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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Jeffrey Karnicky Duke University Press 2003 Irvine Welsh’s Novel Subjectivities For all the tourist industry’s attempts to persuade visitors otherwise, Jeffrey Karnicky Scotland is not welcoming. —Simon Frith, “On Not Being...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., to use Roderick A. Ferguson’s coinage, and places Sapphire's 1996 novel Push in conversation with Jesmyn Ward's 2011 novel Salvage the Bones . Both novels depict young Black mothers grappling with the disabling context of public infrastructural abandonment, in which the basic support systems...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Shameem Black Since their emergence as a novel form of justice, truth commissions have magnetically drawn writers into their orbit. This essay explores one literary response that seems both logical and provocative: the thriller's shadowy world of conspiracy theories, cover-ups, and coups...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott Jane Elliott examines the way in which twenty-first-century fiction imagines what she terms suffering agency , or the experience of agency as an omnipresent and overriding burden for the neoliberal subject. By focusing on the high-profile and acclaimed novels Life of Pi (2001), Never...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Matthew J. Christensen Of the rich array of popular genre forms that fill book and video shops across the African continent, few engage as complexly as crime novels and films the profound crises of selfhood, sovereignty, and collective obligation wrought by the neoliberal formations of governance...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... contradictions inherent in the emerging transnational class of elite Asians whose wealth and cosmopolitanism allow them to disregard the usual limitations of national boundaries and local mores. These novels demonstrate that representations of this social stratum, even when they are depicted as defined...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... influenza (HPAI), and most recently a novel influenza A (H1N1) also known as swine flu. While these contagious matters have received considered and considerable attention, the biomedically oriented responses that they have provoked also raise a few important conceptual questions about what we mean when we...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... These experiments are marked by the claims they make on that sociality and the claims it makes on them. James’s novel Minty Alley and the banners/tents/capes that were the starting point for Oiticica’s Parangolé explore the creative practices they encountered in autonomously organized performative modes like...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... with the material world. The term scriptive thing integrates performance studies and “thing theory” by highlighting the ways in which things prompt, structure, or choreograph behavior. A knife, a camera, and a novel all invite—indeed, create occasions for—repetitions of acts, distinctive and meaningful motions...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and contradictions. Through readings of Kindred (a time-travel novel about slavery and its afterlife) and “Bloodchild” (a short story about interspecies surrogacy) it suggests how representation of reproductive slavery and surrogacy might yet provide critical awareness of and new responses to neoliberal rationality...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
... (2009) and James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Touching Ecstasy Muñozian Theory and the Extension of the Soul Shane Vogel In the final pages ofCruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futu- rity,1 José Esteban Muñoz closes his...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... memory: a 2000 graphic novel, a 2008 biopic, and a 2014 performance by the art collective My Barbarian. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 In Finitude Being with José, Being with Pedro Tavia Nyong’o Like many suburban queers of my generation, my point of entry into the work of José...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... revitalization of biological racial difference. Focusing on the ways in which the race-genocide scenario of Walter Mosley’s Futureland (2001) reprises the best-known novel dealing with early twentieth-century racial science, George Schuyler’s Black No More (1931), the article investigates the claim that the “new...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and their descendants to enrich the accounts of Britain’s racial capitalist imperial order. The study concludes with a reading of Maxwell Philip’s 1854 novel Emmanuel Appadocca as a reflection on the potentials of black redress and black critique from within the necrospeculative order of colonial postemancipation...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
....” It explores forms of historical storytelling across a broad range of cultural materials, from Chinese American activist Wong Chin Foo's 1874 “fugitive coolie” narrative and bilingual Spanish-Chinese labor contracts to the novels of contemporary writers such as Cristina García, Amitav Ghosh, Toni Morrison...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of contemporary cultural materials (classics like the movies of John Waters and the early performances of Bette Midler, as well as such recent works as Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth , the television show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! , and music videos by Fergie, Nicki Minaj, and Psy) and show how...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kadji Amin; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson During the 1920s, French surgeon Serge Voronoff became an international sensation for his technique of grafting chimpanzee testicular matter into human testicles. Félicien Champsaur’s 1929 popular speculative fiction novel, Nora, la guenon devenue...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Kalí Tal Duke University Press 2002 Bryant, Jerry H. 1997 . Victims and heroes:Racial violence in the African American novel . Amherst:University of Massachusetts Press. Cash, Earl A. 1975 . John A. Williams: The evolution of a black writer . New York: Third Press. Furer...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 35–46.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to explore and Dan Reyes the cultural and political imagination of a people and its sites of production, reproduction, or transformation. Taking our cue from Edward Said’s The Question of Palestine (1979), especially his engagement of George Eliot’s last novel, Daniel Deronda (1876), we ask what we...