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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... transcript and journalistic coverage of the Vang case illustrates a need to establish a history of racial violence in order to explain the altercation in the woods. This need assumes that a history of racism must be identified in order for a word to be considered racist and that acts of violence can...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the results and the nature of the contribution itself. The idea of contribution presupposes the merit of the order to which the contribution is being made: it is precisely this merit of the order that needs to be scrutinized. Emigrant intellectuals—by making contributions without critically reflecting upon...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as deaths worth dying—in a contemporary moment that is distinctly violent. While health researchers have long noted the beneficial role that a coalition serves in better representing needs in research, this article focuses on how individuals meet their needs not through solitary and normative resilience...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that we might need to conceive of ourselves as paradoxical beings precisely insofar as we are living beings. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 The Paradoxical Politics of Viral Containment; or, How Scale Undoes Us One and All Ed Cohen Life is a window of vulnerability. It seems...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... will need to be forged for the evolution of this social, but not altogether human, species-being. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Carnivorous Virility; or, Becoming-­Dog Carla Freccero On 26 January 2001, two Presa Canarios, a dog and a bitch named Bane and Hera, attacked and mauled...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 215–218.
Published: 01 September 2009
... needs to conceptualize itself in relation to a larger tradition of Left critical thought. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed journal. It would be peer review only in the sense that the collective would review it. But we were...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... is needed. Drawing from recent, critical discussions on sovereignty and the state of exception in recent political theory, this essay reflects on critical questions of the border in neoliberal times and aims to explore the conditions of sovereignty inhabiting the US/Mexico border. Here I analyze The Devil’s...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things together...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., is their claim that we need to rethink the relationship between Foucault and Marx so as to return Foucault to a thinker of revolution in all its complexity. The authors then turn to Foucault’s deeply misunderstood involvement in the Iranian Revolution to argue that Foucault did not endorse a conservative...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... vital in a world that seeks leverage upon every aspect of the self, detailing wants, needs, and fears with the click of a mouse and building consumer profiles that promise a transcendent form of knowledge? To what extent does Tylor’s scene of writing resonate with the experience of corresponding...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... broader frame, as well as impossibly entangled, as they are all concerned with the power to define who or what moves, where, when, and how. Therefore, logistics can be framed as a complex and productive multifaceted lens through which a new critical comprehension of actual dynamics needs to be framed...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Dean Spade This article argues that, in the face of worsening conditions from climate change, enhanced border enforcement, a growing wealth gap, housing crises, and policing, social movements should focus on expanding mutual aid strategies. Mutual aid projects directly address survival needs...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the oppressive binary but also to obliterating gender as colonial cis‐heteropatriarchy knows it — to release the need for “making sense” and let it remake itself over and again. Bey describes the stifling experience of (en)forced embodiment of attributed/assumed privilege, claiming nonbinariness on/as the way...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 27–53.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Act toward peoples and communities most impacted by the pandemic is only one example of this intensified necropolitics. We focus here on conceptions and mobilizations of care and uncaring, and the catastrophe of the settler-capitalist state at this time. With all the talk about the need for self-care...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 21–48.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., however, telecommuting gurus took occasion to urge the enhancement of relationships between partners, families, and communities. The home office was core to this imaginary. Convertible, modular, ergonomic home offices that can be changed to suit the needs of the home's many inhabitants were said to yield...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Deborah Mindry The transition to democracy in South Africa promised a new equitable social order that would be responsive to the needs of “the people.” These hopes were very quickly eclipsed by a transition to neoliberalism and by the HIV/AIDS crisis. An examination of the HIV crisis provides...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in Minnesota, I explore the meaning of the failure of these kinship paradigms in transnational adoption and propose that the psychic and political economies of kinship need to be examined together in light of the growing global diaspora of transnational adoptees. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and ontology, but also a crucial matter of power. In order for a bin Laden tape to have its “effects” in politics, action, and debate, it need not be real or validated; it must simply be the subject of belief. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Enemy Voice Jonathan Sterne On 5 February 2006...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This lecture examines American and European understandings of the concept of culture and highlights the need for developing critical thought instead of yielding to the strength of the status quo in either setting. At the heart of the contrast between American and German culture...