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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the 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 (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 (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
...‐twentieth‐century ontology of the digital image in these contemporary technologies. While CNNs are multidimensional, their ontology flattens distinctions between background and foreground, between subjects and objects, and even the relations established among the categories of information used to organize...
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Social Text (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 (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and the 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 (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a 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...
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Social Text (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 (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Christina B. Hanhardt; Jasbir K. Puar; Neel Ahuja; Paul Amar; Aniruddha Dutta; Fatima El-Tayeb; Kwame Holmes; Sherene Seikaly This roundtable asks what queer studies might offer to an analysis of debates on campus safety. New approaches in queer studies take as their object of study not only sex...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as a 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 (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... interests in Mela- nie Klein and Eve Sedgwick and their theories of reparations in object relations. In political theory, reparations (in the plural) is more of a noun, referring to a discrete historical event and definitive legal accounting...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 111–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... trauma (castration anxiety, incestu- ous fantasies of the mother, unconscious memories of love, hate, and forbid- den attachments in object relations, and so on) for the schoolboys. The dominance and submission inherent to the sadomasochistic scene (which may involve the enactment of spanking...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... as something that inheres to a “brown commons” and encompasses terrain, objects, relations, and feelings as much as it pertains to people and events. The voice of the bar is not simply the voice of the wild but emerges out of a terrain within which the terms...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 71–94.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Freedom under Siege: Grave Threats to Freedom of Expression in Hong Kong, 2014 Annual Report .” www.hkja.org.hk/site/Host/hkja/UserFiles/file/annual_report_2014_Final.pdf . Honig Bonnie . 2016 . “ What Kind of Thing Is Land? Hannah Arendt’s Object Relations; or, The Jewish Unconscious...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2003
... objects, styles, and knowledge systems that enrich others in some way. Third, many of these arguments rely on the idea that each cul- tural group is linked to a heritage that enables that group to persevere. Cultural property is related...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... subject- object relation.”11 The destabilizing interaction between human and thing constitutes what Arjun Appadurai called the “social life of things,” or “the things-in-motion that illuminate their social context.”12 An object becomes...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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 Thoburn ∙ Communist Objects and the Values of Printed...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 117–139.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Fear, Bodies, and Objects I now want to relate my model of emotion as affective economy specifi- cally to fear and the materialization of bodies. Significantly, fear is an emotion that is often characterized as being about its object...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of not just life and death but of life and nonlife? The shift to a life/nonlife investigation forces a reconsideration of reproductive futurisms in relation to capacities of regeneration: how are objects that are designated nonlife reappropriated, reanimated, and recalibrated as new subjects for surveillance...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... relations. That new object was, as Foucault described, “the natural body, the bearer of forces and the seat of duration; it is the body susceptible to specified operations, which have their order, their stages, their internal conditions, their constituent elements” (155). The “natural body...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... for engaging with genetic research. Instead of ceding to natural scientists the phenomenological realm of what is material, instead of reinforcing an old relation between ideas (subjective) and findings (objective), I want to emphasize...