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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... avenues for theorizing the construction of subjectivity in the digital era. Building on Marx’s model of commodity valuation and exchange, I propose that surveillance extracts information through a similar process of unequal exchange. Mirroring the mechanism of catachresis in language, the information...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Eun Kyung Min The two most dominant twentieth-century theorizations about the exchange of daughters are Freudian psychoanalysis, which theorizes the psychic, libidinal exchange performed by the daughter of the mother for the father, and Lévi-Straussian anthropology, which theorizes the exchange of...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 133–134.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Laura Kipnis Duke University Press 2007 An Incomplete Exchange Two weeks before she died, I got a long e-mail from Ellen about a book of Laura Kipnis mine that had just been published and that I’d sent her a few weeks prior...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... society of pure exchange, democracy is more substantial than in Germany: the universality of the exchange principle leads to a greater freedom from authority, does not allow one to isolate oneself in one's own individual interests, and brings benevolence to human interactions. However, the exchange...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Giorgio Agamben’s description of the nature of political exclusion, and Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection, I locate this abject capital at the intersection of cultural logics of capitalist exchange and consumer aesthetics. Quarantined in exceptional spaces like the retail or wholesale Dumpster, its...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 47–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Committee and the Black Panthers in Algiers, this article traces a foundational period of Black radical coalition building with Palestine through Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam. In doing so, it privileges systems of intergenerational exchange and emphasizes the ways in which broader political...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 97–119.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Max Hantel; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson This article critically examines the role of neurobiology in the work of Sylvia Wynter through her own “pieza framework.” Wynter argues that the pieza , the figure of exchange invented at the beginning of the slave trade, haunts contemporary political...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... continued hemispheric flow of human, industrial, and thematic exchanges. By contrast, films portraying interactions between Latin and Anglo characters insist on portraying narratives of internal homogeneity and external difference across the Anglo-Latin divide. Thus, these films' narratives are constantly...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... trace exhibitionary practices in the transnational art project Galleon Trade Arts Exchange. The article then discusses works by Christine Wong Yap, Stephanie Syjuco, Reanne Estrada, and Gina Osterloh to highlight how Filipino American visual art has critically engaged with the multiple contradictions...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... These areas of inquiry are now embroiled in the phenomenon of the global university, or the proliferation of U.S and European academic outposts in the rest of the world. This complex terrain of global corporatization, neocolonial educative empires, and cross-cultural exchange calls for a renewed...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... historical epoch and as human beings' increasing technical mastery over nature. In its historical sense, the Enlightenment has been victorious in the United States, where free and equal citizens engage in market exchanges as free agents, without feudal and precapitalist residues. Examining the concept of...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
... equilibrium of labor-power exchange, but in a social, interac- tive, creative, and sometimes excessive exchange of value. Here one must mention the early-twentieth-century anthropologist Marcel Mauss. In his fragmentary, schematic, and...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and out of the factories. Labor’s subjection—and the laborer’s subjugation—to the wage (a first imposition of digitization in the creation of the commodity for the market, a use value over an exchange value that would soon put all use values under the regime of exchange value by denominating them in...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... economic subject through a theory of human capital, and the generalization of the economic form of the market to domains of social phenomena hitherto considered noneconomic. In neo- liberalism, instead of being a partner in exchange, homo economicus is nor...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and outline methodological approaches to studying the dispersion of African descended populations. This work has resulted in studies of cultural exchange, migration, the social structure of various Afro-diasporic communities, as well as political activism within those...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... practice, not in theory. What they ‘do not know,’ what they misrecognize, is the fact that in their social reality itself, in their social activity — ­the act of commodity exchange — ­they are guided by the fetishistic illusion.”24...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of human interrelations. It is not people who originate these abstractions but their actions.”29 As commodity exchange gave rise to the universal equivalent of money, it also gave rise to abstract thinking. Since the money-commodity is timeless and...