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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the late 1970s and early 1980s, reimagining and, to some degree, refunctioning the history of the early Los Angeles punk rock scene in an effort to better understand what queer negativity might mean. The essay proposes that negativity can be strangely utopian while simultaneously dystopian. It can...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... lie two approaches toward the word culture : (1) gaining mastery over one's natural surroundings and human nature; and (2) caring for and preserving nature that the human power simultaneously destroys. These approaches are not without negative aspects: American culture, based on the idea of taming...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Britt Rusert This article uses a collection of African American women's friendship albums held at the Library Company of Philadelphia to reflect on scholarly resistance to reading disappointment, and negativity more generally, in the archives of black freedom. Rather than viewing these artifacts...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... affects, of “feeling brown,” inveighs against the ways in which queers of color are continually made to bear the burden of psychic negativity, with performance as a field of acts and relations engaging with its social and political effects, and with affective communion and community as a source for its...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... These bodyscapes enable me to postulate the notion of negative anatomo-politics, which I understand as the coordination of the disciplinary effects and social control of an abnormalization strategy that works through new uses of social violence and an unsymbolizable residue: “cruelty” with no ideological...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... ID card since the establishment of Israel and suggests that modern-day ID cards in Palestine/Israel are physical and visible instruments of a widespread low-tech surveillance mechanism to control mobility and a principal means for discriminating, both positively and negatively, subjects' privileges...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the existence of a negative territoriality and community of migrants, without which this border ceases to be. I therefore read Urrea’s narrative as tracing the “bare life” that serves as the border’s originary sphere of indistinction between “legal” statuses (documented/undocumented), territorialities (dweller...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of fiction; his authorial relation to cultures of poverty; and themes such as nostalgia, exploitation, opportunism, pleasure, negative effects, risk, and the enjoyment of difference. The interview was conducted live at the Trashing Performance symposium, during a day of discussions and lectures called...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 2009
... negative feelings into political potentials. In examination of two New York Times feature articles from the mid-1970s, the essay suggests that depression and economic crisis have been ineluctably linked in the recent period of neoliberalism. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Depression Today...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... citizenship.8 In his influential article “ ‘Chico, What Does It Feel Like to Be a Problem?’ The Transmission of Brownness,” Muñoz argued that, rather than abandoning the negative affects of minoritarian sub- jects, sociality could be radically altered...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and the negative Oedipus complex, I explore questions of origin and the psy- chic genealogy of Borshay Liem’s maternal dilemma. I recognize that Borshay Liem’s documentary represents a singular set of experiences that may at first seem remote from the heterogeneous experiences of different transnational...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... 2) alongside her own draw- ings of contemporary monuments in order to bind together memories of the British Empire in South Asia with the domestic expansion of empire in the United States. In her black-­and-­white print, Shah reproduces pho- tographic negatives from official archives...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... experience of the spectator who consumes designer violence with utter unaffectedness in a perversion of the Kantian notion of the beautiful as purposiveness without purpose. The negative affect of the drive has finally sealed the negation of affect—the desublimated beautiful, once again, without shame...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that mourning afflicts on our daily lives.5 What radiates from these small incisions — the marks of loss — is a stubborn brownness that persists and lives on as “the light of what comes after.”6 However, the illuminative darkness of the comedown, the wash of its black light, bares a negativity that does...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... meaning behind the surface? Or does it simply register a new reality? Your own work has stood for the persistence of dialectical thinking, which includes the persistence of negativity and more broadly of critical thought, as well as the call for both historicization and interpretation. At the same...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... fervently by Yan and others, the individual occupies the vanguard posi- tion of resistance, standing against the negative forces of modernity. Col- lectively, these notions functioned as a kind of spiritual tool for guiding and supporting political resistance...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 125.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Durbar, India, 1903. The carriage of H. H. the Maharaja of Rewah (center) is parked at a festival in honor of the coronation of Edward VII. Bain News Services, digital print from glass negative, 5 x 7 inches, Bain Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B2-2350-14...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as the modulation of psychic negativity and violence. If this Freudian scene of tossing away and retrieval echoes the conceptual framework of Klein’s theory of object relations, whereby an aggressed and injured object is reclaimed in order to restore...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 75–94.
Published: 01 June 2003
... is the Hebrew word Haver, which has two meanings: the rst is “friend.” Was the sender a personal friend of Mr. Linn? The answer is negative. From a dispute that erupted between the two a few months after the sending of this letter, we learn...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2005
... boys.3 As “Medusa’s Head” shows, the castrated boy, as a negative image of the heterosexual male, is so abjected that he cannot even be imagined to exist. The negative valuation of castration indicates a continuing overvaluation of the penis-as-phallus...