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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... rather than offer an alternative. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 settler colonialism sovereignty necropolitics gun culture The Settler Unchained Constituent Power and Settler Violence Alex Trimble Young The phrase “monopoly of violence” operates as a sort of refrain in con...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of precarity; we are stranded in a wasteland created for those subjects made socially redundant and forced into unemployment, tracked into the military, or housed in prisons. The world of the Bug’s London Zoo is gun culture; sirens and gunshots punctuate most of the rhythms. We are on a masculinist...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
...KT Thompson This article traces a discursive lineage from a 2013 Second Amendment billboard campaign in Colorado to visual accounts of white settler nostalgia that circulated in the 1860s. The billboard foregrounds fantasies of indigeneity for a contemporary political discourse of “gun rights...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., that the photograph emerged fully as a formidable political instrument. Immediately after its appearance in the San Francisco News , Lange’s image of the beleaguered farmworker Florence Thompson and her children began to circulate widely in public culture, complementing the thousands of Farm Security Administration...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of Gender, Society, and Culture at Hamil- ton College, in upstate New York, to deliver a public lecture on that cam- pus sometime during the academic year.2 It was agreed that I would do so on 3 February 2005, in conjunction with Susan...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Willers, twenty-­seven, drove past Vang on an ATV to render aid, Vang shot them. Hesebeck, who was still alive, then used Terry Willers’s gun to shoot at Vang, at which point Vang fled the scene. Other than the single rifle carried by Willers, investigators recovered no other weapons at the crime...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... barrage of imagery that valorizes and provokes violence. Often, they assign blame to the culture industry, which is said to have made violence fashionable. In this context, they invoke the gun-toting bravado of cinema icons, or the sensuously styled murder and rape in the films of directors like...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... arms were raised. Looking at the three medical examiners' reports in detail, Mirzoeff shows that Brown's arm was broken by a bullet that (in all likelihood) was fired either from behind or when his hands were raised. Prosecutors assert neither happened. We are left with a smoking gun but no bullet...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and tension of China and the human in twentieth-century Chinese cultural criticism and raises provocative questions about the geopolitics of historical trauma (the Nanjing Massacre in this case), the politics of memory, and the recuperation of Chinese humanity through memory work. I situate this film's...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the cultural colour out of our perceptions of them. We see them as trees walking, or as wild animals infesting the country in which we happen to come across them. In fact, we see them as part of the local flora and fauna, and not as men of like passions with ourselves...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to “lose at least gender difference in the outcome, and the female body and the male body become a territory of cultural and political maneuver, not at all gender-related, gender-specific.” 66 The three police officers do not refuse to acknowledge Luana as a female because they see her as male...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 17–33.
Published: 01 March 2004
... where it to Armed Response, guns, bullet wounds, revenge, signs saying “I’m guarded,” insurance for the body, and terrorists are a vocabulary that was most emerges from an urban culture of security, a certain psychosis of protec- tion that, in the move from the house to the body, the body...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of women. That Santa Cruz de Hughes made bullets in her own home demonstrates the tremendous interplay between family, nation, and genocide, because one’s own ethnic/cultural identity did not matter as much as capitalism...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 59–82.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of life, in one cliché, if I may sum it up for you, is: ENJOY, EVEN Annalee Newitz IF YOU’RE NOT ENJOYING. —Howard Stern From Camp to Cheese A new kind of humor is haunting U.S. popular culture. Critics...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in a possibly futile attempt to reckon visuality beyond all reckoning and thus glimpse its incorrigible capture of nearly All. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 visuality image immateriality Sight, the king of the senses, the line of vision down the barrel of a gun. Pleasure or torture...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., therefore science is enmeshed in the more expansive habitus of pol- itics, ethics, and other discourses. Natural scientists rebut this assertion by simply restating the accuracy of facts discovered under these conditions, how the results can be reproduced and hold true across cultures. Regard- less...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the political program. But within the smooth spaces of communicability that are made, remade, out of the cosmopolitan worlds of art and culture, lifestyle, consumerist pleasures, self-care, queer and trans aesthetics, media socialities, philosophy and humanistic learning, and the ethical sciences, which...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... raise some objections. A writer for the New York Times, for instance, wondered about the effects on literary culture — ­in particular, that “intervening could squelch a young writer’s voice.”5 The Daily News mused about how one could tell whether...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... an inevita- bility of life.”28 In this historical moment, Hayles argues, virtuality accrues a supplemental definition: “the cultural perception that material objects are interpenetrated by information patterns.”29 Virtuality is therefore that which is beyond material instantiation (Massumi’s realm...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... on all fours and then shot them, placing the gun in the anus or vagina” (CEH, 3:29). The women were systematically mutilated beyond recognition, reduced to animal-like postures, their bodies defiled and dumped, reduced...