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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Poetics, and the Logic of Evisceration Dylan Rodríguez This article examines the concept of genocide as an incomplete accounting of gendered racial and racial-­colonial violence. The capacity to eliminate populations, geographies, ecologies, and ways of life remains the epochal potential...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... conventionally treated as a self-evident and circumscribed practice of unjust taking and subtractive action. Instead, working across the lethal confluences of imperial conquest and racial capitalist predation, this essay critically situates the logic of propriation that organizes and underwrites predatory value...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... logic of social cooperation, a viral value paradigm that guides social action and agency toward its own endless reproduction and expansion. This implies a struggle over the dialectic of imagination and value. I suggest that imagination is the “living” aspect of “living labor.” (3) Money is capital's...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...David Boarder Giles This essay explores the cultural economy of commercial waste. Drawing from ethnographic research with Dumpster divers in Seattle, Washington, and other cities with comparable waste streams, it explores the ways in which waste may constitute a distinct cultural-economic logic...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... serves as a widely recognized touchstone for this revivification of interest in the will. But the marshmallow test is more than a handy synecdoche for the cold new logic behind shrinking public services and the burgeoning apparatus of surveillance and accountability. It also shows how the sciences of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
...” (1994), and Tadeo Garcia’s film On the Downlow (2004)—the article illustrates how Latino men negotiate the city’s notoriously rigid geographical boundaries while traversing organizational logic through recourse to sexuality. It further argues that Latino male sexuality must be ascertained for its...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Laikwan Pang This paper offers a Marxist analysis of the creative agency conceptualized by the new creative economy. Analyzing the differences and continuities between the creative economy and the traditional industrial economy, I explore how creative labor is selectively invested with the logics...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...”; for example, the speaker wonders “if there is enough space in life for all this gasping.” While gasping might signal a struggle for human life, it is also a figure of other logics of space/time, mood, internal/external states, and structures of desire that defy being understood through a logic of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... poetics across the Americas. Across the nineties and into the new century, writers turned to the new subjects of globalization, questioning the logic and markets of development, and the new discourses of neoliberalism in the hemisphere. In more recent years, contributors explored the cultural archives of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 78–84.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Michael Ralph If commodification is endemic to the logic of capitalism, it is perhaps because the space of the sacred—that which cannot have a market value affixed to it—has apparently receded. Still the idea that commodities are born from secular revelations suggests that there is plenty more to...
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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 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., state media, and elided spaces of electronics production, the essay develops the notion of “screen postsocialism” to explore the logic of development in contemporary China. In particular, it argues that the Olympic era consolidates a transitional imaginary around outside television forms. This emphasis...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Shameem Black Since their emergence as a novel form of justice, truth commissions have magnetically drawn writers into their orbit. This essay explores one literary response that seems both logical and provocative: the thriller's shadowy world of conspiracy theories, cover-ups, and coups. As a...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Philippines and argues that a cultural logic of “fictions of return” forms a central part of the production of Filipino America as a transnational sociospatial formation. The first section discusses the production of Filipino America in the context of America's exhibitionary complex. The article proceeds to...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... mediated communication are—borrowing from Fredric Jameson—“a symbolic vehicle” for, and an object of, progressive critique. Tavia Nyong'o considers how the image of the Internet as a creative commons is belied by Marx's insight into the dominating logic of machinic over human intelligence. Fortunately...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Recent scholarly works have described the perceived shift from liberalism to neoliberalism in terms of a shift in the logic of constitution of forms of personhood and governmentality from one constructed around rights and property to another constructed around risk and security...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... action in one’s own best interest with a sense of intense, even desperate compulsion. Through a complex combination of threats to life and abstract modeling, these texts portray both the logical propositions that structure neoliberal personhood and the experience of suffering agency that accompanies life...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... masculinity as the dominant logic of privilege and to identify affect as the appropriate idiom for critiquing normative masculinity. In the spirit of this alternative genealogical approach, I will begin by unpacking what it means to say that emo functions as a periphery, and then turn to three essentially emo...