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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Juan Obarrio This article explores matters of health and illness through a consideration of questions of temporality. Approaching health as a liminal stage and as a practice of freedom and potentiality, the seesaw between well-being and disease, or the thresholds between life and death...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... medical care to the sick and dying. To highlight some of the unique dimensions of these discourses, I contrast them with arguments put forward in the context of the contemporary ethical and legal debate in the United States on the rights of the terminally ill. I give particular attention to how distinct...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
... mental illness Uh, I had to take a break from work ’cause, uh, I went mental. And, uh . . . My friend told me, hey, you're talking a little too fast, having a lot of shit ideas. Uh, why don't you get in my Ford Flex, and I'll, uh, motor you over to the public storage. And, uh . . . I went...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... said, adding that a person wishing her ill had deliberately placed Lindo there, made him the carrier of a curse directed at her or someone in her family. “Take it away,” the man said again forcefully as he tensely returned to tending his animals. Several years ago I was walking down an avenue...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
... a large share of the “one-­third of a nation ill-­housed, ill-­clad, ill-­nourished” described in Roosevelt’s Second Inaugural Address.25 One of the more spectacular demonstrations of poverty came in January 1939, when thousands of sharecroppers in the southeastern “Bootheel” of Missouri were...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 91–114.
Published: 01 December 2007
... or to write a social reality in El zorro was, however, as much personal for Arguedas as literary and political. Arguedas was suffering from the mental illness with which he struggled throughout his life and, at the advice of his doctors...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on the likelihood that many people suffered extensively from the medical problems they describe in these pamphlets. I am more interested in the racialized performance and experience of these illness, as well as the narrative forms through which pain is narrated and played out (or not) on these pages. 7...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that investigates allegations of abuse of the public by members of the security forces, Chambers was one of 146 mentally ill persons held by the Department of Correctional Services without trial, and one of fifteen who had been imprisoned for more than thirty years without trial. 25 This is the result...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... regularly impinge dramatically on people’s lives, and indeed cause more deaths each year than AIDS, questions of health and illness might not be immediately comprehensible solely in terms of biochemical causality and treatment. Hence, the assertion made...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a site where local biolo- gies of metabolic illness take shape in close relation to the embodiment of varying degrees and definitions of success.14 What forms does the will take in this context? The enduring ties between intentionality and the metabolism’s potential for change make...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... medicine treats the entire human rather than isolated diseases or body parts. The human, she would further elaborate, encompasses changing “environments” both in and outside the body such as the evolvement of an illness...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the experience of colonization, the occupation of indigenous territories, the acquisition of Wallmapu, the nineteenth-century expansions that extended the Atacama Desert, diminished Peru, and left Bolivia landlocked. On the other hand, Vanessa’s “ill-fitting body” did not easily fit into the girl’s...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
... York Review of Books , 8 February 2001, 18 -22. Hertz, Robert. 1960 . A contribution to the study of the collective representation of death. In Death & the right hand . Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press. Kleinman, Arthur. 1999 . Experience and its moral modes: Culture, human conditions...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 151.
Published: 01 September 2001
... for drug addicts and alcoholics. Soon Vita’s mission enlarged. An increasing number of home- less, mentally ill, and dying persons began to be dumped there by the police, by the psychiatric and general hospitals, by families and neighbors. Vita’s team...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... . Translated by Ranum Patricia . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Banerjee Albert . 2007 . “ Disciplining Death: Hypertension Management and the Production of Mortal Subjectivities .” Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness, and Medicine 12...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., it is an erotic effusion repressed and mnemonically 64 Elizabeth Freeman ST84-85-04_Freeman.indd 64 10/19/05 2:35:44 PM preserved: “The illness of mourning [i.e., melancholia] does not result, as might...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... received the body were young. Trauma practice was young, droning about all that talk of genius and mental illness in 500 words or so. Name a schizophrenic on the dream list. Your favorite Lou Gehrig or The Madness of King George , one of my favorite flicks. I saw it with a lover I lost, her eyes...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of these ills with particu- lar transnationalized social categories such as refugees and immigrant groups, ethnic and racial minorities, and altered food consumption pat- terns. The implosion of globalized space in such forms as the geopolitical project...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 153–161.
Published: 01 December 2015
... sense of illness, one experienced while sitting in an archive, facing down a massive stack of books, knowing that your time is precious and your attentions are not infinite. The metaphor of illness is useful for her as well as she captures the feverish...