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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Berlant Reading with Muñoz, Deleuze, Bustamante, Adorno, and Mbembe, “On Persistence” is a meditation on queer, neoliberal, and sentimental temporalities that converge in living with finitude. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 On Persistence Lauren Berlant 1. I used to say: the...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Mbembe. The disseminated misrecognition of modern slavery is then traced in the discourse of post–civil rights racial politics, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 People-of-Color-Blindness Notes on the Afterlife of Slavery Jared Sexton...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
... contemporary political terrain—a heightened sensorial and anatomical domination described by Achille Mbembe as “necropolitics”—assem- blages work against narratives of U.S. exceptionalism that secure empire, challenging the...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... power is his support of a Ugandan militia to create a deregulated transnational border zone — a violent iteration of the free trade export zones instituted by governments around the world — to facilitate the free flow of his goods among Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.23 Achille Mbembe views the...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... his essay “Necropolitics,” Achille Mbembe employs an expansive definition of sovereignty to capture the fluid nature of sovereign power in a colonial and postcolonial African context in which “the generalization of insecu- rity has...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... object of postcolonial critique,” Achille Mbembe reminds us instructively, “is best described in terms of the interlacing of histories and the concatenation of distinct worlds ”. 49 Indeed, the supranational institutional configuration of a new Europe, under way since the first decade of the Cold War...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... with Achille Mbembe’s rethinking of the carnivalesque in the context of the brutal neocolonial dictatorship of the Cameroon. 16 Relocating Mbembe’s more pessimistic view of the carnivalesque as a form of political terror in the context of the United States’ particular formulations of inequality...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
...-scale death of some others. In Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Jasbir K. Puar draws together the work of Michel Foucault 100 Pellegrini • Necropedagogy and the Future of the Dead Child on “biopolitics” and Achille Mbembe on “necropolitics” to...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Another is to see queer culture as itself, at times, extractive. Contributors to Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman, and Silvia Posocco’s edited volume, in a nod to Achille Mbembe, detail a queer necropolitics. Sometimes, they argue, mourning the violent deaths of trans people of color is the first step in an...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... resources and bodily resources (the extermination of indigenous peoples and commodification of racialized slavery) share a natal moment in the dual exploitation of subjects and Earth through the geologic grammars of the inhuman. 13 As Achille Mbembe comments, The question of the world—what it is, what...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... disrupts historicism, economism, and sociological formalism and opens up conceptual space to study what lies disguised behind the veil of liberal self-representation. Achille Mbembe developed the concept of necropolitics, discussing racial slavery as an originary necropolitical logic with its...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Modes of Self Writing.” Mbembe’s essay is a tour de force that problematizes the armada of 38 Pius Adesanmi self-fashioning discourses produced in the last four decades by African intellectuals. Suffice it to assert, however, that the thinker’s critique...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the queer that which is the sign of vitality itself. What then becomes of the possibility of queer life, if queerness is produced always and only through the negativity of forced death and at the threshold of oblitera- tion? Or as Achille Mbembe has provocatively asked, in the making of a kind...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the camps of Guantánamo Bay, and other colonial or neocolonial situations require a recalibration of such ideas. As Achille Mbembe observes, such venues develop and perfect oppressive...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: Ambiguous Identities , edited by Balibar Etienne Wallerstein Immanuel , 37 – 67 . London : Verso . Blaser Thomas M. 2013 . “Africa and the Future: An Interview with Achille Mbembe.” 20 November . africasacountry.com/africa-and-the-future-an-interview-with-achille-mbembe...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., NC : Duke University Press . Lowe Lisa . 2009 . “Autobiography out of Empire.” Small Axe 28 : 98 – 111 . Mbembe Achille . 2002 . “The Power of the Archive and Its Limits.” In Refiguring the Archive , edited by Hamilton Carolyn , 19 – 26 . Dordrecht : Kluwer...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the body all the way up to the statistical amalgem of the population. Even Achille Mbembe’s fascinating essay “Necropolitics,” while astutely foregrounding the practice of war in the exercise of power over life and death, does not...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... voices, emitted through megaphones, becoming both sharp and muffled; these all reflect the extreme and dehumanizing environment. The dissonant landscape inspired what Achille Mbembe has called “the willingness to blur the distinction between sound and...