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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anne Allison At a moment when the population is declining, marriage and birth rates are down, one-third of people live alone while one-fourth are sixty-five or older, and reports of “lonely death” (of solitary people whose bodies are discovered days, or weeks, after death) are commonplace...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Stevenson ponders what it means to send one’s voice across spaces of death wrenched open by colonial histories and legacies for Inuit in northern Canada; Anne Allison explores the problem of burial among lonely Japanese; Zoë Wool unfolds the vital and “in-durable” sociality among wounded American soldiers...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- tan. In the flood of discussion around the project, one question did not seem to turn up: What did it mean to replace two towers with one? To replace a conjoined pair with the architectural icon of the lone individual? What field of meaning was inaugurated in 1973 that is currently being...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Imagination in Botswana (Indiana University Press). Currently she is a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin where she is completing a book about Botswana’s lone cancer ward. Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga is assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Science...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., the Mary E. Smith . It focuses on the list of the ship’s Africans who were “liberated” from captivity, most of whom were already deceased. Simultaneously a memorial of liberation and a death record, the list invites readers to consider what Ann Laura Stoler has called the “archival grain” of illegal...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on business-­style presentation skills. Dressed in a smart business suit and standing atop a ladder, I appear as a lone speaker surrounded by the milling crowds of Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park. We see a radical disconnect between speaker and audience, who were perhaps expecting the political...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the best bait. The unsuspecting recipient put on the attire and upon its contact with the skin started scratching, fell ill, and had nowhere to go for treatment. Comrades left him to die a painful and lonely death out in the bush.104 The project initially involved impreg- nating bait (clothing...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... fixed notions of the human. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 China and the Human A Visual Dossier Ackbar Abbas Perhaps the two best- known images of the new China outside China are, first, the 1989 newspaper photograph of a lone man standing in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... people a sense of being held — it felt like channeling something that never belonged to me. And that was OK. Even so, something was let loose in telling the story of Adrian’s work and in sharing the news of his death with people who didn’t know him...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “after” the fact of José Esteban Muñoz’s death. Instead, guided by his treatise on stages and theories of performance’s potentiality, this essay argues that “time after time” signals the important work of returning to and recognizing Muñozian traces in the artists and artistic objects he studied...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 55–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in death. The doctor said her father was hospitalized; she did not say that her father was dying or dead. He chooses in that instant to use his knowledge of her hospitalized father against her. The antimasker's taunt is that of a person who knows that suggesting that the doctor's father will not pull...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 103–119.
Published: 01 December 2021
... university accompanies the protest dialogues of activists Diti and Vihaan. Suryakant Waghmore's journey of caste and voice provides the counterpoint to Mir Suhail's images of fury, joy, and death. Together, the authors move toward justice. aarondek@ucsc.edu parodevi@gmail.com ayesha.kidwai...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... “martyr intellectuals” si shi) who would be “fearless of death, singularly focused, humble and resilient, pushing forward in solitude.”32 Only when these martyr intellectuals emerged in sufficient numbers would China be saved. Not only was this similar to Yan’s positing of the singular person...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... enables the aspirations embodied by dictatorship architecture to have a life beyond death. By drawing links between transgender performance and the production of a third world city in “first world drag,” the paper demonstrates the relations of complicity that bind “third world” queer place-making projects...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that are barely growing pubic hair. They get emotional over the lead singer, not the music. That’s number one. Number two: Is it necessary to create another genre just to express emotions? Is Death Metal not enough? Is Punk not enough? Are pop acts like Camila, Sin Bandera, and José...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the limits of humanity today in the capitalization and bio­ logization of human life, the poststructuralist death of the subject, and the emergence of the notion of the posthuman in the age of digitality. From these various...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Halberstam, such benchmarks include “the narrative coherence of adolescence—early adulthood—marriage—reproduction—child rearing—retirement—death.” 11 In step with that (appearance of) “narrative coherence,” WST stages grand parades toward hegemonic teleology, toward normative futures, toward narrow...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
....” 16 But survival in Inuit stories and lives, as in our own, is rarely innocent, rarely merely a matter of living instead of dying. Survival often gestures toward an “other” death: the death of the one (or many) who died instead of you, in your place, or because of you. 15 McGrath, “Monster...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
...- diers came to our villages and flled our young men’s minds with ideas of glory. Then you’d lead them away to their deaths.” Phong suggests that a generation of Hmong men was ruined by the American soldiers who recruited them. How the war proves relevant...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... mistake him for the cop. There’s little surprise in this; the two characters look almost identical. The plot reveals Rathnavel’s death and Raja’s quest to avenge his doppelganger. The climax happens at the lair of the villains, where their leader Bhadra has kidnapped Raja’s girlfriend...