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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... University Press 2013 “Beat It like a Cop” The Erotic Cultural Politics of Punishment in the Era of Postracialism Tryon P. Woods My concern in this essay is with how those of us involved with problems of black revolution — that is, with the crux of what it means to liberate humanity — can...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Christopher Holmes Smith Duke University Press 2003 “I Don’t Like to Dream about Getting Paid” REPRESENTATIONS OF SOCIAL MOBILITY AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE HIP-HOP MOGUL During the Clinton 1990s—a time not so long ago when...
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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 3 A textbook shaped like the state of Texas. See Isensee, “Texas Hits the Books.” Image: LA Johnson/NPR Figure 3. A textbook shaped like the state of Texas. See Isensee, “Texas Hits the Books.” Image: LA Johnson/NPR More
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... argues that Warhol found these drag queens exciting and attractive not only because they embodied a capacity for liking and being alike that he valued throughout his career, but also because this combination of liking and being alike was the basis of a queer way of being with each other. The Ladies and...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ackbar Abbas A visual dossier on China and the human cannot just focus on recognizable human figures like the dissident, the human rights activist, or the victims of state violence, important as these figures are. There are also emergent figures that the new China is producing out of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... but, rather, a necessary openness to resistance, interpretation, and improvisation. A “scriptive thing,” like a play script, broadly structures a performance while unleashing original, live variations. Like the police in Louis Althusser's famous scenario, scriptive things leap out within a field...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... be reduced to the class struggle. He criticizes the European Left's imperialist tendencies and argues against dividing progressive forces in places like Martinique along dogmatic ideological lines. Césaire thus treats his break with the Communists as a declaration of independence and reclamation of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Patrick Deer Modern cultural criticism, like the younger discipline of cultural studies, has long struggled to reconcile the antagonistic logic at the heart of the idea of culture. Social Text 's project as a journal has been energized throughout by the contradictory genealogy of the term itself...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., survival, the “join.” Like disidentification and dystopia, dislocation can ground a politics of coalition. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction Dislocations across the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 136–140.
Published: 01 September 2009
... governmentality of leftist academic knowledge production, it suggests that Euro-American journals like Social Text be attentive to their ongoing role in the production and effects of tensions between general theoretical ambition and the particularities of politics located in place. © 2009 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... perspectives. Authors like Welly Richard, Román de la Campa, Hugo Achugar, Julie Ramos, Walter Mignolo, and Alberto Moreiras have relied on the analysis of literary and historical discourses to articulate their theories of Latin Americanism. By shifting the focus to cinema, and to the depiction of Anglo-Latin...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 199–202.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Andrew Ross In this essay Andrew Ross reminisces about the methods and politics of collective production at Social Text in the 1980s and 1990s, recalling the hands-on participation of members of the Social Text collective in tasks like mailing out issues and the weekly meetings at which members...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 242–245.
Published: 01 September 2009
... whether institutional mediations, like states and trade unions, have exhausted their potential to serve as agents of social change. In answering this question, the essay points to contemporary movement activity and recent developments in Latin American politics in which states have played a major role in...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
... embodied labor in the spaces for traded goods. In such a way, these images implicitly rearticulate the Marxist critique of the commodity’s fetish-like character by highlighting the invisibilities that this involves. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 The Worker as Revenant Imagining Embodied Labor in...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... performative modes like cricket and samba and the forms of speech, gesture, shelter and adornment conventionally understood to embody “informal” social life. I examine the ways James’s and Oiticica’s claims take shape in these early works and the way the counterclaim of that aesthetic sociality irrupts into...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... within a Bolivian (camba) comedy, NEO . Like other comedies drawing on national stereotypes, NEO promises to mock “all Bolivians,” yet their racialized ridicule is not without its asymmetries or consequences, particularly in the politically polarized and racially charged period following the election of...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... contemporary modes of biocommodification to show their likely denouement in dystopian futures. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Biohazard The Catastrophic Temporality of Green Capitalism Ashley Dawson Faced with declining rates of profit and the dysfunction of the neoliberal economic policies that...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...