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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 2 The platonic form of the teaching copy: José Esteban Muñoz’s Marx-Engels Reader . Photograph courtesy of the author Figure 2. The platonic form of the teaching copy: José Esteban Muñoz’s Marx-Engels Reader. Photograph courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of new modes of transnational Pentecostalism. A central concern is how Deedat draws on forms of secular critique and biblical hermeneutics as part of his call for da'wa (religious awakening) among Muslims. It draws on close textual analysis of writings and video cassettes to tease out the formal...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 51–74.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Robert Meister The article develops political implications of the late Randy Martin’s idea of “derivative sociality” as the real subsumption of human life under the option form. The option form, beginning with the hedge, allows realized surplus value to be preserved (locked in) and eventually...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 69–91.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and the globe of the sun meet in their common center, and the one consume the other.” 6 Belham simply replicated a natural force—one that even “barbarians” can sense. Venn gave concrete form to something that cannot be so easily perceived. What are the characteristics of this wonder? If Venn's device...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and by situations of marginality and war. Our belief is that to understand how religion, media, and politics intersect necessitates a close analysis of the forms and processes of circulation which in fact bring religion, media, and politics into being. Religions are constituted through an architecture...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... when the politics of gendered and sexualized forms of violence and brutality are left unexamined in relation to the massacred Apache women. Tucsonense Mexicanas were among the perpetrators; Aravaipa and Pinal Apache women made up most of the dead. The complexities of racialized female subjects as both...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Ernst Haeckel, “Chiroptera.” Lithograph from Kunstformen der Natur ( Art Forms of Nature , 1904). Ernst Haeckel, “Chiroptera.” Lithograph from Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature, 1904). More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 4 Oppose Book Worship is the text in which Mao famously decrees, “No investigation, No right to speak.” Although Mao does not anticipate the possibility that book worship might itself constitute a form of investigation, it is arguably the methodology of this article. Photograph courtesy More
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Debra Rae Cohen; Michael Coyle Attention to pop ideology is inevitably limited where it doesn’t take formal questions into consideration. However, the question of form in a pop record is itself complicated, because form here doesn’t simply mean song form: it also involves negotiations...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Amy Villarejo What can critical theory, from Theodor Adorno to contemporary writers on the relationship between capitalism and digital media, tell us about the specific form or medium that is television? This article undertakes a two-step answer to this question, first by locating television...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Leyla Savloff This article discusses two intertwined forms of care that engage with incarcerated women in Argentina. First, it examines the consequences of a policy change that allows incarcerated women who are pregnant and/or caregivers of small children to serve their time at home. Institutional...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Recent scholarly works have described the perceived shift from liberalism to neoliberalism in terms of a shift in the logic of constitution of forms of personhood and governmentality from one constructed around rights and property to another constructed around risk and security...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stephens; Robert Hardwick Weston Free Time is a collection of collaboratively written experimental prose fragments on topics primarily involving labor and leisure. The form of the project ( Denkbilder ) is taken from Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Included in this selection...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... a way of understanding the kinds of fraud and collusion, thrown into sharp relief by the crisis, that have long since been operating to (in)form the relations and conditions of economic inequality within the United States. Understanding the crisis in relation to the dispossession of Indigenous...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... orthographic building blocks for Chinese writing that have the form of bugs, beasts, or dogs, in combination with phonetic indicators. This article explains how, when, and why this Chinese ethnonymy (system of names of peoples) for China's barbarians was constructed and standardized as part of the formation...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gillian Harkins In this article, Gillian Harkins explores how the noir genre informs 1990s and 2000s films depicting pedophiles as predators indiscernible to the naked eye. Harkins provides an overview of how the “virtual pedophile” emerges through a combination of filmic and forensic forms before...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the feelings of brown subjects. It examines cultural forms produced under the cloak of migrant rights movements to trace the ethical imperative of Brownness enacted by migrant sounds and visualities of loss. The article focuses on the cultural politics of digital art, music, and social media that theorize...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Patrick Leary This essay explores the politics of representation in contemporary Venezuelan television, which in its mainstream forms has produced an urban imaginary that models national citizenship on the geographic, class, and racial divisions of the Venezuelan metropolis. The nation's...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Rosalind C. Morris This essay examines the historical emergence and recent revival of the figure of the tsotsi via the transatlantic migration of aesthetic forms and their dispersal across generic and social spaces. The historical arc of the tsotsi traverses a period that opens at the beginning...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for the aesthetic and social form of contemporary Hollywood cinema. What Jameson in Postmodernism called the atemporal “waning of affect” is hyperbolically exposed in both films, which are linked by their formal emphasis on accumulation, repetition, and looping. This late capitalist regime of accumulation...
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