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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... recent turn in affect studies emphasizing the redemptive quality of love in the reparative process by offering a very different reading that I describe as “colonial object relations.” Attention to colonial object relations reveals the ways in which affect is unevenly distributed in the history of liberal...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 37–66.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Christopher Newfield Duke University Press 2004 Jurassic U THE STATE OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY RELATIONS Concerns about the university’s business deals are as old as the university...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... objects in Marxism, that of communism as an ascetic order. This image is associated with an at best simplified reading of Marx’s diagnosis in Capital of the fetish nature of commodities, where, in a dichotomous relation between humans 2...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to the Gulf States or Bangladesh to Singapore, logistics was always the transport of slavery, not “free” labor. Logistics remains, as ever, the transport of objects that is held in the movement of things. And the transport of things remains, as ever, logistics’ unrealizable ambition. 1 This...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... take the human subject as its dominant object of analysis. Informed by queer, disability, critical race, and postcolonial theory, it marks a biopolitics that acknowledges how interspecies relations form the often unmarked basis upon which scholarly inquiry organizes its objects, political interventions...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
... communist and capitalist visions of modernity, China cannot be studied in isolation, as a preexisting thing in itself. Instead of reducing it to a preconstituted object of knowledge, we must ask how China, and the objects in relation to which it exists, have come into being, and how they become stabilized...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... human as two discrete categories, this introduction—and the special issue it accompanies—do not assume either concept as a pre-established object of knowledge; China is considered as a method of inquiry in itself. This introductory essay provides a conceptual and historical map for examining both China...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... postpublic sphere , overdetermined by opposition to transnational humanitarian intervention and by increasing tolerance of extrajudicial violence. I interrogate and relate two indexical episodes: (1) the practices and discourses of the Sri Lankan security apparatus, media, and feminists concerning the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Karen Tongson Hand-wringing conversations about queer theory, its continued viability, its expiration date, and its applicability to a range of subjects and objects have been at the heart of the field since its inception in the early 1990s. This essay argues that, fundamentally, queer (as we...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... key medium in the midcentury analysis of the “culture industries” and then by seeking to frame it as a theoretical object capable of shedding light on contemporary cultural and aesthetic forms in their relation to economic and political conditions. My argument is that Adorno and his readers/critics...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that we can address and critique compulsory sociability, as well as the labors of relatability extracted from cultural objects, minoritarian subjects, and minoritarian knowledges. As a field of minoritarian knowledges, Asian American studies has undergone changes in its scope and approach, taking...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 182–187.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Fred Moten; Stefano Harney Policy is the imposition of insecurity, the oppressive regulation of the plans and operations by which the objects of policy anticipate and object to policy. These are notes toward an understanding of policy that also take up the question of whether it is inevitable that...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., we allow each of our essays to chart an approach to aesthetic objects and critical methodology rather than prescrib- ing proper approaches to “genres of neoliberalism.” Positioning this special issue in relation to the debates about objects and methods outlined above, we ask: How do we select...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
...James Delbourgo This essay explores the interpenetration of the botanical and the human in Hans Sloane's engagement with cacao as a species and chocolate as a commodity, in relation to his late seventeenth-century voyage to Jamaica, and subsequent claims that he invented milk chocolate. How, it is...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that sparked ire (and here is a distinction between the critiques voiced by Saar and Harris and those of today) but the neighborhood’s social and racial composition as it came to light in relation to these objects. Spatial politics is what lent the exhibition its volatility, just as Walker’s use of...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of these subject-object positions of inhuman matter in the context of a reinvestment in colonial mythmaking about human master subjects in relation to the geologic forces now unleashed and the modes of valuation that inhabit that propagation. Another way to pose this would be to question how...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... representation of the Nanjing Massacre in relation to two other texts, The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe and The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II , and examine the intricate power relations revolving around these contemporary discourses of the human in representations of...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... situates Hocquenghem’s text in relation to Michel Foucault’s reflections about origins of politics in ancient Greek in his first lecture course at the Collège de France, which took place the year before Hocquenghem’s book appeared, to suggest that the relation between the sexual and the political may...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This article explores the notion of contribution and the role of emigrant intellectuals in relation to their new cultural context. Using the example of German exiles in the United States, Adorno suggests that if emigrants find the demands for intellectual independence in discord...