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Social Text (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 (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...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to these geopolitical discrepancies, speaking to all that cannot be packaged as shine. 52 While forms of coloniality would disavow the importance of sweating because of its racialized associations, climate change complicates that calculus. Mbembe, for example, also speaks directly about the destruction...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
... domination described by Achille Mbembe as “necropolitics”—assem- blages work against narratives of U.S. exceptionalism that secure empire, challenging the fixity of racial and sexual taxonomies that inform practices of state...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... — 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 privati- zation of violence in the service of the market as a new, distinctly neoliberal form...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in this article is to argue that the mode of resistance to the state’s “monopoly of violence” exemplified by Beck’s gun politics is indicative of a specifically settler colonial conception of sovereignty. In his essay “Necropolitics,” Achille Mbembe employs...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to the important relationship I want to parse here between safety and accountability, as to be treated like you don't have anybody is to be insecure. The security state, Achille Mbembe argues, “thrives on a state of insecurity ,” itself “a kind of passion, or rather an affect, a condition, or even a force...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and practices of Europeanness to be distinctly postcolonial racial projects. “The 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...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 the relationship is between its various parts, what the extent of its resources is and to whom they belong, how to live in it, . . . what its borders...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ; and Woodard, Delectable Negro . 17 See, for instance, Goddard, “Gingrich Says Trump Is Part P. T. Barnum” ; Davis, “The Great God Trump and the White Working Class” ; Perlstein, “I Thought I Understood the American Right.” 16 See Mbembe, On the Postcolony , chap. 3. 15 I am here...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... Increasingly, I am forced to contend with the fact that my reaction has a great deal to do with some of the issues raised recently by Achille Mbe- mbe in a seminal but problematic essay, “African Modes of Self Writing.” Mbembe’s essay...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 71–97.
Published: 01 March 2023
... boundaries continue to expand and, with the automation of labor, will continue to do so. In the global order, everyone can potentially become part of the surplus population. As Achille Mbembe explains, “Today, those who are black to their core are black without necessarily having black skin. They correspond...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and the Holocaust. But surely it is not just the past but the future that draws us to this line of thinking. Achille Mbembe has argued that although biopolitics has been linked to the modern state and the Holocaust, it is the case that colonialism had already been a form of the politics of life and death...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Foucault 100 Pellegrini • Necropedagogy and the Future of the Dead Child on “biopolitics” and Achille Mbembe on “necropolitics” to flesh out those “interstices between life and death” within which some queer subjects are being folded back into the project of the neoliberal state...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... for 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 (2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 archetypal sites on the slave ship and the plantation...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... or neocolonial situations require a recalibration of such ideas. As Achille Mbembe observes, such venues develop and perfect oppressive, often deadly, biopolitical, or what he terms “necropolitical,” technologies. These are exercised...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., 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 noise...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., the good, and humanity, danger is revalued as a civilizational value. That is the value why the civilized are waging an unending war. With every new body bag and suicide bomber the value of “danger” goes up. of “danger” Counterterrorism, as Achille Mbembe...
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Social Text (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...