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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., engaging the politics of multiculturalism, border studies, and Latino cultures in the United States. Contributors read the queer voices and homophobic paranoia of patriotic discourse—founding new disciplines that deconstructed the gendered authority of the state and established a new archive of queer...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... paranoia memory Paranoia is the mood du jour for the here and now. The news is fake. Trump is a puppet for Russia. The economy is on the verge of collapse. Everything is toxic — toxic waste, toxic culture, toxic institutions. “Is it paranoia if the world really is toxic?” Paranoia splits the world in...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... nation imposed by international art worlds foster practices of reading between the lines for hidden meanings in ways that sometimes cooperate with and sometimes work against artists’ aesthetic and political goals. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 allegory paranoia socialism Cuban...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
... she knows is also the DNA of her relatives. A futurity scored by paranoia is juxtaposed with a past of punishment. Vacations as “free time” are reserved for study and the perpetuation of an inherent black feminist revolt against biopolitical control, including against the use of new “family DNA search...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., political paranoia of this kind is just another articu- lation of U.S. supremacy. Paranoia is fed by the fantasy of omnipotence, and we see this evidenced in some of the more extreme explanations of this kind, that is, the attacks on...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... dosing themselves in advance even though doctors warned that the drug carried undesirable side effects. Paranoia reached its apex with reports of real anthrax deaths. Some of the mortally stricken—the journalist for Sun News in Florida...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 171–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Having been accused at the conference of practicing “paranoid criti- cism” and being too literal,17 I provisionally maintain my guilt on both counts and inhabit that paranoia to license here the following rhetorical indulgence: Everything I am about to say in this essay...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... boasts an equal share of the market. The practice of changing place-names in the colonized countries serves as a reminder of the colonial paranoia toward the power of cumula- tive pride of place in localism. The common British...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... both of paranoid unreliable consumption and of paranoia over the sheer act of consumption. The Greek media reprints reports from other parts of Europe that pigs are getting fatter 25 percent more quickly on special mad cow...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... acceptance. In certain ways, to do so would be an attempt to look past the burden of liveness, the burdens of living, for “some kids.” In other ways, it would be (perhaps unknowingly) moving in the ways of paranoia —  uncovering and unearthing that which is...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... thousands of dollars. [Robert’s] bodyguard had been pistol-­whipped, and he was killed, and the police did nothing. It was clear that they were working in conjunction with the kill- ers. So our paranoia wasn’t really paranoia at all — we...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
... sex).41 More of an exercise in paranoia than an honest attempt to explore the ways Latino men are cast as purveyors of masculinity for whom cul- tural deficiency has led to their inability to identify appropriately, theCafé piece also underscores the...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... schizophrenia in Madness: The Invention of An Idea . Whereas most clinical accounts of schizophrenia delineate symptoms like psychosis, paranoia, and auditory hallucinations, Foucault’s description homes in on temporality. He claims that in the case of schizophrenia, “spatiotemporal coherence that is ordered...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and legal commenters of the eighteenth century expressed when trying to define such a covert political practice was paralleled by the fear-turned-paranoia that many elites throughout the Atlantic world expressed during this epoch about the perpetual pos...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2000
... (“rogue nations,” mad “terrorists,” faceless “fanatics21 Compare this messy, unfocused paranoia to the more orderly designations of the Cold War, where paranoia could at least be tamed by the rational capacity of the system to assume a rational cosmos governing the...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... contemporary war.38 Set in locations that include Houston and Washington, DC, Spain and Switzerland, and Beirut and Tehran, the film’s ambitiously tight interconnectivity oscillates between neurotic paranoia and clear-­eyed insight. These shifts dramatize the film’s promotional tagline: “Everything is...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... chief terrorist, something of Der Ewige Jude’s conspiratorial anti-­Semitic paranoia is preserved at a deeper level. Farik’s bodily appearance does bear a kind of racial marking, identify- ing him as Middle Eastern in origin, but as he tells Darwyn, that means he can pass as Turkish, Persian...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 51–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
... fear-mongering and paranoia and leaves little room for trust and well-being to proliferate. No doubt the Bush administration is overzealous in its instigation of antidemocratic measures both at home and abroad. Nevertheless, such...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... masterpiece of paranoia. Like all influential concepts, Sedgwick’s “reparative reading” has been taken up in a variety of ways and can thus be described, quite literally, as generative. We would submit, however, that the ethical stance of reading it propounds cannot itself be simply taken at face value, not...