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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Lisa Taraki The Palestinian town of Ramallah, possibly on the lowest rung of urban hierarchies in the region, is a peripheral town trying to become a city on the fringes of the Arab world. Its nascent new middle class partakes enthusiastically in the trans-Arab, urban, middle-class ethos elaborated...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Randy Martin ST 65.06 Martin 11/8/00 2:27 PM Page 117 Dead Center? RETHINKING THE MIDDLE FOR A DIFFERENT LEFT A stalwart leftist tradition rests...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 105–123.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Negar Razavi Abstract In recent years, a growing number of experts claiming personal and familial ties to the Middle East have joined elite foreign policy think tanks in Washington, DC, in an effort to shape US policy debates on this complex region. Based on more than two years of ethnographic...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Joel Beinin Duke University Press 2003 The Israelization of American Middle East Policy Discourse It is dimly possible to imagine that the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Joel Beinin World Trade Center and the Pentagon could have provided an occasion to begin...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 99–125.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Barbara Spindel Duke University Press 2003 Conservatism as the “Sensible Middle” THE INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S FORUM, POLITICS, AND THE MEDIA During...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Kamran Asdar Ali; Martina Rieker Drawing on the larger project of the Shehr Network on Comparative Urban Landscapes, the articles in this issue seek to revisit conceptually and theoretically the question of marginality in the production of contemporary urban cartographies in the Middle East...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... explores the fragmented production of the gendered and classed subjects within this transnational space and how FTZ women workers responded to this by negotiating an identity that challenged the particular subjectivity that middle-class and capitalist narratives imposed on them. The essay focuses on how...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... antagonists in this televisual battle by exploring their visual content and production methods in the context of the history of Caracas's barrios and the nation's television industry. On one side, Globovisión, a private cable news channel, commands the loyalty of the nation's middle-class anti-Chávez...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Olivia C. Harrison The ongoing uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East require that we reassess the national and regional paradigms that still prevail in Maghreb and Mashreq studies. Taking the double anniversaries of Algerian independence and of the Arab uprisings as my starting point, I...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... characteristics of the new international division of labor, deunionization, decline of the welfare state, industrial relocation, and working conditions in the global South. More recently, the journal made room for work on the impoverishment of the American middle class, on the worsening conditions of academic...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the emerging new Chinese middle class, which has proved itself to be a formidable force in cultural and ideological production in contemporary China. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 I Want to Be Human A Story of China and the Human Dai Jinhua Translated by Shuang Shen In 2009 a Chinese...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... broadcast promoted two competing and incompatible narratives: one that traced a direct line from the innovations of mid-century corporate prosperity to middle-class domestic security and another that followed a black expressive line of flight as it moved across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, New Orleans...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of racial capitalism. This article pushes beyond the bounded analytic zone of the Atlantic to further complicate the “primary narrative” of the Middle Passage. Rather than opposed concepts, slavery and freedom existed on a continuum within an Atlantic economy that reached eastward along the routes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... discourse to exist. It does so through what may seem to be an unusual set of objects: the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy of books. The popular, middle-brow appeal of Crazy Rich Asians (2013) and its successor volumes China Rich Girlfriend (2015) and Rich People Problems (2017) acts as register of the many...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 121–147.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar; Mark John Sanchez; Martin F. Manalansan, IV; Karen Buenavista Hanna; Gary C. Devilles; José B. Capino; Josen Masangkay Diaz; Allan Punzalan Isaac; Christine Bacareza Balance; Robert Diaz; Ferdinand Lopez; Genevieve Alva Clutario Abstract In the middle of the global pandemic...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 21–48.
Published: 01 June 2022
... initially as a crisis of adjustment, pedagogies of telecommuting were disseminated largely to upper-middle-class white professionals to build a “telecommuting personality,” a subjectivity that was also meant to buffer them from the growing precarious nature of jobs. Not content to focus simply on work...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Eng-Beng Lim This essay considers the phenomenon of the global university, particularly the trend of setting up satellite campuses, or “outposts,” in Asia and the Middle East. It tracks the global university as part of the Western university's international knowledge system and its connection...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 41–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
... sought to regulate the work of postcolonialist Middle East studies scholars. Thus Daniel Pipes’s Web site, Campus Watch, published dossiers of eight prominent professors of Middle East studies who demonstrated “bias” in their teaching and promoted anti-Americanism. The targeted eight...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 1–9.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... The dissemination of Said’s critique of orientalism, meanwhile, helped transform the field of Middle Eastern studies itself. The impact ofOrien - talism there is distinct from its impact in postcolonial literary and cultural studies programs, where...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Menon killed a store clerk from Pakistan, blinded a clerk from Bangladesh, and then, saying “God Bless America,” murdered Vasudev Patel, an Indian immigrant.1 These were not random acts of violence. Mistaken as being of Middle Eastern descent, many South Asian Americans/immigrants, along...