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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group As Internet memes and fake news permeate our collective mediascapes, a return to reasoned, balanced, and civil discourse appears to be the antidote to sensationalism. This essay argues that reason often falls short and that knowledge must be situated within the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., queer identity. Queer minstrels are compellingly slippery subjects because they both ruin and rely upon the criteria of the “fake” and the “real,” and in the process their performances reveal malingering ontological and epistemological commitments from queer counterpublics, drive wedges between and...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... it (without turning to a fake mask or self-death). As in his playback theater, emphasis is placed more on being than belonging, on reorienting one’s subjectivity rather than finding a new place for oneself in yet another group (which is the case when signing up for eternal memorial, a membership that...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... hiatus during the early decades of the revolution. The smoking habanera is, I argue, a signature of Cuba's so-called “Special Period,” a figure that interrupts and corrects the exceptionalist narrative of the Revolution and one that assures us that the racial past is not over; in the new economy, the...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... form, indicating the new official status of the former barbarians as ethnic minorities, fully human, complete with modern citizenship. Written as a tribute to the great Chinese ethnologist Ruey Yih-fu, who had a leading role in this remarkable project, the article also develops a new theory regarding...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... antagonists in this televisual battle by exploring their visual content and production methods in the context of the history of Caracas's barrios and the nation's television industry. On one side, Globovisión, a private cable news channel, commands the loyalty of the nation's middle-class anti-Chávez...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... How might this specificity allow these artists to elucidate aspects of contemporary capitalism’s cultural logic that are all too often invisible to people living in other parts of the world? How might it allow them to reframe or gain new traction on what Fredric Jameson once called a “radical cultural...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... overwhelming question that has haunted the subculture—“What is emo?”—it is also interested in thinking less about emo as subculture and more about emo as a kind of structure: the critical periphery of normativity, from which we might begin to develop new insights into what it means to identify normative...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... hyperhabilitated subject illuminate the ways in which the American New Right since the 1970s has portrayed white masculinity as a disabled embodiment relative to the admission of women and racial minorities into full citizenship. Hypohabilitated populations in turn are produced through neoliberal techniques of...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
... sets within a muted, bland interface that does not detract from marketing efforts. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Real (Software) Abstractions On the Rise of Facebook and the Fall of MySpace Robert W. Gehl On January 12, 2011, Bloomberg News publicly broke the announcement MySpace’s...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
...., 35 secs., 1999. © Carey Young. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Unfinished Business Notes toward an Artist Statement Carey Young As an artist I aim to operate in the gap between art and a life controlled to an unprecedented degree by corporate power. A number of my works feature...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... paranoia memory Paranoia is the mood du jour for the here and now. The news is fake. Trump is a puppet for Russia. The economy is on the verge of collapse. Everything is toxic — toxic waste, toxic culture, toxic institutions. “Is it paranoia if the world really is toxic?” Paranoia splits the world in...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of urban life has always been its ability to project the aura of the city, especially London and New York, to audiences geographically or economically distant from these exotic metropolises, whether in the economically depressed and deindustrialized cities of the British North or the US rust...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that have been mostly ignored by traditional media are now passionately (if unevenly) taken up in amateur and professionally generated online sites. In fashion news websites, Internet think pieces, blog posts, and reader comments, the stories receiving some of the most attention involve public...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... social ill to be overcome. The ideology of liberation pertained to both public and private spheres, underwriting the utopianism of the New Left as well as the self-­concerned individualism that colluded with emerging neoliberal capitalism.5 Pop cultural...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... schism between old Victorian preaching and the modernist aesthetic practice.3 Across the Atlantic, in response to the chaos and confusion of Europe, the American New Critics strategically developed an aesthetic of textual autonomy...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... via new “templates for citizenship that complement the privatization of public life.”3 In short, to see reality television as merely trivial entertainment is to avoid recognizing the degree to which the genre is preoccupied with the government of the self, and how, in that...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... founded its newsletter, Mediations, which “provided at least sporadic communication among a couple of hundred students and professors in the academic humanities.”9 The same year, work from the MLG started to appear in the Min- nesota Review, which since the inception of its new series in 1973...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ademy New York has always had its share of pest problems, but in spring 2005 Ashley Dawson a new species of vermin began setting up camp in front of some of the city’s most august institutions. Like something from a nuclear-age horror movie, these grubby rodents were alarmingly large, often...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a passage from a memoir quoted in Edward Ayers’s The Promise of the New South (and in several other works of contemporary scholarship), Social Text 102 • Spring 2010 8 9 Barrett writes: “With the tubes in my ears, the...