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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of “our own” time has been stultified and preformatted. But where are we today? Communism is free time, and nothing else, someone on the Internet has recently argued. How do we attain to a critique of the temporalization of facts and the generalization of the intellect that lives up to such a motto...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of primatology and within US popular culture between the 1910s and 1930s. Departing from Donna Haraway’s originary work on the field, this essay argues that primatology was in fact built upon preexisting scientific racial ideologies, such that the animals themselves became parsed according to racial...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “after” the fact of José Esteban Muñoz’s death. Instead, guided by his treatise on stages and theories of performance’s potentiality, this essay argues that “time after time” signals the important work of returning to and recognizing Muñozian traces in the artists and artistic objects he studied...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group While networked global capitalism is often aestheticized as smooth, continuous, and homogeneous, this system in fact requires asymmetry and discontinuity. We propose the figures of the mine and the port to envision the relationship between extraction and condensation...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and beyond the institution. It is about becoming attentive to the ways in which the production of knowledge in the register of the neurotypical has always been resisted and queered despite the fact that neurotypical forms of knowledge are rarely addressed or defined as such. It is about exploring a juncture...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... forms of racialization, social reproduction, and social difference, along with geopolitical dynamics. In fact, logistics is a specific character of contemporary forms of power, and struggles over logistics and its infrastructures are imperial and tied to conflicts over land and livelihoods in a much...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the recent U.S. occupation of Iraq. As an examination of the vexed position of Iraqi translators working for the U.S. military shows, attempts to deploy American notions of translation in war have devolved instead into the circulation of what in fact remains untranslatable and so unassimilable to U.S...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... The song “Guantanamera” is a quasi-officially Cuban cultural and national artifact, though in fact its history of composition, performance, and recording reveals it to be a remarkably unstable and fluid text. The site, the U.S. naval base on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, continues into 2007 to challenge political...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... truth, that is, as a “natural fact,” it necessarily represents the phenomena it describes as an inevitable consequence of the political and legal assumptions that it unreflectively incorporates. By considering the controversies about HIV/AIDS in South Africa as conflicts of values , we might illuminate...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and by situations of marginality and war. Our belief is that to understand how religion, media, and politics intersect necessitates a close analysis of the forms and processes of circulation which in fact bring religion, media, and politics into being. Religions are constituted through an architecture...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in fact examples of an early, nonmusical genre in commercial phonography known as the “descriptive specialty,” which often involved studio reenactments of current events. Like other descriptive specialties, these recordings were meant to exhibit the phonographic medium to capture audience attention. Using...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 35–38.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ann Pellegrini; Jasbir Puar This essay traces Fredric Jameson's important early analyses of the waning of affect and disappearance of the depth psychological subject under conditions of postmodernism, arguments he developed over the course of several essays in Social Text —beginning, in fact...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., transnational scholarship is responding to contemporary crises of place. Unable to look away from the violence of the border, and as neoliberalism has extended the reaches of misery, work that refuses traditional spatial distinctions is “centering” the fact of violence. The introduction calls this new spatial...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in a heteronational domestic life. The article traces injured soldiers’ experiences of being in common with others askance to this constellation of things to come, relating sociality to bare facts of perdurance. 10 Locke and Biehl, “Deleuze and the Anthropology of Becoming.” 11 See, e.g., Das...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... The author argues that “postemancipation” is in fact not a past historical period but a critical designation of the social and relational terms of our present. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 necrospeculation necropolitics postemancipation racial capitalism finance slavery redress...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 85–101.
Published: 01 March 2004
... their history by mixing myth with reality, wish with fact, gods with men. And the epistemic commitments that suggested that these were peo- ple incapable of representing their own past were the same as those which further suggested that these people were backward. Or vice versa: that these people still...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... on earth. Therefore, any statement about life’s origins should be considered as theory, not fact.”1 Clearly, this line of could ensure reasoning has been victorious with popular culture as of late; every pres- idential...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 11–20.
Published: 01 June 2006
... this is the proper celebratory gesture but also because, at the dire historical moment we inhabit, the problems posed by this remarkable book are more trenchant than ever. This historical fact, in itself — bearing, that is, the full force of an unknown future contingent on this present...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that are not exactly wished for. Perhaps some of that desire not to inhabit the roles that were given to us explains the fact that this particular Cuban archive is so hidden at the end of the world (the basement laundry room perhaps some of that desire...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... in fact immigrants we could present ourselves as a spiritu- ally [geistig] homogenous group — roughly like the religious sects during the early settlement of America. What unites us, however, is not a fun- damental attitude shared from the outset. What unites us is that we have been thrown out...