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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to cause change. Currently, though, there’s an abundance of knowledge, and of media, about how fucked up the world is. A variety of texts—memes on “Weird Facebook,” Claudia Rankine’s Citizen , and journalism about Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket —register frustration with assumptions that the Left can...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group As Internet memes and fake news permeate our collective mediascapes, a return to reasoned, balanced, and civil discourse appears to be the antidote to sensationalism. This essay argues that reason often falls short and that knowledge must be situated within...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and women coming of age after the rule of the first black president. Meme culture does the work of disseminating the popular narrative as a folk critique of the present. Ben Carson, Omarosa, and even Kanye West all quickly find themselves polemically assigned to the “sunken place.” It is a satire with bite...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 97–119.
Published: 01 June 2020
... subordinated themselves to cultural replicator codes (such as race, gender, class, and sexuality). 9 Dawkins might agree with the above, since it neatly mirrors his work on memes as a nongenetic form of natural selection that recapitulates the vehicle-replicator distinction in the realm of culture...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the JGC’s—the carriers of “jes grew,” the meme of African diasporic cul- ture—and the Atonists, supporters of the “Western civilization” mythol- 6 Alondra Nelson ogy of world history. The novel’s plot centers around competing efforts to encourage and restrain...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 93–111.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... Principally, I am interested in the fantasies put in touch by a statement meant to disentangle them: “Why have sex when there is cake?” or “Why have sex when you can have cake?” This delightful refrain has often been repeated by asexual visibility memes and activists as both slogan and explanatory tool...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of queer youth communities and emo subculture in Brian Peters, “Emo Gay Boys and Subculture: Postpunk Queer Youth and (Re)thinking Images of Masculinity,” Journal of LGBT Youth 7, no. 2 (2010): 129 – 46. 41. The ubiquity and proliferation of these memes is typical of material cir- culating...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
... festival), “Practicing Intimacy” moved through channels of public transit looking quite unlike a standard public sight. What is the Metro (or the bus), however, other than a frequent occasion of practicing public intimacies? Recent debates and memes about space sharing on public transit (e.g., “man...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of dead pigs in the Huangpu River, one of the city’s main sources of drinking water. This episode attracted international media attention, though in China most critical responses to it appeared online, in the form of viral images and darkly humorous memes that imagined increasingly unstable borders...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
... wasn’t there — he wasn’t well at the time — but he was very much there in my mind. Hands up. Don’t shoot. Very quickly, we all discovered this “ges- tural meme,” as Lindsay Reckson has identifed it. The gesture, Reck- son notes, “demands...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... that moral rhetoric like Rohatyn’s obscures. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose . . . Crisis entails an interruption of normalcy, a suspension of time between the past and the future. During the 1970s fiscal crisis, time...