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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... efficient and to support deaf oral communication; the ability of deaf subjects to read spectrograms was, moreover, the best evidence for the identification of information-bearing features in a complex speech wave. The sound spectrograph directly influenced information theory, which gave mathematical...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Luciana Parisi Duke University Press 2004 Information Trading and Symbiotic Micropolitics Physics and biology present us with reverse causalities that are without Luciana Parisi fi nality but testify nonetheless to an action of the future on the present, or of the present on the...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... informationalism equals the triumph of form over matter underestimates the implications of communication and information theory for our under- standing of contemporary cultures where informational dynamics are increasingly gaining priority over the formation of meanings. In particular, to say that...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Labor, value, and information emerge on a continuum in the now long history of commodification because commodification was also an incipient digitization. This emergence positions the social as a substrate of what Jonathan Beller calls “computational capital” and...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... ,edited by Jonas Frykman and C. Nadia Seremetakis. Lund, Sweden: Nordic Academic Press. ST 68-06 Seremetakis 10/25/01 3:07 PM Page 115 Toxic Beauties MEDICINE, INFORMATION, AND...
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Published: 01 September 2017
Figure 2 Telegram conversations of “Information distribution central station of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong,” 4 October 2014. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 2. Telegram conversations of “Information distribution central More
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Elahi’s daily movements, which he began recording in an effort to subvert government surveillance. Taking seriously the idea that information should be treated as a commodity, this article uses Marxist theory to articulate how surveillance data fit within the broader information economy. Drawing from...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... aesthetics”—an analytic that informs a wide range of contemporary theory, fiction, film, and new media, and that is a necessary corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a dominant architectural mode, a multivalent metaphor, and even a weapon. A reading of several post–9/11 texts, including the...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... changing relationships among information, territory, and sovereignty. This article examines two quite distinct, high-profile celebrity instances of dissident domesticity. In the first case, Prempeh I, the last sovereign king of Asante, was exiled by the British from his capital in what is now Ghana and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... take the human subject as its dominant object of analysis. Informed by queer, disability, critical race, and postcolonial theory, it marks a biopolitics that acknowledges how interspecies relations form the often unmarked basis upon which scholarly inquiry organizes its objects, political interventions...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
...–1725), which featured intricate depictions of hundreds of specimens. Sloane's visualization of plant species was informed by specific early modern philosophies of nature and knowledge. Baconian dogmas about empiricism notwithstanding, botanical authority was constituted as much through the naturalist's...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... labor, and on theorizing “nonindustrial” informational work of symbol makers and symbol users (a.k.a. “immaterial labor,” “no-collar workers,” “knowledge workers,” “creative labor,” or “mental labor”). © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working at the Feminist...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 199–202.
Published: 01 September 2009
... reviewed submissions to the journal and debated questions of current interest. Ross also traces changes in the journal that reflected differences in the publishing climate and “information landscape.” © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... liberal human, the essay also refuses to re-essentialize Chinese otherness as an alternative. At the same time, it traces alternative cosmologies and discourses of Chinese humanism and anti-humanism, informed by Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, as well as other religious and political traditions. In...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... performative modes like cricket and samba and the forms of speech, gesture, shelter and adornment conventionally understood to embody “informal” social life. I examine the ways James’s and Oiticica’s claims take shape in these early works and the way the counterclaim of that aesthetic sociality irrupts into...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gillian Harkins In this article, Gillian Harkins explores how the noir genre informs 1990s and 2000s films depicting pedophiles as predators indiscernible to the naked eye. Harkins provides an overview of how the “virtual pedophile” emerges through a combination of filmic and forensic forms before...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... biotechnology on the production and circulation of knowledge means that contemporary decolonization movements must learn to speak about living systems, archival materials, and information control all in the same breath. This emergent biocultural paradigm has important consequences not only for archive theorists...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... this sense, ambient sound served as a profoundly democratic source of tactical information for those who had the skill to decode it. At the same time, the very sounds that were so informationally rich tended to damage the ears and...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... structures of violence might allow for a way of thinking about the invaluable, or the outside of value, and how the lives of women in the life are informed by that knowledge even when, and perhaps because, they are at such close proximity to death. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 serial murder black...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Kandice Chuh Though more prominently known as a performance studies scholar and queer and critical race theorist, José Esteban Muñoz is cast in this essay as a theorist of the aesthetic. Informed by the ways that Muñoz offers a worldly pedagogy and critical practice that takes place in and makes...