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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 poetics across...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... — unless it is the knowledge that the view of history which gives rise to it is untenable.” 3 One reason paranoia has such valence is that the current moment feels like déjà vu — or at least that’s how some of us sometimes talk about it. What will be Trump’s Reichstag fire? Are the authoritarian...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 cinema What would...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 2002
... or, if they exist, their agency is subordinated to our own. In other words, 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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., which 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...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... 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 (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 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 habit of anglicizing...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 171–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 has already been said...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
...). Now it is the symbol 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...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., it would be (perhaps unknowingly) moving in the ways of paranoia —  uncovering and unearthing that which is unknowable, attempting to make certain outcomes inevitable, in order to make and in the hope of making sense — rather than operating in a reparative...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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 actually had a basis in fact...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... The uncertainty that judges 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...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... interconnectivity oscillates between neurotic paranoia and clear-­eyed insight. These shifts dramatize the film’s promotional tagline: “Everything is connected.” The plot proves incredibly complex, but the major event that ties the numerous plotlines together, and causes them to converge, is the merger...
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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...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... activates depressive time. My theory of schizophrenic time is provoked, in part, by Michel Foucault’s description of schizophrenia in Madness: The Invention of An Idea . Whereas most clinical accounts of schizophrenia delineate symptoms like psychosis, paranoia, and auditory hallucinations...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., so that pretending to be one offers the dangerous Islamist Farik a mask with which he can disguise himself. And yet, since it turns out that the person who looked like a Jew in a synagogue can actually be the chief terrorist, something of Der Ewige Jude’s conspiratorial anti-­Semitic paranoia...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... most famous riff enacts this ambivalence: “Nowhere to Run,” a song that thematizes the paranoia of entrapment (of love and its inevitable heart- ache), as well as the threat of exposure and revelation, has been suppressed within Richards’s fantasy...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... that a person who believes that his or her theoretical point of view is correct and that every- one else or a large majority of other people are wrong a priori has to be a person tending toward insanity and paranoia; yet it is precisely this moment of resistance — which indeed does not lack paranoid...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
... that if a man has “a strong preference for anal sex,” he must be an undercover gay man (and thus foreclosing heterosexual enjoyment of anal sex).41 More of an exercise in paranoia than an honest attempt to explore the ways Latino men are cast as purveyors...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 51–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., ranging from ordinary American citizens to dissenters, undocumented workers, and refugees, as well as powerful and corrupt leaders, creates an atmosphere of fear-mongering and paranoia and leaves little room for trust and well-being...