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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Matthew J. Christensen Of the rich array of popular genre forms that fill book and video shops across the African continent, few engage as complexly as crime novels and films the profound crises of selfhood, sovereignty, and collective obligation wrought by the neoliberal formations of governance...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... frameworks are unable to contain. If we are, finally, as Haraway asserts, partners (with dogs) in a crime of evolution, it is not a crime prosecutable through the assignment of blame to the sovereign subject conceived in humanist terms. Newer ways to think agency, subjectivity, and social collectivity will...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Dylan Rodríguez This article examines the concept of genocide as an incomplete accounting of gendered racial and racial-colonial violence. The mid-twentieth-century enunciation of the genocide concept, in and beyond the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... language, he pleads for balancing the scales of racial justice with an eye toward a day of accounting. Black Muslim speech, he argues, calls out the moral crime of white racial terror against black life, though its catalytic role in what we now call the civil rights era remains under-documented. Baldwin...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Feldman This short essay uses a Serbian war crime in Sarajevo to discuss the mediatization of war. Duke University Press 2008 With Ice in Their Ears Allen Feldman In Sarajevo on 5 February 1995, Bosnian Serbs fired a 120mm shell that landed in an open-air market, killing sixty...
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Social Text (1 June 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2002
... described and in some instances legally defined as “hate crimes,” they have been treated differently from other hate crime killings in recent mem- ory—Matthew Shepard, James Byrd, the African American dragged to death in Texas, the children shot at the North Valley Jewish Community Center outside of Los...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): np.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Press, forthcoming), examines state policing, organized crime, and migrant social movements along the integrated migratory circuit linking Central America, Mexico, and the United States. Patricia Ticineto Clough is professor of sociology and women’s studies at the Graduate Center and Queens...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 135–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
... proliferation of “livres noir” (black books) that have emerged in France in the past decade, for instance Le livre noir du colonialisme (The Black Book of Colonialism), ed. Marc Ferro (Paris: Robert Laffont, 2003), and most notoriously Le livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreurs et repression, ed...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... cartoons.2 Manichean discourses, then, are all subject to these quick reversals of evaluation. The discourse of “loss of innocence” is also disturbing, for it elides a primal U.S. colonial legacy: to wit, the earlier home-based crimes...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... opening sentence of the 1951 document “We Charge Genocide: The Historic Petition to the United Nations for Relief from a Crime of the United States Government against the Negro People.” How can this charge and record of state violence not be the charge of our own times, resounding with plaints of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 115–143.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... 1998 . Crime season: An explosive new book attacks. Sport (October): 32 . Klawiter, M. 1999 . Racing for the cure, walking women,and toxic touring: Mapping cultures of action within the Bay Area terrain of breast cancer. Social Problems 46 (February): 104 -26. ____. 2000 . From private...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): np.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been engaged in ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador since 1994. Her book,“Worse than the War”: Crime and Uncertainty in El Salvador’s Democratic Transition (University of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): np.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and associate direc- tor of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Recent and forthcoming publications include “The Mute and the Unspeakable: Political Subjectivity, Violent Crime, and ‘the Sexual Thing’ in a South African Mining Community,” in Law...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 73–80.
Published: 01 September 2006
... on a corner does seem overwhelming in some ways for one small town. •  SQL raised other alleged “grave” concerns: property values will decline, crime will rise, women will be endangered. I found no...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... object, retroactively visible through the hope of a radical politics to come. Found and Lost “There is a crime scene somewhere, we just haven’t found it yet,”8 stated a New York City police officer about the now-­cold case of Rashawn Bra- zell. Brazell, a nineteen-­year-­old black gay man, went...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 2001 crime novel, depicts the abduction and sexual abuse of a seven-year-old boy and the disappear- ance and murder of a nineteen-year-old girl within a gentrifying Bos- ton neighborhood. Both the book and the film explore how these events impact three Irish American men: Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the scene of a crime whose victim is the very possibility of explaining and narrating in a significant way, then the proposed landscapes are ways of reconstructing the scene, pointing out certain signs, seeking evidence, and hypothesizing consequences...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 21–34.
Published: 01 June 2005
... in post–Cold War sovereignty and secu- 26 Michael J. Shapiro rity practices present a new challenge to the narrative. In addition to Certainly, the a growing use of military technologies for crime fi ghting, domestically and abroad (for example, in U.S. antinarcotic...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: “The question before the Court is the validity of a Texas statute making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct.”11 That is, the question is not one of “sodomy” but of...