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Social Text (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 (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 (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...
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Social Text (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 “the human...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to the 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...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 83–104.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and security that alters the nature of its patriarchy. The article draws from interviews and fieldwork in Punjab, textual analysis of primary sources, human rights reports, and news articles to reveal the shifting nature of gender and patriarchy in the transnational security state. 27. The insurgent...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., this introduction examines from various transnational perspectives Marxist and Maoist conceptualizations of the human that mark the advent of Chinese modernity. Finally, it considers the status of the human in contemporary China, defined increasingly as a bearer of universal political and economic rights under...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Rather, Dworkin is arguing that for the state to act in every case to prohibit the taking of one’s own life denies a human right that is fundamental to our ethical commit- ments and the traditions of legal reasoning that embed them. What I find most interesting and useful here in regard...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... from 1991 to 1994. By reading this legal archive as both storytelling and truth-telling, it examines how the refugees speak to their experiences of persecution and of their lives inside the Guantánamo camp to illuminate what it means to have their rights and humanity stripped by their supposed...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ordering haunts contemporary, globalized debates over child labor and the sexual trafficking of women and children. In the United States, it also helps to explain some otherwise surprising alliances between faith-based organizations and secular human rights activists to “free God’s children.”10...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Refugees (HWHR), Unity House-cleaners Cooperative, Damayan Migrant Workers Association, and later Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice. As one of the main groups driving the coalition, DWU had an expansive vision of worker rights. In member workshops and trainings, 17 they discussed how...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the years might be described as heuristic rather than categorical: an ongoing, dialogic effort to limn an arena of investigation, rather than the attempt to define once and for all an aspect of a broader social field. Alondra Nelson revisits “The New Right and Media,” an article from Social Text's inaugural...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... human rights Anthropocene As a writing collective, we kept saying to ourselves that we need to think about longer arcs of time and space that consider slavery and colonialism as well as other catastrophic timelines. Some of us referred to this as celestial time, or the intergalactic environments...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and topologically deformed and in which the citizen has been able to recognize the refugee that he or she is — only in such a world is the political survival of humankind today thinkable.  — Giorgio Agamben, “Beyond Human Rights” The Famously Forgotten One could justifiably begin...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., asserting “women’s inalienable, indivisible right to dignity and non-­ harassment” with appeals for “respectful and humane behavior in future searches.”24 What might constitute the humane recasting of a denuding male or statist gaze in the ritual of the strip search remained unclarified. The term...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 111–123.
Published: 01 June 2003
... movements to build support for dissociation from a regime that has been condemned by the interna- tional human rights community. We trace the campaign’s history, from earlier campus movements concerning socially responsible university policy, through the early planning and organizing of the campaign...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... but to human rights or the liberal West.”5 Gender as political branding here rests on Orientalist and racialized histories at the same time that it folds memory into affective intensities, reductively absorbing the force of histories into preconscious bodily irritations or activations so...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... life be accorded the same human rights as all others, for the creation of a World Security Council of Women, and for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. The delegation asks the world to embrace the Universal Declara- tion of Human Rights, which presumes global pluralism...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... to the U.N. Com- Jean Franco mission on Human Rights.1 The “historic breakthrough” made in 2001 when the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) charged three men with seven counts of violation of the laws...