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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (or contradiction thinking), which demands that any ethics in an oppositional or oblique relationship to the way things are account for its apparent inconsistencies or contradictions. The tyranny of consistency steals the something actors need by collapsing something with everything, so that what we are left...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...—the cinematic and the biological—carry with them ethical and political implications, which are explored in the film. For this purpose, the article contends that Almodóvar brings his own cinematic language to its limit, particularly around his representation of transsexuality, as if to point us toward the limit...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., the economic, and the subjective. They also coordinate (at the level of conduct) projects of capitalist accumulation with efforts at regional security. This assemblage of industries and ethics, made in the name of control, is what this article understands as the soul of security. © 2012 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Deleuze and Guattari’s abstractions more concrete and allows us to review the ethical stakes of their project by providing a historical foil for their theories. Ultimately, I argue, reading them together allows us to revisit queer concepts of kinship from different historical and theoretical frames. ©...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 55–80.
Published: 01 December 2012
... inquires into the limits of such tactics and the unintended effects of their deployment. Finally, it asks if it is possible to grasp the workings of an alternative mode of translation that in evading militarized speech gives rise to a questioning of the ethics and politics of translation in wartime...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
.../racial terror — in the racial table where (black) means suffering and (white) freedom or (black) means nonvalue and (white) value. Taking a shortcut with Fanon, foregrounding the exposition of the violence that constitutes the colonial space, this paper announces a praxis designed to clear the ethical...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., in “Police and Thieves,” the Clash create a form that from the outset denies resolution. Examining cover-song form enables us to think beyond those questions of ethics and appropriation that have, hitherto, dominated the theorizing of pop. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 “Police and Thieves” Citation...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... by considering, through the idea of a “critical melancholia,” the ethical dimension of cartographic irresolution. I end by suggesting that we might also use this approach in thinking about recent geopolitical developments such as the opening of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus route. © 2009 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... medical care to the sick and dying. To highlight some of the unique dimensions of these discourses, I contrast them with arguments put forward in the context of the contemporary ethical and legal debate in the United States on the rights of the terminally ill. I give particular attention to how distinct...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and empiricism. Pressuring the very success of the admonition to “always historicize,” renewed attention to the literary specificity of rhetoric as trope indicates new ways of understanding the relationship between the universal and the particular, by recognizing the political and ethical force of the emergent...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... as a kaleidoscopic gathering of ethically motivated but widely divergent actors—not only as a quality of human difference but also as a set of values that actively work against forms of genocidal violence. In so doing, the author develops a critique of the contemporary demand for representational diversity in comics...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as an ethics for now, situated in sociopolitical and material arrangement of the American afterwar that papers the present over with imagined futures: the individuating triumph of rehabilitation, the collectivizing identification with a war that could seem worth it, the stabilizing conjugation of we...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the feelings of brown subjects. It examines cultural forms produced under the cloak of migrant rights movements to trace the ethical imperative of Brownness enacted by migrant sounds and visualities of loss. The article focuses on the cultural politics of digital art, music, and social media that theorize...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Margolles, this article seeks to address how ethical encounters might be summoned through proximate, intimate encounters with the very absence of the disappeared body, represented through bodily fluids and fragmentary remains. The article argues that such aesthetic experiments point to decolonizing forms...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... across the Pacific. It focuses on a series of recent events mediated through textual and visual forms that unfold as a contemporary ethical drama between species—the human and the pig: the 2009 swine flu pandemic, a 2013 episode in which thousands of pig carcasses were found floating in Shanghai’s...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 47–65.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and as part of a shared political, ethical, and psychological sphere, which goes beyond their current politi- cal enmity. It is only by exploring both these aspects of Said’s writings on memory and the relationship between them, I suggest...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is a struggle toward meaning but not a story of redemption, or a testimonial to the strength of family and community in the face of grievous harm. This special issue of Social Text takes up the all too timely problem of meaninglessness, ethical disorientation, and the insufficiency of social life across...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
... political statements and subject matter—preferring to position fashion in the dream worlds of fantasy, aspiration, and self-indulgence—the issues of cultural and intellectual property and theft and the artistic, legal, and ethical implications they present are now cultural and political lightning rods...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of Sexuality and Foucault’s late project of elaborating an ethical care for the self — a care that, let it be said at the outset, includes ethical limits when it comes to “fucking around.”3 Indeed, we want to explicitly argue that reading The History...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2004
... projection, and to a more recent idiom which attends to a process of dispropriative invention, as instantiation of the ethical, in writ- ing and reading.”13 I will start from one detail of Jameson’s hypothesis that escapes com...