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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group A collaboratively written prose poem about activism and feelings. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 affect collectivity hopelessness joy mood You go to the protest; there are pink pussy hats everywhere; you feel excited for new people. And...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... realm of a shared psychic interiority to mobilize new forms of community and solidarity with tangible political and material effects. In this manner, they mark not a hopeless but a hopeful futurity. Queerness is always in the horizon...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
... pursue? Under conditions of great hopelessness, humor is essential. So, too, is the embrace and cultivation of failure, as Jack Halberstam has shown. 15 Bad attitude is a crucial resource, as we learn from Muñoz’s conversation with his friend Lisa Duggan. 16 And perhaps Lee Edelman’s “bad...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... novel are apathy, hopelessness, and complacency, in the film infertility, if not directly leading to, has certainly played a considerable part Ahuja • Abu Zubaydah and the Caterpillar in the spread of world war, fascism, and terrorism. England has become a...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 115–122.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., even in their rebellions. The situation is therefore hopeless. Optimism only plays into the agenda of the corporation, by furthering its ends. Optimism is conservative — but then, what isn’t? I gather this is what Archibald calls the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (which she describes as “an exercise in learning how the most mundane text performs what it means, and how it translates Addendum evokes both a sense of hopelessness and a solace in response to an encroaching biopolitics. Abdi’s is...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in droves. As Muñoz writes about Chelsea Girls (and I quote here at length): The younger poet notes a sense of “hopelessness” and feeling like a jerk as she works to take care of the older man, whose attention waxes and wanes. The relationality is not about simple positivity...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the social body. Although Lewis never meant his theory to have this disconcerting effect, it presented a profoundly hopeless prognosis for the inhabitants of this cultural category. Paradoxically, the equally impoverished children of families in the nonurbanized Third World were spared such a...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... possibilities of human existence, which are infinite, as infinite as is creation. But the recovering of a new personality is as difficult—and as hopeless—as a new creation of the world. . . . We don’t succeed and we can’t succeed; under the cover of our ‘optimism’ you can easily detect the hopeless sadness of...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
... hope and hopelessness, and of fear, which Massumi posits as the most economical expression of form of late capital that we inhabit.13 Infrastructures, new modes of technological interconnectivity, have been intimately linked to this vision of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., and hopelessness. Here, then, are all the ingredients of a narrative about Asian Amer- ica’s own culture of poverty, a crucial piece of the broader postindustrial narrative. The ever-expanding segment of working-poor Asian immi- grants is now...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., a silent object, and this is the location of China and the human. The subject that is dead — slaughtered and silenced — identifies a site of hopelessness but also a site where hope resides. In the intellectual tradition of the early twentieth century, the human is thus figured...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
... pressing question, James published a series of articles in Labor Action, the organ of the newly formed Workers Party (WP). Collectively titled “With the Sharecroppers,” these articles undertake an ethnographic account that juxtaposes the economic hopelessness of the sharecroppers to the particu...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
... his purported capture? (See also the picture “Saddam’s Queer Eye Makeover” and “Queer Eye for Saddam,” aka “Queer Eye for the Hopeless Guy23 Who is appeased through the motions of shaving the facial and head hair of...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... prevent migrants from ever reaching the dry land of Europe. Each migrant flees his or her own personal enclosure: war, dis- ease, hopelessness, famine. Each enters the vast openness of the sea. And in the sea, many find a place of burial...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Reconquista.38 In fact, groups were opposed to the mosque’s construction at Albaicin, partly because during the Islamic era, the space was the Muslim quarter, home to the very poor (albaicin is Arabic for “downtrodden and hopeless and now...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- izing vowel sounds. 36 Alexander Graham Bell hoped to adopt the device for articulation training, but he “saw it was hopeless to attempt to photograph it for the information of [his] Deaf pupils.”37 Deaf education established close ties to...