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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 143–168.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jonathan Michael Feldman Duke University Press 2007 From Warfare State to “Shadow State” MILITARISM, ECONOMIC DEPLETION, AND RECONSTRUCTION From the Permanent War Economy Jonathan...
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Social Text (1 March 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 (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... dispossession of Indigenous peoples, to the articulatory present of a US imperial formation. Government and corporate collusion and criminal fraud over Indigenous land title are seen not as a new thing but as a structural component of US economics. It concludes that seeing territory as an analytic provides a...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... recreate an abled body not only in terms of gender and sexuality but also in terms of economic productivity and the economic development of national economy. Rather than argue for a better form of discretion between the categories of trans and disability, this article analyzes the ontological...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael Ralph This article explores a key trope of economic stagnation and chronic joblessness in postcolonial Senegal: the image of “lazy” young men in the public sphere. This civic and moral discourse is critical of young men who allegedly drink tea “all day.” But this attitude elides the long...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Andrews Drawing on recent theories of affect and affectivity, this essay argues that depression is an “affect” that connects the individual and the social. In particular, depression serves as both a response to, and a cause of, economic fears and uncertainties—a “quasi-cause” that opens up...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... key medium in the midcentury analysis of the “culture industries” and then by seeking to frame it as a theoretical object capable of shedding light on contemporary cultural and aesthetic forms in their relation to economic and political conditions. My argument is that Adorno and his readers/critics...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the agitated restlessness of contemporary Hindi film form as a symptom of its inability to find a stable formal dwelling. Instead of doing formal analysis alone, this article then aspires to bring the formal, technological, economic, and political imperatives together in the analytics of Hindi cinema...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and finally points to feminist questions that must be considered by the journal today in the context of broader social analysis to understand how rapidly changing economic realities intersect with gender. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working at the...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... guardians. These Haitian refugees inhabited both literal and discursive “zones of exclusion” that they had to negotiate in order to communicate their stories and have their claims for recognition as full persons heard and taken seriously. The essay opens by examining the historical, political, and economic...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... on a particular technology of reception, moreover, acts to screen out the broader textures of postsocialist cultural and economic production. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Beijing en Abyme Outside Television in the Olympic Era Joshua Neves The history of Chinese television since...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... material articulation of this struggle. It works by seeking to subordinate the rich, dense world of qualitative social values under its cyclopean logic of quantified economic value. (4) Finance is the redoubling of the complexities and abstractions of money. It creates a world-embracing matrix of signals...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... economic rights under the shadow of neoliberalism. What humanity means in China today—and in the world—and what it will mean in the future are part of an ongoing struggle over the meaning of its past and the politics of its present. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... place describes and includes, as a kind of phenomenological unconscious, a compelling and usually unstated idea of the human: that the (political, economic, or mimetic) cosmos of a work—any work—is the imaginative correlate of a distribution of humanness across the field of all bodies and thus an...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... era, captured (again monumentally) in the figure of the Rent Collection Courtyard , a large sculptural diorama unveiled in 1965 and recreated in 1999 by the artist Cai Guoqiang for the Venice Biennale. Back-engineered, this is the story of Chinese transition and economic reform, but read more directly...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... economic, and the subjective. They also coordinate (at the level of conduct) projects of capitalist accumulation with efforts at regional security. This assemblage of industries and ethics, made in the name of control, is what this article understands as the soul of security. © 2012 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... used to synthesize or even resolve the conflicting conceptual apparatuses of postmodernism (a term derived from aesthetic, humanistic, and cultural methodological questions) and globalization (a term derived from political economic, social, and cultural methodological questions). By attending to the...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... order, and state authority to interrogate the twinned problematics of individuated self-interest as elucidated by neoliberal ideals of economic self-government and governmental capacity to secure public welfare and security in the wake of market-driven structural adjustment programs. With a focus on...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza; Kevin Lewis O’Neill The will sits at the heart of everyday life for billions of people. Religious revival, democratization, and economic restructuring, to name but a few worldwide processes, routinely invoke the will of the people and the will of God while promoting will-full living...