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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 September 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 to...
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Social Text (1 September 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, and...
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Social Text (1 September 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, and the...
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Social Text (1 September 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 by...
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Social Text (1 September 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 at the Feminist...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 to...
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Social Text (1 June 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, but...
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Social Text (1 December 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 and...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (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 University...
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Social Text (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 115–123.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... Through our packaging of concepts as consumable products we have increased the relevancy of art for viewers beyond the art world. The road we have mapped out for ourselves is exciting. With careful planning and a focus on creativity, we endeavor to deliver the highest- quality cultural...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the epilogue to his History at the Limits of World-History (2002), Rana- jit Guha, the founding father of subaltern studies, turns, in an act of despair, to the poet Rabindranath Tagore, who had apparently stated in an essay that the past “renews itself creatively in literature, unlike academic...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): np.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., and Nation: South Korean Golden Age Melodrama (edited with Kathleen McHugh, Wayne State University Press). Steve Lambert is an artist based in Northern California. His creative interests include “encouraging critical thinking about advertising, media, public space, and daily life while...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Perhaps no contemporary creative writer has had a greater impact on American colleges and universities recently than Seung-­Hui Cho, the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre of 16 April 2007, which left thirty-­three people dead (including him). As virtually everyone knows...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 133–153.
Published: 01 June 2005
... for this high-profi le China visit. With a pirated fi lm in hand, Evans could praise American creativity, criticize protectionism, defend globalization, celebrate market liberalization, and curse political authoritarianism all at the same time. The bootlegged Kill Bill VCD effectively condensed...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the value of collective life we see symbolically reflected in his fractured eye. Legion Lost provides an object lesson about the capacity of superhero comic books to creatively grapple with the problem of difference—not only that people are different from one another but also that they must...