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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... reflection about 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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 be...
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Social Text (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 (1 June 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... apartheid and stretches into the present. I argue that this era saw the developing recognition on the part of the settler colonial state that coercive apparati needed to be supplemented by the desiring machinery of the mass media, which the South African state awkwardly appropriated, first through...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... still have a great deal to teach us about the arrangement of desire and need that television implants, an arrangement that crystallized into its broadcast corporate form in the 1950s. Elsewhere, I have shown how helpful Adorno can be in splaying open the mechanisms of midcentury broadcast media, insofar...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contradiction thinking), which demands that any ethics in an oppositional or oblique relationship to the way things are account for its apparent inconsistencies or contradictions. The tyranny of consistency steals the something actors need by collapsing something with everything, so that what we are left with...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... organizational, social, geographic, and aesthetic dynamics that reflect its status as “ghetto” music, the author makes the case that the question of its blackness needs to be understood in terms of the way that the sonic and performative qualities of Footwork mark a collective reconceptualization of the spatial...
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Social Text (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 (1 September 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 not...
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Social Text (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 June 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... quite 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 (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This article interrogates this 180-year-long debt legacy and argues for the need to recast our understanding of emancipation processes within the frame of racial capitalism. The article specifically considers the financial dimension of emancipation as constituting an apparatus of what is termed...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... plantings that need us only insofar as we keep giving them the water and oxygen and company they need to keep growing. II. There is a picture of Severo Sarduy and Roland Barthes that was taken in the Sicilian city of...