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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 (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 (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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Social Text (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. Choosing what stories to tell about the various political, economic, and cultural...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 125–147.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., what does it mean to think trans in a time of crisis?, and what is the place of critique in a crisis?, acknowledging that global crises are not insulated from trans, and trans is not insulated from the world. This roundtable looks to materialist formations to think trans now, including a new...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the emptiness of humanitarian law, the displaced person, who is a complex political actor, is entirely depoliticized and rendered unintelligible. The largely ignored program of ethnic cleansing in Gujarat, India, in 2000 provides an example of this now routine process of sovereignty. © 2008 Duke...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Afro-Latinos within baseball history then and now, this article revisits the public outrage at the “snubbing” of Buck O'Neil along with the more muted reaction to Afro-Latino Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso not being elected in a special Hall of Fame election in 2006. The varied reactions provide an...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nicholas Thoburn Following recent research in historical and cultural studies of “the book” and the practitioner field of book arts, the book is now approached no longer only as a vehicle for content but as a rich and mutable material entity. But in this materialist framework, is it possible to...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
... culture, generated in part by the colonial encounter and in part by the collision with working-class subcultures, allowed it to include the whole way of life of other populations: now culture could include the popular and demotic, the marginalized and oppressed subjects of modernity. This contradictory...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
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...