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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
... another social space. Finally, the article reflects on Margolles’s invitation to participate in performing her sculptures and on the circuits of debt, remittances, and gifts proffered by such intimate engagements with bodily and nonhuman life. 42 Wynter, “Unsettling the Coloniality,” 268 . 43...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... 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. Then, in the night...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., of 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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 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 produces...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and incorporating biomatter from those “lower” on race, class, and species hierarchies than they. 31 In the process, “lower” life forms — including nonhuman animals, working-class people, and people of color — were constituted as more vital and, in particular, more sexually vital than “civilized” Euro-North Amer...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
....” 66 Rather than making appeals to self-ownership and independence, then, the novel's bare bulb sheds light on a world in which human and nonhuman life form an informal structure of support, generating an interspecies network of assistance in which the most vulnerable life-forms might (yet often do...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 that end, examining...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 53–79.
Published: 01 March 2024
... that renders a person less than human. The never-quite-human status of queer life necessitates reworldings; if “this” right here is insufferable, then one must work to create an “otherwise.” 23 A leak springs open somewhere on the surface of your own body, a leak at the human-nonhuman boundary. 24 You...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the 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 (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
... other than looking for life in this ruin.” 10 The wooded area, far from being an original forest, can be considered what environmental humanities scholar Anna Tsing has defined as “third nature,” namely an unexpected formation characterized by temporal polyphonies, human and nonhuman alliances...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to encompass the fears and experiences of Chinese cultural producers as well as the lives of the nonhuman animals that are so often sacrificed to protect humans. I argue that the systems that manage life and death today in America, China, and other places around the world are often deployed to respond...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 39–67.
Published: 01 March 2022
... nonhuman life all around us. 18 Yet although this grounded principle of el buen vivir propels Indigenous movements, communities, relations, and even energy democracy, it has also been used as a rhetoric of state governance to justify an extractivist agenda. One of the central myths about the state...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 97–123.
Published: 01 December 2022
... forms for articulating future worlds with a greater focus on care. This analysis proposes ruinous speculation as an affirmative form of future thinking that orients toward infrastructures that enable human and nonhuman worlds to thrive and away from infrastructures that reinforce the violent hierarchies...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 93–123.
Published: 01 March 2021
... corporations. Both of these institutions are in some way accumulating capital in the form of biocapital, that is, deriving value from tobacco as a form of nonhuman life, but in ways that blur any boundaries with human life. From the consumption angle, tobacco corporations have relied on universities as markets...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the university's asymmetries, in terms of which forms of life and liveliness are biopolitically invested for flourishing (while others are defunded, marginalized, delegitimized, uninvited, eliminated, etc.), when the university is seen as one part of a larger ecology that endures in a global climate of coloniality...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to imagine certain interests — ­appear most often in animal studies.) However, tracing the imbrication of ostensibly nonhuman life into contemporary biopolitical circuits — ­including their deployment...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 105–123.
Published: 01 December 2020
... kinships, they sustain communities of life that stretch from the human and the nonhuman, and they provide the material context for what it means to exist in relation. Though Indigenous and queer studies may not yet know exactly what the other means to their respective fields, what is left for both...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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 humanness and presence; early discourses on the phonograph...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of 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...