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Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 1. Cedar Point Oil Field, Texas, 2013–14. More
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Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 2. Cedar Point Oil Field, Texas, 2013–14, detail. More
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alex Lubin; Les W. Field; Melanie K. Yazzie; Jakob Schiller In May 2011, the Anthropology Department and the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico offered a class entitled “Technologies of Settler-Colonialism in Israel-Palestine.” This field school was designed...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eng-Beng Lim; Tavia Nyong’o The authors formulate “queer reconstellations” as a way to push the field of queer studies beyond its critical settlement in programmatic thinking that often organizes the field in predictable pathways. They also challenge those deviations that do not fundamentally...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... analysts of the science and politics of race, such as Dorothy Roberts, Paul Gilroy, Nikolas Rose, and Karen Fields and Barbara Fields, the author shows how the distorted realism of science fiction can sharply illuminate the contradictory status of race—as an obsolete yet undead, true but false category...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nicholas Thoburn Following recent research in historical and cultural studies of “the book” and the practitioner field of book arts, the book is now approached no longer only as a vehicle for content but as a rich and mutable material entity. But in this materialist framework, is it possible...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... network. This essay contends that, instead of instrumentally mobilizing networks to fight networks, the work of the critical imagination is better served by isolating the deep specificity of networks in their formal deployment across a number of discursive fields. To that end, the essay explores “network...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 171–175.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tavia Nyong'o Can “performance” ever be exactly defined? Or is the constitutive tension between what performances are and what performatives do simply part of what makes the field of performance studies politically pertinent? © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the years might be described as heuristic rather than categorical: an ongoing, dialogic effort to limn an arena of investigation, rather than the attempt to define once and for all an aspect of a broader social field. Alondra Nelson revisits “The New Right and Media,” an article from Social Text's inaugural...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... place describes and includes, as a kind of phenomenological unconscious, a compelling and usually unstated idea of the human: that the (political, economic, or mimetic) cosmos of a work—any work—is the imaginative correlate of a distribution of humanness across the field of all bodies and thus...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... culture, an aesthetic field that is triangulated among the legacy of British colonialism, decolonization movements on the subcontinent, and the emergence of the United States as a global power. Such a visual perspective shifts our focus away from a dominant American-studies narrative of the United States...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of 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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... inside this model. Elliott argues that these novels are particularly visible proponents of a widespread struggle across the field of popular genres to offer an imaginative lexicon capable of engaging the problem of suffering agency. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Suffering Agency Imagining...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... phenomena can be directed at a victim (auditor), but both are also subject to leakage effects that envelop intended victims (auditors), bystanders, and violent actors (sounders) in a common, albeit variegated, field of the sensible. The neologism “thanatosonics” points to the regimes that erase the boundary...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Karen Tongson Hand-wringing conversations about queer theory, its continued viability, its expiration date, and its applicability to a range of subjects and objects have been at the heart of the field since its inception in the early 1990s. This essay argues that, fundamentally, queer (as we...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... learning places of theaters and clubs as much as classrooms and conferences, and following Jean-Luc Nancy—as does Muñoz—to understand “world” here as referring to that which “is said in every saying,” this essay considers how Muñoz’s aesthetic theory encourages promiscuity among fields of knowledge. ©...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... affects, of “feeling brown,” inveighs against the ways in which queers of color are continually made to bear the burden of psychic negativity, with performance as a field of acts and relations engaging with its social and political effects, and with affective communion and community as a source for its...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Perhaps, then, it is necessary to consider less whether genocide provides an adequate rubric within which to categorize particular forms of racial power and violence to render them legible to “mankind and the civilized world” (in the words of the Convention itself) and more whether the distended field...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... but, rather, a necessary openness to resistance, interpretation, and improvisation. A “scriptive thing,” like a play script, broadly structures a performance while unleashing original, live variations. Like the police in Louis Althusser's famous scenario, scriptive things leap out within a field, address...