediated communication are—borrowing from Fredric Jameson—“a symbolic vehicle” for, and an object of, progressive critique. Tavia Nyong'o considers how the image of the Internet as a creative commons is belied by Marx's insight into the dominating logic of machinic over human intelligence. Fortunately...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... It examines in particular the Tunisian rap scene and the crucial role that El Général’s song “Rais Lebled” played in capturing and articulating the mass discontent Tunisians had with Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime. This essay concludes that rap music (along with other forms of artistic creativity) helped...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... imposed on African nation-states by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s structural adjustment programs. African creative artists have long tempted their local readerships with the tales of moral corruption, guile, and hard-boiled individualism that are the stock-in-trade of pulp fiction...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Nicholas Gamso This article addresses a crucial dimension of urban development: the recruitment of minority artists in the gentrification of space. The argument is that the production and exploitation of racial difference have underwritten the creative economy’s spurious claims to inclusion...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Erin Manning Creating the conditions for neurodiversity in the university is not about creating a space for difference, a space where difference sequesters itself. It is about attuning to the undercommon currents of creative dissonance and asymmetrical experience always already at work in, across...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... this situation. The concept marks a critical reorientation, an epistemological shift in how we think about and understand the category refugee. Redirecting dominant perception of refugee as a temporary legal designation and a condition of social abjection toward refugee as an enduring creative force, refugeetude...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... minorities, women, indigenous people, migrants, and peoples in the Global South. At the same time, precarity has become increasingly generalized, expanding to the creative class and digital producers themselves. If networked lives are always imagined as productive, virtuous, connective, and efficient...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 53–57.
Published: 01 September 2009
... when remixers claim, in the name of an electronic commons, access to the anonymously produced creativity of the Internet? © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric Jameson: We decided to try to found a group. It was founded on the principle, enunciated...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay examines the contradictory politics around the appropriation of cultural material in the fashion world. While fashion does not qualify for copyright protection, a common set of copynorms based on socially accepted racial constructions of authorship, originality, creative...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... with (because everything is impossible) is nothing, which is both impossible and extinguishing. The author argues through her ethnography that the creative lived response to the tyranny of consistency is immanent ethics, an ethics that is committedly, if inconsistently, inconsistent. Copyright © Duke...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Vincent Brown Creative historical scholarship demonstrates that archives are not just the records bequeathed by earlier times. Archives also consist of the tools we use to explore the past, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions that communicate our sense of history's...