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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ananya Jahanara Kabir This essay examines the “Line of Control” (LOC) dividing the region of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts controlled by India and Pakistan, respectively. It does so to establish the LOC as a symptom and marker of what I term “cartographic irresolution.” Through theoretical...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... tease out. Sound is not merely a scientific phenomenon—vibrations passing through matter at particular frequencies—it is also a set of social relations. “Splicing the Sonic Color-Line” begins by theorizing the mutually constitutive relationship I find between sound, listening, and race as the “sonic...
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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 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the CBS broadcast promoted two competing and incompatible narratives: one that traced a direct line from the innovations of mid-century corporate prosperity to middle-class domestic security and another that followed a black expressive line of flight as it moved across the Atlantic to the Caribbean...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the problem of the color line in baseball and interrogates how the writing of black baseball history—itself a revision of the traditional narrative of U.S. professional baseball—has often obfuscated the place of Afro-Latinos. Rather than examining the history of African Americans and Latinos in...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... (i.e., sound-in-time); the other, digital, storing and conveying in binary form information for (re)producing sound (i.e., sound-in-knowledge). Analyzing the production of sound along the same lines as Harry Braverman's analysis of manufacturing and automation, the article treats the phonograph and the...
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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 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of indistinction—engaged in a political practice of “habitational resistance,” refusing their conversion into homines sacri by performing instead a mode of life that rendered multiple lines of transterritorial affiliation, self-assertion, and continuity. The deportees’ published archive—poetry...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... nation imposed by international art worlds foster practices of reading between the lines for hidden meanings in ways that sometimes cooperate with and sometimes work against artists’ aesthetic and political goals. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 allegory paranoia socialism Cuban...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Coleman Nye On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that isolated, unmodified DNA cannot be patented, in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. —a case that has been called the Brown v. Board of Education of genetic science. In line with Cheryl...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... corresponding figure, homo sacer , or sacred man. It does so through a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 film Children of Men , looking at how the film's story line—an infertile world in which one refugee, Kee, is found to be pregnant—links pregnancy to political systems that regulate who gets counted as...
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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 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... revolutionary praxis of the mass line perfected by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the 1940s. In the post-Mao period, the CCP sponsored political reforms that pursued an alternative strategy of democratic centralism — direct elections at the village level for villagers' committees and for deputies to local...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... popular solidarity with Palestine. Far from constituting a manifesto for pan-Arab or pan-Islamic solidarity along identitarian lines, Kateb’s play gives shape to a postcolonial imaginary of emancipation that foreshadows ongoing prodemocracy struggles. Yet it also reactivates anticolonial discourse...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Laura Harris What happened to “the motley crew,” the mobile, insurgent, creative social formation, crossing racial, gender and generational lines, that historians Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker identify as a crucial counterforce within the consolidation of capitalism, imperialism, and the...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... hopes and struggles for a different future is inevitably a heteronormative project. To respond to this line of thought, this article offers a different approach to the question of futurity and inheritance through a substantive rereading of Jacques Lacan. At the heart of the authors’ analysis, however...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... lines of flight become absolute dead ends? © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 On Liberation Crack, Christianity, and Captivity in Postwar Guatemala City Kevin Lewis O’Neill The enemy held my will and of it he made a chain and bound me.  — Augustine, Confessions He was...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
... experts under changing political winds. Re-willing not only disciplines and subjectivates children, it also divides them along class lines, directing each toward different expectations about what a life could be. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 The Will to What? Class, Time, and Re-­Willing in...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... gathered together behind the gates of their houses at the end of a stifl ing Hutchinson Friday afternoon, ignoring the splintering advance of the Gold Line train; the drone, the dust, the fi stfuls of light and heat that rain down on their street for ten seconds. The train itself is practically...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
... repulsed that, no matter how many napkins you use, you can’t wipe the stench away. You want to vote for Obama (the first time), but you are deep in treatment for cancer and your body rebels every chance it can get. You arrive at the polling place, and the line to vote stretches around one short...