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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
... recognition and rights, situating them as a matter of both the expansive embrace of capitalism and its periodic restoration of limits along genealogical lines. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Legal, Tender The Genealogical Economy of Pride, Debt, and Origin Angela Mitropoulos . . . this...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
...A. Naomi Paik This essay is a cultural analysis of the legal testimony given in Haitian Centers Council v. Sale (HCC III), a federal lawsuit brought against the U.S. state on behalf of nearly 300 HIV-positive Haitian refugees imprisoned in a United States–operated refugee camp at Guantánamo Bay...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the refugee category beyond the legal definition to include a range of times, places, and subjects, this article conceptualizes refugeetude as a coming into consciousness of the social, political, and historical forces that situate refugee subjects and the acts that attempt to know, impact, and...
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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...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Harris’s critique of the reproduction of racial property in Brown , this article illustrates how Myriad ’s “desegregation” of the genome reinstantiated and mutated a legal grammar of racialized dispossession in property. By dismantling one type of biological property in the form of gene patents, the Court...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the military imperatives of the very White government that subjected them to the assaults of racism through legal sanction. Central to this problem was the ritual power of civil religion, particularly the role of death in warfare. By risking their lives through military service, African American...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the jet age, civic mobilizations against airport noise revealed jurisdictional gaps between airspace and ground; noise, in providing the basis for airspace territory and property, produces the atmospheric as space. By the end of the 1960s the category of noise pollution was established as a legal and...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... political and legal theorists to worry the limits of what is politically thinkable and doable. Together, these two decidedly “local” institutions have historically drawn into themselves an impressive procession of political and cultural figures (from José Martí to Celia Cruz to Wyclef Jean), a procession...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... an essential truth, that is, as a “natural fact,” it necessarily represents the phenomena it describes as an inevitable consequence of the political and legal assumptions that it unreflectively incorporates. By considering the controversies about HIV/AIDS in South Africa as conflicts of values , we...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... medical care to the sick and dying. To highlight some of the unique dimensions of these discourses, I contrast them with arguments put forward in the context of the contemporary ethical and legal debate in the United States on the rights of the terminally ill. I give particular attention to how distinct...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... shared sense of out-of-control postwar criminality with the potent memory of past “terrorist subversion” of the war era and before. It was orchestrated by media moguls, powerful politicians, and law-enforcement leaders who opposed legal limits on sentences for juveniles imposed by United Nations...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... broken immigration system installed a repressive form of governmentality based in failure. While deferring any legalization, federal and state authorities fostered a regime of exclusion and removal that constituted a class of minimal subjects , those of unauthorized migrants and their kin who would...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... responding to the intertwined problems of mental illness and violence. Unlike policies based on risk, legal scholar Martha Albertson Fineman's concept of “vulnerability” is a flexible way of imagining how “inequalities are produced and reproduced by institutions.” Understanding how universities might produce...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Stanley This article examines forms of queer (non)sociality I call near life that are forced to exist, as nonexistence, outside the bounds of possessive humanism. Through a reading of the brutal murders and disarticulation of a number of trans/queer people, I suggest the legal category of...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... unconcealing the existence of a negative territoriality and community of migrants, without which this border ceases to be. I therefore read Urrea’s narrative as tracing the “bare life” that serves as the border’s originary sphere of indistinction between “legal” statuses (documented/undocumented...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Carey Young Carey Young’s artistic work often focuses on the growing influence of corporations and the legal sphere on individual and collective subjectivity, which she explores using a variety of media including video, photography, installation, and performance. In this article, which takes the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... belonging and citizenship outside of the state and its terrorizing governance: the 2012 Dreamers Adrift’s video The Legalities of Being , by Yosimar Reyes and Julio Salgado; the 2007 migrant rights anthem “Pal Norte,” by Calle 13, the Orishas, and Don Cheto; and the massive responses on social media to a...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... narratives foundations legal advocacy In 2011 leaders from the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) used the 2011 Hollywood film The Help , about domestic workers in the Jim Crow South, as a major campaigning tool as they made a push for a California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. This was a...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Teemu Ruskola Duke University Press 2005 Gay Rights versus Queer Theory WH AT IS LEFT OF SODOMY AFTER L AWRENCE V. TE X A S? In effect, we live in a legal, social, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): np.
Published: 01 March 2012
...-­worldism during the late 1970s. Teemu Ruskola is professor of law at Emory University and visiting pro- fessor at Georgetown University Law Center (2011–12). His scholarship addresses questions of legal history and theory from...