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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and 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...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., mobilize large numbers of people to participate in movements actively rather than solely participating online or through voting, and offer spaces to practice new social relations. The article looks at examples from efforts for migrant justice, police and prison abolition, disaster relief, and other...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Occupy Sandy is one example of the collective organizing that emerges from catastrophe. Rather than merely donating supplies, relief efforts included building more sustainable communities, bolstering local businesses, and employing skill-sharing techniques. The work of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, which...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Library , 2009 . Dauber Michele Landis . The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 . Davenport Benjamin Rush . Blood Will Tell: The Strange Story of a Son of Ham . Cleveland : Caxton...
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Social Text (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 of life...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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. I’ve...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 135–141.
Published: 01 March 2000
... could pro- vide the necessary aid to those in need. However, the language of aid, relief, and recovery made the welfare recipient seem a foreigner in her own land—a refugee, a disaster victim—and the sheer magnitude...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... are depoliticized and rendered into a unitary and global category in need only of global humanitarian aid and relief. Between the subnational actors of civil war and the supranational actors of international law, the displaced person, now a generic victim, finds...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in master plans; we don't even think they are possible. Instead we wanted to listen to the immediacy of the moment, for the most guttural of responses may be the most useful. We wanted to dwell in moments of opening and reflection in the midst of disaster, moments to hold on to beyond the continuous turmoil...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (2 (159)): 89–98.
Published: 01 June 2024
... decades. This article argues that it is imperative we deepen the debate about strategies to provoke revolutionary ruptures within the fossil‐capitalist world system. We need viable strategies to generalize mutual aid and disaster communism, and these strategies must provide concrete solutions...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 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 93, Vol. 25, No. 4...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 81–101.
Published: 01 March 2024
... evictions during the pandemic-related State of Disaster. 3 In the wake of public outcry, Cape Town mayor Dan Plato condemned the police approach while simultaneously defending their right to act against what he persisted in terming “illegal land invasions.” 4 Crucially, Plato deflected outrage over...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 pandemic urban commons resource rebellions disaster capitalism climate emergency Ashley Dawson and Rashmi Varma From the mass exodus of millions of migrant laborers from cities in India after the announcement of a sudden lockdown in March...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of such sites, ready to launch at a moment's notice against the Soviet Union. We have long been on the edge of disaster. We are differentially on its edge. Such a place, situated on the San Andreas earthquake zone, brought forward the vulnerabilities of impending doom. The land had memory: it bore...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 61–82.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of what he described in an interview as “the moment of relief and hope.” 23 As Terence Wright notes, photographers look for images that conform to their preconceptions as they construct images that depict refugees and asylum seekers. 24 What Sestini saw in the boat and in the people who appear...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of finding relief, pleasure, and comfort alone. The provisional moments of solitude, rest, and protection that staying in can offer critique the exhausting liberal mandate impressed upon the minoritarian subject to make oneself relatable, sociable, and approachable. Mitski and Vuong linger in a critical...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... distort, fray, and vanish across space, producing relief, loss, or some combination of the two. When Indian activists touch wounded, rotting animals (Dave), when a Japanese monk insists that he will only communicate face-to-face (Allison), proximity becomes an end in itself. When an Inuktitut voice...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
... for managing disasters, financing catastrophe relief efforts through ‘margin money.’ The IRDA [insurance regulatory authority of India] favors unified laws with insurers being given a system whereby municipalities could be empowered...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... by man-altered landscapes, in which all praxis seems to be snuffed out, abstracted, extinguished.” In lieu of the term Anthropocene , Toscano favors Jason W. Moore’s Capitalocene , which restores capitalism, instead of ecological disaster or human agency, as the central agent in historical change...