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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Benjamin Tausig As a global financial crisis rippled through the late 2000s and early 2010s, with mass political movements rising in its wake, many journalists and critics in the English-language press asked an anxious question: where are the protest songs? But the question was begged: such songs...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Duke University Press 2015 Randy Martin Knowledge LTD derivatives volatility Movement after Randy Martin Compiled and edited by May Joseph Prologue “Out of darkness would come light, if only we could see.” So wrote Randy Martin at the beginning of his last book, Knowledge LTD.1 In the...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 71–94.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Pang Laikwan To understand the political meanings of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement as a spontaneous movement beyond its immediate political achievements and as part of a larger global movement that used occupation as a tactic, this article explores related activities happening in social media and...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Kitty Krupat; Laura Tanenbaum Duke University Press 2002 A Network for Campus Democracy REFLECTIONS ON NYU AND THE ACADEMIC LABOR MOVEMENT At 10:00 A.M. on the morning of 1 March 2001, undergraduates and fac- Kitty Krupat ulty members met at the offices of New York...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
... continue to circulate in a shared postnational time. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Sharing Time C. L. R. James and Southern Agrarian Movements Christopher Taylor In 1941 C. L. R. James traveled to southeastern Missouri to help orga- nize the sharecroppers of local 313 of the United Cannery...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Frank Guridy This essay examines how diasporic commonalities are experienced in the midst of cultural and linguistic difference by highlighting the making of Afro-diasporic linkages by participants in the Harlem Renaissance and the Afro-Cubanism ( afrocubanismo ) movement. The essay interprets the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Greg L. Childs This article explores the problem of torture and secrecy in the archives of conspiracies, seditions, and black resistance movements in the colonial Americas of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the example of the Tailors' Conspiracy, a seditious movement that...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Alphonso Lingis When we love someone, we are attached to his or her surface colors, forms, warmth, movements. We avoid envisioning the inner organs and contents of his or her body. The external colors and patterns of other species are snares for our eyes. We can see nothing of what is behind our...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... color and a vocal sound but also a mood and a music. Baldwin draws on hymns of black religion and the black church (“the fire next time,” “down at the cross”) to depict a contrapuntal relationship between the Christian-inflected civil rights movement and Black Muslim mobilization. Using apocalyptic...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and class; gender and class; the state of the Left and the labor movement; working-class depictions in popular culture as well as in institutional discourses of business and government; commodification and class consciousness. Works also focused on new social movements, post-Fordist or postindustrial...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Nouri Gana This essay approaches the phenomenon of Arab rap music as an emergent form of cultural and communal intelligibility and solidarity; its simultaneous influence on and indebtedness to global hip-hop and youth cultural movements has transformed it into an increasingly transnational...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... feelings of brown subjects. It examines cultural forms produced under the cloak of migrant rights movements to trace the ethical imperative of Brownness enacted by migrant sounds and visualities of loss. The article focuses on the cultural politics of digital art, music, and social media that theorize...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brian Larkin This paper examines the role of mediation and circulation in religious movements. Examining the evangelical work of the South African Muslim preacher Ahmed Deedat, it examines how the rise of Deedat in the 1970s and 1980s came about as a Muslim response to the emergence and dominance...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 79–95.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Laura Briggs This article argues for a different academic practice in relation to social movements, asking scholars to be more deliberate about acknowledging the specifically intellectual contributions of activisms. It notes that much of the new theoretical work in the United States on...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... narratives, and its emphasis on winning over adversaries rather than fighting them — ultimately narrowed the goals of this movement and resulted in limited changes for immigrant domestic workers. While symbolic recognition through storytelling has been important in humanizing and making visible the struggles...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jayna Brown This essay argues for the concept of a utopian impulse, a liberating power possible in music and dance. With a focus on African music, the essay argues against conventional Eurocentric world-music commodification and points instead to new music movements from Congo and from Angola that...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... U.S. interventions in open or secret civil wars that would kill millions and devastate civil society through the end of the century. The engagements of the essays in Social Text 's first hundred issues offer an instructive map of engagements with Latin America and a history of critical movements in...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... pivotal events of the Pan-African movement, bringing together artists and intellectuals from around the African diaspora, including Alioune Diop, Jacques Rabemananjara, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Frantz Fanon, Richard Wright, George Lamming, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Jean Price-Mars. Césaire's reflections on...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
... describe profound mobility refracted into agonies of displacement. The concept of dislocation allows a redirection of transnational method to unwilling movement, to the pain border-crossing inflicts on bodies personal and politic. It also illuminates the relationships that displacement allows—articulation...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
... directly with the politics of the feminist movement, and credits Ellen Willis and Alice Echols, especially, with establishing in the 1980s a Social Text brand of feminism based on constructionism and materialism. The essay traces the engagement of feminist theory with postmodernism in the journal's pages...