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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 Palestinian...
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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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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 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 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 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 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 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 39–42.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ed Cohen; Julie Livingston This essay considers key themes in the history of HIV/AIDS, including biopolitics, affective communities, epidemics, and the meanings of immunity. It traces a set of intellectual, existential, and material connections between bioscientific inquiry, human existence, care...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
... directly with the politics of the feminist movement, and credits Ellen Willis and Alice Echols, especially, with establishing in the 1980s a Social Text brand of feminism based on constructionism and materialism. The essay traces the engagement of feminist theory with postmodernism in the journal's pages...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 2009
... also meant a rigid production schedule and fewer chances to gather in new material and thoroughly think through new avenues. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working at the Feminist Press and decided to move to the job of managing editor of Social Text, some...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... materiality more generally. The essay analyzes how the minority man's experience of heteronomy and helplessness congeals in him a feeling of emasculation, which he, in turn, tries to overcome by performing violence over a subject even more vulnerable than himself. Thus, the essay argues that in order to force...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... material articulation of this struggle. It works by seeking to subordinate the rich, dense world of qualitative social values under its cyclopean logic of quantified economic value. (4) Finance is the redoubling of the complexities and abstractions of money. It creates a world-embracing matrix of signals...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to the postcolonial state’s monumentalist attempts to materialize claims of truth, beauty, order, and progress through the adoption of modern aesthetic forms. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Queer Space in the Ruins of Dictatorship Architecture Bobby Benedicto Objects that have...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Barbara Browning “This Balaclava Is Too Hot” is a narrative account of the author’s experiences presenting material in public forums on the relationship between faith, feminism, and aesthetics in the work of Pussy Riot. While US audiences have tended to sympathize with the anti-Putin political...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
... “elsewhere,” metabolic surgery opens a material-discursive space in which the will to regulate gives intentionality its bodily moorings. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Short Cuts Metabolic Surgery and Gut Attachments in India Harris Solomon So to discover virtue, one must penetrate down to...