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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Tiziana Terranova Duke University Press 2004 Communication beyond Meaning ON THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF INFORMATION Is it possible to draw on scientifi c concepts to further our understand- Tiziana...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 196–197.
Published: 01 September 2009
... were so strong in their capacities; the conversa- tion could have this incredible dynamism but also this real punch to it, in terms of what was being implied and what was being invoked. What does it say that we’re publishing this? What did it mean to be able to pass before...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Leola A. Johnson Duke University Press 2005 “This Is What It Means to SAG in South Africa” In the summer of 2000, in the middle of a strike by the Screen Actors Leola A. Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Art...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Randy Martin Duke University Press 2007 War, by All Means The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the Randy Martin decisive ideological struggle of the twenty-first century and the...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... economic rights under the shadow of neoliberalism. What humanity means in China today—and in the world—and what it will mean in the future are part of an ongoing struggle over the meaning of its past and the politics of its present. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Martijn Oosterbaan This article explores the ways in which Pentecostal media, especially electro-acoustic media, are integrated in the everyday life of a favela in Rio de Janeiro. It argues that the popularity of Pentecostal radio has to be understood in relation to the sociocultural meaning of...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nicole Charles Bourgeoning technological advances in biomedicine profoundly animate modern biopolitical understandings of risk and protection and related ways of knowing, offering, and seeking care. But what might it mean to embody protection by means of suspicion toward these very...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... ID card since the establishment of Israel and suggests that modern-day ID cards in Palestine/Israel are physical and visible instruments of a widespread low-tech surveillance mechanism to control mobility and a principal means for discriminating, both positively and negatively, subjects' privileges...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
.../racial terror — in the racial table where (black) means suffering and (white) freedom or (black) means nonvalue and (white) value. Taking a shortcut with Fanon, foregrounding the exposition of the violence that constitutes the colonial space, this paper announces a praxis designed to clear the ethical...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... overwhelming question that has haunted the subculture—“What is emo?”—it is also interested in thinking less about emo as subculture and more about emo as a kind of structure: the critical periphery of normativity, from which we might begin to develop new insights into what it means to identify normative...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... what I argue is punk’s puro pedo temporality. Puro pedo or the general pedo is a Spanish Tex-Mex vernacular term that has a range of meanings, translations, and utility. In general, puro pedo is understood to mean talk with no action, bullshit, “no worries,” or other significations of insouciance. Puro...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... opera set to music” by the vocalist Judy Torres, there is general agreement that freestyle is constituted by a nebulous Latin feel that is spoken about but not necessarily accounted for. This essay enters the scene of freestyle with the assumption that it is both tinge and fringe—and by that I mean both...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Stevenson This essay considers what it means to speak into an absence. In particular, the author thinks about a series of recordings from the 1960s in which Inuit in Arctic Canada send messages to their relatives in tuberculosis sanatoria in southern Canada. The dislocation such separation...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... question takes on renewed urgency. Sonic dissent is emergent in many places and doing vital work. I argue for an analytic of sonic vernacularism, or vernaculars of sonic dissent, that might attend to the historical specificity of sound’s role in dissent, as well as to the ways that sound’s meanings are...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... diagnostic: What questions about punk have we neglected to ask, and how does asking those questions, opening those histories, change what punk meant and continues to mean? © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 147–151.
Published: 01 September 2009
... this text is educative before it is didactic and that its meaning is historical and available only in the encounter with the reader, an encounter that produces both reader and text. There is no room here for a correct content independent of reading in history. Brown's example is used to stage an...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Suzanne Anker; Sarah Franklin Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 188–193.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel This essay proposes a brief reflection on the meanings and relevancy of postcolonialism as a keyword in contemporary cultural studies. Taking as a point of departure the well-known etymological crisis through which many scholars feel compelled to explain how...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
...), decenters the truth commission into a private space of multiple meanings. These novels challenge the ideal of national disclosure before the law but nonetheless hold out the hope of communicability in a global sphere. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Truth Commission Thrillers Shameem Black...