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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mangalika de Silva This inquiry concerns the majoritarian right governing Sri Lanka instantiated through state counterinsurgency, extrajudicial violence, and symbiotic ideologies of postwar “reconciliation” and political disaffection. Majoritarian right is a predicative apparatus instating both a...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2003
... majoritarian and exclusivist nation-building. It is no coincidence that the introduction of the policy of apartheid in South Africa in 1948 took place in the same period of colonial crisis. The establishing of apartheid was an attempt, in a...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 55–82.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- cally, not necessarily in actual political struggle) than similar movements in other countries because of the multireligious situation in India, in which majoritarian community organizations have sway over and pose a threat to...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... negative, wishful thinking, and investments in deferring various dreams of difference” (11). According to Muñoz, Lee Edelman’s No Future cri- tiques the temporal logics of “straight time” where “the only futurity promised is that of reproductive majoritarian heterosexuality” and, there- fore, the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... aesthetic pedagogy, and one that facilitates the apprehension and elaboration of an affective rationality — of sensemaking in difference from and indifferent to the majoritarian sphere. Neither identical to nor fully separate from the...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... cases, in Smith ruling against religious minorities and in Hosanna-Tabor voting to uphold Christian majoritarianism and discharge authority from the state to the church. 35 This view of things did not die with Justice Scalia. Hosanna-Tabor and the realignment of legal sovereignties it...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2002
... majoritarian tendencies and commit- ting to meaningful state intervention to correct such imbalances, we have chosen instead to characterize these as isolated incidents perpetrated by a handful of misguided individuals, who can be punished...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
... names — and in our names.”6 This is because it is only as a collective that minoritarian subjects can mobilize the power to stand up against and refuse the stultifying limits and negation of the dominant culture or normative, majoritarian sphere. This collective process of internalizing a loss...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... group participation in a public sphere that is otherwise bad for us.9 Even as Pedro disidentified with the majoritarian culture within which he mounted his counterpublicity, José invites us to disidentify with Pedro through acts of methetic sharing, participating, and augmentation. He invited us...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 117–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... precondition of aca- demic freedom — no longer really exists as a matter of practice. We also know, however, that the tenured academic is an endangered species in the United States, and that the de facto erosion of tenure here has been steady and systematic. Consequently, the majoritarian experi...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... culture, national values, and national sovereignty present themselves primarily as majoritarian projects. This presumptive prerogative of the (national/native) majority, furthermore, is principally articulated in relation to migration, if not plainly against migrants. 32 The national question thus...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- stood, the nation in which he resided was a majoritarian racial entity and the majoritarian memory of the nation was racist insofar as racialized reproduction was viewed as the motor of national belonging. And thus his insight: reproductive politics are internal to...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... democracy, the Hindu nationalists today have redefined both—secularism as tolerance and democracy as majoritarianism.12 The Indian case involves a curious mix of science and religion, very different than in the West. The form of pluralist secularism imagined by the...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2000
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
... constructed as majoritarian entities without due consideration of internal diversity or minority issues. If internal diversity were activated as a lens, such as that of ethnicity and race, Asian studies would have a much more productive relationship with Asian American studies, for instance. In Asian...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialities and intimacies they hold—that offer refuge from the phobic majoritarian public sphere. Staying in, at home or in the closet, might undermine one’s queer political subjecthood expected to arrive at and manifest as the act of both going and coming out. However, as Amin points out, this tendency...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2004
... nationalism that privileges symbolic identifi cation with a constructed majoritarian identity as a ruse for silencing calls for economic justice. Seth’s reactionary nationalism is exposed as a fabrication in the sense of falsehood, just as Raju’s self-fashioning of citizenship as a patchwork of global...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... black feminism to offer a “real” theory of the public nature of black women’s bodies, a theory rooted in the practice of Baartman’s exhibition. This “real” theory emphasizes the ways that black women’s bodies have been unshielded by the privilege of privacy afforded to majoritarian subjects...