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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. TeleRevista. 2000 . “Xica, su final es inesperado.” May, 34 -36. Vanity Fair. 2000 . “Channel This,” August, 182 . Wilde, Oscar. 1964 . De Profundis . New York: Avon...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Weaver Shipley Television melodramas around the world provide extended stories in which characters publicly draw out their inner emotional selves for all to experience in lurid, detailed portrayals of desire and struggle; characters’ moral choices show—and in the process produce—the landscape...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... apartheid and stretches into the present. I argue that this era saw the developing recognition on the part of the settler colonial state that coercive apparati needed to be supplemented by the desiring machinery of the mass media, which the South African state awkwardly appropriated, first through...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... still have a great deal to teach us about the arrangement of desire and need that television implants, an arrangement that crystallized into its broadcast corporate form in the 1950s. Elsewhere, I have shown how helpful Adorno can be in splaying open the mechanisms of midcentury broadcast media, insofar...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... culmination of almost fifty years of sexual politics. To answer this question, the essay returns Guy Hocquenghem’s seminal 1972 text Homosexual Desire to consider the latent friction between sexual and politics that Hocquenghem identifies and that continues to characterize our contemporary moment. It then...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... colonialism are the conditions of possibility for liberalism, we must hesitate before reiterating the desire for freedom. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 liberalism slavery colonialism References Andrews William . 1986 . To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... “the human” as a transparent category. Interspecies offers a broader geopolitical understanding of how the human/animal/plant triad is unstable and varies across time and space. This explicit desire to depart from typically privileged sites and subjects also compels attention not only to companionate...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... romance in both Hollywood and Latin American films, we gain access to an archive that has recorded the symbolic struggle between the conflictive desires that lie at the roots of all forms of Latin Americanism. Commercial films produced both in Hollywood and in Latin America depend for their existence on a...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... driven by the moral imperative to alleviate human suffering by culling reusable parts from primate and, most recently, porcine species. Themes of longing and desire pervade this experimental domain, where the immunological complexities associated with interspecies grafts currently generate a cascade of...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of will and capacity to violate, mutilate, and deform the bodies of the vulnerable; in this case, of vulnerable men. That this takes place in ways quite similar to the oppression of women opens up a range of questions about the pathological constitution of gender, desire, and even sensuality and...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... within Filipino and Filipino American experiences. The article ends with a rumination on the relationship between cultural production and desire to return and belong. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Fictions of Return in Filipino America Eric Estuar Reyes Distance is not a safety...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... this historical incident. I argue that these two texts have prepared the ground for City of Life and Death , positioning it strategically vis-à-vis Chinese history and the global condition of neoliberal globalization. I suggest that the movie articulates the Chinese desire for the universal human among...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... genres facilitated the cultural production of the imagined national community for the continent’s young nation-states, this emergent body of detective mysteries, police procedurals, trial dramas, and noir thrillers enlists the popular crime tale’s generic preoccupations with unchecked desire, social...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... represent conterminously both innovation and annihilation. The essay considers the desire, indeed the demand, at the heart of punk, for “something else” that is not the present time or place, with its stultifying limits and impasses. This demand is for a dystopia that functions like the utopian. To that end...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... limits of scientific knowledge, we extend social analysis into the rift between the technologically desired and the forgotten in order to open up an undiscussed realm of the technopolitical. We use the Chilean case to develop the concept of infrastructural drift, which we define as the behaviors and...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... also reimagines some of the disciplinary desires—the fundamentals—as well as the reparative relations his being in the world forged. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Queer Fundamentalism Karen Tongson Hand-wringing­ conversations about queer theory, its continued viability, its...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Chang Heavy Industries seek to articulate a prosocial role for the arts in the shadow of the DMZ, these collectives also complicate and satirize an international desire to reshape the border zone into a symbol of reconciliation. This article shows how the arts can not only foster but also trouble the...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... book creators but as a claim to collaborative world building. In Legion Lost , the desire to obliterate or extinguish life that is different than oneself is linked to the experience of social isolation from friendship, camaraderie, and collectivity—it is loneliness, the narrative argues, that...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...”; for example, the speaker wonders “if there is enough space in life for all this gasping.” While gasping might signal a struggle for human life, it is also a figure of other logics of space/time, mood, internal/external states, and structures of desire that defy being understood through a logic of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... slavery. The particular ways in which the Brazilian state and its British counterparts crafted these archives shed light on the narratives of freedom that they produced and caution us against replicating them in our own desire for satisfying stories of, for example, the Age of Emancipation and the triumph...