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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... person's absence. Though this question has a long philosophical history, it took on a directly political and practical turn in the United States on 12 November 2002. On that day, Al Jazeera broadcast a tape purported to contain the voice of Osama bin Laden. Programs for political action hinged on a classic...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... this manner is an understandable response in the wake of a traumatic cri- sis, but it is also our civic responsibility to be skeptical about such ahis- torical narratives. Bin Laden, fingered so hastily as the incarnation of evil, was, as...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 117–148.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- tions of Islamic militancy. So, as an article in the New York Times points out, “Osama bin Laden, according to Fox News Channel anchors, ana- lysts and correspondents, is ‘a dirtbag,’ ‘a monster’ overseeing a ‘web of hate.’ His followers...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... oppositional stance. banding together At present, economic flows of the global economy simply lessen the divide further. The bin Laden family itself represents this form of global- with military ism. The family’s money is tied to multiple Western...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 59–84.
Published: 01 March 2004
....jsp . Globe. 2001 . Wanted: Bin Laden. Inside his sick, twisted world , 2 October, 7 -8. Glynn, Kevin. 2000 . Tabloid culture: Trash taste, popular power, and the transformation of American television . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Gupta, Akhil. 1998 . Postcolonial developments...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
... just tune in. Study is laden into stolen time, surveilled time, time snatched away from straphanging to talk about what reading about what racism does to your body, a body that you then have to bring into the white spaces where your black labor may be doing the work of maintaining the new Jim Crow. As...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... opposition and engagement of religions through the circulation of the voice of two highly mediatic bodies — the recorded voices of Osama bin Laden and, to a lesser extent, George W. Bush. A reflection on the status of the voice within American political culture, Sterne’s essay notes how, rather than...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 2002
... he piloted the plane into the World Trade Center. Or what was bin Laden’s break from his family, and why is he so mad? That kind of story is interesting to a degree, because it suggests that there is a personal pathology at work. It works as a plausible and engaging nar- rative in part because it...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the Cold War, Sharon declared, “The fight against terror is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness who seek to destroy our liberty and way of life. Together we can defeat these forces of evil.”2 After September 11, Sharon repeatedly equated Osama bin Laden and Al...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of a pro-Arab Catholic Hispanic nationalism, however, was laden with contradictions. Franco exploited Spain’s Moorish past, highlighting the country’s mixed African and Arab background to justify various foreign policy initiatives, but simultaneously negated that history by portraying...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2003
... state has been hijacked from civil society. It has accepted the conceit of U.S. foreign policy that deposing Saddam Hussein is the pursuit of Osama bin Laden by other means. It has urged moral panic that might keep people sealed into their homes with duct tape and fearful of public parks and schools...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... “mere photos” being displayed for purposes of chang- ing life-and-death decisions at that moment. Is “Baby killermade present in the world by the compression of air in a particular way—less potent than the dust on a heckler’s shoe? What about the fear of Osama bin Laden’s mere words being broadcast...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and being become visible and act upon the physical world. The differential knowledges accrued around the materiality of infrastructure are sedimentary; in their silt-laden layers they not only contribute to but also impede capitalist accumulation. An intertwined geology-genealogy of things-ideas...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... kaleidoscope of “we are the world” clips of “life on earth” that would not be out place in an NGO or Davos PowerPoint presentation, montaged over suspense-laden music — we can grasp the degree to which the series works, from within the belly of the corporate entertainment beast, to create a new sympathetic...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the risk-­laden rhythms of urban life.” You explained that this has been fostered by gentrification, and perhaps implies the impossibility of an avant-garde.­ I probably should define what I mean by bohemia. I see bohemia as an urban phenomenon stretching back to the mid-­nineteenth century...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
... United States and its allies, from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, in sustaining the Islamic forces fighting in Afghanistan, including Al Qaeda, the group led by the Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden and thought to be responsi...
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Social Text (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 (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... While anthrax threatened employ- ees in Tom Brokaw’s New York office, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers—from clean-up crews to ordinary residents—breathed the toxin- laden air that befouled the city for months after September 11. Oddly...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
... understand it and what is at stake in its transformation. War; or, Love’s Fate: Displacing Vietnam In the beginning, as it were, the war against terror began with an assault on Afghanistan, an assault that was not only intended to open the way to bin Laden but, more...