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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Dai Jinhua This article reads a Chinese blockbuster film, City of Life and Death ([南京! 南京! Nanjing! Nanjing! ] dir. Lu Chuan, 2009), as an allegory of China and the human for contemporary China. This movie illustrates the historical entanglement and...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Petrus Liu This essay argues that the figure of the human in Marx is grounded neither in the “essence of man” nor in the metahistorical movement of capital. Instead, the human in Marx offers a moral standpoint based on the equality of human time. This perspective, I argue, is indispensable for our...
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Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 3 Human computers in the NACA High Speed Flight Station “Computer Room” transcribing raw data from rolls of celluloid film and strips of oscillograph paper and reducing it to standard engineering units with slide rules and electric calculators. Seen here, left side, front to back, Mary More
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola; Shuang Shen This introduction frames a special two-part issue consisting of eleven essays and a visual dossier, which collectively investigate the conceptual, political, historical, and cultural relationships between China and the human. By juxtaposing China and the...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mei Zhan This essay argues for the “reworlding” of Daoist “oneness” by making it visible, thinkable, and doable as an immanent analytic. With a focus on dynamic articulations of oneness, especially how the idea “heaven and human are one” animates and is animated by the translocal reinventions of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ackbar Abbas A visual dossier on China and the human cannot just focus on recognizable human figures like the dissident, the human rights activist, or the victims of state violence, important as these figures are. There are also emergent figures that the new China is producing out of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Megan H. Glick From the moment Charles Darwin proposed Africa as the site of human origins, scientists and the lay public alike labored to reconcile contemporary racial hierarchies with the possibility of a universal African birthplace. Previous historical treatments of this phenomenon have focused...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... emergent forms of white predation to revitalize the noir genre as the antidote to contemporary modes of predation and exploitation associated with neoliberalism. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Virtual Predators Neoliberal Loss and Human Futures in the Cinema of Pedophilia Gillian Harkins...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... time and space, the player-piano embodying the epistemological shift marked by machines storing and executing growing amounts of human knowledge, from automated industrial manufacturing to computers. The final section of the article considers the malign and utopian symbolism of the player-piano in the...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael D. Rubenstein This essay argues that the public utility, particularly electricity supply, signifies powerfully as a form of social recognition, a basic human right, and a model of civic inclusion and citizenship in the modern and postcolonial Bildungsroman . James Joyce's A Portrait of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erin Trapp This article provides a reading of the nonhuman world registered in Dunya Mikhail’s poem Diary of a Wave outside the Sea . While human rights poetry traditionally assembles a poetics of witnessing or mourning and focuses on the construction of the human person, this reading of Mikhail’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Eric Hayot This essay argues that the work of Chinese film director Jia Zhangke constitutes an important commentary on the relationship between globalization, humanness, and China. It begins with a discussion of Jia's relationship to international art-house and documentary realism, focusing on the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 135.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy A short poem about the automation of thought. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 tools content digital humanities This is a poem that builds itself using tools that build new tools. Renumbering. Remembering. New tools that know what poems knew...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... framing paradigm that names the articulation of human/non-human binaries and human/animal/plant taxonomies as interrelated, even as these continue to operate in congealed and differentiated modes. As a scholarly rubric, it aspires to transmit the character of political and social worlds that can no longer...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Shu-mei Shih This essay brings into dialectical consideration the relationship between postsocialism and posthumanism in China through the life story of Marxist humanism from the global 1960s to the present across Eastern Europe, France, and the United States. It especially foregrounds the American...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jessica Marie Johnson This article explores the role slavery’s eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Atlantic archive plays alongside the digital humanities’ drive for data. It situates critiques of the digital humanities in relation to decades-old debates about slavery that have reemerged with efforts...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation is...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... historical epoch and as human beings' increasing technical mastery over nature. In its historical sense, the Enlightenment has been victorious in the United States, where free and equal citizens engage in market exchanges as free agents, without feudal and precapitalist residues. Examining the concept of...