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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as his writings attended to the specificities of 1950s television, including the importance of stereotypes as holdovers from radio comedy, the constraints of studio shooting, the standards of script development, and the complicated reception of “common sense.” What remains now is to bring the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay introduces the special issue “ Here and Now ,” taking stock of the current political moment and outlining the collective writing process used to produce the issue. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 This content is made freely available by the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “The Future of the Here and Now” considers the mixed temporalities of the Anthropocene. Rather than assume there is one experience of dystopic futures, the collective troubles unilinear models of past, present, and future. We also address the pressurized condition of...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 1 Baldwin in front of Muhammad’s Mosque no. 34 in Durham, North Carolina, now destroyed. Photograph by Steve Schapiro, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery. First published in Life ; republished in James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (2017), 260 . Figure 1. Baldwin in front of Muhammad’s More
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...La Marr Jurelle Bruce Madtime is a renegade rhythm, a radical mode of doing and feeling time that coincides with phenomenologies of madness. This essay details four variations of madtime: the quick, restless time of mania; the slow, sorrowful time of depression; the infinite, exigent now of...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill A will to escape organizes the practice of Latin American Christian liberation while at the same time enacting a new genre of captivity. After a shift in US interdiction efforts, the vast majority of cocaine produced in the Andes for the United States now passes through...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... is no more, and capitalism, it would seem, is now to be thought without the dialectic. Indeed, the discourses of capitalism and postmodernism have mutated into discourses of the security state and technological innovation. “Postmodernism” was not, however, a panacea; rather, in a way analogous to the...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ed Cohen In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges , US citizens can now claim a right to marriage without regard to their genital anatomy. No doubt this genital indiscrimination has much to recommend it. Yet we might wonder why this achievement represents the...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... emerges as an ethics for now, situated in sociopolitical and material arrangement of the American afterwar that papers the present over with imagined futures: the individuating triumph of rehabilitation, the collectivizing identification with a war that could seem worth it, the stabilizing conjugation of...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Dhanveer Singh Brar Analyzing “Footwork,” a form of electronic dance music local to South and West Chicago, and now also a major genre within the wider networks of dance music culture, this article presents an argument regarding the constitution of Footwork as black music. Focusing on the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 251–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... These areas of inquiry are now embroiled in the phenomenon of the global university, or the proliferation of U.S and European academic outposts in the rest of the world. This complex terrain of global corporatization, neocolonial educative empires, and cross-cultural exchange calls for a renewed...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Allen Feldman As viewed through the lens of work published in Social Text on the governmentality of terror] this essay proposes that the trope of the terrorist signals the departure of a reliable and calculable enemy and the “unleashing of the incommensurable— that we now know as asymmetric war, as...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
... counterpart to the irruption of Marxist humanism in Eastern Europe and the humanist controversy in France during the 1950s in the now marginalized work of Raya Dunayeskaya, which brought Marxist humanism, feminism, and antiracism into a powerful interarticulation. The essay argues that postsocialism is not a...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes of...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... changing relationships among information, territory, and sovereignty. This article examines two quite distinct, high-profile celebrity instances of dissident domesticity. In the first case, Prempeh I, the last sovereign king of Asante, was exiled by the British from his capital in what is now Ghana and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... unaccountable. It looks to countersovereign and aesthetic practices that attempt to account for the dead, the disappeared, and the noncitizen and to widen the range of possibilities for calculating loss and gain, for giving a proper, unsettling account of the here and now. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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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 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Labor, value, and information emerge on a continuum in the now long history of commodification because commodification was also an incipient digitization. This emergence positions the social as a substrate of what Jonathan Beller calls “computational capital” and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay concludes the special issue “ Here and Now ” by reflecting on the limits of the language available to us when we try to define the present juncture. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 book sprint care language neoliberalism Let’s end...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 131–143.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This text chronicles the book sprint process through which we wrote “ Here and Now ”: the events and conversations that prompted it, the contours of our five days of collaborative writing, and the challenges of finishing something we made together after we had gone...