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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 35–50.
Published: 01 December 2003
...David M. Brennan Duke University Press 2003 Enron and Failed Futures POLICY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN THE WAKE OF ENRON’S COLLAPSE Bankruptcies are a regular occurrence in capitalist economies, but the...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... getting out of hand. Duke University Press 2008 Emergency Democracy and the “Governing Composite” AbdouMaliq Simone The Productive City Recent years have witnessed a substantial extension of thoughts and work on cities in Africa. Much of this work has tried to get out of the conceptual...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... order, and state authority to interrogate the twinned problematics of individuated self-interest as elucidated by neoliberal ideals of economic self-government and governmental capacity to secure public welfare and security in the wake of market-driven structural adjustment programs. With a focus on...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... peculiar — ­and, to my mind, dangerous — ­form of governmentality based in failure. The disorder of immigration enforcement has a particular functionality for the U.S. government and its institutions of punishment, a functionality that the discourse of failure conveniently masks. The exclusion of...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- tion, and governmental policy.”19 Technical solutions have been made ordinary practice in neoliberal- ism, where economy and governance together have had as their primary function the evaluation and management of risk through processes of...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nayanika Mookherjee In 1971, the formation of Bangladesh coincided with the death of a large number of civilians and the rape of many women. In stark contrast to the assumption of complete silence relating to war-time rape, the independent Bangladeshi government publicly designated that all women...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... that one of the most startling implications of what we might call, variously and to somewhat different emphasis, governmentalized state power, the society of control, neoliberal governance, or the network society is the diminishing critical...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... repertoire of devaluating practices and conditions these cases raise. This essay considers how the lawsuits against the USDA collectively convey the dynamics of the colonial present in relation to predicaments of land, government, and financialization. At stake is not only how forms of colonial governance...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sylvester A. Johnson This essay examines Black support for US militarism from the 1890s to the First World War amid devastating forms of institutional racism. As the first African American soldiers were deployed to France to liberate Europe’s White citizens, the US government hanged thirteen Black...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-, and transdisciplinary space of Social Text . Literature, understood as a multiplicity of practices, theories, and critical methods, is a complex site for negotiating the tension of the universal and particular, a tension that governs, among others areas, the relation of theory and praxis and that of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... process.1 Instead of identifying government with the centralized locus of state rule, a burgeoning governmentality lit- erature has argued that governmental power operates through the produc- tion of discursive normalizations...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary governments, on the other hand, were also often the subject of criticism for contributors. This essay argues that such criticism is often ahistorical in its focus on Cuban politics in the seventies. Rather than prognosticate the death of revolution and the triumph of liberal democracy, as Social...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the first Chinese empires. It also explains how, in the 1930s, the Nationalist government—and not the post-1949 Communist regime, as is often mistakenly assumed—first launched a project to rectify the Chinese names of the barbarians and replace the derogatory animal classifiers with the standard human...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... people's congresses. Together, these strategies demonstrate that democratic centralism articulates a form of popular sovereignty quite different from that of liberal democracy, one much more interested in a type of self-government based on managed participation. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Popular...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... submission to the sovereign. The close connection between governance and life in Leviathan occurs not only because governmental power takes life as its object but also because the subject’s own behavior is shaped by an inner drive for life, which gives that behavior the measure of comprehensibility...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mangalika de Silva This inquiry concerns the majoritarian right governing Sri Lanka instantiated through state counterinsurgency, extrajudicial violence, and symbiotic ideologies of postwar “reconciliation” and political disaffection. Majoritarian right is a predicative apparatus instating both a...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Shameem Black This article examines how twenty-first-century Anglophone digital art, arts marketing, and tourist discourse in South Korea address the problem of reconciliation after mass violence. At the turn of the new millennium, the arts have been enlisted by governments and tourist agencies to...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... belonging and citizenship outside of the state and its terrorizing governance: the 2012 Dreamers Adrift’s video The Legalities of Being , by Yosimar Reyes and Julio Salgado; the 2007 migrant rights anthem “Pal Norte,” by Calle 13, the Orishas, and Don Cheto; and the massive responses on social media to a...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Elahi’s daily movements, which he began recording in an effort to subvert government surveillance. Taking seriously the idea that information should be treated as a commodity, this article uses Marxist theory to articulate how surveillance data fit within the broader information economy. Drawing from...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... old and new modes of organizing. These struggles have yet to result in widespread transformations of structures of governance, but they reveal the ways people work within and against them. We can begin to map and link the diverse local practices and transnational solidarities that are deployed to...