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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 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 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 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 other people — younger...
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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...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time as it...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of nationalistic denial, eradication, or rapid forced assimilation, as could well have been the case. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 The Animal Other China’s Barbarians and Their Renaming in the Twentieth Century Magnus Fiskesjö In memory of the great Chinese ethnologist Ruey Yih...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the emerging new Chinese middle class, which has proved itself to be a formidable force in cultural and ideological production in contemporary China. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 I Want to Be Human A Story of China and the Human Dai Jinhua Translated by Shuang Shen In 2009 a Chinese...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... femininity that form a sonic bending where a slow spatiality meets extended tempo. Moreover, the dissonant scramblings of punk on cantina time unsettle the computations of globalization’s daily force to collapse space and time. The Tejas punk of Piñata Protest and Girl in a Coma establishes a puro pedo punk...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... into dub and its descendants. I argue that their shared territory is heavily masculinized, and I am interested in the uses of violence in the artists’ works, as a mediating force in the case of the Bug, and as an ambivalent site for Tricky. I focus on Tricky’s posture of abjection, as he uses his...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... has been manufactured by the film’s plastic surgeon to cover the character upon whom he has also forced a sex change. The transgenic skin is also produced extratextually, by way of a digital effect that implicates cinema’s analog-to-digital transformation. Both of these technological transformations...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... community who subvert the clichéd image of that community as a conservative force in US politics and culture. Rereading Muñoz’s writings on Zamora of The Real World , season 3, and recounting how Zamora shared out the unsharable experience of his death, the essay discusses three engagements with Zamora’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Gentlemen series thus not only documents a specific collectivity of drag queens, it also indicates the affective and aesthetic forces bringing the collectivity together, and in so doing also represents the mimetic ties and the group attunement that made STAR possible, providing an analogue of STAR’s queer...
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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 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... structuring principles of the center itself. Exile and forced domesticity have long linked sovereignty to the power to determine intimate life, and centuries-old practices of house arrest and diplomatic asylum have taken on new forms in recent decades in the wake of emerging surveillance technologies and...