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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 25.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Nao Bustamante © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Nao Bustamante performs Given Over to Want (2007), Santiago, Chile. Photo credit: Jorge Aceituno. Courtesy of the artist Social Text 121 • Vol. 32, No. 4 • Winter 2014...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the relation between land and labor as historically constitutive for differential racialization, colonial logics of property in both place and people, and the justification of relative value and removal. To be clear, I am not arguing against antidiscrimination doctrine per se, especially given...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Alondra Nelson; Tavia Nyong'o Despite the divergence between the accounts given by Stanley Aronowitz and Fredric Jameson of the origins of the name Social Text, it is worth exploring the use of the phrase in the work of Henri Lefebvre. Even if it is ultimately a false cognate...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
... South Asia. In the last few years the heightened interest in urban studies has generally structured arguments around megacities. In contrast we argue that little attention has been given to other urban landscapes, small- and medium-sized towns that are situated on the margins of this discourse. Even...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This militarizing of society that has constitutively marked modern state formation shapes social disciplining of individuals and the regulation of social structures. The article exemplifies how this has given rise to a discourse of martial races, which in turn shades social practices from the...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... or, more generally, the affective contours of liberal reason? These questions become especially important given contemporary definitions of reparations in politics and political theory characterizing it as a kind of corrective justice seeking to redress a long history of colonial violence and...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
...A. Naomi Paik This essay is a cultural analysis of the legal testimony given in Haitian Centers Council v. Sale (HCC III), a federal lawsuit brought against the U.S. state on behalf of nearly 300 HIV-positive Haitian refugees imprisoned in a United States–operated refugee camp at Guantánamo Bay...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Laleh Khalili This essay examines the instrumentalization of emotions and affect—especially of happiness—in evaluating the outcome of counterinsurgencies. Traditionally, metrics and statistics have been utilized as the main means of measuring the achievement of military goals. However, given the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
... “disorganizational” potential, given the ways it troubles efforts to affirm logical placement. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 Chicago sexuality architecture Latino queer The Architectures of Latino Sexuality Richard T. Rodríguez Dedicated to the memory of Rane Arroyo The...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind The great attention given to death and the afterlife within the popular media of the Islamic movement is a sign for many in the West of a diseased Muslim culture, one preoccupied with violence and destruction, and inexorably epitomized in the figure of the suicide bomber. In this...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola How should we go about interpreting, reading, and understanding “China” as a social text, in the face of persistent Orientalism and self-Orientalism, in an age when the ghosts of socialism are still all around us? Given its semicolonial history and its passage through...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Jane Swisshelm, a freedwoman in Wash- ington who had just gotten news of the assassination proclaimed that she would “rather have given the babe from my bosom and a black minister in Cincinnati pled with God, “Take father, mother, sister, brother; but do not take the life...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
... supposed demarcation viewpoint, they toward the end of the uprising — the capture of the fugitive Hussein, the transfer of “sovereignty,” the holding of elections — has failed to end the have given an violence or stabilize the country. And the Iraqi...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... brought their work together in another forum, the forms of abandonments seen during the high-water mark of neoliberalism had given way to the stagnation of the Great Recession. The Bush wars were not won, nor did they end, although the damaged and maimed bodies kept piling up everywhere. And by 2012, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 133–134.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Given the feistiness and verve of the e-mail, I was all the more stunned to hear about her death. The letter was mostly about the chapter “Dirt” in the book The Female Thing, which deals with women’s excessively compli- cated relation to . . . well, dirt: in the housecleaning wars, of course, but...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... endless variations and gradations in its appearance, as the result of innumerable different empirical circumstances, natural conditions, racial relations, historical influences acting from outside, etc., and these can only be understood by analyzing these empirically given conditions...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 115–122.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Alberto Moreiras it because of their fear of mortality, given their built-in reduced lifespan (“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it means to be a slave1 Or is it because of senselessness? If their lives are, to some unmeasurable extent, the product of someone else’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2001
... for a political and cultural theorist than it must be for a determined gov- ernment to be able to identify a trait, event, or undertaking as genuinely democratic given the lures, pitfalls, and pressures of multilateral forces...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... occasional pieces that respond to some of the polemics surrounding deconstruction in its North American context. Given in slightly altered chronological order, they also mark various phases of mourning for the death of Paul de Man. Chapter 1 is without suspi- cion, though it is an...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
... times from which culture draws its meaning at a given moment, at any given here and now. Another way of saying this is that radical thought and writing can’t let themselves lapse into formulaic critiques of power. So let’s go back to neoliberalism — let’s talk about why it is an exhausted term. As...