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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 85–93.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Çağatay Topal Duke University Press 2005 Global Citizens and Local Powers SURVEILLANCE IN TURKEY The Basic Characteristics of MERNI˙S Çag˘atay...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., the introduction considers how the local, the nation, remains an important site for the construction of African diasporic identity and outlines how such nations at times facilitate diasporic imaginaries. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... insights into how responses to the disease are situated within the landscape of neoliberal discourses and policies, revealing the fissures and inconsistencies of neoliberalism. As communities mobilize varied local, national, and international networks of support to reshape the fields of power, they draw on...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... diaspora history and community over time. Black diaspora and other African visitors, expatriates, and professionals converge in Ghana's cosmopolitan centers and confront a local landscape that is at once familiar and jarring because it has distinct and similar articulations of race and Blackness. My...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... power, often for interests of racial and class antagonism that exceeded the bounds of immigration enforcement—with severe consequences for Latino communities. By mobilizing a social imaginary predicated on the necessity of uprooting the undocumented, federal, state, and local officials committed...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Adrián Pérez Melgosa This essay researches the complex role that films portraying Anglo-Latin romances have played in the construction, dissemination, and reconstruction of Latin Americanism—the set of discourses representing and theorizing Latin America from local, U.S., and European...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... catastrophe. These representations emerge within the increasing globalization of transitional justice, a context that seeks intensifying degrees of communicability as it turns local legacies of violence into ones with international implications. Gillian Slovo's account of a South African amnesty hearing, Red...
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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 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 55–80.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Vicente L. Rafael Much has been written about the vicissitudes of counterinsurgency as a crucial complement to counterterrorism in the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005. Such a strategy necessarily depends on the mastery of local languages by way of translation. This essay focuses on...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
... simultaneously local and planetary but also reconstitute culture and humanity as a whole. In the second and final part, I explore what their critical reception in American higher education reveals about the failures of postcolonial studies in the age of globalization. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Third...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... imposed on African nation-states by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s structural adjustment programs. African creative artists have long tempted their local readerships with the tales of moral corruption, guile, and hard-boiled individualism that are the stock-in-trade of pulp fiction, but...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that explores infidelity and rumormongering elucidates local representations of race and gender. In a broader sense, this soap opera shows how moral inversion and poetic indirection are at the center of Ghanaian theatrical performance and interpretation, giving insight into how Ghanaian performers and...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
... decolonizing project for American students (an extremely diverse group representative of New Mexico’s particular diverse population that included Hispanic, Native American, Arab and Muslim-American, Jewish-American, and others) that operated at several levels: through close collaboration with local scholars...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Gould This essay examines the graffiti that covers the portion of the West Bank’s segregation wall that traverses Bethlehem. That the majority of the representations covering the wall are intended for international rather than local consumption complicates the prevalent tendency in the...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... contradictions inherent in the emerging transnational class of elite Asians whose wealth and cosmopolitanism allow them to disregard the usual limitations of national boundaries and local mores. These novels demonstrate that representations of this social stratum, even when they are depicted as defined by the...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
... South African cultural formations outward from South Africa offers historiographic traction over other Cold War settings. Throughout the international antiapartheid struggle, South African expressive culture was channeled through local paradigms of reception in the world beyond, in taut negotiation with...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... social ecology of existence is undergoing radical change in twenty-first-century Japan. While long-term bonds—to company, family, locale—were once the earmarks of its “group-oriented society,” today living and dying alone mark Japan’s new era of “single-fication” and “disconnected society” ( muen shakai...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Dhanveer Singh Brar Analyzing “Footwork,” a form of electronic dance music local to South and West Chicago, and now also a major genre within the wider networks of dance music culture, this article presents an argument regarding the constitution of Footwork as black music. Focusing on the...
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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 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
...AbdouMaliq Simone Taking two neighborhoods in Dakar and Douala, the article investigates the processes through which these localities attempt to strike a balance between multiplying the conceivable relations among people, materials, and talk and forging a provisional framework to keep things from...