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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Dylan Rodríguez This article examines the concept of genocide as an incomplete accounting of gendered racial and racial-colonial violence. The mid-twentieth-century enunciation of the genocide concept, in and beyond the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ramzi Fawaz This article explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary US superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide. It focuses on a classic DC Comics storyline—the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Legion...
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Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 7 Chameleon valiantly fights to stop the Progenitor’s genocidal plans. Legion Lost , no. 12 (April 2001). Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning More
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... revitalization of biological racial difference. Focusing on the ways in which the race-genocide scenario of Walter Mosley’s Futureland (2001) reprises the best-known novel dealing with early twentieth-century racial science, George Schuyler’s Black No More (1931), the article investigates the claim that the “new...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... US settler modernity been constituted by this usurious necropolitics of the promise, even as it continually confers upon itself the temporal exception of debt imperialism? This analysis reveals that what is at stake in US settler modernity is not only the elision of conquest and genocide...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” and quite literally backgrounds the reciprocities of nineteenth-century contexts of violence: the Civil War specifically, and genocide and enslavement more generally. The article reveals a correspondence between the Confederacy, white militias, and the so-called peace-making efforts on the Great Plains...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... dictatorships sponsored and supported by the United States at the height of its liberalism. Brutal US-led counterinsurgency military and paramilitary campaigns conducted in the name of regional security during the Cold War were clearly extensions of the genocidal, tortuous, and mutilating wars that served...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide , translated by Tate Joan . New York : New Press . Mannoni Octave . 1991 . Prospero and Caliban: The Psychology of Colonization . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Moses A. Dirk Stone Dan , eds. 2007 . Colonialism...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 83–103.
Published: 01 December 2023
... claims title as the first documentary film to be made by a Cambodian American woman. Poeuv, whose (now defunct) website states “there is a culture of silence surrounding the Cambodian genocide. And we're taking steps to break that silence,” 5 contends that for survivors, telling their own stories...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... public apologies or to purge the army, nor was the charge of genocide acknowledged. In Peru, after the flight of President Alberto Fujimori to Tokyo in 2000, the interim president, Valentín Paniagua, took...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2006
... viewed the naked savages as subjects of Empire, as “marvelous posses- sions” who were ordered to submit themselves to a Christian God and to a European sovereign;5 failure to do so provoked contempt and genocidal rage. The Cherokee...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... on settlement and genocide, Patrick Wolfe has noted the paradoxical relationship between frontier violence and the settler colo- nial state. Speaking to the US circumstance, he argues that the agency that dispossesses indigenous peoples is “often not some state...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
... who are putting Western civilization “in danger” and who “degenerate” it: “multi-culti is the white genocide.” In a classic Huntingtonian way, this exclusionist discourse reduces people to members of different essentialized, incompatible, and conflicting groups that cannot possibly live together...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of, and imperatives for, reproduction as a response to the interruption of generation that genocide constitutes. In the end, Anidjar concludes, these two figures — the child and the survivor — starkly illuminate the will to survive as the pulsing core...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of what we call ‘life.’ ” 12 This materiality and exchangeability of “life,” within the indebted and intimate terrains of biology, individualism, sovereignty, and financialization, expands the speculative desires of dis/possessive regimes into the very structures of colonialism and genocide...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 69–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Rich: Teaching at CUNY ; and Jordan, “Live Studies .” 3. Rodríguez, “Racial/Colonial Genocide,” 809 ; Grande, “Refusing the University,” 47 . An ethnic studies scholar and worker, Rodríguez identified that he is in a “stand-off position”—not sure whether the university is recuperable from...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to tell about the massacre of the Indians in the little settle- ment of Camp Grant,” thereby silencing an in-­depth conversation about the political consequences of being responsible for what many have called an act of genocide. When Santa Cruz de Hughes did discuss the massa- cre, she represented...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to the state, one whose horizon of genocide manifests for Foucault in Nazism’s orders of state violence. In pushing this argument further, Giorgio Agamben transposes Foucault’s genealogy of state racism into a paradigm of modernity by investigating the topos of sovereign power’s contortions of space; zones...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... become the dominant one, almost synonymous with, and certainly already a metonym for, America’s history of racial oppression. In Genocide against the Indians, George Novack accounts for the silencing of the Native Amer- ican element in dominant narratives of American history: Historians...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
...”)? Finally, how does the affect (fear, anger) get translated into a genocidal impulse (“we all ought to be killed”)? Put simply, how does the race-labor conjunction become a race-war conjunction? My suspicion is that the figure of race war, far from being an afterthought, in fact controls and mediates...