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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... is no more, and capitalism, it would seem, is now to be thought without the dialectic. Indeed, the discourses of capitalism and postmodernism have mutated into discourses of the security state and technological innovation. “Postmodernism” was not, however, a panacea; rather, in a way analogous to the...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... issues in Ferguson. Far from proving the innocence of then Officer Darren Wilson, this account leads to more questions than answers. However, the Department of Justice review not only concluded that Wilson was justified in the use of force but also cast doubt on the signature question of whether Brown's...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 134–135.
Published: 01 September 2009
... John Brenkman, Anders Stephanson, Sohnya Sayres, and Bruce Robbins discuss the changing role of journals. In light of the Internet, changing reading practices, and financing, doing a journal is an uphill struggle. However, magazines do sustain a kind of culture and chains of connection. © 2009...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... subgenre associated with popular culture, the thriller has rarely been considered a serious player in discussions of literature in the aftermath of atrocity. However, as a space in which the mystifications of conspiracy meet the imperatives of transitional justice, the newly emergent subgenre of the truth...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... worthy of state protection. Agamben argues that it is possible to be physically alive but politically abandoned, and this is clearly the position Kee occupies as a refugee or “illegal” immigrant in the film. However, she gains political agency through the protection already afforded her fetus. Therefore...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 247–250.
Published: 01 September 2009
... latter. However, this proposition has never been definitively realized because at no point has everyone involved been able to agree on what constitutes practice: as the means of articulation are always contested and contingent, the production of theory itself is an unending and necessary project...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the unending war of and against terror, and other emblematica of the immeasurable such as shock and awe. However, this is also a war of political effects and consequences deemed not worthy of measurement, such as collateral damage, the discounted Iraqi dead, and the unlimited detention of perpetual...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... imperialism across the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, with specific attention to the performative effects of photography. Recent debates on the uses of the archive in contemporary photography highlight the affective qualities of iconic national or personal images. However, Shah's work resists such...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Debra Rae Cohen; Michael Coyle Attention to pop ideology is inevitably limited where it doesn’t take formal questions into consideration. However, the question of form in a pop record is itself complicated, because form here doesn’t simply mean song form: it also involves negotiations and...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Laleh Khalili This essay examines the instrumentalization of emotions and affect—especially of happiness—in evaluating the outcome of counterinsurgencies. Traditionally, metrics and statistics have been utilized as the main means of measuring the achievement of military goals. However, given the...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... hopes and struggles for a different future is inevitably a heteronormative project. To respond to this line of thought, this article offers a different approach to the question of futurity and inheritance through a substantive rereading of Jacques Lacan. At the heart of the authors’ analysis, however...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the disaster. Mikhail’s writing of the disaster of military human rights intervention depicts it as different from other disasters of the twentieth century, however, in that it destroys a way of life that is made legible only through this destruction. Reading Mikhail’s poetry, one finds this way...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... national language that required the reorganization of the nation's linguistic diversity into a hierarchy of languages resulting in the emergence of a monolingual hegemony. However, this American notion of translation as monolingual assimilation was always contested, and we can see its limits in the context...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... society of pure exchange, democracy is more substantial than in Germany: the universality of the exchange principle leads to a greater freedom from authority, does not allow one to isolate oneself in one's own individual interests, and brings benevolence to human interactions. However, the exchange...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the revelations concerning Stalin in Khrushchev's famous “Secret Speech” and to the PCF's reluctance to deStalinize. He soon turns, however, to considerations related to his “position as a man of color.” He claims that it has become clear to him that the struggle against racism and colonialism cannot...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 94–101.
Published: 01 September 2009
... disenchantment: a reminder that diasporic bodies inhabit tactile economies, data streams, born of emotional and financial trajectories that make it impossible to anticipate the ingenious forms of belonging—and exquisite strategies of exclusion—they will ultimately help to erect, however unwittingly? © 2009...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... we were in fact immigrants we could present ourselves as a spiritu- ally [geistig] homogenous group — roughly like the religious sects during the early settlement of America. What unites us, however, is not a fun- damental attitude shared from the outset. What unites us is that we have been...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 123–126.
Published: 01 December 2007
... something specifically political rather than cultural, however, seems oddly incongruent in an essay that develops its definition of subjectivity from a science fiction film. One might argue that I am taking the “replicant” theory of colonized subjectivities all too literally...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 51–60.
Published: 01 March 2002
....” However, as in the sixties, the student movement is having to rebuild itself from scratch. Each time the movement realizes its power, it fails to sustain it. Consequently, corporate America and other outside forces have diluted curriculum, pushed tuition hikes, and kept American higher education...