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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and/or navigate the politicized and deeply contested construction of “the facts”? There is a long tradition, going back at least to Plato, of worrying that the latest technology will disrupt the formerly seamless alignment of words and things: vernacular print cultures, television, the written word...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 (1 December 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, in the...
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Social Text (1 March 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—a...
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Social Text (1 September 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... we 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. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 war injury sociality temporality...
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Social Text (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... an essential 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 of...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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, in...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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. necrospeculation necropolitics postemancipation racial capitalism finance slavery redress black studies Who shall unlock the stocks...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 133–134.
Published: 01 March 2007
... extending to bodily anxieties about purity and impurity generally, and the age-old accusation that it’s women who are, in fact, the dirtier sex and need social sanitizing in the form of various religious rituals and so on. Ellen wanted me to have said more about the unequal division of domestic...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... life first appeared 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 11–20.
Published: 01 June 2006
... only because 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 85–101.
Published: 01 March 2004
... 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... we were 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...