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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that is resoundingly Cuban, brown, and queer. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Parts of a World Alexandra T. Vazquez I. Under the subheading “Parts of a World,” Barbara Johnson offers a struc- turing logic to her book A World of Difference: Part One consists of a series of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
... culture, generated in part by the colonial encounter and in part by the collision with working-class subcultures, allowed it to include the whole way of life of other populations: now culture could include the popular and demotic, the marginalized and oppressed subjects of modernity. This contradictory...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation is...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola; Shuang Shen This introduction frames a special two-part issue consisting of eleven essays and a visual dossier, which collectively investigate the conceptual, political, historical, and cultural relationships between China and the human. By juxtaposing China and the...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the puzzlement, predicament, and ambivalence of the moment. It is also part of the effort by a section of Greek intellectuals of radical and leftist background to oppose the attempt by dominant political forces and social science to classify these events as a moment of disorder produced by small...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... apartheid and stretches into the present. I argue that this era saw the developing recognition on the part of the settler colonial state that coercive apparati needed to be supplemented by the desiring machinery of the mass media, which the South African state awkwardly appropriated, first through...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... marginal part and decorative border. To do so means to surrender the accolade of theorist for stylist, to harbor the hard work of listening from scholarly convention. To try and tell freestyle's story is to say a great deal about a moment when large numbers of young women found themselves on the inside of...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... initiative on the part of black people. He ends with provocative thoughts on the relationship between universalism and particularism. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Letter to Maurice Thorez Aimé Césaire Aimé Césaire Député for Martinique To: Maurice Thorez General Secretary of the French...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 112–117.
Published: 01 September 2009
... himself with respect to Zionism; that is, to bring out its concealed history as it was exacted, from somewhere and some people. We are urged to ask: How do we critically understand the idea of empire and the reality it is a part of? What does it mean to examine empire from the standpoint of its victims...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández This essay places the 1871 Camp Grant Indian Massacre in the context of the rise of a capitalist class of citizens and the state-sponsored violence they enacted as part of a war-based cross-border economy. Tracing transnational circuits of power in the borderland...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... contemporary art context. The comparison of the “postmodern savage” series entitled the Caliban Codex , part of an exhibition mounted at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York City (1992), with more recent work exhibited at the Western Front Gallery in Vancouver (2006) reveals how Durham continues to vex the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... global finance, to name a few, as parts of the same story. Yet in leaning on bioscientific discourses that explain disease causality as naturally occurring within individual bodies (which may also be aggregated into populations), they concomitantly assume that boundaries we use to divide up the world are...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 147–151.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Stefano Harney Michael Brown's article “Ideology and the Metaphysics of Content” ( ST 8, 1983) reminds us of what was at stake in the transition from ideology critique to cultural studies. Through an ethnomethodological close reading of the opening part of Marx's Capital , Brown teaches us that...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... comprehending the description of both things and people. Gathering intelligence about foreign peoples was part of the pious and strategic project of natural history. The article concludes by showing how Sloane's accounts of species contributed to an imperial choreography that included substantial descriptions...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 171–175.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tavia Nyong'o Can “performance” ever be exactly defined? Or is the constitutive tension between what performances are and what performatives do simply part of what makes the field of performance studies politically pertinent? © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 177–181.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards Literature has been part of the purview of Social Text since the journal's inception, although the literary has never been presumed to be its paradigmatic or primary object of study. Moreover, from issue 4 (1981) through issue 39 (1994), the journal not only published...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Philippines and argues that a cultural logic of “fictions of return” forms a central part of the production of Filipino America as a transnational sociospatial formation. The first section discusses the production of Filipino America in the context of America's exhibitionary complex. The article proceeds to...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... orthographic building blocks for Chinese writing that have the form of bugs, beasts, or dogs, in combination with phonetic indicators. This article explains how, when, and why this Chinese ethnonymy (system of names of peoples) for China's barbarians was constructed and standardized as part of the formation of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
... argue that Althusser's Maoism and his structuralism were both answers to the specific theoretical and political impasses confronting French Marxism in the 1960s. In a second part, I analyze how Althusser's Maoist students applied some of these ideas to their political activities. Finally, I turn to the...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Robert W. Gehl This paper argues that the failure of MySpace and the rise of Facebook in the social networking site market is due in part to the degrees in which either site associates users, technology, and marketers into a successful “real software abstraction.” Real software abstraction is a...