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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 critical university studies pluralism value-ecology evaluation Joanina Library Parables are stories of a very peculiar kind. As Franz Kafka knew, they are not quite examples of moral or political lessons, for they do not say what is or what ought...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Randy Martin; Eng-Beng Lim As a critical nomenclature in Social Text , university points to a constellation of trends that coalesces around the corporate ethos of higher education: professionalization, academic capitalism, industry standardization, anti-intellectualism, managerialist protocols...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... critics.2 My call to contextualize theater and performance studies within the global university presents a case study of how disciplinary recidivism —  particularly in the bifurcation of professional training and scholarship, form and...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 67–78.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the worlds, with the premodern, the modern, and the postmodern coexisting and interlinked globally. To place gender studies and area studies in critical dialogue would require a multichronotopic form of analysis...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... critical, rigorous, and engaged histories of slavery as histories of the present. 18 In 2008, the database creators celebrated the database’s move from CD-ROM format to online database and open-access website with a free, public conference at Emory University commemorating the bicentennial of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 101–115.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Students must come to see themselves as the problem, which, counter to the complaining of obstacles to restorationist critics of the university, is precisely what it means to be a cus- tomer, to take on the burden of realization and always necessarily be...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 37–66.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Social Text 79, Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2004. Copyright © 2004 by Duke University Press. whose goals are intellectual, civic, and long-term.”4 The international dimensions of this tension were described in the landmark study Academic...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 43–73.
Published: 01 June 2001
... becoming more concrete and more universal. It’s also what I got from C. L. R. James. In the Johnson-Forest Tendency we used to study the different revolutions, emphasizing the role that the people at the bot- tom or at the grassroots played in each. At the same time we...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ashley Dawson Duke University Press 2007 The Crisis at Columbia Ac ademic Freedom, Are a Studies, and Contingent L abor in the Contempor ary Ac...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Catherine Soussloff; Mark Franko Duke University Press 2002 Visual and Performance Studies A NEW HISTORY OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY No one can any longer separate knowledge from power, reason from...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2002 The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies In my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey, military artifacts, Ban Wang weapons, and photos are on prominent display as a reminder of the days of the world...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 41–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Malini Johar Schueller Duke University Press 2007 Area Studies and Multicultural Imperialism The Projec t of Decolonizing Knowledge Security. Surveillance. Diversity. Balance. These have been the contradic- Malini...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Roderick A. Ferguson Duke University Press 2005 Of Our Normative Strivings AFRIC AN A MERIC AN STUDIES AND THE HISTORIES OF SE XUALIT Y In Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Edlie L. Wong This article investigates the possibilities of storytelling and black Atlantic literature in forging new critical approaches to the archive of New World Asian indenture. It also emphasizes the significance of the comparative study of bonded labor to our understanding of “the Atlantic...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... right that “the child” summons the fantasy of a future. Nevertheless, we must critically supplement his analysis by asking, which child, whose fantasized future? © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 “What Do Children Learn at School?” Necropedagogy and the Future of the Dead Child Ann...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
... logical positivism that partially blunt the critical insights and interventions of cultural studies. The complex if not ambivalent relationship of Social Text to literary epistemology is a morph of the tension of universality and particularity, which may be the governing tension of both...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Professor of Comparative Literature, professor of romance studies (French), and director 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), Postmodernism; or, The Cultural Logic of Late...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... technoscientifi c development. But it was not only the conservative critics who strongly dissented from supporting this assemblage of concerns motivating the cultural studies of science. Even among the Left, there was heated debate. Indeed, the infamy that would attach itself to that 1996 collection...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 11–20.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Stathis Gourgouris Duke University Press 2006 Orientalism and the Open Horizon of Secular Criticism I have considered Edward Said’s work at length on various occasions in Stathis Gourgouris the past, concerning problems of nationalism or comparative literature...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...