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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
Published: 01 September 2009
... organized around parties but journals. The collective offered a way to learn theory and practice as political issues: it came up with political interventions that were urgent, of the moment, and had a theoretical cast. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jasbir K. Puar; Amit S. Rai Duke University Press 2004 The Remaking of a Model Minority PERVERSE PROJECTILES UNDER THE SPECTER OF (COUNTER)TERRORISM In Gurinder Chadha’s most recent fi lm, Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Jasbir K. Puar British Punjabi Sikh Jess (Jesminder...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Grace Kyungwon Hong This essay deals with representations of a global, mobile Asian capitalist class as a particularly twenty-first-century incarnation of Model Minority discourse to ask what historical and epistemological erasures are required for this particular version of Model Minority...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... action in one’s own best interest with a sense of intense, even desperate compulsion. Through a complex combination of threats to life and abstract modeling, these texts portray both the logical propositions that structure neoliberal personhood and the experience of suffering agency that accompanies life...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Patrick Leary This essay explores the politics of representation in contemporary Venezuelan television, which in its mainstream forms has produced an urban imaginary that models national citizenship on the geographic, class, and racial divisions of the Venezuelan metropolis. The nation's...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... facilitates xenophobia and fear of difference, and friendship and trust that dispels them. Ultimately, the article unpacks how the visual and narrative conventions of American superhero comic books like Legion Lost offer fantasies of collective solidarity that provide fictional models of collaborative world...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Amber Jamilla Musser This essay reads Frantz Fanon and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari together based on their critiques of an Oedipal model of kinship. Though they have divergent reasons for rejecting this structure, merging these discourses brings into relief their overlapping interest in non...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... performances is followed by a corpus analysis of the discourse these performances provoke among online viewers in order to understand some of the ways audience members recycle both colla and camba models of Bolivian personhood. This online circulation of discourse is understood as one phase in the ongoing...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Abraham Acosta This essay argues that recent developments at the US/Mexico border, specifically the passing of SB 1070 and HB 2281 in Arizona, have irrevocably altered an already conflicted political and sociocultural landscape, prompting an unprecedented crisis of resistance for which a new model...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
...” seed bank as an autonomous, self-organizing archive that embraces entropy in its biological, knowledge-sharing, and sociopolitical dimensions. I argue that, in addition to constructing an antihegemonic model of archival practice, this seed bank initiative teaches us that the growing influence of...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza The return of the psychological in the post-Soviet period has not only rewired the will and its relationship to psychological models of the feeling subject but also helped affix subjectivity to expectations of successful or unsuccessful self-transformation in competitive conditions. For...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and Nazi against colonial. But more important, the essay attempts to address a broader problem of concentrated modernity, in which the two camps become symptoms, products, and models of the world in the era of late capitalism. In the end, the essay, turning on itself, asks a principal (and troubling...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christine Bacareza Balance In his chapter “Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative” in Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz models for us what he terms the “productive consumption” of photographer Kevin McCarty’s work. Inspired by Muñoz’s dialogic approach, recognizing that our own...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... best understood as an entrepreneur of him- or herself. Recent influential scholarship in the (interdisciplinary) humanities and social sciences builds on Foucault's model of an entrepreneurial self-manager in order to posit a new mode of “self-enterprising citizen-subject,” not defined by her claims on...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael D. Rubenstein This essay argues that the public utility, particularly electricity supply, signifies powerfully as a form of social recognition, a basic human right, and a model of civic inclusion and citizenship in the modern and postcolonial Bildungsroman . James Joyce's A Portrait of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “The Future of the Here and Now” considers the mixed temporalities of the Anthropocene. Rather than assume there is one experience of dystopic futures, the collective troubles unilinear models of past, present, and future. We also address the pressurized condition of...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on this case study, this article argues that both depth models of interpretation and debates about “paranoid” or “symptomatic readings” fail to account for the social and political dynamics of texts. To understand how allegory and paranoid readings shape public debate and representation, we must...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...) lack of self-acceptance and self-assertion. These new coming out narratives at once both disavow and point to the continued presence of heteronormativity and queer oppression in everyday life. They also index widespread adherence not only to a neoliberal model of the self as transparent and naturally...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 43–66.
Published: 01 December 2007
... definitions and practices of citizenship, gender, race, sexuality, pleasure, and danger, how does this modeling capacity jump scale from laboratories and hospitals and forge broad social and political effects? We suggest that biomedicine could...