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Social Text (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 (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and 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...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of urban signs—flashing images, sounds of silence and emergency vehicles, Whatsapp chatter, billboards, found objects, and media noise—to reflect on experiences that are both deeply personal and embodied as well as reflective of a common urban predicament. Even as the pandemic exacerbated problems...
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Social Text (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 (2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... – 47 . Danielsen Anne . 2006 . Presence and Pleasure: The Funk Grooves of James Brown and Parliament . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press . Demers Joanna . 2010 . Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music . New York : Oxford...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the notion of a 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...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 theory of anarchism that departs from the usual accounts of it as a political philosophy and that instead...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 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 of the hammer...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to be understood as provincial and ideological. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 protest sound studies protest music dissent Thailand vernacularism noise politics As a global financial crisis rippled through the late 2000s and early 2010s, with mass political movements rising in its...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of Chinese film and television of the 1980s and 1990s). That separation allows noise to play a vital role in elaborating narrative, historical, and social space in Jia’s work. One of its major effects is to emphasize the final...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., 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 situations, some of which I docu- ment...
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Social Text (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 (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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 and to draw out...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 transmissions — as well...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the intensity of other pasts and places that hum in the droning white noise of the present. Through accounts of the present that are drawn from longer historical arcs and an attention to lingering, unresolved sensations of how to work here and now, we grapple with the immensity of feeling (that is, its...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that is defined as “worldly” instead of godly. The cacophony of samba, funk, and gospel in the dense urban space of the favela reflects the power struggles that are going on and the position that Pentecostal groups try to maintain. Music and noise are important...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 collective...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
... what I mean by anticipatory nonspectatorship and the ever-present threat of intentional failures within surveillance systems, I turn to Mark Nunes's work on informational culture, which proposes that errors, noise, jams, and glitches “reveal not only a system's failure, but also its operational logic...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., to organize, or to make noise, you have the threat of deportation looming over you. Reality sets the stage for transnational movement. . . . It is a process of becoming powerful in the context of being told to disappear.” At the same time...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 55–80.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of things that “x” might be in the language of the patient and matches it with the most likely English equivalent.26 But like the Phraselator, the Speechalator is far from achieving “full domain unconstrained translation.” It is, for example, susceptible to ambient noise that interferes with its...