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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Kennan Ferguson Duke University Press 2007 The Gift of Freedom The only gift is a portion of thyself. Kennan Ferguson Thou must bleed for me.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Gifts...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 9–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
... . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Machiavelli, Niccolo. 1970 . The discourses . New York: Penguin. Mauss, Marcel. 1990 . The gift . New York: W. W. Norton. Noonan, John T. 1984 . Bribes . Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Nye, Joseph. 1989 . Corruption and...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- port to academic activities that had a substantial role in shaping the cul- ture of the Internet); a market-driven element (a latecomer that tries to appropriate the digital economy by reintroducing commodification); and a gift economy element, the true expression of...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the psychic economy of the transnational adoptee and the political economy of transnational adoption? Lévi-Strauss understood kinship to consist essentially in the exchange of women as gifts between men (brothers, fathers). In Gayle Rubin’s feminist reading of Lévi-Strauss, the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 131–133.
Published: 01 September 2016
... topics as The Art of Settling One’s Debts and Satisfying One’s Creditors without Spending Any Money ; The Art of Never Dining at Home ; The Art of Receiving Gifts without Reciprocating . Optimized for today’s search engines, these titles would undoubtedly generate revenue today. Balzac’s venture...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): np.
Published: 01 June 2007
...  Jean Franco 23 The Gift of Freedom  Kennan Ferguson 39 Global Society Must Be Defended: Biopolitics without Boundaries  Leerom Medovoi 53 The Fragile Ends of War: Forging the United States–Mexico Border and Borderlands Consciousness  Gilberto Rosas 81 The War Drive: Image Files...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2006
... found, verbatim, was there: a book.8 104 Rudolf Mrázek Book as a Gift Few things A book — and one can feel it more strongly in a (post)colony where every- can be more thing is more normal, more developed, more...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... And yet so close, human, all too human. My doctor, she has a face, she hugs me, she caresses me . . . The medical treatment is a poisoned gift. Chemotherapy: a witches’ brew, from medieval Sabbaths, a cauldron of secrets, made out of remain- ders from World War II, such as mustard gas...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 7–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Humanities Press. Strathern, Marilyn. 1988 . The gender of the gift . Berkeley: University of California Press. ____. 1997 . Partners and consumers: Making relations visible. In The logic of the gift: Toward an ethic of generosity . New York: Routledge. Trotzig, Astrid. 1996 . Blod är...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
... possibility, because the gift of the organ for transplant, which extends life and allows the body to survive itself through the grafting of another’s body into the self, becomes a condition for collective being and sociality: “And no one can doubt that this...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... aspect of this traditional practice of gift-­giving. The contents often run the gamut of sundry items from sham- poo and socks to pens and video games. While the inte- rior of these boxes deserves attention, the box itself and its transit from one place to another is the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and enhance their ties to courtly officeholders. During a darbar, court depu- ties would present themselves to the emperor and in return receive gifts and other tokens from him. Such a reciprocal engagement with the seat of power...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... reclaim their voices and contest this pervasive weapon of war. Taking at its word the neoliberal claim of inflicting the “gift” of freedom on the Iraqi people at face value, Kennan Ferguson traces the violent genealogy and inequalities...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... what of debt when whole nations are also “liberated”? In this instance, gratitude is enfigured as indebtedness through the scripting of military intervention and imperial violence as a bestowal or gift of national liberation. If the literal financial economy of debt can be rewritten as a form of US...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... land could be privately owned, any more than could water, air, or sunlight. But they did believe in giving gifts for favors done.” 30 However the Lenape understood the provision of trade goods, most likely as “gifts given in appreciation for the right to share the land,” it was most certainly not as...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-fledged liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi. To instantiate the importance of the “Made in the U.S.A.” brand of educa- tion, John Sexton, the president of New York University, solicited from the Abu Dhabi government a $50 million upfront gift, which he...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 85–103.
Published: 01 March 2007
... industrial school was the gift of capital and wealth. . . . How natural it was to look to white Capital and not to Labor for the emancipation of the black world — how natural and yet how insanely futile!” (72  –  73). Note the echoes in...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... London Review of Books, he makes this basic point in indicting Sartre and Foucault for their silence: For my generation he has always been one of the great intellectual heroes of the 20th century, a man whose insight and intellectual gifts were at the service of nearly...