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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... material world. The term scriptive thing integrates performance studies and “thing theory” by highlighting the ways in which things prompt, structure, or choreograph behavior. A knife, a camera, and a novel all invite—indeed, create occasions for—repetitions of acts, distinctive and meaningful motions of...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the status of criticism and theory has changed subtly in recent years, particularly with the advent of new materialism and the larger ontological turn in contemporary theory. This article reassesses Jameson in the context of today’s new materialism, with an eye on the relationship between politics and...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Palestinian populations, what makes ID cards unique in the Palestinian/Israeli case is that their materiality is one of their most important and resonant aspects. The article describes various representations of the ID cards, for example in poetry and in murals, to show how they also function as sites of...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to Palestinian engagements with the wall, which is frequently represented allegorically or not represented at all. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 The Materiality of Resistance Israel’s Apartheid Wall in an Age of Globalization Rebecca Gould “Existence is resistance,” says a...
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Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 2 Saturn Girl materializes a psychic projection of her teammates on the cover to Legion Lost , no. 9 (January 2001). Art by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning Figure 2. Saturn Girl materializes a psychic projection of her teammates on the cover to Legion Lost, no. 9 (January 2001). Art by More
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nicholas Thoburn Following recent research in historical and cultural studies of “the book” and the practitioner field of book arts, the book is now approached no longer only as a vehicle for content but as a rich and mutable material entity. But in this materialist framework, is it possible to...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kathryn Yusoff Geology is a praxis of materiality and thought in the genealogy of Western metaphysics and racial capitalism and a site of possession in the Anthropocene. In the context of renewed interest in the inhuman, this article uses the analytic of geologic realism to navigate between the...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Rob Appleford This article considers the problem of ironic subjectivity and materiality in the work of Cherokee artist Jimmie Durham. Durham's self-consciously rough sculptures were instrumental in promoting irony as a viable strategy for both the creation and interpretation of Native American art...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... biotechnology on the production and circulation of knowledge means that contemporary decolonization movements must learn to speak about living systems, archival materials, and information control all in the same breath. This emergent biocultural paradigm has important consequences not only for archive theorists...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes of...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... arguments for the creation of a borderland of uncertainty around the LOC, I claim that this LOC borderland should be regarded as constituting a set of epistemological and material effects distinct from those produced by the official Indo-Pak border, which resulted from the Partition of 1947. I also examine...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... make the events intelligible to themselves and debating the main issues that this rebellion raised: the absence of political claims and the production of violence against material symbols of the current regime of power. It is an attempt to make sense of the “events” while they were still resonant with...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... not transparently reveal the material processes of the living organism as it coexists with other living beings in shared environments. Instead, “immunity,” which existed as a powerful juridical and political concept for almost two thousand years before it was applied to vital contexts, construes the...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
...AbdouMaliq Simone Taking two neighborhoods in Dakar and Douala, the article investigates the processes through which these localities attempt to strike a balance between multiplying the conceivable relations among people, materials, and talk and forging a provisional framework to keep things from...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... circulation and representation that it turn creates the pragmatic contexts for modes of practice and worship. It is through close attention to the materiality of religion forms – be they based in sound, image, or body – and their circulation as aesthetic and ritual forms that we can trace how religion becomes...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part of a...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jonathan Sterne Since the invention of sound-transcription devices in the early nineteenth century, philosophers, linguists, inventors, audiences, and others have debated whether it is the meaningful act of speech or the material sound of the voice itself which defines the speaking subject in the...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... qualities of sound in relation to the built environment--its appearance as an extension of material and social boundaries and its manifestation as an immediate presence that defies boundaries--this article also explores some of the more intricate transformations that the use of electro-acoustic technology...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... color-line.” Next, original archival material is used to reconstruct the historical soundscape of Tony Schwartz's street recordings and reveal the sonic color-line as the aggregated racialized constraints and protocols regarding sound that Nueva York is both embedded in and struggles against. Finally, I...