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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... such as Distrcit B13 and Casino Royale . © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Light Reading Public Utility, Urban Fiction, and Human Rights Michael D. Rubenstein “The body, enlightened by electricity, was not docile, but ecstatic.”  — James Delbourgo, A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., Andrew J. 2000 . Trademarking Jack London. Resources for American Library Study 26.1 : 103 -9. Gayle, Addison. 1972 . The black aesthetic . New York: Doubleday. Gökçe, Neyir Cenk, comp. 2001. Definitions of science fiction, www.panix.com/~gokce/sf_defn.html ,30 June. Griggs, Sutton. 1999...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and argues that a cultural logic of “fictions of return” forms a central part of the production of Filipino America as a transnational sociospatial formation. The first section discusses the production of Filipino America in the context of America's exhibitionary complex. The article proceeds to trace...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 123–145.
Published: 01 March 2004
... . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Ahmad, Aijaz. 1996 . Lineages of the present . New Delhi: Tulika. Ahmar, Tasneem. 1997 . Pulp fiction? Herald (Karachi) . December. Appadurai, Arjun. 1996 . Modernity at large . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Asad, Talal. 1996...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Madhu Dubey This article examines the political implications of the resurgence of biological concepts of race at the turn of the twenty-first century, especially as these are viewed through the prism of science fiction. Current racial science purportedly recognizes racial difference in the service...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., which equates progressive politics with the mere numerical expansion of minority characters in the fictional worlds of mainstream comics production, and asks how we might reframe this demand not as a plea by minority subjects to be visually represented by predominantly white male comic book creators...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 177–181.
Published: 01 September 2009
... scholarship on literature, but also sporadically published poetry and fiction. There are intriguing parallels between the experimentalism of the essays in the journal, especially in the rubric of short, theoretical pieces called “Unequal Developments” featured in early issues, and the experimentalism...
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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 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dominic Johnson Bruce Benderson is a writer who loves the dirt of cities and narrates the lives of those who wear its grit. His writings in fiction and nonfiction have established him as a key figure for thinking about sexuality, class, and the shifting social and cultural circumstances of urban...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... science fiction television series Orphan Black to interrogate how late colonialism saturates cultural productions and to demonstrate how dispossession functions through durative and recursive structures. Providing the extractive and appropriative logics underlying racial capitalism, dispossession is both...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... American enemy, directly creating the gang violence in the Northern Triangle. This article considers if the cost of security for the US citizenship is borne by the insecurity of Central American citizenship. The second half of the article examines fictionalized accounts drawn from the testimonies of women...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kadji Amin; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson During the 1920s, French surgeon Serge Voronoff became an international sensation for his technique of grafting chimpanzee testicular matter into human testicles. Félicien Champsaur’s 1929 popular speculative fiction novel, Nora, la guenon devenue...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... aesthetics”—an analytic that informs a wide range of contemporary theory, fiction, film, and new media, and that is a necessary corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a dominant architectural mode, a multivalent metaphor, and even a weapon. A reading of several post–9/11 texts, including...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Dust (2000), imagines itself as a competitor for the production of truth; Canadian novelist Alan Cumyn's Burridge Unbound (2000) serves as an analogue prone to similar forces of fragmentation; and David Park's vision of a fictional commission in Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner (2008...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... is gruesomely entranced by the possibility of civilizational collapse. Works of speculative fiction such as Atwood’s The Year of the Flood , on which this essay focuses, play a critically important role today by making the new extreme scales of biopolitical exploitation visible, speeding up the impact...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on a literary fiction by Joao Gilberto Noll and a documentary by Santiago León, the article argues that cultural representations of precarity produce a reflection on a new status of subjectivity vis a vis a redefined relation with the common. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Improper Selves Cultures...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott Jane Elliott examines the way in which twenty-first-century fiction imagines what she terms suffering agency , or the experience of agency as an omnipresent and overriding burden for the neoliberal subject. By focusing on the high-profile and acclaimed novels Life of Pi (2001), Never...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... imposed on African nation-states by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s structural adjustment programs. African creative artists have long tempted their local readerships with the tales of moral corruption, guile, and hard-boiled individualism that are the stock-in-trade of pulp fiction...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 97–113.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Girl in the Ring (1998) and Midnight Robber (2000), and the editor of an anthology of “Caribbean fabulist fiction,” Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root (2000). A collection of Hopkinson’s short stories, entitled Skin Folk, was published in the winter of 2001. In 1998 Hopkinson was the first recipient...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., the simulated, the repre- sentational, the fantastic, the fictional, the artificial, the common, and so on. The “force of custom” Bentham speaks of, for instance, is mimesis. So is the conventional, the local, fiercely criticized...