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Published: 01 December 2017
Figure 2 My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult promotional photograph circa 1992. Courtesy of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult Figure 2. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult promotional photograph circa 1992. / Courtesy of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult More
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to enumerate and digitize early modern black diasporic life. The article engages those critiques in light of black diasporic communities’ battles for justice and redress and the forms these have taken online, such as Afrofuturism, eBlack Studies, and Digital Alchemy. It argues that, while digitizing...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 71–73.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Western moral, political, and intellectual life. In the hands of its most important intellectual archi- tect, Hannah Arendt, it short-circuited her prior recognition of Nazism within the family of Western imperialisms and as the exemplary modern instance of rationalized, technology-driven state...
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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 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Heather Latimer This article discusses Giorgio Agamben's work on “bare life,” or life with no political meaning. It argues that there is a critical absence in Agamben's work when it comes to women and gender, and it examines how the reproductive body complicates his concept of bare life and its...
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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)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... does structurally undergird the same type of harm it otherwise purports to advocate against. Accordingly, the article considers how black women “in the life,” women who are involved in drug use and prostitution, women who are, ultimately, the most literal embodiment of the “nappy-headed ho,” become the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... public or private vision of homosexuality by some of its members, can be explored. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Unpacking My Files My Life as a Queer Brigadista José Quiroga I Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Julian Reid Duke University Press 2006 Life Struggles WAR, DISCIPLINE, AND BIOPOLITICS IN THE THOUGHT OF MICHEL FOUC AULT For Michel Foucault war is the problem of political modernity par excel...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zoë H. Wool This article considers the essential and unenduring attachments among grievously war-injured US soldiers remaking their lives at a military hospital. Their sense of being in common makes life bearable, but they do not constitute a community or even a cohort. Their profound attachments...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and actions of African Americans. Such sources lack a crucial dimension of experience found in the more voluminous direct personal responses of Lincoln's white mourners: the persistence of everyday life (matters of labor, health, romance, leisure) in the face of shock and grief, an absence that stems...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Mapping Space, Power, and Social Life Claudio Saunt As Vincent Brown describes in his contribution to this roundtable, he aspires to “a vision that might, in time, discover the contours of a counter­history of space, power, and social life...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
...João Biehl Duke University Press 2001 Agamben, Giorgio. 1998 . Homo sacer:Sovereignty and bare life . Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. ____. 1999 . Remnants of Auschwitz: The witness and the archive . New York: Zone Books. Arendt, Hannah. 1958 . The human condition...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Williams, and Lucy Blackman, who remind us about the more-than that animates the field of experience that is life living. Through their work, each in their own way engages a reorienting of what matters in experience to include the constitutive field of the more-than in the edgings of the not yet. Amelia...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the disaster. Mikhail’s writing of the disaster of military human rights intervention depicts it as different from other disasters of the twentieth century, however, in that it destroys a way of life that is made legible only through this destruction. Reading Mikhail’s poetry, one finds this way...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott Jane Elliott examines the way in which twenty-first-century fiction imagines what she terms suffering agency , or the experience of agency as an omnipresent and overriding burden for the neoliberal subject. By focusing on the high-profile and acclaimed novels Life of Pi (2001), Never...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with the dominant habits of American intellectual life, they should not conform to the American Geist . In academic fields, the notion of contribution is visible in the positive sciences but becomes more problematic in the humanities, where contribution appears not as a palpable result but as a...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes of...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the centers of Arab modernity, the metropolitan cities. This new imagination, a hybrid construct crafted by the new urban middle classes in the age of globalization and the demise of the postindependence nationalist project, encompasses a new consciousness of self, family life, and family futures...