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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... human person. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 human rights poetry Dunya Mikhail nonhuman life disaster It is not thought that the disaster causes to disappear, but rather questions and problems—affirmation and negation, silence and speech, sign and insignia—from thought...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the threat of bodying. What is terrifying is the very potential at the heart of bodying, the potential for a body to become, to shift, to alter the conditions of life-living, life in the register of the more-than, life beyond a dichotomy of the human and the nonhuman. To ask what kind of body our...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... life-threatening responses in “host” or “recipient” patients who serve as experimental subjects when no other life-saving interventions are deemed possible. Framed by Guyer's recent cautionary essay concerning the bracketing of temporal thinking in the short and long durée (detectible within...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reflection on this rapidly growing field. We use the terminterspecies to refer to relationships between different forms of biosocial life and their political effects. It is a capacious framing paradigm that names the articulation of human/nonhuman binaries and human/animal/plant taxonomies as...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Stephanie C. Kane; Eden Medina; Daniel M. Michler Retrospective narrations by maritime authorities trace decision making in the compressed time frame between earthquake and tsunami, when geological events literally rupture the skein of communication devices and flows that animate social life and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... imagined transspecies torture scene within an emergent posthumanist utopianism among state and capital formations and critiques posthumanist discourses that celebrate the alterity of animal bodies as a signpost for an affirmative biopolitics. Arguing that animal life is too often mobilized by state and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... reckon with these long arcs, traceable by the repercussions and afterlives of Western European and Anglo-US colonialism and slavery, known and felt in the spectacular and quotidian forms of violence that saturate life now as much as, if not more than, they did in the past? Copyright © 2018 Duke...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the future. This unexpected lamination of pedagogy and necrophilia reveals that the survival of the body politic happens not by keeping death at bay but by soliciting it. As site of this solicitation, the Christian secular child uneasily straddles past and future, death and life. Lee Edelman may be...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... invites further slants of perspective. The essay does not seek to distinguish reality from image, world from screen, the tangible from what is otherwise elusive. Instead, the essay seeks fidelity to the kind of experience into which cinema often leads: the sense of a life beyond or between oneself and...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lithic contact zone of the beach: humanism ( Planet of the Apes ), speculative realism (“The Terminal Beach”), and black feminist futurity ( Daughters of the Dust ). Considering the double life of the inhuman as earth and race, the author argues for a reckoning with black and indigenous geologic archives...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of indistinction—engaged in a political practice of “habitational resistance,” refusing their conversion into homines sacri by performing instead a mode of life that rendered multiple lines of transterritorial affiliation, self-assertion, and continuity. The deportees’ published archive—poetry...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., discounting all eyewitness accounts. This reading shows that the event lasted less than a minute. Discrepancies, contradictions, and oversight abound in the prosecution case that was never cross-examined. At the same time, the transcripts provide insight into Michael Brown's life and the long-term policing...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
...- lently idealistic: “EDCs are part of the food, productive and re/productive chain of nonhuman and human life and we will need to devise ways, just like fish, to adapt to their influence.”44 I would thus argue that there is a third element here that...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... interrelated legacies of evolutionary thought, primatological practice, and 98 Glick · Ocular Anthropomorphisms popular cultural trends that featured nonhuman primates. In particular, a focus on the work of Robert Mearns Yerkes, prominent eugenicist turned founding father of modern...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... improved our understanding of the moral, political, and military uses and dangers of such weapons to the public, it does not connect the wars against human and nonhuman species as arising from the same ontology of pesthood. To...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the human subjects institutional review boards, whose purpose and function are stretched across the cynical reason of the university’s desire to preempt lawsuits and the liberal goodwill to protect human and nonhuman animals from the excessive intrusions of the will to know. At this intersection a...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... University Press 2018 port mine network capital extraction condensation For the Standing Rock Sioux, David Archambault II says, water is not a resource but a relative. 1 It is kin to the species producers of lifetimes for capital, including the nonhuman beings and producers of nature whose...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... alphabet bobbed at random or lay in the shallow spoon. —Gregory Orr During a recent discussion of the defining ordeal of his life—the hunting accident in which at age twelve he unintentionally shot and killed his younger brother—the American poet Gregory Orr noted that trauma, violence, and death...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... virtu- ality, then recording and reproducing human voices certainly falls into the force field of the posthuman. Because technologically mediated human voices were considered nonhuman due to their mechanical embodiment, various cultural mechanisms had to be instantiated in order to reinscribe...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... not only constitutively racial capitalism but also, likewise, a way of hierarchically organizing and disposing social life predicated on and operationalized through empire and colonialism as a counterformation to Indigenous peoples and the recalcitrance of racialized lives that refuse and exceed its...