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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 5 A twenty-first-century publishing boom: books about the end of books. Photograph courtesy of the author Figure 5. A twenty-first-century publishing boom: books about the end of books. Photograph courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 67–80.
Published: 01 June 2004
... better CEOs? Fortune , 19 February, 244 . Parkin, Frank. 1979 . Marxism and class theory: A bourgeois critique . London: Tavistock. Pfeffer, Jeffrey, and Christina T. Fong. 2002 . The end of business schools? Less success than meets the eye. Academy of Management Learning and Education...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Patrick Deer Duke University Press 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction THE ENDS OF WAR AND THE LIMITS OF WAR CULTURE War is back and seemingly forever. In...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Gilberto Rosas Duke University Press 2007 The Fragile Ends of War FORGING THE UNITED STATES  –  ME XICO BORDER AND BORDERL ANDS CONSCIOUSNESS At three o’clock in the afternoon on this day in 1999, the odors of siz...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Joshua Javier Guzmán Toward the end of his short career, José Esteban Muñoz turned to the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy to theorize what he termed as the sense of brown. In his theoretical move from feeling to sense, Muñoz accounts for the onto-poetics of latinidad , what he called brownness. For...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... accumulation and excess takes the form of a cinematic drive that no longer hews to a narrative temporality but, rather, appears as exactly the hallucinatory intensity of an overwhelming present that Jameson described. For this reason, the films dispense with beginnings and endings; through modulations of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... U.S. interventions in open or secret civil wars that would kill millions and devastate civil society through the end of the century. The engagements of the essays in Social Text 's first hundred issues offer an instructive map of engagements with Latin America and a history of critical movements in...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... initiative on the part of black people. He ends with provocative thoughts on the relationship between universalism and particularism. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Letter to Maurice Thorez Aimé Césaire Aimé Césaire Député for Martinique To: Maurice Thorez General Secretary of the French...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... network. This essay contends that, instead of instrumentally mobilizing networks to fight networks, the work of the critical imagination is better served by isolating the deep specificity of networks in their formal deployment across a number of discursive fields. To that end, the essay explores “network...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
...), Week-End in Havana (dir. Walter Lang; 1941), Melodías de América (dir. Eduardo Morera; 1941), Apartment Zero (dir. Martin Donovan; 1989), Spanglish (dir. James L. Brooks; 2004), and Bossa Nova (dir. Bruno Barreto; 2000)—this essay reconstructs an affective history of Latin Americanism and its...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... as pesticide (the theory, technology, and practice of pest control). Designated as vermin (terrorists), African guerrillas fighting for independence were subjected to weapons that had been used against wild animals, such as poisons. The article ends with a reminder that the designation and treatment...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... queer, but this does not signal the totality of negation nor the end of queer resistance. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Near Life, Queer Death Overkill and Ontological Capture Eric Stanley What if it feels good to kill or mutilate homos? — Anonymous, restroom wall, University of...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... within Filipino and Filipino American experiences. The article ends with a rumination on the relationship between cultural production and desire to return and belong. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Fictions of Return in Filipino America Eric Estuar Reyes Distance is not a safety-­zone...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... represent conterminously both innovation and annihilation. The essay considers the desire, indeed the demand, at the heart of punk, for “something else” that is not the present time or place, with its stultifying limits and impasses. This demand is for a dystopia that functions like the utopian. To that end...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... lines of flight become absolute dead ends? © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 On Liberation Crack, Christianity, and Captivity in Postwar Guatemala City Kevin Lewis O’Neill The enemy held my will and of it he made a chain and bound me.  — Augustine, Confessions He was...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... soul can be deployed to create the person they purport to describe, by willing political transformation. The individual agent of willpower—“executive function,” in the argot of the cognitive sciences—becomes both the means and the end of school privatization. This body of work offers a way to read...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and Nazi against colonial. But more important, the essay attempts to address a broader problem of concentrated modernity, in which the two camps become symptoms, products, and models of the world in the era of late capitalism. In the end, the essay, turning on itself, asks a principal (and troubling...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., was accused of seventeen murders. The episode occurred at a key political conjuncture, at the end of a brutal decade in which staggering crime rates belied the Central American country's claim to an internationally lauded “peace.” The El Directo biospectacle emerged from the convergence of a widely...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
...; (3) one must express one's thoughts without regards for ends and the sake of communication; and (4) one must not curtail insight, imagination, and speculation. The article thus propounds the idea that we can only contribute to the building of a better society by not “blindly devot[ing] ourselves to...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... placed under house arrest in the Seychelles to end a war of British imperial conquest. In the second case, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the twenty-first century’s iconic dissident, sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid arrest and extradition. Prempeh’s exile on the edge of...