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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Mandana E. Limbert This article examines the ruins of the former structures of rule in a medium-sized town in the Sultanate of Oman. It explores how people in Bahla relate to and perceive the ruins of forts, walls, and neighborhoods that had helped maintain order in the previous era and that are...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
...AbdouMaliq Simone Taking two neighborhoods in Dakar and Douala, the article investigates the processes through which these localities attempt to strike a balance between multiplying the conceivable relations among people, materials, and talk and forging a provisional framework to keep things from...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... painters have been plastering the city's main thoroughfares and Christian neighborhood gateways with portraits of Jesus and Christian symbols. Monumental and assertive in public space, these artifacts perform in several capacities: as visible emblems of Christian territory, as a way of making manifest and...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Junaid Rana This essay draws on ethnographic research in a Pakistani neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, to illuminate how the concepts of becoming and infrastructure reveal insights into racialization and the workings of the counterterror state. I discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Richard T. Rodríguez This article examines Latino male homosexual practices emerging in Chicago’s presumably impermeable neighborhoods. Drawing from a range of texts—the sociological studies comprising The Sexual Organization of the City (2004), Achy Obejas’s short story “Above All, a Family Man...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 141–155.
Published: 01 December 2005
... welfare services, creating a virtual free-for-all arena for economic market competition.5 Such policies have redrawn boundaries, neighborhoods, and lives and given rise to insidious forms of surveillance of and violence in communities of color.6 This essay critically examines and documents the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 131–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Diaspora.” In Identity, Culture, Community, Difference , edited by Rutherford Jonathan , 222 – 37 . London : Lawrence and Wishart . Kaye Anthony . 2009 . Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Patterson...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the anexados are forced to sit still, watch, and listen, becoming in a sense the very embodiment of endurance. Consider the testimonies of Neto, which usually revolved around El Hoyo (the Hole), the makeshift neighborhood where Neto was born and lived most of his twenty-two years. Located near an...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... west Caracas, where almost all of its staff and volunteers live. The station’s programming consists of studio chat shows and digital video documentaries on neighborhood organizations, cultural life, and local history in Caracas’s working-class...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 81–107.
Published: 01 March 2000
... as if welfare dependency were a public health problem. For instance, fears of welfare dependency spreading from one generation to the next, or throughout a neighborhood, lead to research tracking intergenerational...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., his Manhattan neighborhood lost a steadfast anchor and devoted chronicler. For over sixty years, Schwartz and his wife, Reenah, made their home in a converted church in the upper Fifties between Ninth and Tenth avenues. Here the Schwartzes lived, worked, raised their children, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... corridor, and its marriage of the residential and the industrial—the phan- tom imprint of train tracks that abruptly dead-end and begin, dead-end and begin—records the forty-year shift of neighborhoods such as Jef- ferson Park and West Adams from white to black to Latino. As a way to both understand...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
... neighborhood. Gang members use graffiti to mark their territory or turf, declare their allegiance to the gang, advertise a gang’s status or power, and to challenge rivals. Graffiti is used to communicate messages between gangs using codes with common meaning. Of greater concern is the inherent violence...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... The deindustrialization of many parts of New York—the creation of rust belt areas, the degeneration and abandonment of housing stock, the desertification of inner-city neighborhoods—created a city within a city of derelict buildings, abandoned lots, dumping grounds...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Lisbon, Portugal, I hitched a ride to the “other” side of the Tagus river, more specifically, the “south bank” (margem sul) neighborhood of Arrentela. Pedro, a divisional leader in the main state agency responsible for immigrant assimilation and “intercultural dialogue” in Portugal, introduced me...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., women, and children (reports vary between at least 100 and more than 200) were murdered by units of the Irgun and Lehi, ultraright-­wing Jewish militias. The village’s agricultural lands became the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Shaul Bet, now part of...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and working-class neighborhoods. The other monu- ments were in honor of Baruch Spinoza in Amsterdam (1999); Gilles Deleuze in Avignon, France (2000); and Georges Bataille in Kassel, Ger- many (2002). I had done some preparatory research before visiting the scene and learned that the monument had...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
... midnight crowd and step on someone’s foot, which extends far into the aisle, and you are suddenly in a yelling match on the train, a yelling match that also seems to carry with it the history of your neighborhood: a gentrification that you are a part of. You just finished teaching, and your stomach...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... issue is extraordinarily promiscuous. Sources include scientific experiments with the deaf; newspaper accounts of recordings of lynchings; CDs by Anglo – Sri Lankan dance music/hip-hop sensation M.I.A.; street sounds from a Puerto Rican neighborhood in 1950s Manhattan; a school...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2003
... was passed, no Arab areas had town planning schemes, and so all con- struction was illegal. Since 1967, Israeli authorities have slowly created plans for only thirteen of the nineteen existing Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, while...