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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 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)): 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 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... recognition in broader society, the narratives drew on long-standing cultural tropes of bad masters, individual victims, and the home as a site of care that have longer genealogies in slavery and colonialism. As earlier myths of domesticity masked labor relations in colonial and slave economies, so too these...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Keith P. Feldman; Leerom Medovoi This introductory essay points to the long patterns as well as the telling diversity of relationships revealed in genealogies of the race/religion/war triad. Our key observation is that race, religion, and war come together as a meaningful constellation precisely...
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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 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Emily Drumsta; Keith P. Feldman This article addresses a critical inflection point in the history of the long War on Terror: Israel’s 1992 deportation of over four hundred Palestinians to the “no-man’s-land” between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... or, more generally, the affective contours of liberal reason? These questions become especially important given contemporary definitions of reparations in politics and political theory characterizing it as a kind of corrective justice seeking to redress a long history of colonial violence and...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... work that has reflected on the melancholic attachments of black studies, as well as a growing interest in Afro-pessimism and the long afterlives of slavery, the spirit and force of these contributions have yet to shape our approach to the archive of black freedom, which is often nothing more than the...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., discounting all eyewitness accounts. This reading shows that the event lasted less than a minute. Discrepancies, contradictions, and oversight abound in the prosecution case that was never cross-examined. At the same time, the transcripts provide insight into Michael Brown's life and the long-term policing...
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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...