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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
..., national data showed a decrease in the epidemic’s growth rate. The National AIDS Program and the World Bank now report that half of the projected 1.2 million HIV cases have been averted.3 In 1997 the Brazilian government began to provide free antiretrovi- ral drugs to all of the country’s...
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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
... 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 items from the scenes...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 interest to social theory...
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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
... 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 prizewinning Declining to Decline: Cul- tural Combat and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 visualization über...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 and pushers — criminalized...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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 same name brought the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... altered its position over the past several years and now does offer ART, as well as Social Text 94 • Vol. 26, No. 1 • Spring 2008 DOI 10.1215/01642472-2007-021  © 2008 Duke University Press 9 5 postnatal drug...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... show, in the years encompassing the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments in 1865 and 1868, the Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896, which sanctioned the pernicious “separate but equal” logic of the Jim Crow era, and finally the passage of the Food and Drug Act in 1906, whiteness seems...
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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 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... (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 shot people indiscriminately. In one house they murdered all eight family members, parishioners of...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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 of the ten other alternative therapies she was trying was doing...