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Social Text (1 March 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, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... absence death Inuit In his famous “fort–da” scene, Sigmund Freud, 1 that brilliant ethnographer of the everyday, describes a child (his grandson) with a spool tied to a piece of string who repeatedly throws the spool out of his crib and then joyfully reels it back in. Throwing and retrieving the...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Dai Jinhua This article reads a Chinese blockbuster film, City of Life and Death ([南京! 南京! Nanjing! Nanjing! ] dir. Lu Chuan, 2009), as an allegory of China and the human for contemporary China. This movie illustrates the historical entanglement and...
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Social Text (1 December 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, in the...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... survived several suicide attempts at Guantánamo, writes, “Take my blood/Take my death shroud and/The remnants of my body./Take photographs of my corpse at the grave, lonely./ Send them to the world. . . .”50 Yet in other poems...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Moral 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of living at all. The people we encounter here do not find answers to that question but are feeling out ways of being and not being in relation to it: lonely citizens of a Japan whose ways of death have been undone by economic collapse (Allison); Mexican families whose forms of care uncannily...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and in sharing the news of his death with people who didn’t know him. The news of his work and death arrived at once. That something hung onto me like a Familiar for a solid week. Sharing my conversation with Adrian felt like the right thing. I am...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... there is the massacre that spares the body but kills the person. This is what Orlando Patterson called “social death,”17 whereby people from infancy live like “death-­bound-­subjects,” ruled by “the imminent and ubiquitous...
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Social Text (1 March 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, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the self-­affirmation emanating from the individual and to promote “Chinese moral edification” to cultivate “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...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
... variations preserved through the mother and the father. Rather, processes of nonlinear trans- mission contribute to defi ne a nonpurposive nature, in which dynamics of organization bypass the dualism between organic and inorganic, death and life, progression and regression, simple and complex.2 The...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” life. According to J. Jack 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 and Rathnavel’s orphaned daughter. Siruthai is produced by Karthi’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... fourteen thousand specimen jars collected and prepared under the supervision of surgeon John Hunter in the latter half of the eighteenth century. At Hunter’s death the specimens became a gift to the 104 Anker and...