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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the culmination of almost fifty years of sexual politics. To answer this question, the essay returns Guy Hocquenghem’s seminal 1972 text Homosexual Desire to consider the latent friction between sexual and politics that Hocquenghem identifies and that continues to characterize our contemporary moment...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 123–126.
Published: 01 December 2007
... friction.2 If culture has become such a huge and recognizable problem, it is because today it obliterates the political. Fredric Jameson has written that “the becoming cultural of the economic, and the becoming economic of the cultural, has...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., the notion of the vernacular, like Anna Tsing’s “friction,” might loosen the tendency to think about sound and dissent as bounded by geography. 4 The sonic vernacular, like a hidden transcript, cannot be formalized by a state, for instance, and therefore tends not to be fixed by political boundaries...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... on the gaps, holes, and threads of supply-chain capitalism. They show us how else to live on. These fissions and gaps are held together by the labor of female and nonwhite workers. We search for these frictions and tensions of global supply chains, which once scaled are also sites of resistance from within...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 69–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the greenwashing of these mainstream institutions. Thunberg's presence in Rome—that is, at the core of Italian political power—revealed some frictions that are constitutive rather than episodic in the national climate change movement. And, I would argue, it may also explain the “conversion” of an REO...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
...’ could be read as illogical, and I’m interested in the frictions that arise when the very near and the very far occupy the same psychological space.”24 While Yap’s Regalos makes visible the traces of passage, Syjuco’s Counterfeit and The Village highlight woven networks of labor and how distance...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... inquiry we pursue, these are the conditions for the multiple collisions, frictions, complicities, and disavowals among colonized and racialized peoples subjected to this differential devaluation. The essays assembled here thus emphasize relationality rather than comparison. In making this distinction...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... crisscrossed on the global scale by a sequence of strikes, turbulences, struggles, and frictions — as shown by the recent book Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain, edited by Jake Alimahomed- Wilson and Immanuel Ness. This led to an emphasis on workers’ struggles and labor...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... • Summer 2011 DOI 1 0 . 1 2 1 5 / 0 1 6 4 2 4 7 2 - 1 2 5 9 4 6 1   © 2011 Duke University Press 1 flattened substitution and toward a political commitment to non-­mimetic friction. After all, the racialized phenomenology...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 1–12.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- and cities, the munities, these workers are very visible, yet that visibility is often accom- panied by residents’ fear of difference and refusal to accept demographic undocumented change. Attention to this friction, in turn, tends to obscure the ways...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... respected Hindi filmmakers, says that Bollywood’s younger actors are “basically still-picture actors who sometimes behave like they are in a fancy-dress competition.” Quoted in Singh, “Jump Cut.” 24 Bordwell, “Technology and Technique.” 25 Willemen, Looks and Frictions , 108 . 26...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to insert some friction into any analytic desires to slot precarious life into grand narratives of history. Our return to the “everyday” of Social Text conjoins us as ethnographers and anthropologists to the journal’s interdisciplinary public, 12 and we write both within and at odds...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of together- ness the moment of friction between competing thoughts, the notion that the various forms of reason work away at one another, is cut off. A moment ago, I talked about the American relation to children. I think it is almost impossible for us to imagine the extent to which American...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in an aesthetics of tran- scendence? And what are the consequences of such a friction between lit- erature and history for a consideration of interdisciplinary method in post- colonial criticism? Rather than simply making...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 37–55.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in the couple’s emotional life. Prolonged separation, insecurity about the future of relationships, and friction with in-laws are leading women to seek erotic satisfaction on their own, through diverse means. These include a kind...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on divestment from “exploitative forces, including prisons, fossil fuels, police, surveillance, and exploitative corporations,” and, instead of such oppression and extraction, “investments in Black communities, determined by Black communities.” 44 The frictions arising from the interactions between...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 125–147.
Published: 01 December 2020
... offers a place in which intimacy may be a route to political praxis or love across the frictions of difference. 6 Disinterested in the subject or the proper name, and equally disinterested in oppositional stances against proper names or programmatic political positions, the thinkers here...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 133–153.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Cinema,” in Cinema and Nation, ed. Mette Hjort and Scott MacKenzie (New York: Routledge, 2000), 63–74. 6. Paul Willemen, Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994), 206–19. 7. See, for example, Stephen Crofts...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 69–95.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that minimized intersections to reduce delays—flow without friction. Of course, neither Pani nor the state would allow untrammeled flow in the borderlands, where fronterizos ’ cross-border mobilities and consumption were under increasing scrutiny. Looking at modernist architecture from the 1960s and 1970s...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 92–93.
Published: 01 September 2009
... lens that captures the constant interplay and friction between ecological and social relations. This insight builds on Marx’s assertion that “the history of nature and the history of men are mutually condi- tioned” because “by acting on the external world and changing it, [we] at the same time...