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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 3 Teaching copies of Capital are a look into the teaching mind and, in the case of Josie Saldaña’s, into a mind that comes up with fiendishly difficult discussion questions. Photograph courtesy of the author Figure 3. Teaching copies of Capital are a look into the teaching mind and, in More
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 2014 The Anatomy of a Dumpster Abject Capital and the Looking Glass of Value David Boarder Giles Beginnings and Endings It’s Thanksgiving in Seattle, and I’m up to my elbows in garbage — giving thanks, as it were, for the harvest I’m about to reap. I’m in a Dumpster at Seattle’s...
Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 5 The Progenitor wistfully looks upon his many creations. Legion Lost , no. 11. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning Figure 5. The Progenitor wistfully looks upon his many creations. Legion Lost, no. 11. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning More
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Burlin Barr This essay offers a close reading of the Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty's film Hyenas and looks especially at the way the film addresses issues of development and dependency in postcolonial and contemporary Africa. Released in 1992, Hyenas is an adaptation of the Swiss writer...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... operate today. Arguing that the #BlackLivesMatter movement has created a persistent looking as a means of making such issues visible, Mirzoeff describes how the grand jury prosecutors turned the event into a high-definition visual space in which only physical evidence and police testimony could be trusted...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Kalpana Rahita Seshadri Analyses of globalization usually ignore the category of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to focus instead on transnational migrants. This essay argues that a close look at the humanitarian conceptualization of IDPs provides an understanding of the operations of global...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Shireen R. K. Patell Social Text as both a collective and a publication has always troubled disciplinarity, with its commitment to various praxes and theories of the multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary. This essay looks at the complex, if not ambivalent, place of literature in the multi-, inter...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., transnational scholarship is responding to contemporary crises of place. Unable to look away from the violence of the border, and as neoliberalism has extended the reaches of misery, work that refuses traditional spatial distinctions is “centering” the fact of violence. The introduction calls this new spatial...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... over the definition of the Anthropocene. It looks in Fredric Jameson’s treatment of the time of capital, and of the place therein of dead labor, for a clue to critically rethink both these phenomena, revealing their profound affinity in the aporia besetting our thinking of historical agency under...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ). How the rise of single-fication affects the management of death—both those already dead and those at risk of dying in/from solitude—is the subject of this article. Looking at new mortuary practices, new trends in both single and solitary lifestyles, and new initiatives in dealing with suicide, this...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the New Left Review , Jameson looks back at the essay and considers the current state of capitalism, theory, art, and culture in relation to the concepts he adopted in 1984. Jameson is Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature, professor of romance studies (French), and director of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Thulani Davis This article describes the process of looking across post–Civil War political, labor, and social archives for black community formations, black imaginaries around freedom, and fugitive legislative changes in an attempt to recover freed people's theorizing of the political. © Thulani...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the enslaved remain fragmentary. Illegal slavery’s archives force us to look beyond commodification and imagine stories of freedom that attend to the suffering and deaths of the enslaved. Copy 2’s omission of this information was evidently improvised. The scribe had specifically created the “Signs...
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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 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... commission thriller challenges pervasive assumptions about the necessary gravitas of literature in the aftermath of violence. Looking closely at this genre allows us to ask how its forms may help the novel envision productive alternatives to the narrative of silence so intimately linked to the writing of...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... corresponding figure, homo sacer , or sacred man. It does so through a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 film Children of Men , looking at how the film's story line—an infertile world in which one refugee, Kee, is found to be pregnant—links pregnancy to political systems that regulate who gets counted as...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-Oedipal relations. It also allows us to reconsider the theoretical implications of their work. On the one hand, it allows us to look more carefully at the affective implications of Fanon’s rejection of the Oedipus complex and understand his focus on solidarity in a new light. On the other hand, it renders...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2018
... capitalism and its origins. In the face of its sociopathic demands, we consider the potential of counterlogistics as a strategy against logistical capitalism, and we look to the undercommon concepts of logisticality and hapticality to glimpse the alternative in what Cedric Robinson called the black radical...