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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... violence, dismissing value and entertaining excess, stays with violence? What account of racial subjugation and liberation would emerge from it? For in Fanon’s description of the colonial space as a product of colonial (juridicoeconomic) violence, the distinction between the Native’s and the Settler’s...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Alexandra T. Vazquez Drawing on the mentoring genealogy José Esteban Muñoz emerges from, Vazquez points to how his pedagogical style and ways are accumulative of his own extension from Paul de Man to Eve Sedgwick. This extension is also a mode of giving away, a sharing of vulnerability and excess...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... offers the dichotomy of hypo/hyperhabilitation as a template for understanding the relationship between Lauren Berlant’s “slow death” thesis for underserved communities of color and the futuristic advance of prosthetic and reparative technologies for the privileged few. The symbolic excesses...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... identitary stances and aims to embrace possibility rather than hold us down. The present conversational piece, fostering critical reflection in/on kinship and interested in evading disciplinary pledges, explores underlying themes of Bey's fugitive theorization, such as undefining, opacity, queer excess...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 58–62.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Micki McGee An analysis of media coverage concerning the physiques of three iconic African American figures—Oprah Winfrey and Barack and Michelle Obama—is taken as a point of departure for revisiting Sohnya Sayre's 1987 Social Text article “Glory Mongering: Food and the Agon of Excess...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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 filmic time...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
... visual representations of pleasure and femininity while theorizing how the line functions as a way to maintain a norm. Against this, the potential of brown jouissance emerges via the zigzag style of contemporary Filipino artist Jevijoe Vitug. In his portrait, a glimpse of racialized, sensual excess...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and disciplined (or at least neutralized) by finance but realized by dance. This resemblance also compels us to think about economies (of capital, bodies, affect, movement, etc.) characterized by excess. For Georges Bataille, all economies are characterized by excess—an excess that must find outlets for its...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., partake in economies — not in the traditional sense of a The Gift of Freedom 41 measurable equilibrium of labor-power exchange, but in a social, interac- tive, creative, and sometimes excessive...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 69–92.
Published: 01 June 2022
... undocumented (creative) praxes that deploy—and theorize—queerness as sexual-legal excess and their means of living otherwise. In this understanding, undocuqueer aesthetics become both evidence of the different vectors that condition undocumented people and performative in the sense that they act...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 93–111.
Published: 01 June 2022
... is reserved for special occasions, but both asexuals and feedees upset this social more by asking for more. The interaction of the disruptive bodies of asexuals and feedees with their own vulnerability becomes clearer when examining cake. Each allows the pleasure of cake to unfold in excess of its bounded...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the heterogeneous or what Bataille called the sacred indicate a general economy of an unrestricted expenditure of energy that, though to a point employable and thus valuable because useful and useable within a social system to help render the system coherent, even if fragilely so, remains fundamentally excessive...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... occasioned a shift in the source of economic value from that of capital predicated on production to one increasingly organized around speculation. Rather than capital derived from the extraction of surplus value from labor (i.e., value produced by the worker in excess of what is paid as wages), speculative...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Scenes from History, Politics, and Religion The millennium seems not to be a site of the production of excessive anxiety in South Asia. Why?1 Indian editorials speak United Nations warnings about the millen...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... as excess, as noise, as breakdown, drama, spectacle, high femininity, low theory, masochistic refusal, and moments of musical riot. I situate both of these aesthetic frames in relation to a theory of anarchism that departs from the usual accounts of it as a political philosophy and that instead...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-time . McMillan Uri . Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance . New York : New York University Press , 2015 . Musser Amber Jamilla . Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance . New York : New York University Press . Osterweis...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2024
... argument . . . is that social institutions [such as SROs] take up, then, a certain social excess—are even, perhaps, socially beneficial to some small part of it (a margin outside the margin). But that is the same argument that allows them to be dismissed—and physically smashed and flattened...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... mediates the exchange of use-­ values, but enters, as it were, into ‘private relations’ with itself.”10 The practice of speculation, as an investment of capital, involves an anticipatory time of realization of value in excess of the present value for which...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Homeland Security, this narrative of exceptionalism functions to mark both the inconceivable excesses of terrorist networks and the capacity of the United States, despite such monstrosity, to know, discipline, and quell these innately monstrous forces. Not surprisingly, the discourse of U.S...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
Published: 01 September 2009
... has remade the “full plate” into the latest idiom for dealing with bad news.  — Sohnya Sayres, “Glory Mongering: Food and the Agon of Excess,” ST 16 (1986) While Barack Obama...