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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 Wahome Mutahi and Wahome Karengo’s...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of safety, fear, and threat. The analysis works through three different media productions that intersect with contemporary concerns of governance and economy: an advertising spread for clothing, a magazine article about cyber labor in China, and billboard advertisements for storage services. Assessing...
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Social Text (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 (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 (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson In this special issue, the contributors argue that plasticity, the capacity of living systems to generate and take on new forms, is a central axis of biopolitical governance. While plasticity has a specific meaning in the life...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 2022
... authoritarianism, neoliberal urbanism, and exclusionary planning practices. Growing interest in the mobilizing capacity of the emerging urban-environmental imaginary, however, has not remained exclusive to the opposition. Rather than dismissing the critique entirely, the governing Justice and Development Party...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 69–95.
Published: 01 December 2022
...George F. Flaherty Abstract In 1961, the Mexican government launched the Programa Nacional Fronterizo (Pronaf) in partnership with the country's economic elites, a precursor to the state's more widely known border industrialization project. Pronaf was ostensibly an urban beautification program...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... 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 value of the very tactic of defamiliarization...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... — ­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 migrants from...
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Social Text (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 (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
...: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); and Margo Huxley, “Space and Government: Governmentality and Geography,” Geography Compass 2 (2008): 1635 – 58. 3. Pat O’Malley, Lorna Weir...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... theorized the collapse of political and civil society under the heading “government.” Governmentality is the art of government that prefigures individuals, orients their conduct, and produces disciplined, Social Text 100 • Vol...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of 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 form...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... a matter of widespread cultural concern, she argues, because it has both a historical and an analogical resonance with neoliberal forms of governance: as various political theories beginning with Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan have made clear, feats of self-preservation intertwine highly significant action...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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...