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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... asked, did Sloane's natural history profit from its engagement with African slavery, and upon what techniques did it depend for its authoritative depiction of plant species? Of special interest is the relationship between description and illustration in his published Natural History of Jamaica (1707...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Carla Marcantonio Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is a film whose glossy surface belies its investment in history—cinema’s history, Spain’s history, transnational history. It tracks a correspondence among cinema, transsexuality, and medium specificity through the trope of transgenesis: skin...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Amy Villarejo Duke University Press 2005 Tarrying with the Normative QUEER THEORY AND BL ACK HISTORY Der Alptraum: I am in a warmly lit room, spanned by banquet tables draped Amy Villarejo with white...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2007
...David Kazanjian; María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo Duke University Press 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction The Traffic in History...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 9–18.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Pamela Voekel; Elliott Young Duke University Press 2007 The Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas For the past three summers, the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transna- Pamela Voekel tional History of the Americas has hosted roughly seventy-five...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 85–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Frida Gorbach Duke University Press 2007 Translated by Eileen Brockbank Hysteria and History A Meditation on Mexico Hysteria in the Present Frida Gorbach The words hysteria and history...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Adrian Burgos, Jr. The project of recovering the history of the Negro Leagues, and in so doing establishing a more complete account of U.S. professional baseball's segregated past, is fertile ground for interrogating the possibilities and limitations of diasporic frameworks. This article examines...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... something is afoot and that here, in the context of this special issue, the time is ripe to reassess an old materialist, Jameson, in the context of today’s new materialism. Much has already been said about Jameson’s writings on utopia, art, dialectics, allegory, history, and totality. Yet this article...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Acts.” Small Axe 26 : 1 – 14 . Hegel G. W. F. (1837) 1975 . Lectures on the Philosophy of World History . Edited by Hoffmeister Johannes , translated by Nisbet H. B. . London : Cambridge University Press . Helly Denise . 1993 . Introduction to The Cuba...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Vincent Brown Creative historical scholarship demonstrates that archives are not just the records bequeathed by earlier times. Archives also consist of the tools we use to explore the past, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions that communicate our sense of history's...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Catherine Soussloff; Mark Franko Duke University Press 2002 Visual and Performance Studies A NEW HISTORY OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY No one can any longer separate knowledge from power, reason from Catherine performativity, metaphysics from...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 25–48.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Samera Esmeir Duke University Press 2003 1948 LAW, HISTORY, MEMORY One of the difficulties in discussing violence against Palestinians during Samera Esmeir the 1948 war is that “Palestine,” the site of the violence, both persists...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rosalind C. Morris Duke University Press 2002 Theses on the Questions of War: History, Media, Terror Why does the history of the East appear as a history of religions? Rosalind C. —Karl Marx Morris Then the...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... style. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Style, Tsotsi-style, and Tsotsitaal The Histories, Aesthetics, and Politics of a South African Figure Rosalind C. Morris Anyone familiar with contemporary South African popular culture is also familiar with the scandal and success of Teboho...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Roderick A. Ferguson Duke University Press 2005 Of Our Normative Strivings AFRIC AN A MERIC AN STUDIES AND THE HISTORIES OF SE XUALIT Y In Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique, I attempted to Roderick A. advance a...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 153–161.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jennifer L. Morgan This afterword revisits the archive as a problem space for scholars grappling with slavery and its afterlife. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 archives history slavery race References Best Stephen . 2012 . “On Failing to Make the Past Present.” Modern Language...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... guns to murder and remove Native peoples from their lands. The billboard’s argument depends on the viewer’s active abandonment of, refusal of, or willful ignorance about the histories and legacies of the Second Amendment, which Roxanne Dunbar-Ortíz compellingly and succinctly outlines in her book...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... transcript and journalistic coverage of the Vang case illustrates a need to establish a history of racial violence in order to explain the altercation in the woods. This need assumes that a history of racism must be identified in order for a word to be considered racist and that acts of violence can be...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Alys Eve Weinbaum This article explores the historical continuity between women’s sexual and reproductive exploitation in chattel slavery and in contemporary biocapitalism. It theorizes the centrality of the exploitation of the reproductive body and reproductive processes to the long history of...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kamran Asdar Ali In contrast to various dominant representational themes through which Pakistan's history is rendered intelligible to many (Islam, Muslim nationalism), this essay particularly focuses on a debate surrounding the question of morality (“pure or perverse literature”) connected to short...