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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ambitions attuned to surface effects or aiming for piecemeal results. Or, on the flip side, it invests in new kinds of ontological and metaphysical approaches that dispense with history, cultural specificity, and periodization entirely. In short, at the very moment we most need a political critique of...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., grounded in contemporary queer and minoritarian, in particular African American, critique. I call the methodology of this return “promiscuous reading.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 toxic archive ninteenth century biopolitics race In this article I theorize the deployment...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 157–169.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Gayatri Gopinath Duke University Press 2005 Bollywood Spectacles QUEER DI A SPORIC CRITIQUE IN THE AFTERM ATH OF 9/11 Since 9/11, South Asian racialization in the United...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Press 2009 Neocitizenship and Critique Eva Cherniavsky Identity now functions not so much to retain a representational space or define a trajectory toward cultural autonomy as it operates as a holograph of what the appropriate subject of a new form of governance might look...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... culture. The talk is a rare example where Adorno discusses culture per se, as opposed to his work on “culture industry” and “cultural criticism.” The object of the critical and dialectical critique—a prime example of “immanent critique” as understood by the Frankfurt school—is the Enlightenment, both as a...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Neel Ahuja This article offers a critique of the recently declassified U.S. Department of Justice memorandum that authorized the CIA to torture the suspected al-Qa'idah member Abu Zubaydah by placing him in a confinement box with an insect. The CIA claims that this form of coercive interrogation...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., the chapter titled “The Social Text” in the second volume of his Critique of Everyday Life (1961) is an intriguing intertext for the journal, especially given the importance of the category of the “everyday” in its early issues. The occasional invocation of the title phrase in Social Text articles...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group In an era when we are all presumably intersectional thanks to neoliberal multiculturalism’s hold on the academic industry, how are we to attend to and bring to the fore the pleasure, anger, and sadness that drive our forms of critique? Indeed, the growing...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jessica Marie Johnson This article explores the role slavery’s eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Atlantic archive plays alongside the digital humanities’ drive for data. It situates critiques of the digital humanities in relation to decades-old debates about slavery that have reemerged with efforts...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... have to link a critique of epistemic recidivism in disciplinary formations to an institutional critique of university neocolonialism in the corporate ventures and values of the global university. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Performing the Global University Eng-Beng Lim At a drama...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Mambéty's message that the chronic problems of underdevelopment emerge from both external and internal sources. Although the film critiques economic neocolonialism, this critique is directed in multiple directions, toward international agencies as well as national and local agents. In the course of this...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jonathan Beller The programmatic erasure of the concept of capitalism by the state (here paradigmatically represented by the state of Texas) is allied with the waning of Fredric Jameson’s dialectical concept of postmodernism. “Postmodernism” as the critique of the cultural logic of late capitalism...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Harris’s critique of the reproduction of racial property in Brown , this article illustrates how Myriad ’s “desegregation” of the genome reinstantiated and mutated a legal grammar of racialized dispossession in property. By dismantling one type of biological property in the form of gene patents, the Court...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
... response to changing editorial commitments, which included a turn toward understanding culture as a domain of labor. The launch of the Social Text Web site represents another stage in the journal's ongoing interest in media as a site of leftist critique. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 147–151.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Stefano Harney Michael Brown's article “Ideology and the Metaphysics of Content” ( ST 8, 1983) reminds us of what was at stake in the transition from ideology critique to cultural studies. Through an ethnomethodological close reading of the opening part of Marx's Capital , Brown teaches us that...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... incomplete discussion that may still be ongoing. Within this context, Manto enables the author to offer a critique of Pakistan's normative national history and to suggest a different path to understand the country's past and, possibly, to envision its future. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time as it...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Angela Mitropoulos This essay queers the critique of political economy through the analytical category of the household, focusing on the centrality of genealogical orders to the persistence of capitalism over time and in frontier spaces. In so doing, it makes an argument against a politics of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Three founding editors, John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Fredric Jameson, discuss the origins of the title Social Text . Aronowitz argues that it comes from Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life , while Jameson claims he did not know Lefebvre at the time and the phrase social text just...