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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Meena Alexander Meena Alexander 2002 Lyric in a Time of Violence Meena...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 1 A Red Sunday choir member consults her lyric sheet prior to performing on 19 December 2010. Photograph courtesy of the author. Figure 1. A Red Sunday choir member consults her lyric sheet prior to performing on 19 December 2010. Photograph courtesy of the author. More
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... poetry demonstrates human rights discourse’s investment in establishing an idea of the nonhuman world as well. This discussion of the nonhuman dimension of lyric is developed through Paul de Man and Barbara Johnson’s ideas about lyric and law and is further taken up in relation to Maurice Blanchot’s idea...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... as the incalculable whose history is that of a something else, somewhere else. Nowhere. Without representation and thus in rapture from the terms of order, from politicality’s god terms, the sacred registers as murmur or tremor, a lyric landscape of bass (and base) insubordination exceeding all “worlding...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Buddy Bolden, Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean—and occasionally lyrical literatures from Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, and Adrienne Kennedy—this essay unfurls a medley of “interludes in madtime.” Indeed, madtime functions as an existential time signature in black...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Drew Daniel This essay examines the phenomenon of “queer minstrelsy”—roughly, straight performers pretending onstage and in their lyrics to be gay, here exemplified by the Meatmen, the Frogs, and Zeigenbock Kopf—as a means for thinking about performance as both a catalyst for, and a solvent...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and critical dissent. I had been exploring the postcolonial novel as a literary form engaged in social critique. Reading Meena Alexander’s Illiterate Heart in the months following the devastation made me reflect on the place of the lyric poem in the public sphere. What were the possibilities...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... lift off from language, and from meaning, to be more than the content of the lyrics — and, at the same time, to animate them with this now foreign- seeming element. Sinatra could surpass meaning as well as any singer, transforming lyrics into the mere shapes of words. He filled those evacu...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” and the representations of bodily trauma as gendered in Deliverance , see Robinson, “‘Emotional Constipation,’” 136. 35 Revolting Cocks, “Beers, Steers, and Queers: Drop Your Britches Mix—Take ’Em Right Off Mix,” on Beers, Steers, and Queers (Remixes) . Lyrics transcribed by author. 36...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the listener to define and challenge the limits of existing spatial and temporal borders. For example, rhythmic tempo, lyrical melody, and instrumental sound can speed up time. Simultaneously, musical sound can also expand spatial dimensions of place as symbolized through con- figurations of release...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of Crash’s lyrics and think about the story they tell us about the seeing and knowing of ourselves not as singular marks but as parts of a larger choreography of being and belonging, of life within a circle that expands and grows, and of an annihilating force that clears the way for a kind...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
... positioning.10 But both the Clash’s lyrics in songs like “(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais” and their musical form in this cover demonstrate that they neither regarded such complete identification as possible nor embraced it as a goal. Indeed, as a close examination — a formal examination...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Figure 1 A Red Sunday choir member consults her lyric sheet prior to performing on 19 December 2010. Photograph courtesy of the author. Figure 1. A Red Sunday choir member consults her lyric sheet prior to performing on 19 December 2010. Photograph courtesy of the author. ...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2004
...: an (impossible) attempt in narrative to incorporate or open itself to lyric, to propel prose toward music. Lurie apologizes to Melanie Isaacs’s father with a short speech that can only be termed strikingly odd: “‘One word more, then I am finished. It could have turned out differently, I believe, between...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Often producers provide guest raps, and the artists themselves acknowl- edge their production wizards in the lyrics, providing something akin to aural signatures.25 On Ginuwine’s “Same Ol’ G,” Timbaland half sings and half raps, with the performer constantly sonically inscribing his own name so...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., who opened for the Stones in 1966.18 I have no doubt that Jagger was camping it up for the Sullivan cameras, given away by pronounced eye rolling and an ever so subtle lisp, perhaps as a response to the modification of the lyrics required...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
... communities,”7 I concentrate my analysis on a selection of historical texts, rap lyrics, and fieldwork conversations. In this article audience refers to live performances most commonly held in Cape Verdean neighborhoods or cultural centers in the Lisbon...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in Arabic, such as zajal, maw- wal, and saj’, and the percussiveness and lyricism of Arab music.3 For example, Amal Eqeiq suggests that ’48 Palestinian hip hop is continuing in a tradition of ‘amudi, or social realist poetry, that developed after...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to rap lyrical production), the point is that much of the current vitality of Arab culture hinges on the strident pace of youth and popular trends of artistic production revolving around hip-­hop aesthetics and rap music. Undoubtedly, the fact that hip hop emerged at the margins of urban America...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... iterations of the man of feeling turn inward, ascribing authenticity to the “emotional” delivery and lyrics in contrast to the hard, apathetic performances of normative masculinities circulating around them. In exploring their own feelings, expressing their most sincere thoughts and anxieties, emo...