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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... explores the fragmented production of the gendered and classed subjects within this transnational space and how FTZ women workers responded to this by negotiating an identity that challenged the particular subjectivity that middle-class and capitalist narratives imposed on them. The essay focuses on how...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Feldman This short essay interprets a narrative from the Talmud to explore Agamben's concept of bare life and Benjamin's concept of messianic violence. Duke University Press 2008 The Gnat and the Sovereign Allen Feldman From the Talmud: Vespasian sent Titus who said...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... interactions in Ghana occur within a broader sociopolitical and cultural terrain that is not limited to heritage tourism. This terrain is configured through Ghana's own historical trajectory and narratives around slavery and race which, in turn, are informed and renegotiated by the country's relationship with...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... narratives of secularism and European Enlightenment. This dominant story aligns secularism with universalism, reason, progress, freedom, and peace “versus” an irrational and atavistic religion. Though narrated as a universal project, secularism, in its dominant form, remains tied to a particular religion...
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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 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ahistorical narrative of sound-recording technology as driven by ever-improving “fidelity” in the reproduction of music. The introduction also explores the diverse ways in which sound recording plays a part in contemporary life and argues that each of these is centrally shaped by politics of corporeality...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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...