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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 67–90.
Published: 01 December 2007
... implication their histories, the larger project of which it is a part challenges the reigning models of gender, culture, ethnicity, and freedom in the narrative of slavery.) Representations of blackness invariably locate the focus on the...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... 2000 . En-gendering India: Woman and nation in colonial and postcolonial narratives . Durham, N.C.:Duke University Press. Richman, P., ed. 1994 . Many Ramayanas. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Roy, K. 1995 . “Where women are worshiped, there the gods rejoice”: The mirage of the...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Devil’s Highway (2004), Luis Alberto Urrea’s documentary narrative account of a failed border-crossing expedition in 2001 that killed fourteen migrants. I read Urrea’s narrative reconstruction of this event, a case that remains the single worst migrant death-event in Arizona border history, as...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the problem of the color line in baseball and interrogates how the writing of black baseball history—itself a revision of the traditional narrative of U.S. professional baseball—has often obfuscated the place of Afro-Latinos. Rather than examining the history of African Americans and Latinos in...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... book creators but as a claim to collaborative world building. In Legion Lost , the desire to obliterate or extinguish life that is different than oneself is linked to the experience of social isolation from friendship, camaraderie, and collectivity—it is loneliness, the narrative argues, that...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sulgi Lie This article juxtaposes two 2011 Hollywood films— Shame , directed by Steve McQueen, and Drive , directed by Nicolas Winding Refn—that in their mutations of narrative time and cinematic montage demonstrate the ongoing salience of Fredric Jameson’s Marxist analysis of postmodern culture...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
....” It explores forms of historical storytelling across a broad range of cultural materials, from Chinese American activist Wong Chin Foo's 1874 “fugitive coolie” narrative and bilingual Spanish-Chinese labor contracts to the novels of contemporary writers such as Cristina García, Amitav Ghosh, Toni...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Stephanie D. Clare The out gay subject is the well-adjusted, neoliberal subject. This essay investigates contemporary lesbian and gay coming out narratives, tracing how the “problem” with gay and lesbian identities appears therein not as one’s gender or sexual queerness but as one’s (potential...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... continued hemispheric flow of human, industrial, and thematic exchanges. By contrast, films portraying interactions between Latin and Anglo characters insist on portraying narratives of internal homogeneity and external difference across the Anglo-Latin divide. Thus, these films' narratives are constantly...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
... understandings of agrarian politics, which suggest that sharecropping is a transitory phenomenon that will disappear with the full subsumption of rural economies into capital. Interrupting this narrative, Taylor adopts a transnational perspective oriented toward the southern United States and global South...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 93–123.
Published: 01 March 2021
... article explores how, at the site of Duke, part of capitalism's response to resistance movements has been to deepen the individualization processes, charging individuals with taking on responsibility for the costs of both tobacco use and higher education. The authors ask how narratives of smoke-free and...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... massive wealth generated through speculative capital and the ridiculous levels of consumption that attend such wealth, cannot but reference colonial and racialized pasts. In addition, if the narrative structure of the Model Minority cannot fully elide the past, neither can the developmental and...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... slavery. The particular ways in which the Brazilian state and its British counterparts crafted these archives shed light on the narratives of freedom that they produced and caution us against replicating them in our own desire for satisfying stories of, for example, the Age of Emancipation and the triumph...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... from the particular motivations of white observers. Scholars must also reckon with the question of how to present these methodological challenges to our readers and how to shape both the content and structure of our narratives to move marginalized voices to the center. In sum, ventriloquized voices in...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (1981), A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present (2002), and, most recently, The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... communities across Southern Arizona, it argues that several displacements happen in the traditional historical narratives of the Camp Grant massacre: the erasure of participation by Tucsonense indigenous Mexican women in the violence against Aravaipa and Pinal Apache women and the discursive violence enacted...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... commission thriller challenges pervasive assumptions about the necessary gravitas of literature in the aftermath of violence. Looking closely at this genre allows us to ask how its forms may help the novel envision productive alternatives to the narrative of silence so intimately linked to the writing of...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... culture, an aesthetic field that is triangulated among the legacy of British colonialism, decolonization movements on the subcontinent, and the emergence of the United States as a global power. Such a visual perspective shifts our focus away from a dominant American-studies narrative of the United States...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... understanding of the historical phenomenon of queer human rights discourse in and against China. I analyze this discourse as the political instrument that allows the Republic of China (ROC) to distinguish itself from the People's Republic of China (PRC). As my narrative shows, Taiwan has indeed made some civic...