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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” It’s the Thought That Counts On 20...
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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 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): np.
Published: 01 June 2007
... 2007 Contents The Ends of War Special Issue Editor Patrick Deer Introduction: The Ends of War and the Limits of War Culture  Patrick Deer 1 War, by All Means  Randy Martin 13 Rape: A Weapon of War  Jean Franco 23 The Gift of Freedom  Kennan Ferguson 39 Global...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 131–133.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 failed (it was a...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 cultural, more ornamented, and more veiled — is often in excess of...
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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
.... 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 tjockare än vatten [Blood...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of the body is transformed as Nancy’s body becomes stitched together with another’s and the “empty identity of the ‘I’ ” breaks down. But it is precisely in the breaking down of “I” that Nancy locates a condition of possibility, because the gift of...
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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 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
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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
... 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 “Education and Work...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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 imperial power, debt can also function as a figurative economy or narrative structure animating that power. The United States is able to leverage, convert, and narrate...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... twenty-four dollars” was an act of fraud: “At that time Indians did everything by trade, and they did not believe that 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...
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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...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... slaves; sent numerous specimens and curious artifacts as gifts; and acted as trusted local informant. After a violent storm in 1722, he warned Sloane, “I do not know who looks after your Interests in Sixteen Mile Walk for...