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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... understanding of the historical phenomenon of queer human rights discourse in and against China. I analyze this discourse as the political instrument that allows the Republic of China (ROC) to distinguish itself from the People's Republic of China (PRC). As my narrative shows, Taiwan has indeed made some civic...
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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 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 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., such as “human rights” stake their claims, and capitalist endeavors maneuver resources and marshal profit. At present, much of posthumanist thought as well as animal studies suffer from an often implicit Euro-American focus and through that, ironically, a philosophical resuscitation of the status of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
... phenomenon of “de-Maoization” in France during the late 1970s and 1980s, which was accompanied by a revival of human rights. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 “China in Our Heads” Althusser, Maoism, and Structuralism Camille Robcis In a 1972 interview titled “Pamphlet against the...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Although on 9 January 1946, the Far Eastern Interna- 136 Dai ∙ I Want to Be Human tional Court confirmed the occurrence of the Nanjing Massacre, some Japanese right-wing politicians, political organizations, historians, and compilers of middle-school textbooks still...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... economic rights under the shadow of neoliberalism. What humanity means in China today—and in the world—and what it will mean in the future are part of an ongoing struggle over the meaning of its past and the politics of its present. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely...
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Published: 01 March 2018
“Tut” Hedgepeth, John Mayer, and Emily Stephens. Right side, front to back, Lilly Ann Bajus, Roxanah Yancey, Gertrude “Trudy” Valentine (behind Yancey), and Ilene Alexander. Dryden Flight Research Center Facilities, 1949, NACA (NASA). Photograph courtesy of NASA Figure 3. Human computers in the NACA More
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... ourselves; and, seeing them thus as something infra-­human, we feel entitled to treat them as though they did not possess ordinary human rights. They are merely natives of the lands which they occupy; and no term of occupancy can be long enough to confer any prescriptive...
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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 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 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 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 101–119.
Published: 01 December 2005
... gay man in Pakistan, my life would be in danger. —Saeed Rahman, “Shifting Grounds for Asylum: Female Genital Surgery and Sexual Orientation,” Columbia Human Rights Law Review (1998) The sexual history of Asian diasporas is being written across...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
... virulent homophobia is not necessarily a global condition. The majority opinion cites, among other things, the decision by which the European Court of Human Rights struck down national laws similar to Gay Rights versus Queer Theory...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... “lawbreakers” makes them undeserving of any consideration, rights, or benefits. While many immigrants do live in constant fear and under the impres- sion that they have no rights, there are many other immigrants who claim that they deserve respect, humane treatment, and services. There is a long...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... rights is and always has been tied to expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism. Although the Trump administration has so clearly (ab)used state power to further the desires of capitalists over the human needs of Indigenous individuals, immigrants, and citizens of color, such actions are not...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... activists placed emphasis on security as an unconditional imperative.25 Others, a minority, bemoaned the lack of attention given to class oppression of women in Sri Lankan society, with which the prevalent feminist human rights discourse was complicit.26...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... pamphlet’s material form. Returning to my primary texts, recall that both Harris stories are laid out on the right side of the pamphlet. On the left, and at the end of the pamphlet, the reader faces something quite different: advertising editorials for SSS Tonic interspersed with testimonials and small line...
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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...