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Social Text (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 (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between the male rapper and some female object of his desire telescopes pretty rapidly, however, into a meditation on, and critique of, the sexualization and fetishization of the woman of color in the North American pop-cultural imaginary. Wyclef’s disseminating appropriation of Martí’s...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...
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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 (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind The great attention given to death and the afterlife within the popular media of the Islamic movement is a sign for many in the West of a diseased Muslim culture, one preoccupied with violence and destruction, and inexorably epitomized in the figure of the suicide bomber. In this...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Patrick Deer Modern cultural criticism, like the younger discipline of cultural studies, has long struggled to reconcile the antagonistic logic at the heart of the idea of culture. Social Text 's project as a journal has been energized throughout by the contradictory genealogy of the term itself...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... elsewhere, Adorno habitually referred to his sojourn in the United States with the intriguing phrase “intellectual emi- gration” (rather than, say, “immigration” or “exile It seemed appropriate to pair “Kultur and Culture” here with a translation of another...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This lecture examines American and European understandings of the concept of culture and highlights the need for developing critical thought instead of yielding to the strength of the status quo in either setting. At the heart of the contrast between American and German culture...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Louise Bethlehem This article sets the itineracy of antiapartheid expressive culture to work in relation to exiled South African jazz singer Miriam Makeba. It revisits accounts of transnational cultural circulation on the part of Rob Nixon, Paul Gilroy, and others to argue that the diffusion of...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... science fiction television series Orphan Black to interrogate how late colonialism saturates cultural productions and to demonstrate how dispossession functions through durative and recursive structures. Providing the extractive and appropriative logics underlying racial capitalism, dispossession is both...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... not simply appropriated, but voluntarily channeled and controversially the owners of structured within capitalist business practices. The relation between cul- ture, the cultural industry, and labor in these movements is much more elitist cultural and complex...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2003
... 35 included her adoptive parents’ Irish “culture.” To this Julie in Chicago responded: Where do we draw the line between strenuous but appropriate efforts to affirm our status as a minority family, and...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Arvind Rajagopal Duke University Press 2001 ST 68-01 Intro 10/25/01 3:04 PM Page 1 Technologies of Perception and the Cultures of Globalization...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... THE LIMITS OF WAR CULTURE War is back and seemingly forever. In recent years the pacific neoliberal Patrick Deer rhetoric of globalization has been replaced by the Hobbesian imaginary of endless war. The pervasive metaphorization of war blurs the boundaries between military and civilian...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Gathering of the First Generation of Korean Adoptees. 1999 . Conference program, Washington, D.C., 10-12 September . Ginsburg, Faye, and Rayna Rapp. 2001 . Enabling disability: Rewriting kinship, reimagining community. Public Culture 13 : 533 -56. Gupta, Akhil, and James Ferguson. 1992 . Beyond...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... directions in which culture responded to the neoliberal era in Latin America since the 1990s, producing contrasting renderings of precarity. In these productions, the question of subjectivity becomes a kernel of new political imagination as a site of political and aesthetic contestations. By focusing on a...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... . Washington, D.C.:Civicus & Network Cultures-Asia. GCAR (Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae). 2000. Relátorio anual do Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae—1999, Rio de Janeiro: 4-6. www.afroreggae.org.br/index1.htm . ____. n.d. Programas. www.afroreggae.org . Gohn, Maria da Glória. 2000 . Mídia, terceiro...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Ana Teresa Ortiz; Laura Briggs Duke University Press 2003 The Culture of Poverty, Crack Babies, and Welfare Cheats THE MAKING OF THE “HEALTHY WHITE BABY CRISIS” In 2002, a researcher looking for endocrine markers of early childhood Ana...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Aimé Césaire “Culture and Colonization,” which has long been unavailable in English translation, was Aimé Césaire's speech at Le Premier Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence africaine in Paris in September 1956. The congress is one of the...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... domestication and appropriation of all aspects of existence. The cultural logic of contemporary capitalism is sufficiently complex and contradictory that it behooves us to remain attentive to its “unpredictable intersections rather than engag[ing] in wholesale dismissals or appraisals.” Thus, Villarejo avoids a...