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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Esteban Muñoz, this essay suggests that sincerity also encodes racialized scripts of proper and improper affect and aligns them with dominant Christianity. Copyright © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 neoliberalism US Supreme Court pastoral power religious freedom sincerity In Holt v. Hobbs (574 U.S...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... flock and its enemies as constituted by the regime of power that Michel Foucault once called the “pastorate” of premodern Europe. With the rise of the modern governmental state, this medieval politico-theological enemy was translated in secular terms as a figure for ideological threats to civil order...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
... national cultures fealty” through pastoral power and can yet be deployed by alternative politics (1993, 12). In a similar vein, Ong (1999) points to the historical are resignified and shift in the role of Asian states from agents of development to agents of economic liberalization and their resultant...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just a...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... making or religion formation, while perhaps unmaking others? Does racial modernity emerge, in some meaningful sense, from the secularization of religious war? Do the roots of governmentality in pastoral religious power have meaningful contemporary political implications for contemporary race making and...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... confess, at times plead, that they want out and they want it now. Pastors, in response, assure them that captivity is itself liberation—that slavery is salvation. This will to escape provokes a pair of guiding questions. They are, at their most philosophical: How do openings become enclosures? How do...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... near the radio or on the television. Through the instrument of the oração forte — powerful prayer — the water obtains the curative powers of the Holy Spirit. At the end of the program, the audience is invited to drink the water together with the pastor and receive God’s blessing...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... authoritarian PRC, then, is an account of the precise political and discursive conditions under which sexual subject comes to qualify as human. The case of queer human rights in and against China calls for a renewed understanding of the human and the power differentials that produce this figure in the era of...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... organizational perceptions of television’s capacity to administer pastoral power, governing populations through rehabilitative examples of individual minds and bodies in pain. But it also constitutes the reality genre as a realm of excess, not simply a set of techniques and procedures but...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of what history holds in waiting for the United States. The quarterback in question will be a “National Intelligence Director,” one who needs no pastoral care because he will be drawn from a special class already endowed with the power and consciousness of the all-seeing sort. It will be the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the major practices that laid the ground for what we recognize as the project of critical theory. From the ideological power of mass culture to the identitarian discourse on queer cultures, the gesture of exposure, of laying bare the mechanisms of power, has remained a constant in critique, even as...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... inbox; clodder , on the other hand, conjures pastoral imagery: a dairymaid on her three-legged stool churning butter or stirring rennet into warm milk to make cheese. I imagine it bears some etymological connection to clabber , a word for coagulation in American English. Or think of it this way...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... philanthropic the National AIDS institutions triaged AIDS patients’ access to welfare and medical goods, a phenomenon that I called the pastoralization of the social domain.18 Program, were After the combined antiretroviral therapies (ARVS—also referred to as the AIDS cocktail) were presented at...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., spoken about as simplifying urban lives, as easing the availability of news and pleasure. However, for the purpose of potential millennium hysteria, computers, technology, transfers of power, the grids of power that animate...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 139–153.
Published: 01 December 2003
... international. In The self-restraining state: Power and accountability in new democracies , edited by Andreas Schedler et al. Boulder, Colo.:Lynne Rienner. Habermas, Jürgen. 1989 . The structural transformation of the public sphere: An inquiry into bourgeois society . Cambridge: MIT Press. Hodess...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... challenging what Christian Jacob has called “the strange power of maps.”7 Although buttressed by this power, the superficially confident map of the nation begins shedding contrary evidence of competing longings, claims, and histories when it attempts to...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... action. Gendered, cultural, class, and raced power dynamics are often satirized, revealing social tensions that lie beneath the surface. In the Cantata episode I describe, the carousing husband is played by a white actor (myself). This unexpected and seemingly incidental choice reveals the moral...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... power routinely glossed as “neoliberal” we neglect the topic of political subject-constitution (though sometimes, of course, we do that, as well), but rather that when we do attend to latter-day “citizen-subjects,” we proceed as though we know...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... push us to refocus our thinking about the lived experiences of biosocial precarity. In seeing soldiers as exemplary subjects for thinking sociality, I am reminded that Michel Foucault found soldiers exemplary subjects of disciplinary power and also turned to soldier sociality as a productive example...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
... activism, activists, and activ- ist communities, they are both valuable and complementary. These two approaches not only achieve great gains for Mexican immigrants; they provide powerful modalities for the formation of leadership and empower...