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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... an understanding of human beings as interrelated individual subjects but one differing from Western notions of individualism. The idea of Da Tong, for instance, carried an idealistic, utopian charge. It was foundational for Chinese visions of revolution that aimed to change China not by embracing modernity...
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Social Text (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 (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Banu Subramaniam Duke University Press 2000 4. Subramaniam 8/9/00 12:51 PM Page 67 Archaic Modernities SCIENCE, SECULARISM, AND RELIGION IN MODERN INDIA...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 7–24.
Published: 01 June 2003
... nation-state: Palestine and the critique of nationalism. New Formations 45 (winter): 54 -71. Hout, Shafik al-. 1993 . Interview. Middle East Report 184 (September-October): 19 . Jayyusi, Salma, ed. 1992 . Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature . New York: Columbia University Press...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 6 The streets of the modern city are full of discarded books. Photograph courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
...John Lardas Modern The anthropologist E. B. Tylor conjured the will as the latent promise of freedom against a backdrop of technological innovation, colonial aspirations, Victorian spiritualism, the cybernetic gestures of Charles Babbage, and theories of primitive arithmetic. Through his “science...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jodi Kim This essay offers an investigation of US settler colonialism and military empire, a conjunction theorized as settler modernity, in the post–World War II era. It argues that settler modernity is an ensemble of relations significantly structured and continually reproduced through manifold...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the centers of Arab modernity, the metropolitan cities. This new imagination, a hybrid construct crafted by the new urban middle classes in the age of globalization and the demise of the postindependence nationalist project, encompasses a new consciousness of self, family life, and family futures...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... technologies. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Never Heard Such a Thing Lynching and Phonographic Modernity Gustavus Stadler Over the course of the 1890s, recorded sound became increasingly viable as a form of commercial entertainment. Improvements in the quality and durability...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., the Motorway’s modernity far outstripped that of Pakistan’s. Although everyone agreed on this point, there were those who felt that it was not necessarily a bad thing. The Motorway was here; in other words, Pakistan’s future was here...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Bobby Benedicto This article examines the role played by “third world” queer place-making practices in the reproduction of postcolonial dreams of urban and global modernity. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Manila, the Philippines, the article investigates the transformation...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to modernity (the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel, and Tatlin's unbuilt Monument to the Third International), the article traces the path of modernity as a road leading to political de-intensification. These various monumental efforts of modernism stand in sharp contrast to the political modernism of the Mao...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
...–1725), which featured intricate depictions of hundreds of specimens. Sloane's visualization of plant species was informed by specific early modern philosophies of nature and knowledge. Baconian dogmas about empiricism notwithstanding, botanical authority was constituted as much through the naturalist's...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., indicating the new official status of the former barbarians as ethnic minorities, fully human, complete with modern citizenship. Written as a tribute to the great Chinese ethnologist Ruey Yih-fu, who had a leading role in this remarkable project, the article also develops a new theory regarding this curious...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... flock and its enemies as constituted by the regime of power that Michel Foucault once called the “pastorate” of premodern Europe. With the rise of the modern governmental state, this medieval politico-theological enemy was translated in secular terms as a figure for ideological threats to civil order...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of political inclusion and thereby exemplifies a new biopolitical paradigm that decisively breaks from the regime of modern biopower theorized by Michel Foucault. This claim forms the nucleus of highly charged debates across a range of disciplines about the political stakes invested in the recent...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., attempts a totalizing notion of an alleged extremity of modern power. I am concerned with how this Western humanist conception of massive fatality begins to induce, but cannot fully engage, a delineation of the violences, exterminations, and fatalities encompassed by the long preceding, long following...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to enumerate and digitize early modern black diasporic life. The article engages those critiques in light of black diasporic communities’ battles for justice and redress and the forms these have taken online, such as Afrofuturism, eBlack Studies, and Digital Alchemy. It argues that, while digitizing the study...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 39–67.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of its transitive properties, the modern energy state is addressed as an entity that has the capacity to undergo massive reconfiguration and transition. The energy state is not discrete, however, and is embedded within a global infrastructure of capitalist dominance, power inequalities, and commodity...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
... as the apex of humanity in the modern West. The essay explores the relation between security and safety through the rubric of diaspora in two senses—first as a phenomenon of Western modernity via plantation-based New World slavery, which catalyzed the development of enduring categories of (non)personhood...