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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Rachel Jane Carroll Abstract This article unspools the history of nylon as a commodity between two Black feminist cultural expressions, Senga Nengudi's R.S.V.P. series and Audre Lorde's Zami . The first popular petroleum‐derived synthetic fiber, nylon was a crucial material in building what Dwight...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Livia Tenzer This essay surveys the feminist work published in Social Text over its thirty-year history, while noting an initial lack of interest in feminism among the journal's founders. It shows that early feminist work in the journal focused on cultural analysis, while later work engaged...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article develops the idea of slow loss as a relationship to time, space, and feeling that Black feminist theory has described in distinctive ways, helping readers to consider both Black female subjectivity and the stakes of Black feminist theory anew. This article...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jennifer C. Nash Saartjie Baartman's story has become central to black feminist theory and politics, serving as the primary analytic vehicle for explaining the violence that the dominant visual field inflicts on black female bodies. The re-telling of Baartman's story has also provided black...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 45–65.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jennifer C. Nash “Institutionalizing the Margins” treats intersectionality as a feminist orientation in time , as an analytic that powerfully describes both what women’s studies could be and what women’s studies has already become , that speaks about the discipline’s aspirations and progress...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jina B. Kim Abstract Drawing together feminist- and queer-of-color critique with disability theory, this essay offers a literary-cultural reframing of the welfare queen in light of critical discourses of disability. It does so by taking up the discourse of dependency that casts racialized, low...
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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...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... with deconstruction and a feminist-Marxist approach to postcolonialism, has been working with various organizations in Bangladesh for many years. Spivak first went to Bangladesh when she visited one of these rehabilitation centers while she was accompanying her mother, Sivani Chakravorty, and took photographs...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of racial capitalism and examines neoliberalism’s role in co-opting and obscuring insurgency against such exploitation. It suggests that black feminist speculative fiction by Octavia Butler constitutes a “philosophy of history” that makes visible otherwise difficult to apprehend historical continuities...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a postpublic sphere , overdetermined by opposition to transnational humanitarian intervention and by increasing tolerance of extrajudicial violence. I interrogate and relate two indexical episodes: (1) the practices and discourses of the Sri Lankan security apparatus, media, and feminists concerning...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
...’ interventions concerning the material conditions for artistic labor to animate the political critique of relationship between art and labor. The study of Yugoslav art workers’ demise reveals the detrimental effects of the bourgeois ideology of autonomy and creativity. Informed by feminist critique...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... departmentalization of feminist, queer, ethnic, and disability studies into the academic industry has produced a condition whereby we teach majorities to consume minority life—a condition that flattens some discordant and unappetizing affects. This section traces the lingering effects of Marxist and the Frankfurt...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on the lithic contact zone of the beach: humanism ( Planet of the Apes ), speculative realism (“The Terminal Beach”), and black feminist futurity ( Daughters of the Dust ). Considering the double life of the inhuman as earth and race, the author argues for a reckoning with black and indigenous geologic archives...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., it is clear that these networks are broken. Written by Precarity Lab, a group of intergenerational, transnational feminist and people and women of color scholars, this manifesto envisions a new approach to digital studies. It argues for a new analytic for tracing how precarity unfolds across disparate...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2022
... regimes across the world. Rather than one overarching set of politics, practices, and ideas that constitute “security,” the essay insists on a pluriversal lens onto a world in which security regimes appear beguilingly universal. Using a transnational feminist approach, we contest the boundedness...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Matter movement in London, the Feminist Assembly in Buenos Aires, the C-19 People's Coalition in Johannesburg, and the anti–citizenship law protests and the farmers’ movement in Indian cities. Against the multiplying crises of cities during the time of the pandemic, the different pieces in this pod come...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 67–78.
Published: 01 September 2002
... difference in the context of violent transnational conflicts. Despite its traumatic magnitude, September 11 is neither the end of history nor its beginning. The multiculturalist/transnationalist feminist critique of the production of knowledge developed over the past decade has not lost its relevance...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
... can put an end to women’s Lynne Segal economic dependency, and thereby free women from men’s control, that doughty feminist reformer Eleanor Rathbone argued just over eighty years ago.1 How her old statist rhetoric betrays her. Women’s economic depen...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 55–82.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the secularism debate between the communitarians and the leftists/liberals, and the former has impinged on feminist thinking specifically only in terms of defining democratic political space, as I shall elaborate later...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 99–125.
Published: 01 December 2003
... demonstrated that not all women, simply by virtue of their sex, found Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment credible. Following Thomas’s confirmation, the group, feeling that neither feminists nor socially conservative women’s organizations like Concerned Women for America spoke for them, broadened...