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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
... (2009) and James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Touching Ecstasy Muñozian Theory and the Extension of the Soul Shane Vogel In the final pages ofCruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futu- rity,1 José Esteban Muñoz closes his...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... into instruments for dehumanizing others, and the ecstasy that comes from producing corpses, stench, and pain. The pest is no mute subject; it is indefatigable. To call a person or animal a pest is to acknowledge his/its potential or actual resistance or infraction of boundaries one sets. This perception...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... For Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
... That’s a queer proximity, to be sure, but the queerest critique would perhaps engage a contrapuntal series of frames. For “to take another’s breath away” can be the very phrase of ecstasy: take ecstasy, Muñoz tells us, take my breath away, but to let me live with others, outside this isolated self, flesh...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... is nothing less than the experience of sociality through and as infraction given in “inter-affective” excess, given in and as “collective ecstasy.” 4 The sacred here manifests as the experience of innovation and improvisation, what Callois calls an “improvisation of the sacred,” that connects...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): np.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and African American Studies at Harvard University, where she is writing a dissertation titled “The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography.” Her work has been published in Cardozo Women’s Law Journal, Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal, and Feminist Review. Ann Pellegrini...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... actually is in school. Though we may have loved, fucked, eaten, sang, sewn, played softball, honked the tuba, ballet danced, taken ecstasy, and flashed jazz hands, queerly in our lifetimes before our respective sojourns in higher education, we talk, write...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
... arousal.32 At the highest levels trance can be used to provoke mystical love culminating in ecstasy whereby the person possessed can mystically communicate with God or the Prophet. In bandiri, Muhammad is often the focus of intense...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... The promiscuity of the detail. . . . takes on a sexual value. —Jean Baudrillard, The Ecstasy of Communication The suturing of selfhood and sexuality goes beyond Jean Baudrillard's quick observation relating the face to genitals. It is the logic that underlies the construction of sexuality itself, as part...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to produce the kind of teachable ecstasy that we once held dear in our classrooms, subcultural spheres, and fantasy playgrounds? Or are they to be no more? We hope not. But we will try to resist the convention of ending on the sharply binary rallying cries of hope and optimism, on one end...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Dictionary Online , s.v. “dirt, n.” (accessed March 17, 2021). 19. Oxford English Dictionary Online , s.v. “dirt, n.” (accessed March 17, 2021). 20. See Nash, Black Body in Ecstasy ; Scott, Extravagant Abjection ; Stallings, Funk the Erotic ; and Stockton, Beautiful Bottom...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2005
... such as prostitutes and sailors, met by his concept of the past flashing up to illu- minate the present.33 Following the lead of Abraham and Torok, of Ben- jamin, of works like these two films, we might imagine ourselves haunted by ecstasy...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of ecstasy, emphasizing how the closed eyes act as a sign of a private reverie while the slightly parted mouth suggests excess—excess pleasure, excess wealth. 1 While Rihanna's pleasures remain inscrutable, their relationship to shine is impossible to ignore. Shoes, jewelry, and tattoos are minimal...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2005
... as an Intelligence Asset and Liability,” the openness of the Internet serving good and evil alike, and so on.36 We have seen elsewhere how an incessant reverie, even ecstasy, infl ated the dot-com bubble of the 1990s. Then, of course, the true...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... 8. Ibid., 3. 9. Chris Mitchell, “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” Spike Magazine, 1997, www.spikemagazine.com/1000agonyandecstasy.html. 10. Kravitz, introduction, xxxii. 11. Irvine Welsh...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of communicative dissonance. “The pain and tedium of hearing a long, loud single pitch,” writes Joanna Demers, “can be accompanied, even eclipsed, by something resembling ecstasy.” 11 This ecstatic quality that Demers applies to putatively negative characteristics is central to the tenor of what is queer about...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of slavery and black dispossession—are far from romantic renderings of family. They are images that weave affective kinship through visual threads of pain, suffering, and ecstasy. Black bodies dance in praise, supplication, desperation, defiance, and jubilation: from a deep bouncing grind to the shudder...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- aggrandizement not only erases the self, but also rules out the outburst of September 11 otherness as irrational and radical evil. As the classical subject of ethical autonomy gives way to the free-floating subjectivity of consumer ecstasy, betrays the the cog and screw of the capital machine...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the work of philosopher of religion Rudolf Otto.2 Writing in the 1920s, Otto argued that goose bumps express the ecstasy of the body when in the presence of the divine. Implied in Otto’s theory is that the religious subject is involuntarily...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., the thrill that accompanies the hunt is finally achieved not in the brutalizing of others, but in the exquisite dissipation that confession enables, as though confession afforded speakers the same kind of release as does sexual ecstasy. In Christian contexts, witchcraft accusations may well...