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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
... femme ( Nora, the Ape-Woman ), imagines the possibilities of human-ape ontological and erotic proximity suggested by Voronoff’s practice of gland xenotransplantation, or transspecies transplantation. This article puts Nora and the early twentiethcentury science of ductless glands (ovaries, testicles...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of “overkill” as a way of apprehending a queer ontology that stands in contrast to the security of an LGBT identity. That the murdered were working class and largely people of color and/or trans/gender nonconforming marks this interpersonal violence as a restaging of larger iterations of necropolitical state...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of their informational content. In these situations, sound becomes indistinguishable from violence itself. Drawing on the experiences of Iraqi civilians and US military service members, the essay claims that the ontologies of violence and sound have similarly directional and omnidirectional characteristics. Both...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... as an Ontological Condition Paul Stephens and Robert Hardwick Weston Denkbild Denkbild In conceiving of these short critical reflections as Denkbilder we are appro- priating and adapting for our own ends an important generic innovation in modernist experimental nonfiction. Benjamin gave the genre its...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the status of criticism and theory has changed subtly in recent years, particularly with the advent of new materialism and the larger ontological turn in contemporary theory. This article reassesses Jameson in the context of today’s new materialism, with an eye on the relationship between politics...
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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 (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Vogel This essay explores the concept of the ecstatic and the soul in the work of José Esteban Muñoz and Jean-Luc Nancy. It uses these notions to argue for an ecstatic ontology and elaborates such an ontology through the work of installation artist Dave McKenzie’s art piece Fear and Trembling...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to recreate an abled body not only in terms of gender and sexuality but also in terms of economic productivity and the economic development of national economy. Rather than argue for a better form of discretion between the categories of trans and disability, this article analyzes the ontological...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., and safety. Instead, this article argues that the tightly bound association of anti‐Black racial violence's recognizability to the visual has created a dynamic that simultaneously moves us closer to and further away from its ontological truths. Examining Twitter as a multisensorial platform and its users...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... are “naturally” articulated within the political ontology of modern capitalism. By focusing on the paradoxical effects induced by this biopolitical parsing of the life world, and in particular by meditating on “the virus” as a figure that rectifies and obscures this constitutive paradox, this article suggests...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the while traversing the order of theory and experience, thinking and being, the enduring and the effervescent. Rather than gesturing toward conceptual totality, structural unity, or analytical transcendence, we might rehabilitate and reanimate through oneness an undivided analytical and ontological...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gabriel Giorgi The notion of precarity, central to the analysis of neoliberalism, shows a rhetorical and semantic instability between the exceptional and the normal, the individual and the collective, the social and the ontological. This instability is, I argue, at the core of the different...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of, queer identity. Queer minstrels are compellingly slippery subjects because they both ruin and rely upon the criteria of the “fake” and the “real,” and in the process their performances reveal malingering ontological and epistemological commitments from queer counterpublics, drive wedges between...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... And Muñoz’s interest in the disorderly histories of wildness placed him in conversation with an eclectic array of theoretical currents from new materialism to object-oriented ontology, from animal studies to new animism, from diasporic anthropology to new postidentity theories of self and other. Muñoz...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the claims of democracy; the affective labor of their “illegal” cultural forms has the potential to radically alter sociality amid an anti-Brown world by endowing migrants and other deportable subjects with ontological leverage as a practice of everyday life under terror. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the category of the inhuman as earth and the inhuman as race. Geology delivers two kinds of realism: a realism of racialized substrata labeled inhuman that was the subjective resource for extraction and resistance, and a realism that was an epistemic-ontological confrontation with the history of dynamic Earth...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., playful performativity, and the destabilization of “solid” ground. Desloover and Bey discuss the avoidance of ontological gendering violence in practice and the necessary forgoing of identities held near and dear. They touch on xenogender proliferation, which could lead not only to fracturing...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2023
... discussions about categorization by race and ethnicity, demonstrating persistent anti-Black racism. Turning to Wikidata, I reveal how the ontology of whiteness shifts as it enters the database, functioning differently than existing theories of whiteness account for. While the data does point toward...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and ontology, but also a crucial matter of power. In order for a bin Laden tape to have its “effects” in politics, action, and debate, it need not be real or validated; it must simply be the subject of belief. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Enemy Voice Jonathan Sterne On 5 February 2006...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., the political ontology of Frank B. Wilderson, and the cinematic vision of Haile Gerima against certain signs of prevarication, even gainsaying, regarding the nature of slavery and its afterlife in prominent strains of critical (race) theory, here advanced by noted scholars like Giorgio Agamben and Achille...