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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... nationalist interpretations by delineating the expansive qualities of empire in the United States and in South Asia. By historicizing the Delhi Durbar as an aesthetic spectacle of empire, this essay highlights how geometric motifs of colonial India are linked to the architectural landscape of post-9/11...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Mike Davis Mike Davis. 2004 The Urbanization of Empire MEGACITIES AND THE LAWS OF CHAOS The Old Imperialism Mike Davis The great...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Vicente L. Rafael This essay inquires into the relationship between translation and empire in the United States. It argues that such a relationship cannot be understood apart from a critical appreciation of the Americanization, which is to say, translation of English from an imperial into a...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Nerissa S. Balce Duke University Press 2006 The Filipina’s Breast S avagery, Docilit y, and the Erotics of the A meric an Empire The raiding of women has always been the dream and the obsession of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 112–117.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Edward Said's 1979 essay in the inaugural issue of Social Text , “Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Victims,” places before us the problem of the present moment of global power—the problem called “empire”—in terms of the specific intellectual/political task Said set for...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jodi Kim This essay offers an investigation of US settler colonialism and military empire, a conjunction theorized as settler modernity, in the post–World War II era. It argues that settler modernity is an ensemble of relations significantly structured and continually reproduced through manifold...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... empire and reason. It exposes how love and hate are affectively policed to create a field of good and bad objects and liberal and indigenous subjects, regulated by a colonial morality that is not the cause but rather the effect of processes of repair. What are the colonial dimensions of object relations...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... employed to justify settler occupation, theft of land, imperial trades, war, and overseas empire, making these simultaneous yet differentiated processes that link Africa, Asia, and Europe with the Americas relevant to the study of slavery and freedom. Moreover, the author observes that because slavery and...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... possibilities. The online project Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760–1761 , which interprets the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth-century British Empire, offers a telling example. The map suggests an argument about the strategies of the rebels and the tactics of counterinsurgency...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 242–245.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Heather Gautney This essay discusses the evolution of state theory from G. W. F. Hegel to Gilles Deleuze, with a focus on the ways in which the state has been theorized as a mechanism of egalitarian social change. Following Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's empire thesis, it raises the question of...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the first Chinese empires. It also explains how, in the 1930s, the Nationalist government—and not the post-1949 Communist regime, as is often mistakenly assumed—first launched a project to rectify the Chinese names of the barbarians and replace the derogatory animal classifiers with the standard human...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... These areas of inquiry are now embroiled in the phenomenon of the global university, or the proliferation of U.S and European academic outposts in the rest of the world. This complex terrain of global corporatization, neocolonial educative empires, and cross-cultural exchange calls for a renewed...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the algorithmic density that swirls around us? To what degree does the epistemic thrust of empire haunt our willful actions in this age of digital self-fashioning? All this willed discernment, calculation, adjustment, and particularizing in the name of and in service to a divinity that shall...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... empire and Assange’s confinement at its center show how the fight over the control of information, and those who circulate it, converges with the struggle for the control of territory, and those who police it, transverse it, and are trapped by it. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... resolve the problem of erasure. If dispossession is understood as formative of the US empire, might it be necessary to treat it as a component of the economic disparity not only of Indigenous people but also of others so indentured within/to the state? Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... necrospeculation . The accounting procedures of emancipation in the British empire appropriated financial value not just from living enslaved bodies but also from dead and absent ones. The British state oversaw and directed an intergenerational regime that plundered wealth from enslaved black communities and their...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... describe as a grounded relationality. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. dispossession racial capitalism financialization value empire Financialization, debt...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2005
... or slaves of a revolution- ary party.”2 This celebration of exile can be found in Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Empire, a best seller among American Marxist academ- ics and art critics (“A specter haunts the world and it is the...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): np.
Published: 01 June 2007
... war culture, modernism, the twentieth-century novel and film, and postcolonial and cultural studies. He is the author of Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire and Modern British Literature (forth- coming, Oxford University Press). His published work includes “The Dogs of War: Myths of...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 131–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
... © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 References Adelman Jeremy Aron Stephen . 1999 . “From Borderlands to Borders: Empires, Nation-States, and the Peoples in between in North American History.” American Historical Review 104 , no. 4 : 814 – 41 . Armitage David...