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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
... . Memory and Modernity: Popular Culture in Latin America . London: Verso. Stam, Robert. 1997 . Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Stoler, Anne. 1996 . Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 69–95.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of soaring, Jet Age–inspired built environments. These parabolic hyperboloid environments, accompanied by a hyperbolic rhetoric from Bermúdez, sought to convince border residents of the “beauty” and “desirability” of national culture and the fluidity of the national market just as their socioeconomic...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of 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 (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 (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Black women. Specifically, the article examines the case of Luana Barbosa dos Reis, a Black lesbian mother who was beaten to death by police officers in São Paulo in 2016. The article argues that her beating was an act of (un)gendering—a desire to both discipline her as a Black female/mother and erase...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to flourish within black feminism, masked as racial progressivism. Ultimately, this strain of anti-pornography politics has promoted a black feminist sexual conservatism which systematically ignores questions of black women's pleasure, sexual agency, and desires, and has generated a normative – rather than...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and affinity, meeting a desire in the larger population to grasp palpable insecurity, to understand what was happening in a future once imagined as “peace.” © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Seventeen Years, Seventeen Murders Biospectacularity and the Production of Post–Cold War Knowledge in El...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 74–77.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Anna McCarthy; Randy Martin The story of the Social Text collective begins with the desire to establish a counterpoint to possessive individualism, creating a means for valuing collaborative engagement against the singular authorship of genius; later it would come to stand...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
...” 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 critters...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... is 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...
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Social Text (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 materiality more...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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-­zone, but a field...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of 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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 order, and state authority...
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Social Text (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 (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the 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...
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Social Text (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 (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...