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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 153–179.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Jennifer Wenzel Abstract This essay discusses “Forms of Life” in two senses: first, infrastructure as a social process that fosters particular forms of collective life and second, the agency/vitality imputed to infrastructure. The essay considers an unremarked ambivalence in energy humanities about...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and intervening in the current relationship between energy systems and sociocultural power structures. Finally, in “Forms of Life: Thinking Fossil Infrastructure and Its Narrative Grammar,” Jennifer Wenzel puts her long trajectory in the energy humanities into conversation with infrastructure studies in order...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... servants, future lifetimes of captive territorialized populations) The natural and technological resource mines are situated in territories of low land values and ready accessibility of low-cost energy, human labor, and other necessary resources (e.g., water in the case of data center cooling...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 39–67.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., production, consumption, and wastage. Today's world ecological system is built on ceaselessly increasing linear flows of materials using ever-intensifying quantities of energy—all on a finite resource base. As energy analysts such as Vaclav Smil have demonstrated, there is a tight correlation between human...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and leisure of certain classes of people are necessarily dependent on the exploitation of the energy of others, while promoting a postracial “electric slave” as a progressive and permissible solution to older systems of forced human labor. 22 GE's advertisements show how systems of enslavement...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... often advanced under the national- ist banner of energy independence. Such extreme forms of extraction are accompanied by spiraling rates of greenhouse gas emissions at the point of production as well as consumption. Accompanying these shifts to more intense exploitation of fossil fuels...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... by technoscience is the inseparability of knowl- edge production from technological innovation aimed at reaching beyond human limitation, then not surprisingly technoscience is producing knowl- edge through experimentation with the structure and organization of bodies, matter, and life. Along with the high...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a sloppy line, I imagined Randy’s incisive assessment of the touchy-­feely observation. That kept the writing tight. Martin’s field of inquiry is a wide-­angle lens on human precarity. His early works on dance establish an intellectual history from Émile...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to every citizen of every class — just so long as one is able to allocate one’s mortal energy properly. There is something fatalistically reassuring about these books. They tend to assume that happiness is normative and universal, and that technol- ogy and the fast pace of modern life...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Text ’s long-standing engagement with the antagonistic energies of culture. In this case, the scientist as hoaxer merely ensured that the gulf between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... mixture, collapse is driven by human col- lectives organized and equipped by markets, militaries, and civilian agen- cies. That cell phones and the Internet enhance and extend human agency is indisputable. Indeed, GPS-­enabled cell phones and social media plat- forms, such as Twitter and Facebook...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael D. Rubenstein This essay argues that the public utility, particularly electricity supply, signifies powerfully as a form of social recognition, a basic human right, and a model of civic inclusion and citizenship in the modern and postcolonial Bildungsroman . James Joyce's A Portrait...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Text ’s long-standing engagement with the antagonistic energies of culture. In this case, the scientist as hoaxer merely ensured that the gulf between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient for those committed to blocking dialogue, to silencing dissent, and to mask- ing the conflicting energies within culture and to subordinating them to the ideological. The journal adapted...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 71–73.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Text ’s long-standing engagement with the antagonistic energies of culture. In this case, the scientist as hoaxer merely ensured that the gulf between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 74–77.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Text ’s long-standing engagement with the antagonistic energies of culture. In this case, the scientist as hoaxer merely ensured that the gulf between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 78–84.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the humanities that C. P. Snow famously lamented in the 1950s was forced a little farther apart. How convenient for those committed to blocking dialogue, to silencing dissent, and to mask- ing the conflicting energies within culture and to subordinating them to the ideological. The journal adapted...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to meeting human needs determine emergent social relations in the wake of disaster? MADR writes, Think of all the things we rely on our opposition to do for us. Our food, water, energy, transportation, entertainment, communications, medical care, trash pickup. If the political establishment takes care...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 135–155.
Published: 01 March 2022
... activism is mobilizing to decommission emitting devices, establish a moratorium on new fossil energy projects, and leave fossil fuels in the ground. 7 Just underneath the thin cover of consensus lies the conflict attempting to break through. According to the geographer Erik Swyngedouw, 8...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... hope, occurs in the mundane places of our subjectivity, or the minutiae of our living.” 4 How, indeed, do we begin tearing down the illusionary solidity of construction like the gender binary, or any other limitedly numbered set of categories into which humans try to cram existence? We might...