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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alicia Schmidt Camacho This essay argues that the failures of U.S. immigration enforcement institutions functioned as a strategic policy from 2003 to 2010, when the undocumented population in the United States reached an unprecedented twelve million people. The author examines how the so-called...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Dean Spade This article argues that, in the face of worsening conditions from climate change, enhanced border enforcement, a growing wealth gap, housing crises, and policing, social movements should focus on expanding mutual aid strategies. Mutual aid projects directly address survival needs...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... sense of out-of-control postwar criminality with the potent memory of past “terrorist subversion” of the war era and before. It was orchestrated by media moguls, powerful politicians, and law-enforcement leaders who opposed legal limits on sentences for juveniles imposed by United Nations conventions...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 1–34.
Published: 01 September 2023
... with the increasing criminalization of immigration and a more general punitive turn in immigration enforcement, engagements with carceral abolitionist perspectives have largely been quite recent. Seemingly disparate struggles increasingly bring into sharper focus a multifaceted critique of what we call...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., the militarization of policing domestically, and the use of surveillance and intelligence gathering by local law enforcement in collaboration or modeled after domestic and international spying agencies. Recent scholarship has begun to chip away at these deep transformations to social life that are guided...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in the offices of Asociación Tepeyac, the Virgin of Guadalupe is visually ever present as patroness of the group’s endeavors, informed Spitzer’s advocacy of Casa México’s work is not so obviously attributed in the visual space of the organization. In the secular sphere of law enforce- humanism, ment...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... with the growing professionalization of policing and the introduction of “expert” sciences Biometrics and Post-9/11 Technostalgia 39 Individuation into the work of law enforcement. Authorities clearly saw it as a potential...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., and the compulsory able-bodiedness it enforces, as a logic to which both queer and disabled populations have historically been subjected as a means of regulation and control. He notes that disability-themed memoirs or journals are often marked by a “conflict over rehabilitation—or, more precisely, over the ‘return...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and all Americans, by ending illegal immigration. . . . A portion of the money saved by enforcing our laws, and suspending refugees, will be re-invested in our inner cities.” 2 Should the wall be built, it would require the US government to use eminent domain...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 47–65.
Published: 01 June 2006
... culminating in the Holocaust) has no direct link to the Palestin- ians or the history of Palestine, the Palestinians’ past and current suffering (their dispossession, enforced exile, and continual oppression) is a direct outcome of the Zionist-Jewish occupation. But Said further distinguishes between...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2005
... into one system of assessment, monitoring, enforcement, and sanction, CRIS-E mobilizes and solidifi es an offi cial framework for managing the poor in Ohio. Under its reign, the poor face a level and intensity of directly targeted surveillance that relatively few of us may currently experience...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
... imaginary shines light on the relationship between race and electricity and brings attention to the cultural and historical narratives shaping how electricity is perceived in the United States. 5 In the prologue, and throughout the novel, Ellison draws on electricity to show how it enforces...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 115–123.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 116 Tana Hargest Bitter Nigger Inc. 117 Four interface screens. Bitter Nigger Inc., 2001 118 Tana Hargest Four frames from The Enforcer. Bitter Nigger Inc., 2001 Bitter Nigger...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 81–101.
Published: 01 March 2024
... a bath at the time of the police's arrival. Clearly this has no impact on either the tactical means the ALIU used to enforce the eviction order or the urgent underlying concerns over spatial justice in the city. If it was indeed a misrepresentation, as former public protector Thuli Madonsela commented...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2000
... secularized state enforced specifically religious ideas about, for example, “natural” versus “unnatural” sexual acts and appetites, precisely through enforcing body regulation. However, the state did so no longer in the name...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of these networks, which hold the embedded relationship, are deter- mined by the number and cluster of “enforceable ties,” “normative expec- tations,” and “reciprocity obligations” that can be counted in a given field. In his essay...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., signed by Governor Jan Brewer on 23 April 2010, ascribes criminal status (“unlaw- ful entrant”) to persons unable to provide proof of registration docu- ments enabling them to reside in US territories and mandates enforce- ment of this law by local and state government agencies. The signing of SB...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 105–121.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., Weldon prefers enforced assimilation. “The uni-culturalist policy of the United States worked,” she writes, “welding its new peoples, from every race, every nation, every belief, into one whole: let the child do what...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of the automobile. Yet, as any streetwalker will tell you, enforcing any of these rights against the legal and illegal incursions of car culture requires continuous tactics of everyday resistance (try actually getting traffic to stop for you at a striped “zebra” crossing...