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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 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 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)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Eng-Beng Lim This essay considers the phenomenon of the global university, particularly the trend of setting up satellite campuses, or “outposts,” in Asia and the Middle East. It tracks the global university as part of the Western university's international knowledge system and its connection to...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ananya Jahanara Kabir This essay examines the “Line of Control” (LOC) dividing the region of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts controlled by India and Pakistan, respectively. It does so to establish the LOC as a symptom and marker of what I term “cartographic irresolution.” Through theoretical...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part of a...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of new modes of transnational Pentecostalism. A central concern is how Deedat draws on forms of secular critique and biblical hermeneutics as part of his call for da'wa (religious awakening) among Muslims. It draws on close textual analysis of writings and video cassettes to tease out the formal...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ahistorical narrative of sound-recording technology as driven by ever-improving “fidelity” in the reproduction of music. The introduction also explores the diverse ways in which sound recording plays a part in contemporary life and argues that each of these is centrally shaped by politics of corporeality...
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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 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... How might this specificity allow these artists to elucidate aspects of contemporary capitalism’s cultural logic that are all too often invisible to people living in other parts of the world? How might it allow them to reframe or gain new traction on what Fredric Jameson once called a “radical cultural...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offered as a kind of riposte to Marshall McLuhan’s formulation “The medium is the message” at a moment when it has become even more undeniable that the media (linguistic, visual, computational, financial) are the media of racial capitalism. The Message Is Murder is itself part of an investigation of what...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Emily Drumsta; Keith P. Feldman This article addresses a critical inflection point in the history of the long War on Terror: Israel’s 1992 deportation of over four hundred Palestinians to the “no-man’s-land” between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Michael Dango This article theorizes camp as an aesthetic category that references the divided parts of global society, or the moment of political economy called distribution. By completing Sianne Ngai’s unfinished taxonomy of aesthetic categories, I simultaneously collect a promiscuous archive of...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... infrastructure in the context of the terror-industrial complex, which implements technologies of policing as part of the state and toward a range of community-based approaches in the nonprofit industry. By drawing attention to the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure, this intervention asks what...