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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Matthew J. Christensen Of the rich array of popular genre forms that fill book and video shops across the African continent, few engage as complexly as crime novels and films the profound crises of selfhood, sovereignty, and collective obligation wrought by the neoliberal formations of governance...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott; Gillian Harkins This essay introduces the special issue “Genres of Neoliberalism,” which considers the relationship between neoliberalism and aesthetic formations across a range of sites, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines, and the...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2004
... THE GENRES OF POSTCOLONIALISM This issue gathers recent work in postcolonial criticism and theory. The Brent Hayes perspectives represented and contexts considered (South Africa, Canada, Edwards the United States, India, Pakistan) are the result of an especial—and still all-too-uncommon...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... devised to regulate minor stars’ appeal within emerging genre films. Engaging with the resultant configurations of form, style, sovereign representation, and masculinity, this article maps the analytical trajectory of mise-en-scène, performativity, and stardom in Hindi cinema. In the end, it highlights...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Dhanveer Singh Brar Analyzing “Footwork,” a form of electronic dance music local to South and West Chicago, and now also a major genre within the wider networks of dance music culture, this article presents an argument regarding the constitution of Footwork as black music. Focusing on the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 141–146.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Michael Ralph The tendency for hip-hop enthusiasts to measure the genre against an imaginary golden age evidences a curious brand of nostalgia: a mixture of homesickness, loss, and longing that coheres in the angst of a generation. Meanwhile rappers and politicians blame each other for the demise...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 203–204.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Discussing the inaugural issue of Social Text , John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Anders Stephanson emphasize the quality of the articles in terms of theoretical sophistication and the versatility of genres and questions tackled. The first issue aimed at making a political intervention and...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... commission thriller challenges pervasive assumptions about the necessary gravitas of literature in the aftermath of violence. Looking closely at this genre allows us to ask how its forms may help the novel envision productive alternatives to the narrative of silence so intimately linked to the writing of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
... histories of settler colonialism for ’48 Palestinians, who are simultaneously visible/invisible, indigenous/inauthentic, and absent/present. We argue that this new genre of rap reimagines the geography of the nation, linking the experiences of these “’48 Palestinians” to those in the West Bank, in Gaza, and...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... lived inside this model. Elliott argues that these novels are particularly visible proponents of a widespread struggle across the field of popular genres to offer an imaginative lexicon capable of engaging the problem of suffering agency. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Suffering Agency...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill A will to escape organizes the practice of Latin American Christian liberation while at the same time enacting a new genre of captivity. After a shift in US interdiction efforts, the vast majority of cocaine produced in the Andes for the United States now passes through...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... were already presumed gone. This article reorients the question of where the protest songs are toward a broader inquiry into sound’s relationship to dissent. Protest music is best understood as a genre, limited by its musical structure as well as its era. Phrased as where is the sound of dissent, the...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Dohra Ahmad Following a brief discussion of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , this essay examines the newly burgeoning genre of “oppressed Muslim women” narratives. For each of the texts under consideration—Jean Sasson's Princess , Latifa and Shékéba Hachemi's My Forbidden Face , Azar Nafisi's...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in fact examples of an early, nonmusical genre in commercial phonography known as the “descriptive specialty,” which often involved studio reenactments of current events. Like other descriptive specialties, these recordings were meant to exhibit the phonographic medium to capture audience attention...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Alexandra T. Vazquez Freestyle is both a musical genre and, as a multitude of fanzines will tell you, a lifestyle. The playwright Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas evoked our teenage surround when he called it a “system of living.” Described as “android descarga” by music critic Peter Shapiro and “a soap...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): np.
Published: 01 December 2011
... is the author of Cosmopolitan Publics: Anglophone Print Culture in Semi- colonial Shanghai (Rutgers University Press). Some of her articles have appeared in Genre, PMLA, and Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese. Mei...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): np.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Press). Some of her articles have appeared in Genre, PMLA, and Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese. Shu-mei­ Shih is professor of comparative literature, Asian languages and cultures, and Asian American studies at...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): np.
Published: 01 March 2004
... 2004 Contents Postcolonial Traces Special Issue Editor Brent Hayes Edwards Introduction: The Genres of Postcolonialism Brent Hayes Edwards 1 Girl Bodies Sarah Nuttall 17 “Nous les Colonisés...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): np.
Published: 01 March 2006
... South Korean Social Movement (University of California Press), Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots (with John Lie, Harvard Uni- versity Press), The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Con- temporary South Korea (University of Hawai‘i Press), and Gender, Genre...