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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
...), which names coercive drug treatment centers run by and for the informal working poor. In putting the ethnography of an anexo in dialogue with Reygadas’s film, this article develops a picture of precarious sociality in contemporary Mexico, one shaped by neoliberal reform and drug-related violence...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... begin or transform globalization. I have selected three extreme bodyscapes to analyze in this text: the serial murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, decapitations related to drug trafficking, and the mutilations suffered by certain migrants as they travel through Mexico to the United States. These...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... does structurally undergird the same type of harm it otherwise purports to advocate against. Accordingly, the article considers how black women “in the life,” women who are involved in drug use and prostitution, women who are, ultimately, the most literal embodiment of the “nappy-headed ho,” become the...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... flexible allocation of kin resources, specifically residential arrangements. The retraction of welfare entitlements and the depredations of drug mis- use—which is associated with higher levels of domestic violence—have...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... provide free antiretrovi- ral drugs to all of the country’s registered AIDS cases. There are some 135,000 patients taking antiretrovirals today. The availability of the cock- tail and lab testing, funded by the Brazilian government at an annual cost of approximately $2,000 per patient, is said to...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... support for black civil rights, while the crack babies epidemic marked the apogee of the Reagan-Bush era’s criminalization of poverty through the War on Drugs. The Adoption Promotion Act of 1996 was ini- tially part of the welfare reform bill and represented Congressman Newt Gingrich’s and the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... starkness of its maximum life/death indistinction. Margolles’s work provokes scandal, and it wrestles with the afterlives of the war on drugs. In ¿De qué otra cosa podríamos hablar? ( What Else Could We Talk About? ), a piece made for the 2009 Venice Biennale, she collects blood, glass, and other...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... because they are being forcibly socialized in drug detention centers and postwar rehabilitation hospitals. And if we are not contemplating suicide, we are heading straight into the grave or up the maggot-ridden butts of street dogs. Of course, the residents of the bleak house have long been of...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
... das Drogas, a former street kid and drug dealer. After having converted to Pentecostalism, Zé had a vision in which the Spirit told him to open a place where people like him could find God and regenerate. Zé and his religious friends squatted private property near...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 151.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Dead Language João Biehl There is a place in the South of Brazil called Vita. Vita was founded in 1987 by Zé das Drogas, a former street kid and drug dealer. After having converted to Pentecostalism, Zé had a vision in which the Spirit told him...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): np.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., and the Limits of Privacy (University of Chicago Press) and Surveillance, Privacy, and the Law: Employee Drug Testing and the Politics of Social Control (University of Michigan Press). Margaret Morganroth Gullette is the author of Aged by Culture (Uni- versity of Chicago Press) and the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... over from a Jenner to a cop and solving all problems of social unrest in a joyful reconciliation of opposites. But like a drug we’ve taken too much of and no matter how we parse the problem, we say with Gil Scott-Heron, “It might be a good idea if I never, never went home again.” 1 Really, data...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... alliances and networks developed during the twentieth-century are techniques of governance and statecraft that have become both the exceptions and the rule within the universal political protocols of nation-states. Philippine president Duterte’s campaign of extrajudicial capital punishment for drug users...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
... difficult to gauge, is also readily apparent. Chris Mitchell argues that Trainspotting, with its overt scenes of heroin use, has changed the discourse on drugs in Britain. “The phenomenal success of the film and Irvine Welsh’s novel of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... drug protocols to infants born to mothers with HIV/AIDS, its coverage is far from universal. This unevenness of availability (compared to Brazil, which is often held up as a model for national ART programs) leads many critics of Mbeki and Tshabalala...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 81–107.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., disparate social practices seem to be alike to the point that they are treated in a similar fashion, as when both drug addiction and welfare use are treated as if they were the result of compulsion rather than choice. The...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Jim Crow era, and finally the passage of the Food and Drug Act in 1906, whiteness seems to be falling apart, to be seeking narcotic “remedies” wherever it might find it. It finds partial relief in performing grotesqueness, which it paradoxically attaches to the physical precarity and political...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
...- cred. Apparently, on the previous day, the local chapter of the narcotraf- fic gang Comando Vermelho (Red Command) had killed four cops who tried to extort a drug shipment from them. The military police stormed the favela the next day and...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... more than Leo perhaps. We said the number ten, and the monster appeared more stable, unmoving. We weren’t seeing or feeling it move for almost a year—that is, the frequent imaging that was built into the trial Leo signed on to did not show any progression. Maybe the trial drug was working. Or maybe one...