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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Weil, “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force” Fight, rape, war, pillage, burn. Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man. — Anthony Swofford, Jarhead The scandal of torture in the war on terror has diminished noticeably since it first erupted...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., appears as a pre-postmodernist prototype. If the process has come to an end, if the affect is not in the waning but has finally waned, the drive takes over. In psychoanalytically transcoding Jameson’s “waning of affect” as the rising of the drive, I understand the drive image as generative...
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Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 2. The inclusion of children in the image—meant to stress AnthroCart's feature of “child-safe” technology—shows the potential instilled into home office technologies. Image from Zimmerman, Home Office Design , 80. More
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Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 3. The caption that follows this image reads, “A fine workstation in a fine piece of furniture.” Image from Zimmerman, Home Office Design , 90. More
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 1 Derek’s map. Image of drawn map shared with consent of producer. More
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 2 Joan’s map. Image of drawn map shared with consent of producer. More
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 3 Naomi’s map. Image of map shared with consent of producer. More
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 1. Image capture of Luana's signature on the police report following her beating. More
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 17–19.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Fatimah Tuggar Duke University Press 2002 Images Fatimah Tuggar...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Mitja Velikonja Abstract This article deals with mostly negative ideological images of refugees, as they erupted in political graffiti and street art (stickers, stencils, various inscriptions) in Slovenia during the so-called refugee crisis from the fall of 2015 on. Its basic questions are three...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in a possibly futile attempt to reckon visuality beyond all reckoning and thus glimpse its incorrigible capture of nearly All. The calculus of the image — that’s what we’ve got to face, to face up to, and what we’ve got to reface. Or deface. Call it the programmable image, the image that’s been programmed...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Tina M. Campt How do we engage a contemporary visual archive of blackness that is saturated by the proliferation and mass circulation of images of violence, antiblackness, and premature death? This article explores the labor required by visual enactments of black precarity in the work of filmmaker...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bakirathi Mani In Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force , the Pakistani artist Seher Shah works with archival images of the 1903 Delhi Durbar and contemporary images of the U.S. “war on terror.” This essay examines how Shah's digital print binds together theaters of U.S. and British...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jill Lane This essay analyzes the figure of the “smoking habanera”—a term I use to describe the sexualized image of a black Cuban woman smoking a cigar, usually wearing a headdress and revealing clothing, whose latest iteration is found among the plethora of small clay figurines on sale...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Patrick Deer The embrace of the city in ruins was a familiar rallying cry of punk music. From Public Image Limited’s evocation of an urban subject murdered in the countryside while “the cassette played poptones,” to the Clash’s raucous calls for “a riot of our own,” to dub-influenced declarations...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in the literature on this wall to align these representations homogenously with resistance. More than resisting a specific regime, many of these images enter into global conversations about the circulation of power. Images of resistance scripted and consumed by those who observe suffering from afar are juxtaposed...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Judith A. Peraino In an interview from 1974 David Bowie makes a remarkable statement: “For the West, Jagger is most certainly a mother figure… . I also find him incredibly motherly and maternal clutched into his bosom of ethnic blues.” The image is grotesque—intentionally shocking—yet oddly...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... registered alongside images of state changes in the physical world that are barely perceptible and that frequently get read in reference to human action rather than as an index of life made legible and thus destroyed by disaster. One image referenced throughout her poetry is that of “gasping”; for example...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... firmly grounded within it? In early-twentieth-century Germany, one important site where this subject emerges is through the medium of photography—specifically, black German family photography. Often considered one of the most mundane forms of photographic imaging, family photos function as a complex site...