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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 47–65.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Gil Z. Hochberg Duke University Press 2006 Edward Said: “The Last Jewish Intellectual” On Identit y, Alterit y, and the Politics of Memory It is more rewarding — and more difficult — to think concretely and Gil Z...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This article explores the notion of contribution and the role of emigrant intellectuals in relation to their new cultural context. Using the example of German exiles in the United States, Adorno suggests that if emigrants find the demands for intellectual independence in discord...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 47–64.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Joel Westheimer Duke University Press 2002 Tenure Denied ANTI-UNIONISM AND ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM IN THE ACADEMY It...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Wang Xiaoming This article discusses core social and political concepts regarding subjectivity widely used by Chinese intellectuals between 1840 and 1940, including ge ti (singular subject), ge ren (singular person), wo (I), and Da Tong (Great Unity). Collectively these concepts convey an...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julie Livingston; Jasbir K. Puar This introduction to the journal's special issue on Interspecies takes stock of the recent intellectual histories of animal studies and posthumanism, arguing for interspecies as a way to navigate new directions in these intellectual formations. Interspecies is a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 136–140.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tariq Jazeel This article uses David Scott's notion of “colonial governmentality” (from Social Text 43) to make a broader postcolonial intervention into the power structures that shape the theoretical rubrics of contemporary critical intellectual work. Advancing an argument about the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... stories on the 1947 partition of British India by Sa'adat Hasan Manto. By concentrating on Manto's writings, this essay revisits Pakistan's early history to demonstrate how, after the country's creation, there was continued debate among intellectuals about what would constitute a national culture—an...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Roopali Mukherjee This piece briefly revisits Social Text 's promise and vantage as a forum for emergent critical scholarship on the challenges of repoliticizing post–civil rights political subjectivities and the relevance of public intellectuals within the promise of black politics in the wake of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Randy Martin; Eng-Beng Lim As a critical nomenclature in Social Text , university points to a constellation of trends that coalesces around the corporate ethos of higher education: professionalization, academic capitalism, industry standardization, anti-intellectualism, managerialist protocols...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... women and the rehabilitation program in Dhaka in January 1973. The following discussion highlights the personal, political, and intellectual context within which Spivak undertook this visit to Bangladesh along with a deconstructive reading of sexual violence during wars which she refers to as the “tacit...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
...: Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth , Jose Maria Sison’s Struggle for National Democracy , and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed . In the first half of the essay, I discuss how these intellectuals, particularly Sison, not only constitute a world system of decolonizing thought that is...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... positions refers to a valuation, named through the articulation of extreme moral signifiers, namely, good and evil. Following a staged conversation among three contemporary black intellectuals, I find a possible venue for a post-Fanonian radical black thought when they refuse to write violence — colonial...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... way in which culture functions as hinge between these two intellectual formations, we draw on the literary-historical terminology of genre in order to posit a humanities-based approach that is capable of attending the relations among aesthetic form, formations of capital, and institutionally...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... detention and torture of a sex worker; (2) prescriptions of minoritarian disaffection and disposability advanced by three prominent Sri Lankan “liberal-left” public intellectuals in support of the state’s concluding 2009 assault on Tamils in “no-fire zones” and detention camps. Majoritarian right...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Kandice Chuh; Joshua Javier Guzmán; Ricardo Montez; Tavia Nyong’o; Alex Pittman; Jeanne Vaccaro This coauthored introduction reflects on some of the impacts of José Esteban Muñoz’s life and work—from his scholarship through his friendship and mentoring to his collaborations in intellectual and...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the puzzlement, predicament, and ambivalence of the moment. It is also part of the effort by a section of Greek intellectuals of radical and leftist background to oppose the attempt by dominant political forces and social science to classify these events as a moment of disorder produced by small...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 79–95.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Laura Briggs This article argues for a different academic practice in relation to social movements, asking scholars to be more deliberate about acknowledging the specifically intellectual contributions of activisms. It notes that much of the new theoretical work in the United States on...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Fredric Jameson, Anders Stephanson, Stanley Aronowitz, John Brenkman, Sohnya Sayres, Andrew Ross, and Randy Martin discuss the role of the collective in the journal's political-intellectual work. They reflect on the alleged founding principle of Social Text : the idea that politics was not...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... society generates the pressure of conformity, particularly dangerous for emigrant intellectuals. The talk thus seeks to overcome the dichotomy of uncritically identifying oneself with, or hypercritically isolating oneself from, the United States. Adorno proposes that it is not enough simply to understand...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 39–42.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ed Cohen; Julie Livingston This essay considers key themes in the history of HIV/AIDS, including biopolitics, affective communities, epidemics, and the meanings of immunity. It traces a set of intellectual, existential, and material connections between bioscientific inquiry, human existence, care...