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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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, or New...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 or...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... unconcealing 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 as...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 125.
Published: 01 September 2011
... © 2011 Duke University Press 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... markers sustaining normative and oppressive structures of national 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... as a reading of Freud’s essays on femininity 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., bares a negativity that does not exhaust itself in its own solipsism and inertness. This negativity is at the service of an autoexamination that links potential- ity to the moment “when mourning goes into its cruising speed” or, as I understand it, the temporal position of the comedown.7...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
... generated a lot of praise and denunciation. The negative criticism I read ranged from thoughtful con- cerns about the politics of staging such a project in the Bronx and another line of commentary that questioned the artist’s sincerity or condemned the endeavor as naïve. Moten continued to work on...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... person/ subject. From Zhang’s figure of the individual to the lone fighter promoted fervently by Yan and others, the individual occupies the vanguard posi- tion of resistance, standing against the negative forces of modernity. Col...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... commodification, however provisionally or temporarily. Indeed, whole aesthetics, from Adorno’s notion of the negative to Left ideas of subversion, were based on the premise that there could be some kind of noncommodified art. Now everything seems subsumed, in that sense; people seem resigned to the idea that...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... extensive study named “negative affect”: “Pressure registers itself as ‘negative affect,’ that is, an unpleasurable sensation resulting from the accumulation of tension when demands of the drive-source make themselves felt.” 48 Drive is pure quantitative intensity, a negative affect in the double meaning...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... through her theory of reparation 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 75–94.
Published: 01 June 2003
... 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 that they loathed each other. Thus, the word Haver could not possibly be used to indicate friend...