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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay concludes the special issue “ Here and Now ” by reflecting on the limits of the language available to us when we try to define the present juncture. What’s more, to say after globalism, placing conceptualizations of global society in a temporal frame, we...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... mother even before she can exchange her mother for her father, and where the daughter is exchanged precisely not to extend kinship ties between the biological and adoptive families. Through a reading of Jane Jeong Trenka's 2003 The Language of Blood , a memoir of growing up as a Korean adoptee...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... into a national language that required the reorganization of the nation's linguistic diversity into a hierarchy of languages resulting in the emergence of a monolingual hegemony. However, this American notion of translation as monolingual assimilation was always contested, and we can see its limits in the context...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are intrinsically disjointed, and this is refracted in language, vision, and the senses. This experimental ethnography attempts to account for some of these effects as they continue to multiply within the present. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 death religion affective geography Greek (post)modernity...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 69–91.
Published: 01 June 2021
... practices of dispossession that produce and operate through ascriptive race and gender regimes. Value's abstract operations are too often understood to be incommensurable with such regimes, yet Delany's presentation deploys the language and processes associated with informatics to reveal an essential...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...—the cinematic and the biological—carry with them ethical and political implications, which are explored in the film. For this purpose, the article contends that Almodóvar brings his own cinematic language to its limit, particularly around his representation of transsexuality, as if to point us toward the limit...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... into the Chinese language and can be traced to, among other things, the enduring hierarchism of the junzi (gentleman) and xiaoren (small man) as presented in The Analects of Confucius . I examine the junzi-xiaoren dyad for the characteristic bifurcation of the human that it has engendered, in which selflessness...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-opts a figure central to Algerian state discourse, Palestine, in popular languages (Algerian Arabic and Berber) and forms in order to effect a double critique. On the one hand, it ridicules the discourse of fraternity deployed by the state, and its exploitation of the memory of the Algerian war...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Derek Pardue This article brings a “drama perspective” to the analysis of Kriolu rap in Lisbon, Portugal. Kriolu is the language and identity of Cape Verdeans both at home on the archipelago nation-state located 350 miles to the west of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean as well as among the diverse...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Benjamin Tausig As a global financial crisis rippled through the late 2000s and early 2010s, with mass political movements rising in its wake, many journalists and critics in the English-language press asked an anxious question: where are the protest songs? But the question was begged: such songs...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... because it opens anew the gap in language between meaning and force. Tracing the history of music in the aftermath of World War I, from the Beatles to Marilyn Manson, Frank Sinatra to santana, and following the popular cultural discourses that both invoked and strove to contain magic, the essay suggests...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., always from the outside out. She speaks, stuttering from the edges of language. She fails, her work refusing to order itself to the measure she has been given. She restarts, the work pulling at her again. She rereads. She knows she should read something new. But those familiar words just have a taste...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 251–274.
Published: 01 December 2005
...” that severe punishments await religious those who go against the scriptural and foundational laws of a holy society: language, what “The only lawful sexual connection is the marriage bed. All...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that perpetuate grief? What do ways of speaking tell us about the stakes marginalized people have in the moralities attendant to development? If such languages bear at the same time powers of homogenization and dif- ferentiation, how do...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... machine operator. It too is the result of cutting up of language and the law, but here not with the image but with statistics. In moving from the machine-age to the digital we should bear in mind the shifting relation between the worker and the machine during the move from manufacture to fully...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2000
... in language that significantly underwrites much of the Benthamite oeuvre. The Marquis de Sade, a contemporary of Bentham, was also trou- bled, notoriously so, about the mediation of custom and convention in meaning formation. In this article I bring together...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Colla Camba Region Andean highlander Tropical lowlander Ethnicity Aymara/Quechua European descendant Politics MAS/Evo Morales / unions Traditional parties/“Autonomy” Language Quechua/Aymara...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., the voice as specified substance of language everywhere triumphantly pushed forward. Modern society (as has been repeated often enough) believes itself to be ushering in a civilization of the image, but what it actually establishes overall . . . is a civilization of speech...