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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marina Peterson This article examines noise as composing an atmospheric that is at once sensed and made sensible. Itself atmospheric, environmental noise amplifies ways of thinking and sensing the atmospheric: as a logics of indeterminacy, as a physicality of the ephemeral, and as an entanglement...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... interviews with survivors, this essay presents a detailed overview of sound, noise, music, and voice, as they were communicated, sent, received, and echoed through the camps. Neither camp was an annihilation camp of the Auschwitz type, and thus the trajectory between past, present, and future was not...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... trace the way in which Schwartz's “sono-montage” in Nueva York splices the sonic color-line, translating mainstream representations of the so-called homogenous noise of Puerto Rican life into textured, meaningful sound to assimilated (white) Americans. Nueva York is symptomatic of the ways in which...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... queerness and industrial as politically palpable sonic aesthetics of antiassimilationist sexual expression. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 industrial music queer sexuality Wax Trax! Records noise sampling Most viewers of John Boorman’s 1972 film Deliverance will recall its infamous rape...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... dissidence is a labor of upending semantics. Noise—sound unmoored from referential stability—represents and indeed actualizes this unsettling. Dissidents operate in and through noise, in the midst of its upheaval, just as uncertain of the outcome as they are certain of its necessity. What emerges then is a...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... cultural politics as such. Is it possible, in fact, to wage a struggle around culture if all culture has become an industry of signifi cation—incessantly drowning meaning in a sea of semirandom noise? More militant strands of cultural...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... author of Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria (Duke University Press) and coeditor of Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain (University of California Press). He teaches at Barnard College, Columbia University, and is a member of the Social Text editorial...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Summer 2008 DOI 10.1215/01642472-2007-031 © 2008 Duke University Press 107 landed the gnat came and entered his nose, and it knocked against his brain for seven years. One day as he was passing a blacksmith’s it heard the noise...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the irrationality of blackness, I define gaga feminism as a form of activism that expresses itself as excess, as noise, as breakdown, drama, spectacle, high femininity, low theory, masochistic refusal, and moments of musical riot. I situate both of these aesthetic frames in relation to a...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
...-­activity.”6 I call the affect of it noise. How often does one include the word sorry in one’s e-­mail or during one’s ordinary bustling day? In the era of austerity sorry is the new hello: the new evidence of an always failing relational competency...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... discourse, referred to outside attacks on communication that interfered with recep- tion, such as the deliberate addition of noise to a signal. In the name of effi- ciency, engineers worked to eliminate jams and accidental line noise from...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... conjuncture is how to work outside of the ossified norms of the academic industry while offering a document that speaks to and beyond academia. During a time when the so-called incivility and sensitivity of college campuses threaten to become the white noise that surrounds any conversation about higher...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... sounds: they are — simultaneously, paradoxically — valuable and damaging. They are painful and necessary noise. At extreme volumes or in extreme psychosocial circumstances, war- time sounds become untethered from their indexicality, losing much or all of their informational content. In these...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... symposium participants articulated in terms of changing understandings of image, information, entropy, and noise as well as turbulence, dynamism, energy, bodies, and matter. To sketch the infl uence of these changing understandings in the works of the presenting participants of “Future Matters”6...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2006
... that fundraising and wielding transnational financial power have for members of hometown associations. “Where is their [immigrants’] power?” he asks. “With any gesture to express power, to organize, or to make noise, you have the threat...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Music and noise are important tools in the formation and maintenance of boundaries between different social groups, and one of the reasons that people are inclined to listen to evangelical radio and to play gospel music is that it signals their...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): np.
Published: 01 September 2009
... writes on media, the history of technology, and the circu- lation of cultural forms in urban Africa. He is the author of Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria (Duke Univer- sity Press). He is associate professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 55–80.
Published: 01 December 2012
... ambient noise that interferes with its ability to identify and correctly match word fragments and phrases between languages. The Speechalator can thus be deployed only in relatively confined conditions when the din of cross talk and other sounds can be effectively suppressed. This has to do with...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the late 1970s, the anarchic growl of punk music confronted, in addition to the unemployment and aggressive policing that confronted youth on the mainland, both sectarian violence and a militarized state of emergency. Helicopter noise was deployed against demonstrators; surveillance...