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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
... recognition and rights, situating them as a matter of both the expansive embrace of capitalism and its periodic restoration of limits along genealogical lines. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Legal, Tender The Genealogical Economy of Pride, Debt, and Origin Angela Mitropoulos . . . this...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Niccolò Cuppini; Mattia Frapporti This conversation on logistics seeks to explore the persistence of origins in contemporary logistical capitalism. We discuss the ongoing importance of the founding of modern logistics in the Atlantic slave trade. We suggest that contemporary logistical capitalism...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nikhil Pal Singh In light of recent historiography that increasingly emphasizes the centrality of slavery to the origins of capitalism, this essay returns to Marx, especially Capital , volume 1, to rethink the relationships among capitalist abstraction, violence, and racial differentiation. ©2016...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay examines the contradictory politics around the appropriation of cultural material in the fashion world. While fashion does not qualify for copyright protection, a common set of copynorms based on socially accepted racial constructions of authorship, originality, creative...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...; indeed, at any particular moment their articulation is historically specific and subject to rearticulation. From the religious crucibles for the formation of race in the conquest of the Americas to the pastoral Christian origins of modern racial governmentality; from the colonial wars of high imperialism...
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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 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Three founding editors, John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Fredric Jameson, discuss the origins of the title Social Text . Aronowitz argues that it comes from Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life , while Jameson claims he did not know Lefebvre at the time and the phrase social text just...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Alondra Nelson; Tavia Nyong'o Despite the divergence between the accounts given by Stanley Aronowitz and Fredric Jameson of the origins of the name Social Text, it is worth exploring the use of the phrase in the work of Henri Lefebvre. Even if it is ultimately a false cognate...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Megan H. Glick From the moment Charles Darwin proposed Africa as the site of human origins, scientists and the lay public alike labored to reconcile contemporary racial hierarchies with the possibility of a universal African birthplace. Previous historical treatments of this phenomenon have focused...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown; Patrick Deer; Tavia Nyong’o “Punk and Its Afterlives: Introduction” presents the special issue and stages an intervention in the study of punk. Setting aside codified origin myths around punk, alternative histories and futures emerge to offer an expanded continuum of music, politics...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
...José Quiroga Originally delivered as a talk in a New York University conference titled Queer Cuba, organized by José Esteban Muñoz and others, this essay explores the present and the past histories of homosexuality and revolution, and it zeroes in on the work and presence of a group of young Cuban...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... anxieties about complicity and success. The Ruffneck show, by contrast, imagined the decimated spaces of the midcentury welfare state to comprise an alternative ground for conceiving the racial origins of progress and thus for evaluating the epistemologies of contemporary liberalism. The article concludes...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... uses music to explore the cadences and rhythms of black Muslim speech, but also questions of identity, naming, and authorship. In so doing, he points to a deeper truth about the origins of Black Muslim language: that the black church and its hymns emerged out of African religion, language, and culture...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... but, rather, a necessary openness to resistance, interpretation, and improvisation. A “scriptive thing,” like a play script, broadly structures a performance while unleashing original, live variations. Like the police in Louis Althusser's famous scenario, scriptive things leap out within a field...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... being transformed in the new state. While the fort has changed from local and regional political-military center to national museum, helping shape more abstract and impersonal relationships to the past, the town's crumbling wall, whose origin myth and grandeur are no longer legitimized as an emblem of...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., Christianity, and a particular history of origins in Enlightenment Europe. Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini have termed this dominant formation “Christian secularism.” How does “the child” come to function in the gap between “the religious” and “the secular”? This essay pursues these connections via a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... recounts the origins and history of the journal in some detail. The piece describes the ways the editorial collective has functioned since 1979, both in the production of the journal itself and in a variety of other activities (including meetings, soirées, and conference panels). The introduction also...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Kalbus This introduction to the translation of Theodor W. Adorno's “ Kultur and Culture,” originally a lecture not intended for transcription and publication, situates the talk amongst Adorno's analyses of U.S. society and traces his distinctions between European and American understandings of...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... color-line.” Next, original archival material is used to reconstruct the historical soundscape of Tony Schwartz's street recordings and reveal the sonic color-line as the aggregated racialized constraints and protocols regarding sound that Nueva York is both embedded in and struggles against. Finally, I...