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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to discern a politics of the book? This article addresses that question from two angles. First, it sets out a figure for the analysis of political material culture: the “communist object.” This figure is developed through Russian Constructivist concern with the “intensive expressiveness” of matter, Walter...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
....” The answer to the question of whether Black lives matter in majority Black societies would seem, to many Americans (and especially to many African Americans), to be a given. Many would assume that because a Black country like Jamaica lacks the history of de facto apartheid that organized racial hierarchies...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Jacqueline Stevens Duke University Press 2002 Symbolic Matter DNA AND OTHER LINGUISTIC STUFF This is an article about some underlying assumptions for rather old...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... formation, as well as the coconstitution of racial and gendered subjects therein. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Family Matters Diaspora, Difference, and the Visual Archive Tina M. Campt How should we understand the relationship between the family, the pho- tograph, and the African...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Patricia Ticineto Clough Duke University Press 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Future Matters TECHNOSCIENCE...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Kimberly Bain Abstract This article turns to the minor Black matter of soil to map a provisional theory of Black alchemy. Black alchemy names an erotic and ethical orientation toward the Dead and dead matter. Sifting the metonymic, metaphysical, and material properties between (Black fleshly...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... events and beings in time. Geologic realism is argued as an analytic to understand the entwinement and emergence of (a) normative modes of approaching matter forged through the histories and temporalities of colonial power in material and metaphysical orders; (b) the realism of quotidian experience...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of verification used (and not used) to determine the tape's authenticity, and the relationship between bin Laden's voice and his face in American political discourse. The debates around the tape demonstrated that the relationship between the voice and a speaking subject is not simply a matter for epistemology...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kadji Amin; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson During the 1920s, French surgeon Serge Voronoff became an international sensation for his technique of grafting chimpanzee testicular matter into human testicles. Félicien Champsaur’s 1929 popular speculative fiction novel, Nora, la guenon devenue...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... influenza (HPAI), and most recently a novel influenza A (H1N1) also known as swine flu. While these contagious matters have received considered and considerable attention, the biomedically oriented responses that they have provoked also raise a few important conceptual questions about what we mean when we...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of recognition and rights, situating them as a matter of both the expansive embrace of capitalism and its periodic restoration of limits along genealogical lines. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Legal, Tender The Genealogical Economy of Pride, Debt, and Origin Angela Mitropoulos...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Juan Obarrio This article explores matters of health and illness through a consideration of questions of temporality. Approaching health as a liminal stage and as a practice of freedom and potentiality, the seesaw between well-being and disease, or the thresholds between life and death...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... collectively embodied, and performed, the complex careers of the nation, the transnation, and the postnation through their engagements of the matter of Guantánamo/“Guantanamera.” The piece then implicates in that procession populations that bear no simple relationship with any of the more available categories...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... a matter of widespread cultural concern, she argues, because it has both a historical and an analogical resonance with neoliberal forms of governance: as various political theories beginning with Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan have made clear, feats of self-preservation intertwine highly significant action...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., and the undercommons together. Drawn to Wu Tsang’s 2011 film, Wildness , and in dialogue with Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter and its “political ecology of things,” Muñoz extended his thinking on death, loss, and utopia from Cruising Utopia and began an investigation into a postcolonial rendering of the wild...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to tease out. Sound is not merely a scientific phenomenon—vibrations passing through matter at particular frequencies—it is also a set of social relations. “Splicing the Sonic Color-Line” begins by theorizing the mutually constitutive relationship I find between sound, listening, and race as the “sonic...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 157–164.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and the production of environmental and climate injustice, and how grassroots movements have responded to these concerns. Specific movement formations included in this discussion include the Central Coast Climate Justice Network of California, the Movement for Black Lives/Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Matter movement in London, the Feminist Assembly in Buenos Aires, the C-19 People's Coalition in Johannesburg, and the anti–citizenship law protests and the farmers’ movement in Indian cities. Against the multiplying crises of cities during the time of the pandemic, the different pieces in this pod come...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of intimacy that entail new forms of relationality, resisting a socially confined “rights-based” subject. Instead of structures of recognition, the decorporealized matter present in Margolles’s work both represents the biopolitical regulation of life and continues to impress themselves on the living from...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and actions of African Americans. Such sources lack a crucial dimension of experience found in the more voluminous direct personal responses of Lincoln's white mourners: the persistence of everyday life (matters of labor, health, romance, leisure) in the face of shock and grief, an absence that stems from...