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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sensibility than traditional game theory. 4 This text, “ Here and Now ,” 5 collectively brainstormed and written by the After Globalism Writing Group over the course of six days, offers eclectic analyses and meditations on the various disasters and emergencies that have occurred in the wake...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Amy Villarejo What can critical theory, from Theodor Adorno to contemporary writers on the relationship between capitalism and digital media, tell us about the specific form or medium that is television? This article undertakes a two-step answer to this question, first by locating television...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of space, sensation, and connectivity that breaks with the specifically visual metaphors through which both biopower and critical theories of embodiment conceptualize difference. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Abu Zubaydah and the Caterpillar Neel Ahuja On 16 April 2009, the U.S...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (1981), A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present (2002), and, most recently, The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... school critiques of the culture industry on today’s academic industry in order to examine different ways of operating under neoliberal multiculturalism. We offer a critical therapy that emerges from critical theory. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 academic industry Frankfurt school...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jodi A. Byrd This essay draws upon critical ethnic studies, Indigenous critical theory, and settler colonial studies to consider how biopolitics and biocapital have converged in North America through the racial regimes inaugurated by settler colonialism. It does so by close reading the popular...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Petrus Liu This article argues that the development of queer theory as a field has been critically shaped by a desire to dissociate the studies of gender and sexuality from material concerns. Though what is meant by “the material” varies wildly from context to context, queer critiques...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... bandwidth, the MSTG sug- gested a social-textronics analysis of the Left. A critical approach that began in the journal as theory and now extends to the editorial col- lective’s own media praxis as well, social textronics...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the status of criticism and theory has changed subtly in recent years, particularly with the advent of new materialism and the larger ontological turn in contemporary theory. This article reassesses Jameson in the context of today’s new materialism, with an eye on the relationship between politics...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-, and transdisciplinary space of Social Text . Literature, understood as a multiplicity of practices, theories, and critical methods, is a complex site for negotiating the tension of the universal and particular, a tension that governs, among others areas, the relation of theory and praxis and that of Marxist critique...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 215–218.
Published: 01 September 2009
...? How can postcolonial theory illuminate the works produced during the early colonial periods (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) in Latin America? How can the present inform our critical inter- ventions in a past that could not imagine...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., it draws on affect theory, new materialisms, and work in decolonial and critical ethnic studies to valorize otherwise marginal, bewildering, errant educational encounters that are always taking place in the undergrowth of the university. References Ahmed Sara . Living a Feminist Life . Durham...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jina B. Kim Abstract Drawing together feminist- and queer-of-color critique with disability theory, this essay offers a literary-cultural reframing of the welfare queen in light of critical discourses of disability. It does so by taking up the discourse of dependency that casts racialized, low...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
...H. N. Lukes This article examines the cultural history of amputation in the United States to account for the status of white male woundedness and abstract citizenship in our current neoliberal era. Using critical disability theory to reconsider Michel Foucault’s notion of biopower, the article...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 203–204.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and, through the selection of essays, put forward the idea that for a socially critical mode of theory and thinking, reflection on mass culture was as important as reflection on literature and art. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed journal...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jemima Pierre This article engages the scholarly discussion of the booming heritage tourism industry in Ghana to explore the dynamics and politics of historical and contemporary African-diasporic interactions and provoke a critical revision of diaspora theory. I argue that Ghanaian-diaspora...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... is needed. Drawing from recent, critical discussions on sovereignty and the state of exception in recent political theory, this essay reflects on critical questions of the border in neoliberal times and aims to explore the conditions of sovereignty inhabiting the US/Mexico border. Here I analyze The Devil’s...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and generative that it would be absurd to consign such beauty, such worlds, to the annals of victimhood. What I’m glossing is the theory of uncommon beauty that Muñoz gifted us. Though more prominently known as a performance studies scholar and queer and critical race theorist, I tend to think of him...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... is frequently proposed as an alter- native to the center/periphery model that has served as the standard in critical dis- courses such as postcolonial studies. Arguably, even Deleuze and Guattari, who are so committed to a theory of dynamic becoming, are at times inadequately historical in their vision...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... take the human subject as its dominant object of analysis. Informed by queer, disability, critical race, and postcolonial theory, it marks a biopolitics that acknowledges how interspecies relations form the often unmarked basis upon which scholarly inquiry organizes its objects, political interventions...