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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Geeta Patel Duke University Press 2006 Risky Subjects: Insurance, Sexuality, and Capital On 1 March 2004 a prominent Calcutta newspaper ran the following Geeta Patel advice: “Fixed cost: For birth of a boy: Rs. 3001, for birth of a girl: Rs...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to the racialized fears driving insurance calculations for international study programs to the struggles over academic freedom and student organizing. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 queer studies safe space safety securitization Left critique campus politics We have followed campus...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): np.
Published: 01 December 2006
... 2006 Contents The Spirit of Neoliberalism: From Racial Liberalism to Neoliberal Multiculturalism  Jodi Melamed 1 Risky Subjects: Insurance, Sexuality, and Capital  Geeta Patel 25 From Portbou...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 135–141.
Published: 01 March 2000
... through pensions, education, health insurance, and subsidies for construction and jobs, most of which have benefited white male workers and their families? No. Welfare is a program that enables welfare queens to drive Cadillacs, as Ronald Reagan once asserted...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that security and insurance should be such an obsession for both NRIs and their desii (of the Indian subcontinental homeland, but also referring to roots, pride, and culture) counterparts; by all indications, India is one of the world’s...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... This serves to undermine the whole heritage and rationale of the British welfare state: one that relied on pro- gressive taxation to deliver a comprehensive social insurance system, giv- ing those in need of benefit a sense of entitlement. Using the defense...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
... back, and you are forced to sue, not because you are litigious but simply in order to get your health insurance to pay. All these things, by the way, really happened. ...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., these humans were also perishable and volatile commodities that could “go missing” and were hard “to extract”, requiring complex, even diabolical, logistical technologies, supported by finance, insurance, law, and of course state and extrastate violence. Ian Baucom locates the origins of modern insurance...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 135–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
... — the most obvious parallel may be the recent publication of materials from Walter Benjamin’s files 3 — but also a variety of counter-archival and insur- gent endeavors, such as the Anales de Declasificación, an ongoing series of volumes...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... not provide them with even the most basic benefits such as a lunch break, overtime pay, a day off, protective gear, sick days, not to mention health insurance, disability insurance, or vacation time (even unpaid). One in four fatal occupational...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
... realm of transnational maritime insurance and commercialism. Within seventeenth-and eighteenth-century maritime history (and, indeed, maritime slavery), risk referred to a material and corporeal “financial instrument for coping with the mere possibility of peril, hazard or danger.” 9 To cope...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... For instance, independent art workers were covered for sick leave, maternity leave, and disability insurance. 55 This regulation secured artists’ rights as workers on a comparable level to those who were employed. However, the decision about access to these rights was in the hands of professional artists...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... this austerity program on New York. The decision to form MAC was made on Memorial Day, 1975, at the home of the president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, its details worked out “by a group of banking officials known as the ‘New Jersey...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... has shown, risk is a statistical category invented by the insurance industry and adopted by institutions as a mechanism for self-­preservation.50 When campus administrators speak of “the risk of doing nothing,” they primarily attempt to minimize risk to the institution — ­the institution...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... not be offered ads for health insurance or particular vacation packages because how identity of a private analysis of one’s Web surfi ng habits.17 In a sense, these digital models may be more insidious than public categories are representations, because the models and the algorithms that guide...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... contraception can be exempted from the mandate by filling out a form stating that they object on religious grounds. The insurance company is then required to provide contraception to the employees at the insurer’s expense. 28 Last, the Christian pastorate persists in the secular state not at the level...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of trauma emerges as part of a “coalition of medical and legal inquiry [that] underwrites not only the trend toward psychological exploration, but also the burgeoning insurance industry.”25 Within the neoliberal culture of the contemporary...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to buy a car or shoulder the costs of insurance, registration, and parking. Before social justice advocates like the Bus Riders Union (BRU) put the cause of civil rights and transit dependency at the forefront of Los Angeles municipal politics, the marginalization of low-income transit users...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... you have her papers?” “Yeah, they’re in the diaper bag,” she responds. As the scene cuts away to a black screen, on which appears the list “Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance,” the dark-haired lesbian is heard in a voice-over stating wondrously, “Can you believe...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in their construction. Thus in (3) the statistical process insures reasonable text for two-letter sequences, but four-letter sequences from the sample can usually be fitted into good sentences. In (6) sequences of four or more words can easily be placed in sentences without unusual or strained constructions...