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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay examines the contradictory politics around the appropriation of cultural material in the fashion world. While fashion does not qualify for copyright protection, a common set of copynorms based on socially accepted racial constructions of authorship, originality, creative...
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 3. Dick Thomas Johnson, “Harajuku Fashion Street Snap (November 11, 2017) (46370495214).” Licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0). More
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the algorithmic density that swirls around us? To what degree does the epistemic thrust of empire haunt our willful actions in this age of digital self-fashioning? All this willed discernment, calculation, adjustment, and particularizing in the name of and in service to a divinity that shall remain unmarked—where...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in a linear, chronological fashion and that gays and lesbians have always been positioned by the state as subjects that are both within and outside the island, and it underscores the relationship between queerness and modernity. It is from these tenets that the formation of the Maceo Brigade, and the relative...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2023
... D. Eisenhower was to dub the “military‐industrial complex.” Through readings of R.S.V.P. and Zami , the article traces the racial and gendered history of nylon as both a fashion commodity and a military resource. These readings demonstrate Black feminism's central relevance to US military...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on the exercise of popular sovereignty, but also, in complementary fashion, on the creation of civic pedagogies: on educational institutions that set specific norms of social and political identity, and thereby transform the “mob” into a national “people.” I argue that these kinds of normative (or disciplinary...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Emily Drumsta; Keith P. Feldman This article addresses a critical inflection point in the history of the long War on Terror: Israel’s 1992 deportation of over four hundred Palestinians to the “no-man’s-land” between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 123–126.
Published: 01 December 2007
... for “some basic kind of old- fashioned Marxism.” This, he suggests, would be the appropriate approach to my example of the Peruvian peasant women who migrated to Lima and organized themselves in so successful a fashion. This alludes to the most challenging of contemporary issues...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Press 5 5 regulation and mystification of the social process of creation and innova- tion because, in Simmel’s model, members of the upper middle classes create fashion, and the lower classes attempt to imitate them. Lazzarato finds...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... accessibility of electronic mass media. Another body of writing has emphasized how religious groups, as they become ever more dependent on commodified media forms, must increasingly fashion themselves in accord with the protocols and norms of self-presentation...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... appears: “Some statements are more fashionable than others. Kenneth Cole Fall 2002.” The first photo appearing on the inside of the insert shows a young, seemingly heterosexual white couple. She wears a white coat and tan boots; he is wearing gray, brown, and black. They sit in front...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of unfashionability: from those for excite- ment (“blow your wig”) and possession (“lock up”) to those for fashion. The last entry of the Dictionary is that for zoot suit, which is defined, quite simply, as “the ultimate in clothes. The only totally and truly American...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Katunayake as the evil city where young rural women get corrupted. This perception is further strengthened by the new fashions and behavior patterns that FTZ women developed, which closely matched the discursive descriptions of the bad city woman: “westernized, trouser wearing, aggressive, loud...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... would lead someone like Al Aronowitz to invoke the anonymous listeners who responded to Sinatra’s songs with amazement by remarking, “He really believes those silly little words he’s singing.”5 Nice witches were the fashion in the early 1960s. Beginning in 1964, television, finally...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2000
... state with a “glorious” modern history—reinvents its purpose, but in an erratic fashion and without recourse to systemic worldviews. This disjunction results precisely from the triumph of capitalism, a triumph which...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... value artistic expression as “the means towards both individual self-fashioning and communal liberation.”4 If labor is “the humanizing activity that makes [white] man,” then, surely, humanizing labor does not really belong...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Palestinians to the no-man’s-land between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part of one year to contest the legitimacy of Israeli colonialism and demand their return. The deportation—meant to incapacitate Islamic militant resistance to the US-brokered peace process...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . Experiments on the Insensible Perspiration of the Human Body . London , 1795 . Davis Arianna . “ How Thirty Year Old Rihanna Changed the Music Industry .” Refinery 29 , February 19 , 2018 . https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/02/190972/rihanna-birthday-music-fashion-influence-power...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and peo- ple” at the level of their dynamic interaction, and in a fashion that gives agency to the object — that retrieves it from “immobility,” “inactivity,” and the “absence . . . of any element of instrumentality” — in the practi- cal, psychological, and sensual reconfiguration of the human.18...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
... formulation and social fashioning with religious resonance. Jews, Muslims, and black and New World Indian “heathens” represent Europe’s formative nonbelonging: think here of Shakespeare’s only slightly later characterizations in The Merchant of Venice , Othello , and The Tempest . Race is adopted...