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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kathryn Yusoff Geology is a praxis of materiality and thought in the genealogy of Western metaphysics and racial capitalism and a site of possession in the Anthropocene. In the context of renewed interest in the inhuman, this article uses the analytic of geologic realism to navigate between...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
...- ist interpretations to specific characters rather than the overall narrative. In contrast, the film makes Dave’s childhood sexual abuse into the cine­ matic vanishing point of history, where truly inhuman events take place. This inhuman realm (associated with Dave’s assault but also with Dave’s...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... reproduction began to fade, the lynching recordings may have offered a way to both represent and reembody the new uncanny property of phonography, this “inhuman” Social Text 102 • Spring 2010 9 7 sound. In several other articles...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 189–199.
Published: 01 September 2002
... will now be understood as the adherence to “our” national interest. Humanity is equivalent to membership in “our” the inhuman had coalition though it is provisional, contingent upon a nation’s or a people’s willingness to do something to “help us.” Harpham...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... are insistently figured as a receding horizon that, in Eric Hayot’s words, “marks the limit of the universal as a transcendental field.”5 In Western imaginations of the universal human, China constitutes one paradigmatic site of the inhuman, the subhuman, and the humanly unthinkable. As discussed...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
... production of less-than-human and inhuman “constitutive outsides.” 6 Man does not dehumanize Indigenous, Black, Brown, or impoverished people in the same ways, even as a distributed, uneven ecology is precisely what links critical, decolonial, and abolitionist praxes. What Wynter's Man/human distinction...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
... by an indifferent extractive geo-logic that is motivated by the desire for inhuman properties. . . . In this sense, slavery can be seen not as a confusion of subject-object in relation to inhuman categorization but as a total submission to the principle of extraction that was exacted through inhuman differentiation...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... actually describes the means through which the text represents an idea of the nonhuman world, which then gives rise to the human. De Man conflates text and nonhuman, which Johnson reproduces when she wonders whether “true mourning,” read as infratext, is “human or inhuman.” 40 We can see...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and the Question of Palestine/Israel” (2010) ; “Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity” (2010) ; “Black Queer Diaspora” (2012) ; “Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary” (2014) ; “Area Impossible: The Geopolitics of Queer Studies” (2016) ; “Queer Inhumanisms” (2015) ; and “Trans Studies in las Amerícas” (2019...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... filmic and performative, a disturbing display of the inhuman apocalyptic. In this ruinous and shadowy complex imaginary, the products of capitalism do not neatly melt into another form, as recycled or upcycled debris from the condition of disaster turned into a better, green, or even “sustainable...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
...; a memory of inhumanity is used to justify more inhumanity. This influences our reading of the left panel (here fig. 1), and turning back to it now, we can see it as showing a moment suspended between event and memory. This is the day after; the violence of events has receded, but memory is not yet...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 53–79.
Published: 01 March 2024
... Yusoff has argued that the (white) science of geology and the mining industry are key implements in humanizing/dehumanizing racializing assemblages. 98 Yusoff surmises that Indigenous and Black subjects are structurally produced as “Man's Others” through a “geologic lexicon of the inhuman (as matter...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ethical form in producing a structuring right without right that exceeds society’s ethical calculations and thresholds. This implies that human rights and inhuman rightlessness comprise a necessary contradic- tion of civil society. As unincorporable...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... “Out of the inhuman black ghettos of American cities, out of the cotton plantations of the South, comes this record of mass slayings on the basis of race, of lives deliberately warped and distorted by the willful creation of conditions making for premature death, poverty and disease...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of the military seems to evade the question. The final combined report (of Jones and Fay) commences with an executive summary that emphasizes individual culpability: “The primary causes are misconduct (ranging from inhumane to sadistic) by a small group of morally corrupt soldiers and civilians, a lack...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of inmates against the California Department of Corrections (CDC) for its inhumane treatment of prisoners. Although this was not a unique event — ­other dogs have attacked and mauled people resulting in death — ­it was one that immediately generated an archive, both legal and cultural...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the modern human is coterminous with the birth of mod- ern China, but the historical and real China represents everything that is inhuman or antihuman. This is why Lu Xun wrote in “A Madman’s Diary” (1918), “I tried...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... with digital technology have inherited this tension, with researchers struggling to appreciate the inhumanity of bondage and the attendant dehumanization of black lives while also responding to the need for critical, rigorous, and engaged histories of slavery as histories of the present. 18 In 2008...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Zedong Thought: persons perceived as class enemies were accordingly denounced as inhuman “cow demons and snake mon- sters” (niugui sheshen). Wang and Zhou’s paean to Marxist humanism in the early 1980s was, first and foremost, a thinly veiled indictment of this erstwhile totalitarian morality...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to totalitarian management or violence.48 Only the inhuman market can adequately and impartially “imagine,” distribute, and regulate human freedom and responsibility. This doxa underscores today’s reigning institutions of global...