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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David Sartorius; Micol Seigel This introduction diagnoses a moment of stark interest in interdependent relations of power, violence, and place. Transnational method, it argues, has welcomed this interest; as one of the sites in which scholars today are attempting to make sense with space...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Let Me Go (2005), and The Road (2006), Elliott explores the contemporary fixation on the subject’s interest in life, a trend that she locates across a range of prominent subgenres, from survival tales to literary sci-fi. The poetics of what is commonly called the self-preservation instinct has become...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... but also for ecocritics interested in the cultural ramifications of environmental efforts to preserve indigenous agricultural resources, as well as postcolonial scholars interested in identifying situated material practices that are contributing to the global struggle for the decolonization of...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... power, often for interests of racial and class antagonism that exceeded the bounds of immigration enforcement—with severe consequences for Latino communities. By mobilizing a social imaginary predicated on the necessity of uprooting the undocumented, federal, state, and local officials committed...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Livia Tenzer This essay surveys the feminist work published in Social Text over its thirty-year history, while noting an initial lack of interest in feminism among the journal's founders. It shows that early feminist work in the journal focused on cultural analysis, while later work engaged...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
... response to changing editorial commitments, which included a turn toward understanding culture as a domain of labor. The launch of the Social Text Web site represents another stage in the journal's ongoing interest in media as a site of leftist critique. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... asked, did Sloane's natural history profit from its engagement with African slavery, and upon what techniques did it depend for its authoritative depiction of plant species? Of special interest is the relationship between description and illustration in his published Natural History of Jamaica (1707...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 199–202.
Published: 01 September 2009
... reviewed submissions to the journal and debated questions of current interest. Ross also traces changes in the journal that reflected differences in the publishing climate and “information landscape.” © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... occurred to him as an effective way to gesture toward the journal's sociological and cultural interests and its commitment to grounding itself in the textual. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Racial Politics (in the United States) Roopali Mukherjee In the spring of 1995, Social Text published a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 247–250.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Phillip Brian Harper Considering the intersections of theory, culture, and ideology in Social Text , this essay suggests that for all its interest in theory, the journal has never had a theory of theory, except for the proposition that insofar as theory explains practice it must derive from the...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... people's congresses. Together, these strategies demonstrate that democratic centralism articulates a form of popular sovereignty quite different from that of liberal democracy, one much more interested in a type of self-government based on managed participation. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Popular...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Amber Jamilla Musser This essay reads Frantz Fanon and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari together based on their critiques of an Oedipal model of kinship. Though they have divergent reasons for rejecting this structure, merging these discourses brings into relief their overlapping interest in non...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... overwhelming question that has haunted the subculture—“What is emo?”—it is also interested in thinking less about emo as subculture and more about emo as a kind of structure: the critical periphery of normativity, from which we might begin to develop new insights into what it means to identify normative...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... order, and state authority to interrogate the twinned problematics of individuated self-interest as elucidated by neoliberal ideals of economic self-government and governmental capacity to secure public welfare and security in the wake of market-driven structural adjustment programs. With a focus on...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... into dub and its descendants. I argue that their shared territory is heavily masculinized, and I am interested in the uses of violence in the artists’ works, as a mediating force in the case of the Bug, and as an ambivalent site for Tricky. I focus on Tricky’s posture of abjection, as he uses his...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
... difference has been productive, albeit problematic, for Kriolu speakers and potentially holds a key for those interested in alternative theories of identity formation to strategic essentialism, multiculturalism, or interculturality. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Figure 1. Stencil of Chullage 2007 album...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... serves as a widely recognized touchstone for this revivification of interest in the will. But the marshmallow test is more than a handy synecdoche for the cold new logic behind shrinking public services and the burgeoning apparatus of surveillance and accountability. It also shows how the sciences of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz’s interest in the disorderly histories of wildness placed him in conversation with an eclectic array of theoretical currents from new materialism to object-oriented ontology, from animal studies to new animism, from diasporic anthropology to new postidentity theories of self and other. Muñoz was...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... society of pure exchange, democracy is more substantial than in Germany: the universality of the exchange principle leads to a greater freedom from authority, does not allow one to isolate oneself in one's own individual interests, and brings benevolence to human interactions. However, the exchange...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Lisa Marie Cacho This essay examines how the courts intensified Indigenous dispossession and legally disempowered African Americans through misinterpretations of the Commerce Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. These misinterpretations support corporate interests, US...