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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 55–80.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Vicente L. Rafael Much has been written about the vicissitudes of counterinsurgency as a crucial complement to counterterrorism in the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005. Such a strategy necessarily depends on the mastery of local languages by way of translation. This essay focuses on...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
...J. Martin Daughtry This essay explores the relationship between sound, violence, and the sensorium within the context of the recent war in Iraq. It argues that, at extreme volumes or in extreme psychosocial circumstances, wartime sounds become untethered from their indexicality, losing much or all...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the recent U.S. occupation of Iraq. As an examination of the vexed position of Iraqi translators working for the U.S. military shows, attempts to deploy American notions of translation in war have devolved instead into the circulation of what in fact remains untranslatable and so unassimilable to...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... warfare still enshrined in the mythic active-combat phase of the invasion of Iraq has been kept carefully uncontaminated by the brutal, chaotic realities of the occupation. According to its unstable temporal logic, the invasion of Iraq (20 March  –  1 May 2003), like the 100-hour 1991 Gulf War, is...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
...” It’s the Thought That Counts On 20 March 2003, the U.S. military, with minor assistance from Eng- land, Australia, and a smattering of other countries, invaded the state of Iraq with the avowed purpose of overthrowing the authoritarian and bru- tal government of Saddam Hussein and replacing it...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... forces of freedom and “the evil ones.” The proposition articulated in the president’s January 2002 state of the union address that North Korea, Iran, and Iraq constitute an “axis of evil” may well be the most flawed and unsophisticated understanding of interna- tional affairs to have been offered by...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Karadzic history is a mounted tableau, a decoupage, a display screen upon which ideological verities are projected in the manifestation of broken bodies, collective pain, and social suffering. The light show of the Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq and the erotic/zoological posing of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... investment of the torturers, nor for the particular forms of violence that occurred in Abu Ghraib and other spaces Ghraib state under U.S. military control in Iraq. And it is to that particular question that that most of I want to turn in the pages that...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
... States. The more closely a govern- ment is allied with Washington, the more Islamic its politics. Egypt under Nasser, republican Iraq, the Palestine national movement, postinde- pendence Algeria, the Republic of South Yemen, and Ba’thist Syria all charted courses independent of the United States...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... A group of insurgents screeches out of a dusty alleyway in an old pickup Ashley Dawson truck on a typical sweltering day in Iraq and begins lobbing mortars toward one of Baghdad’s primary power stations. Coalition forces are quickly deployed to quell the attack, but...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Iraq as the cornerstone of an unapologetic pro- ject to remake the political order of the Middle East. Yet the question of Palestine refused to disappear. From the protests of up to half a million people in several cities of Europe to the revived antiwar activism of the campuses of North American...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Wave outside the Sea In Diary of a Wave outside the Sea Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi poet who received the Human Rights Watch Award for Freedom of Writing in 2001, describes life in Iraq during and after the First Gulf War (1990–91), at times using Maurice Blanchot’s figure of the disaster to...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2003
... body. A preemptive strike against Iraq not only is a violation of interna- tional law and the U.N. charter but forecloses consideration of other notions of global engagement precisely at the moment of their formation. In the context of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
... this war is that it is joined by everyone everywhere, its century-long future borne as a calling in our present. Despite the assertion of Septem- ber 11 as its genesis, the war of which Bush speaks in my epigraph has been a long time in the making.1 Afghanistan and Iraq were the objects...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 49–74.
Published: 01 June 2003
... conjunctures. Each term encodes a historical, geographical, and political point of view. Prior to their arrival in Israel, Jews in Iraq, for example, had a differ- ent self-designation. They had thought of themselves as Jews but that Jewish identity was diacritical—it played off and depended on a...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... veterans On a fall afternoon in 2007, more than a year after Jake had been medically evacuated from Iraq to the US military’s iconic Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, he and I sat perched on a seasonal grocery store display of pumpkins and haystacks in front of a nearby mall, talking...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 51–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
... link the war against Iraq to the events of and plastic September 11, White House officials claim that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are plotting together against the United States. This suppliers has rationale, used to justify war in Iraq, is highly spurious...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 1–9.
Published: 01 June 2006
... people and places as “moments . . . turned Introduction The war on Iraq away from the movement of history and then returned, through personal recollection, to the pages of his memoir, thus...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 143–168.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., Iraq, and Afghanistan.3 In contrast, a number of antiwar scholars and political leaders who lived and economic through the 1930s and 1940s recognized the costs and dangers of using Pentagon Power and postwar imperialism even as...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
... impending war with Iraq and the plummeting economy. Even people far from the sniper’s epicenter, in places like Montana, worried that the sniper would generate copycat versions in their own neighborhoods.3 We, the society of...