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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the disaster. Mikhail’s writing of the disaster of military human rights intervention depicts it as different from other disasters of the twentieth century, however, in that it destroys a way of life that is made legible only through this destruction. Reading Mikhail’s poetry, one finds this way...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... disaster relief. Bringing together ethnography and the social study of science and technology, this article illuminates uncertainties inhabiting military protocol in a crisscrossed public-private infrastructural universe. Focusing on the crucial predawn hours when rogue tsunami waves push against the...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
... letting me fantasize about a disaster, the Casio reduced the probability that a real one would actually happen. The coincidence would be too great. Over the years, this fetish value has proven far greater than the thing’s value as a calculator...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... political, economic, and cultural arrangements of here and now — spatial and temporal relations that have been placed under extraordinary duress by everything from ambient computation to climate disaster — is to reckon with the distributive consequences of the uneven flows of capital, goods, people, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... World and racialized poor become the shock troops of environmental disaster, as racialized death becomes an integral part of the story: the 2010 and 2008 earthquakes in Haiti and Sichuan, China, as well as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Indian Ocean tsunami a year earlier. These human-nature...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... filmic and performative, a disturbing display of the inhuman apocalyptic. In this ruinous and shadowy complex imaginary, the products of capitalism do not neatly melt into another form, as recycled or upcycled debris from the condition of disaster turned into a better, green, or even “sustainable...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2007
... evidence.4 The former emphasis was associated most often with a group of university faculty who signed an ad in early April — before any criminal charges were filed — that called the party and its aftermath “a social disaster” and featured primarily black student comments about the Social Text...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... capitalism to thrive,” which is how Yeager describes Naomi Klein’s notion of “disaster capitalism.”8 Transnational capital is engaged by poor African country through IMF (International Monetary Fund) loans to develop Africa; Bond destroys construction site on pretext of terrorist...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... These wars promoted the suspension of liberties in the name of liberty, whether by using federal troops for drug twenty-five years, interdiction or usurping the authority of local school districts. Even natural disasters that could place populations at risk...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
... testimonies. Landslides and flooding are common events for those living in informal neighborhoods along Mexico City’s periphery, especially in the summer, and Neto survived more than one. During his testimonies, however, he tended to speak of them as one ongoing disaster. “It made a sound. Whooooosh . It...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... together by a pervasive sense of precarity and relentless uncertainty that puts meaning and the social itself in question. We suggest that such afterworlds are characteristic of a broader historical moment characterized by the proliferation of disasters that are lived as endemic conditions: mass...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... . New York: Random House. ____ 1990 . “The Fall and Rise of New York.” New York Review of Books , 8 November, 40 -44. ____. 2001 . “Fiscal Disaster the City Can't Face Alone.” New York Times , 9 October 2001. ____. 2002 . “The Betrayal of Capitalism.” New York Review of Books , 28 February...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 73–80.
Published: 01 September 2006
... with the hiring process itself. The goals were to interfere with the hiring process by intimidating the contractors and to amass visual material for presentation to immigration authorities to support their claims of an “unlawful disaster” on the streets of their...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 135–141.
Published: 01 March 2000
... foreigner in her own land—a refugee, a disaster victim—and the sheer magnitude of the crisis required military-style intervention.5 As the crisis in Europe and Asia made U.S. military involvement seem...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 79–95.
Published: 01 December 2008
... reflect a particularly U.S. chronology. In the third world, she argues, structural adjustment poli- cies and the dismantling of the Bretton Woods framework were a disaster for the developmentalist state. True enough. But she continues: “The...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the end of the world was easier to imagine than the end of capitalism. Today, this remains true but only because the end of the world, namely, the ecological disaster wrought by the Anthropocene, is perhaps all too easy to conjure. Indeed, as Naomi Klein has insisted, perhaps the end of capitalism is...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2001
... it reported the event to the public at large; it is no less dif- ficult to judge the media entirely on the basis of how it sought to “con- struct” or “package” the given event (as Timothy Luke does brilliantly, nonetheless, in his analysis of the Chernobyl disaster...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., translation, and sovereignty, falls from view, sharply limiting the futures we can imagine. The recent dev- astations in Haiti hammer this point home once again, as pathos over the “natural” disaster of the earthquake is paired with defamatory blaming of...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
...- ently not satisfied with the disaster at hand, began disseminating the fear that terrorists, having succeeded in shutting down air travel and the stock market, might launch a follow-up attack using chemical or biological weapons. Whether the fear was prescient or causal, TV and radio jour- nalists...