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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... driven by the moral imperative to alleviate human suffering by culling reusable parts from primate and, most recently, porcine species. Themes of longing and desire pervade this experimental domain, where the immunological complexities associated with interspecies grafts currently generate a cascade of...
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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 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Alys Eve Weinbaum This article explores the historical continuity between women’s sexual and reproductive exploitation in chattel slavery and in contemporary biocapitalism. It theorizes the centrality of the exploitation of the reproductive body and reproductive processes to the long history of...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., attempts a totalizing notion of an alleged extremity of modern power. I am concerned with how this Western humanist conception of massive fatality begins to induce, but cannot fully engage, a delineation of the violences, exterminations, and fatalities encompassed by the long preceding, long following...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the U.S. academic Left across the last thirty years. Social Text 's attention to the long cold wars in the Americas shifted in the late eighties as writers traced new ideological positions and discourses, struggling over the meaning of the Americas amid the culture wars of the Reagan-Bush years...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Aimé Césaire “Culture and Colonization,” which has long been unavailable in English translation, was Aimé Césaire's speech at Le Premier Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence africaine in Paris in September 1956. The congress is one of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 141–146.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Michael Ralph The tendency for hip-hop enthusiasts to measure the genre against an imaginary golden age evidences a curious brand of nostalgia: a mixture of homesickness, loss, and longing that coheres in the angst of a generation. Meanwhile rappers and politicians blame each other for the demise...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
... skin. We move, we act by not seeing, by not watching how we move. Nothing is more alien to us than the transparent bodies of box jellyfish. Our sensibility is turned outward. Our feet are long and set parallel; they are made to move on ahead. Nature is revealed to us through movement into it and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Suzanne Anker; Sarah Franklin Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Estuar Reyes The presence of Filipinos as corporeal and discursive subjects within both America and Asian America has long been contested. On one hand, the dynamic juridical status of Filipinos in America has ranged from American colonial subjects and American nationals to naturalized and...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Magnus Fiskesjö Until the mid-twentieth century, the written Chinese names for China's “barbarian” others included components that purposefully classified such people with animals. This long-lived official definition of ethnic others as subhuman was accomplished by using a range of standard...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... sedimented forms of reading. We situate this intervention first in relation to long-standing debates within the humanities regarding Marxism, modernism, and the aesthetic, and second in relation to the recent “descriptive turn” or reaction against “symptomatic reading,” suggesting that it is difficult to...
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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)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Brutalist structures erected under the Marcos dictatorship into sites of transgender performance. More specifically, it examines the conversion of the Manila Film Center (1981)—a long-abandoned structure rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of entombed construction workers—into the host site for the Amazing...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... structuring principles of the center itself. Exile and forced domesticity have long linked sovereignty to the power to determine intimate life, and centuries-old practices of house arrest and diplomatic asylum have taken on new forms in recent decades in the wake of emerging surveillance technologies and...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... person's absence. Though this question has a long philosophical history, it took on a directly political and practical turn in the United States on 12 November 2002. On that day, Al Jazeera broadcast a tape purported to contain the voice of Osama bin Laden. Programs for political action hinged on a classic...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael Ralph This article explores a key trope of economic stagnation and chronic joblessness in postcolonial Senegal: the image of “lazy” young men in the public sphere. This civic and moral discourse is critical of young men who allegedly drink tea “all day.” But this attitude elides the long...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... way of understanding the kinds of fraud and collusion, thrown into sharp relief by the crisis, that have long since been operating to (in)form the relations and conditions of economic inequality within the United States. Understanding the crisis in relation to the dispossession of Indigenous...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Water is a continually sought after resource, and we are just beginning to fully understand the water wars to come. The long history of water struggle upon indigenous territories and the global South, such as the Cochabamba water wars in Bolivia and the #NoDAPL...