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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Magnus Fiskesjö Until the mid-twentieth century, the written Chinese names for China's “barbarian” others included components that purposefully classified such people with animals. This long-lived official definition of ethnic others as subhuman was accomplished by using a range of standard...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... positions refers to a valuation, named through the articulation of extreme moral signifiers, namely, good and evil. Following a staged conversation among three contemporary black intellectuals, I find a possible venue for a post-Fanonian radical black thought when they refuse to write violence — colonial...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the algorithmic density that swirls around us? To what degree does the epistemic thrust of empire haunt our willful actions in this age of digital self-fashioning? All this willed discernment, calculation, adjustment, and particularizing in the name of and in service to a divinity that shall...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... I call the computational unconscious — that is, the programmatic unthought of my own critical analytic for the regime of racial capitalism, namely, computational capital. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 Claude E. Shannon Alfred Hitchcock slavery information...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
...), which names coercive drug treatment centers run by and for the informal working poor. In putting the ethnography of an anexo in dialogue with Reygadas’s film, this article develops a picture of precarious sociality in contemporary Mexico, one shaped by neoliberal reform and drug-related violence...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... framing paradigm that names the articulation of human/non-human binaries and human/animal/plant taxonomies as interrelated, even as these continue to operate in congealed and differentiated modes. As a scholarly rubric, it aspires to transmit the character of political and social worlds that can no longer...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... global finance, to name a few, as parts of the same story. Yet in leaning on bioscientific discourses that explain disease causality as naturally occurring within individual bodies (which may also be aggregated into populations), they concomitantly assume that boundaries we use to divide up the world are...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Alondra Nelson; Tavia Nyong'o Despite the divergence between the accounts given by Stanley Aronowitz and Fredric Jameson of the origins of the name Social Text, it is worth exploring the use of the phrase in the work of Henri Lefebvre. Even if it is ultimately a false cognate...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 263–265.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Collected here are the names of all members of the Social Text collective, from the founding of the journal until today. The masthead of Social Text 1 is reproduced, to honor the founding editors and collective. People who joined the collective subsequently are listed in three groups, by each...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... economic, and the subjective. They also coordinate (at the level of conduct) projects of capitalist accumulation with efforts at regional security. This assemblage of industries and ethics, made in the name of control, is what this article understands as the soul of security. © 2012 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza; Kevin Lewis O’Neill The will sits at the heart of everyday life for billions of people. Religious revival, democratization, and economic restructuring, to name but a few worldwide processes, routinely invoke the will of the people and the will of God while promoting will-full living...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
...José Esteban Muñoz This piece reflects on two orders of the poetic event. On one hand, it describes Fred Moten’s reading of the poem “the gramsci monument” at the public art project of the same name. On the other, it meditates on the event that the poem registers, or the general antagonism of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... social life. The coauthors emphasize Muñoz’s commitment to both the production of minoritarian knowledge and the thought of plural singularity, or what this issue as a whole indexes with the name “Being With.” © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... forms of constitutive dehumanization that precede, constitute, and overwhelm the very thing(s) that the term genocide intends to apprehend and, ultimately, definitively name. The genocide concept is stalked and disrupted by the world-making, civilization-building, socially productive technologies of...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... uses music to explore the cadences and rhythms of black Muslim speech, but also questions of identity, naming, and authorship. In so doing, he points to a deeper truth about the origins of Black Muslim language: that the black church and its hymns emerged out of African religion, language, and culture...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Maria José A. de Abreu This essay examines what a seemingly trivial bodily reaction such as goose bumps tells us about the relation between spirituality, technology, and voice. Based on ethnographic research, the article examines the media ministry of a Brazilian priest named Padre Marcelo Rossi...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... recording studios. The story bears its own annals of the uncredited, adding volumes of names to those who have lent their uncompensated talents to the advent of studio-based recording. With a focus on freestyle's women vocalists from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, this essay picks up on a legacy of...