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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
... — let’s say, by way of donation for transplantation — the remain- ing kidney begins to grow. It can take up to a year as the organ attempts to double in size inside the body and replace the function of its missing partner. During this period, the body is exhausted, and the donor has a hard time...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Let Me Go (2005), and The Road (2006), Elliott explores the contemporary fixation on the subject’s interest in life, a trend that she locates across a range of prominent subgenres, from survival tales to literary sci-fi. The poetics of what is commonly called the self-preservation instinct has become...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... one another or realize that everything has positive and negative sides: in both the United States and Europe it is crucial not to let go of critical thought and surrender to the status quo. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Kultur and Culture Theodor W. Adorno Preliminary Remarks However...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 117–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of this project. we protect the project with our open hands. the architect is in mining and we dispossess him. we protect the project by handing. let’s bust the project up. let’s love the project. can the projects be loved? we love the projects. let’s move the projects. we project the projects...
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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 where we...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...” in the aftermath of 9/11. In Driving While Black Becomes Flying While Brown (2006), beneath a grid of black-and-white faces, Mohaiemen and 60 Min • Tonal Disturbances Lin include a series of quotes that let loose demeaning stereotypes and fears of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... months. In New York, after a police killing, the police either have a directive to let us run around and blow off some steam, and we can march in the streets and take the Westside Highway and feel a sense of something building, or they have a directive to not let anything happen, and there is an...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Eve Sedgwick’s home, if I remember correctly, and it seemed to me that he was, even then, gossiping, which is to say that he was very excited about knowing what people thought and felt, whom they loved, who had hurt them, and what comes next. He let me know that, just in case there was a rivalry, he...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the date approached, however, Adrian let organizers know that he couldn’t be there physically. He had sunk into a terrible depression a few weeks earlier and was only just emerging from The Deep. He wasn’t ready to appear on a stage in front of people, but he could handle a phone conversation...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the existing” one. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Questions on Intellectual Emigration Theodor W. Adorno Let me immediately take up the distinction between immigration and emigration. Many of you might find it pedantic. But as an expression of an attitude it...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... critique affect therapy Beyond exposing the ills of capital, we need to find other means and grounds to intervene and engage. Before getting caught up in the here and now, however, let us take a moment to revisit how we have responded to the there and then. Exposing the culture industry has been one of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
... letting me fantasize about a disaster, the Casio reduced the probability that a real one would actually happen. The coincidence would be too great. Over the years, this fetish value has proven far greater than the thing’s value as a calculator...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... significant in this regard. Let it suffice for me Social Text 103 • Summer 2010 131 to note that it is liberated Tunisia that is suppressing the religious tribunals and not colonized Tunisia; that it is liberated Tunisia...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... anymore . Just as in postmodern art there was a recourse to the pastiche of older forms of art, so that finally there’s a pastiche of the modern itself, a lot of what constitutes the reaction against theory has become a pastiche of philosophy, which I continue to think is not really possible. Let me put...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in the nation, involved in the language movement of 1952 and the liberation struggle of 1971— labeled Hindu-­Bengali and subjected to prejudice? Let us turn to the scene of the assault on Sudhamoy by the Pakistani army in 1971. The attack on Sudhamoy is set in the context of Bangladesh’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... seeks to undercut the possessive I as the valorized site for the production of private property — as the locus of value for the commodification of thought as intellectual property. In part, our hope was that collective authorship would help us let go of our (damn) identities, while liberating us from...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 37–55.
Published: 01 September 2007
... will let up, they’ll say, “Poor thing, she’s all alone! Leave your son with me and go out for a while.” (Adolfo, thirty-eight years old) The constant sexual harassment to which the wives of migrants are sub- ject is another factor used to justify this approach. The community’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Allowance (letting live) and erasure (making die, or killing) become, in the reversals of the contemporary, enforcement (making live) and abandonment (letting die). 4 More than a century and a half ago, Josiah Clark Nott and George R. Gliddon drew together race and war making in asserting that “looking...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... where the man stood, flesh marking a staircase. Ribcage, a furious flower that cracks space. Now I live on an island by the mid-Atlantic shore. Home is where when I go, they let me in. I sit by a window that gives onto...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... problem, a psychological symptom, and an economic liability plaguing the on-and offscreen worlds of contemporary subjects, by which I mean producers and consumers of digital content. But there are other ways to think about clutter and the kinds of problems it names. Let’s approach clutter with an...