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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Neel Ahuja This article offers a critique of the recently declassified U.S. Department of Justice memorandum that authorized the CIA to torture the suspected al-Qa'idah member Abu Zubaydah by placing him in a confinement box with an insect. The CIA claims that this form of coercive interrogation...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... By nature, we mean the mountains, plains, rivers, beaches, and oceans that are visible to the 4,500 species of mammals, 10,000 species of birds, 20,000 species of fish, the between 2 and 30 million species of insects...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to the topic across the sciences and humanities, a broad array of geographical locations and tra- jectories (from the California state prison to the postcolonial Zimbabwean state), and a variety of forms of biological life (microbes, viruses, insects, cacao, monkeys, pigs, human fetuses...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... these vermin beings “did back.”8 Recent scholarship reflects a shift from foregrounding European experts, their expertise, and resultant infrastructures (social construction) toward con- sideration of nonhuman actors like microbes, insects, animals, technol- ogy, and the land itself.9 Front and...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Aftermath There is an uncommon light in the sky Pale petals are scored into stone. I want to write of the linden tree That stoops at the edge of the river But its leaves are filled with insects With wings the color of dry blood. At the far side of the river Hudson By the southern tip of our...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), creates transgenic skin out of porcine and human DNA, developed illicitly in the basement of his Toledo villa, that is specifically engineered to be pliant and soft to the touch but resistant to burns and insect bites. This superhuman skin is then grafted onto his...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and western frontiers were written with dog classifiers and famously described as “wolves” in Chinese texts,33 the term Man with an animal element meaning “bug” (chong; also translated as “beast,” “insect,” or “snake”) became the chief southern barbarian ethnonym under which southern frontier...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... special issue (part I), Magnus Fiskesjö examines one specific way in which China’s barbarians were reduced to animals: their animality was literally inscribed in their ethnonyms, which used symbolic classifiers (radicals) signifying “dog” and “insect” rather...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... its trans- genes. And, given that pollen can be easily carried across vast distances by insects and winds, the potential for further contamination is exponential.44 It is not surprising, then, that, despite assurances by the Mexican govern...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 9–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
... This nonfi liative recombination of genetic sequences and cellular compounds favors the emergence of new viruses that have come to defi ne new generations of mutant vegetables, insects, fi shes, reptiles, sheep, and humans. Transgenesis accelerates dif- ferential mutations in patterns of evolution...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... against the Filipino military that the latter were too cowed to attack in the presence of African American troops. He lamented that “many of them yet infest the island,” describing Filipinos fighting against US occupation in terms typically used for insects or rodents. 25 Not all Black soldiers expressed...