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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Junaid Rana This essay draws on ethnographic research in a Pakistani neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, to illuminate how the concepts of becoming and infrastructure reveal insights into racialization and the workings of the counterterror state. I discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adriana Michele Campos Johnson Drawing on the recent infrastructural turn in the social sciences, this article proposes that we understand visuality in terms of infrastructure. In this context, a distinction can be posed between films of thick visuality and others of thin visuality. While this is a...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... disaster relief. Bringing together ethnography and the social study of science and technology, this article illuminates uncertainties inhabiting military protocol in a crisscrossed public-private infrastructural universe. Focusing on the crucial predawn hours when rogue tsunami waves push against the...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... social norm. In this context annoyance—noise pollution’s unstable ground—serves as an affective and corporeal register of the permeability of bodies and buildings, a crucial dimension of the atmospheric. And lastly, edge spaces of infrastructure reflect the interplay between sounds from the sky and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reflect on how to “contain” them. Viral epidemics constitute not only vital events but also scalar narratives—they articulate transformations at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms, individuals, populations, species, ecosystems, technological infrastructures, political economies, and networks of...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... may be deployed in the service of university transnationalism. Theater's “Edifice Complex” (the rampant infrastructural expansion of theater facilities and MFA-driven ethos since the late 1960s) is comparable to the global university's “Outpost Complex” (the construction of overseas campuses geared...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., wherein water stands as the symbol and vehicle for inequality, vulnerability, racism, labor, land-based relationality, and capitalist infrastructure. Infrastructure is often thought to be governed by the ghoulish science of logistics, a cornerstone of the MBA curriculum, but it is also a mode of natural...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the material infrastructure of water, gas, and electricity for the ideals to have any real weight or meaning. The scene is a perfect reduction of the problem this essay addresses, the essential tension between democratization and mod- ernization and, in particular, the status within global...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... why one philosopher says that we don’t have moods, but rather, they have us. 1 But who or what has them? Paranoia has you; it uses you. Paranoia is the affect par excellence of instrumentalism, of the rationalizing sciences of logistics, infrastructure, and supply chain management. What...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... author of Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria (Duke University Press) and coeditor of Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain (University of California Press). He teaches at Barnard College, Columbia University, and is a member of the Social Text editorial...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... zones must remain geographically distinct to ensure efficient harvesting but require infrastructures that link these spaces to zones of condensation (the railroad, the oil pipeline, the data cable). The human and financial resource mines are linked to vulnerable populations. These populations must...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...), which will have populations over 20 million by 2025, there has been a concomitant growth of small and second-tier cities. These enlarging urban spaces, with inadequate planning, job opportunities, and infrastructure, absorb most of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
... calculators to repair the infrastructure? To determine, say, the pressure required to pump water from a well? To estimate the number of Social Text 112 • Vol. 30, No. 3 • Fall 2012 DOI 10.1215/01642472-1597368 © 2012 Duke University...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): np.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., Communication, and Society (Taylor and Francis), and “Cell Phones, Surveillance, and the State,” in Dissent. He is working on a book exploring identity, visibility, and power in sur- veillance infrastructures. Michael J. Shapiro is a professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i. Among...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... we struggle for survival and perhaps something more — the life worth living. Networked, our struggle is waged in relation to other struggles, and sometimes on top of them. There are layers below us in the computational stack, and the weight of the infrastructure presses. All that “immateriality” — it...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 85–93.
Published: 01 June 2005
...) while MERNI˙S was being set up. In other words, despite the fact that MERNI˙S’s technical infrastructure had been constructed to a great extent, the mental infrastructure had yet to be established. When the state began the project...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... forms? Raising this question is not just an issue of content but also one of form and returns to an older tradition in media theory that examines how the materiality of media creates the technical infrastructure for the possibility of thought...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Identity in Ubiquitous Computing David J. Phillips Everywhere in our daily lives, we are identifi ed, tracked, profi led, and known. Infrastructures of surveillance—everyday, taken-for-granted, institutionalized, and technically mediated practices that identify indi- viduals and observe and...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... poverty, inadequate infrastructure, and unskilled, low-waged laborers who work in labor-intensive industries.2 This contradiction becomes clear upon close inspection of the proposal’s internal design, which is revealed through the...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... frameworks that usually render African cities as failed cities, cities always in need of something more — whether it be infrastructure, governance, or economic development. As David Satterthwaite so ably demonstrates, cit- ies in the global South in general are caught in a series of powerful myths...