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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bakirathi Mani In Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force , the Pakistani artist Seher Shah works with archival images of the 1903 Delhi Durbar and contemporary images of the U.S. “war on terror.” This essay examines how Shah's digital print binds together theaters of U.S. and British...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the refugee category beyond the legal definition to include a range of times, places, and subjects, this article conceptualizes refugeetude as a coming into consciousness of the social, political, and historical forces that situate refugee subjects and the acts that attempt to know, impact, and...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... masculinity and also the site for the making and unmaking of citizenship. Tracking the production of minority citizenship and national belonging, this essay examines how Nasreen alerts us to the way in which forces of violence during a political crisis take as their favored expression the masculine assertion...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the puzzlement, predicament, and ambivalence of the moment. It is also part of the effort by a section of Greek intellectuals of radical and leftist background to oppose the attempt by dominant political forces and social science to classify these events as a moment of disorder produced by small...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... sovereignty. Global sovereignty is here taken as the enmeshing of three forces: the neoliberal state and its abdication of fundamental responsibilities to citizens, the hand of the global economy in civil war, and the role of international law. The author suggests that contemporary global sovereignty is...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... argument forces an explicit recognition of local processes of racialization in Ghana and calls for an approach to Ghanaian-diasporic interactions that juxtaposes Ghanaian racial subjectivity to that of diaspora bBlacks. By framing the heritage tourism discussion in this way, I hope to demonstrate that...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Susette Min The essay focuses on Social Text 's lack of engagement with aesthetics as a point of departure to think about art and politics in the wake of the culture wars, the intensification of globalization, and the aftermath of 9/11. The essay concludes with a forceful argument for a (re)turn to...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... be reduced to the class struggle. He criticizes the European Left's imperialist tendencies and argues against dividing progressive forces in places like Martinique along dogmatic ideological lines. Césaire thus treats his break with the Communists as a declaration of independence and reclamation of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
... force of the emergent universality of singularity, literary and lived. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Departures Stanley Aronowitz: First, you do it a long enough time . . . The second reason was that I wanted to give...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... soldiers because they sought to defend themselves from mob violence at the hands of White soldiers and civilians. Despite this, the nation’s strident racism did not prevent Blacks from seeking entry into the armed forces. This article explains why African Americans willingly risked their lives to support...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... intimacies. The article does not invest sociality and its residual social formations with lasting or redemptive force. Simply put, intimate and institutional attachments, both elected and involuntary, remain vital in the presence of pain even if they do not herald a hopeful futurity. In-durable sociality...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... work that has reflected on the melancholic attachments of black studies, as well as a growing interest in Afro-pessimism and the long afterlives of slavery, the spirit and force of these contributions have yet to shape our approach to the archive of black freedom, which is often nothing more than the...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... issues in Ferguson. Far from proving the innocence of then Officer Darren Wilson, this account leads to more questions than answers. However, the Department of Justice review not only concluded that Wilson was justified in the use of force but also cast doubt on the signature question of whether Brown's...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the enslaved remain fragmentary. Illegal slavery’s archives force us to look beyond commodification and imagine stories of freedom that attend to the suffering and deaths of the enslaved. Copy 2’s omission of this information was evidently improvised. The scribe had specifically created the “Signs...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... simple construction of the indigenous artist as a clever or knowable other. As a carpenter who fixes, joins together, and must confront people and things, Durham forces himself to utilize his own ambivalence about representation in the service of liberation. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Jimmie...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Stanley This article examines forms of queer (non)sociality I call near life that are forced to exist, as nonexistence, outside the bounds of possessive humanism. Through a reading of the brutal murders and disarticulation of a number of trans/queer people, I suggest the legal category of...
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Social Text (1 June 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...