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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Masters and Virginia Johnson's Human Sexual Response (1966), these drawings are carefully nestled between statistics and physiological summaries to embed them within the realm of the scientific and pedagogical. However, both are presumed to be racially unmarked. This article shows how blackness disrupts...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of new modes of transnational Pentecostalism. A central concern is how Deedat draws on forms of secular critique and biblical hermeneutics as part of his call for da'wa (religious awakening) among Muslims. It draws on close textual analysis of writings and video cassettes to tease out the formal...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things together...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Bobby Benedicto This article examines the role played by “third world” queer place-making practices in the reproduction of postcolonial dreams of urban and global modernity. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Manila, the Philippines, the article investigates the transformation...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...David Boarder Giles This essay explores the cultural economy of commercial waste. Drawing from ethnographic research with Dumpster divers in Seattle, Washington, and other cities with comparable waste streams, it explores the ways in which waste may constitute a distinct cultural-economic logic...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jonathan Flatley This essay examines Andy Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen (1975) series of paintings, prints, collages, and drawings of African American and Latino drag queens. It compares Warhol’s representation of this group of drag queens, most of whom were also prostitutes who frequented...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play Der Besuch der alten Dame (translated into English as The Visit ). The essay discusses how Mambéty's film is insistently heteroglossic, combining various lineages of thought, mythology, and aesthetics from African as well as Western sources. The film draws, for example...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of as always entangled. The editors elaborate this ecological view by drawing on theories of coloniality, especially the work of Sylvia Wynter (and her human/Man distinction) and Stefano Harney and Fred Moten (in The Undercommons ). In this framing, the university appears as a specific, but not isolated, part...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jina B. Kim Abstract Drawing together feminist- and queer-of-color critique with disability theory, this essay offers a literary-cultural reframing of the welfare queen in light of critical discourses of disability. It does so by taking up the discourse of dependency that casts racialized, low...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
...-19 pandemic on cities around the world. Narrated in different styles, the individual pieces draw on theories of global cities in neoliberal times as well as on the phenomenological truths of inhabiting these disparate places bound together by a global crisis. The pieces make use of a plethora...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Junaid Rana This essay draws on ethnographic research in a Pakistani neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, to illuminate how the concepts of becoming and infrastructure reveal insights into racialization and the workings of the counterterror state. I discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Patricia Ticineto Clough; Craig Willse Drawing from theories of affect economies as well as discussion of biopolitical distributions of life and death, this essay explores the public mediation of gendered security and national security in terms of a political branding that circulates notions...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... America. The essay also foregrounds a methodological question, one that underlines the vexed relationship between visual histories of South Asia and the visual economies of race and religion in the United States. Viewing Shah's drawings demands a different perspective on South Asian American visual...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... within a Bolivian (camba) comedy, NEO . Like other comedies drawing on national stereotypes, NEO promises to mock “all Bolivians,” yet their racialized ridicule is not without its asymmetries or consequences, particularly in the politically polarized and racially charged period following the election...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... is needed. Drawing from recent, critical discussions on sovereignty and the state of exception in recent political theory, this essay reflects on critical questions of the border in neoliberal times and aims to explore the conditions of sovereignty inhabiting the US/Mexico border. Here I analyze The Devil’s...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Susette Min This selection of recent artwork explores the disquieting and overwhelming silence regarding those who have disappeared and been detained since 9/11. Through music and drawing, low-tech art and text, artists Jenny Perlin and Visible Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen and Aimara Lin question...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... insights into how responses to the disease are situated within the landscape of neoliberal discourses and policies, revealing the fissures and inconsistencies of neoliberalism. As communities mobilize varied local, national, and international networks of support to reshape the fields of power, they draw...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Kamran Asdar Ali; Martina Rieker Drawing on the larger project of the Shehr Network on Comparative Urban Landscapes, the articles in this issue seek to revisit conceptually and theoretically the question of marginality in the production of contemporary urban cartographies in the Middle East...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jacqueline Nassy Brown This article critically examines a common premise of racial discourse in contemporary multiracial societies: that ethnic data collection, in the form of population statistics, is necessary for the apprehension and eradication of discrimination. Drawing on ethnographic data...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Benjamin's analysis of the “collector” and his critique of use value, and the confounding capacities of the “fetish.” Drawing on the perceptual field of book arts, the article then employs the concept of the communist object to investigate the dynamics of political printed matter, with a focus on the small...