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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of their interior emotional worlds. In contrast, Ghanaian television melodrama is parody that shows how to act in public in order to elude moral revelations and judgment. Instead of revealing interiority, Ghanaian melodramas parody the notion of personal moral revelation, in the process masking a subject’s inner...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of these questions through the author’s attempts to replicate both the music and the costuming of Pussy Riot, and through the theorizations of music/antimusic and masking/unmasking of various political theorists, including the members of Pussy Riot themselves. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to flourish within black feminism, masked as racial progressivism. Ultimately, this strain of anti-pornography politics has promoted a black feminist sexual conservatism which systematically ignores questions of black women's pleasure, sexual agency, and desires, and has generated a normative – rather than...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and 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...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 55–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the entire pandemic: antimaskers. In an exercise of speculative cheekiness, she satirizes this group of people who have politicized mask wearing by using her fragrant soul against them. It's no coincidence that Alexandre meditates on souls because souls are certainly in the air. For example, the Pixar movie...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of individual and societal change. Without the familial structure, without Oedipus, sexuality is dethroned as civilization’s reigning paradigm and becomes a cultural effect. Throughout Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon evinces a certain dis- comfort with attributing sexuality to black men. In part, I...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 105–123.
Published: 01 December 2020
... It is a move that, while ostensibly advocating queerness as normative to Indigenous studies, nevertheless continues to require straightness as the ground through which the queer is made valuable. That said, his use of normativity throughout Red Skin, White Masks raises substantial questions for two...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of legibility, it makes entire sense that Durham can claim Caliban as a “brother.” Both Durham and his alter ego Caliban Figure 1. Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1992. [Caliban’s mask.] could, in 1992, dramatize Glass eyes, button, mud, PVC pipe, and glue. Courtesy of the failure of representa...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 19–44.
Published: 01 June 2023
... cocurator Catherine Flood and I displayed examples of grassroots social movement design such as tripod barricades, lock-ons, pamphlet bombs, and “book-bloc” shields. We also shared takeaway and downloadable how-to guides for making them. One of the exhibits was a makeshift tear-gas mask, based on a design...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
... installation comprising a sculpture and an accompanying video. The standalone sculpture wears an iron face mask and iron collar around their neck, reminiscent of Anastácia, the revered saint of Brazilian Catholics and Umbanda practitioners. Anastácia became an image of resistance, propelled to prominence...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... exit or retreat, what Usui sees in a recent trend at his high school of fashion masks ( deta masuku ). Face masks are commonly worn in Japan when someone has a cough or cold to protect the spread of germs. But here they are worn when healthy, ensconcing the wearer in a cordon solitaire . It’s...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... disappear. Furthermore, the anonymous, blank mask through which we are frst introduced to Vera invites us to recognize that she derives from a specifc cinematic lineage: flms that meditate upon cinema’s capacity to transpose resemblance between human...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reactionary. In one gruesome moment during the concluding half-hour orgy of automated violence, Drive consequently recalls the famous (non)ending of the most apocalyptic of all film noirs, Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly (1955), when the latex-masked driver drowns Bernie Rose’s companion Nino (Ron...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., University of California, Santa Cruz, ca. 2006–2008 A feeling of inferiority? No, a feeling of nonexistence. — Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks “Dirty faggot!” Or simply, “Look, a Gay!” These words launch a bottle from a passing car window, the target my awaiting body...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... around the limits of selfhood at the site of ownership ultimately defers any possible discussion of slavery or Indigenous dispossession that provide the structures of predation that Sarah and her sister clones battle throughout the series. In Red Skin, White Masks , Coulthard contends that “ settler...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... hitherto unavailable, precisely because it is a ghost and no longer a thing or a labor.” 38 Each commodity, therefore, ends up with a “phantomatic reality” that masks their material reality, making them easily interchangeable with one another. 39 Like the images on Elahi’s website that are abstractly...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... phobogenesis takes the troubling inhering in this distinction a step further. Forged at the intersection of an inquiry into race, religion, and war in the French-Algerian context, in Black Skin, White Masks Fanon names coloniality’s production of an antirelational objecthood. 23 For the white gaze...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 35–54.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Furthermore, perceptions of sex and gender relations as contentious in immigrant communities tend to emphasize women’s growing erotic agency while masking the articulation of gender and sexual hierarchies in the United States...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a white mask, sometimes with his head lowered. In most images from the series, the man is shown contemplating or fiddling with a small white object, which on closer inspection turns out to be a paper boat...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... contempt in Greek culture). It was only then that we noticed that these youths, many of them under eighteen, were not the “hoods” we knew. They bore none of the socially recognizable signs of “anarchists” or bahaloi (black clothes, masks...