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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 March 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. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 book sprint care language neoliberalism Let’s end...
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Social Text (1 March 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 a...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... loses her 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 (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 and...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): np.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Contributors Dai Jinhua is professor at the Research Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture and director of the Centre for Film Studies and Cultural Stud- ies at Pek ing Universit y. Dai has published more t han ten Chinese-language...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... speech acts enact power dynamics 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... keeps studying, keeps planning to study, keeps running to study, keeps studying a plan, keeps elaborating a debt. —Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons She studies, starting in the middle. She reads, always from the outside out. She speaks, stuttering from the edges of language. She...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): np.
Published: 01 March 2001
...–1804 (Duke University Press, 1999), recently won the Modern Language Association prize for a First Book. He is currently working on a book-length version of “Guru English” and also is writing a book on the eighteenth-century French and British oriental tale...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): np.
Published: 01 December 2006
... author of Occupied by Memory: The Intifada Generation and the Palestinian State of Emergency and coeditor, with Ross Glover, of Collateral Language: A User’s Guide to America’s New War (both from New York University Press). His current research focuses on the globalization of Palestine and the...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2000
... formation 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...