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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just a...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Dohra Ahmad Following a brief discussion of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , this essay examines the newly burgeoning genre of “oppressed Muslim women” narratives. For each of the texts under consideration—Jean Sasson's Princess , Latifa and Shékéba Hachemi's My Forbidden Face , Azar Nafisi's...
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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 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind The great attention given to death and the afterlife within the popular media of the Islamic movement is a sign for many in the West of a diseased Muslim culture, one preoccupied with violence and destruction, and inexorably epitomized in the figure of the suicide bomber. In this...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kamran Asdar Ali In contrast to various dominant representational themes through which Pakistan's history is rendered intelligible to many (Islam, Muslim nationalism), this essay particularly focuses on a debate surrounding the question of morality (“pure or perverse literature”) connected to short...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Leerom Medovoi This article works backward from the targeting of Muslims in the war on terror to argue that religion and race have a historical relationship more intimate than typically thought. In particular, it argues that religion is not merely one more semiotic coordinate, alongside descent...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
... decolonizing project for American students (an extremely diverse group representative of New Mexico’s particular diverse population that included Hispanic, Native American, Arab and Muslim-American, Jewish-American, and others) that operated at several levels: through close collaboration with local scholars...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
... implementation of the American Mormon Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits training program and the Indonesian Muslim Ary Ginanjar’s Emotional and Spiritual Quotient leadership training program. The article focuses on the different ways in which religion is mobilized in each project of subjectification and the opposing...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... entirely disrupted: the echoes of the life around the camps were not entirely silenced in the camps; rather, the camps resounded the world. The understanding of both camps in their sharp differences is at issue in the essay—Communist against Jew, Muslim against Judaic and Zionist, Asian against European...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part of a...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and the third-world proxy wars for the purportedly secular rivalry of the Cold War to the contemporary conditions of Muslim migrant and refugee communities—these multiple overlapping genealogies, we argue, are necessary reference points for an adequate analysis of our political present. As one way to...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2002
... next degradation; “things will get worse before they get better” seemed to be the mantra of despair. This may still be so: With Bush’s threatened expansion of the war beyond Afghanistan, U.S. antipathy toward the Geneva Conventions, and the continuing detention of Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... And this may be the point: one does not need to mention Islam to use the dog-whistle terms that imply Muslims in the War on Terror. That there is a fear of a few “dangerous” elements threatening the “survival” of the entire system betrays a deeper issue at hand. Powell’s description contains an...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... past, these black fighters hoped to rescue tolerant, pluralist Spain from the gathering flames of European fascism. Many were thus stunned by Franco’s use of Moorish troops in his anticommunist “crusade,” by the rabid anti-Muslim racism of the Republican forces, and, more broadly...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
.../Bangladeshi, Muslim, and Bengali nationalisms during the twentieth century.3 Set within the political context of an increasingly influential religious right throughout South Asia, Lajja’s immediate narrative extends over thir- teen days beginning on 7 December 1992, the day after the razing of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 49–74.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., Jews from Arab/Muslim regions) visvis the question of Pales- tine. In previous publications I suggested some of the historical, political, economic, and discursive links between the question of Palestine and Arab Jews, and argued for a scholarship that investigates the erasure of such links. Here...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... States. In the 1980s, government-sponsored centers in Brooklyn recruited Muslim fundamentalists to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. At that time, bin Laden was on the good side of the Manichean divide. Our gov- ernment, as in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., while Muslim women were advised to stay indoors. For South Asian Americans/immigrants, the state of siege that had gripped the nation in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 took on a darker significance. Although several of the World Trade Center victims had been of South Asian descent, South...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
...-eight Muslims and Serbs and injuring more than two hundred others. The market was littered with heads and limbs when Los Angeles Times reporter James Rainey arrived on the scene. He had an appointment the next day to interview Radovan Karadzic, then head of the Bosnian Serb Republic...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2000
... grammar school in the far-northern Parisian suburb of Creil, expelled three girls (ages thirteen to fourteen) of North African Muslim heritage for refusing to take off their headscarves in class. On 4 October, the socialist national newspaper, Libération, picked up the...