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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jared Sexton This article offers a critique of the concept of “people of color,” highlighting a form of blindness to the singularity of racial slavery internal to its articulation. It pursues a theoretical itinerary that reads the radical black feminism of Saidiya Hartman and Hortense Spillers, the...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1 Many of the thirty or so people I approached said that their copy of Capital was in storage. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. Many of the thirty or so people I approached said that their copy of Capital was in storage. Screenshot courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Douglas Howland This essay argues that the democratic centralism of the revolutionary People's Republic of China did produce a form of popular sovereignty. As the process that created the people as a political subject, democratic centralism produced popular sovereignty as an effect of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joanne Barker This article addresses the coproduction of US imperialism, racism, and debt in the dispossession and indenture of Indigenous peoples. It does so by thinking through the 2008 subprime crisis within the context of the Occupy Wall Street movement and some of the scholarship that the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “We Already Know How Fucked Up the World Is” argues that one aspect of the current political mood is a sense that everyone, or at least most people, are aware of the injustices of racial capitalism. One common mode of political discourse is that of exposure. Activists...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anne Allison At a moment when the population is declining, marriage and birth rates are down, one-third of people live alone while one-fourth are sixty-five or older, and reports of “lonely death” (of solitary people whose bodies are discovered days, or weeks, after death) are commonplace, the...
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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 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Stanley This article examines forms of queer (non)sociality I call near life that are forced to exist, as nonexistence, outside the bounds of possessive humanism. Through a reading of the brutal murders and disarticulation of a number of trans/queer people, I suggest the legal category of...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Magnus Fiskesjö Until the mid-twentieth century, the written Chinese names for China's “barbarian” others included components that purposefully classified such people with animals. This long-lived official definition of ethnic others as subhuman was accomplished by using a range of standard...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza; Kevin Lewis O’Neill The will sits at the heart of everyday life for billions of people. Religious revival, democratization, and economic restructuring, to name but a few worldwide processes, routinely invoke the will of the people and the will of God while promoting will-full living...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Deborah Mindry The transition to democracy in South Africa promised a new equitable social order that would be responsive to the needs of “the people.” These hopes were very quickly eclipsed by a transition to neoliberalism and by the HIV/AIDS crisis. An examination of the HIV crisis provides...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Mandana E. Limbert This article examines the ruins of the former structures of rule in a medium-sized town in the Sultanate of Oman. It explores how people in Bahla relate to and perceive the ruins of forts, walls, and neighborhoods that had helped maintain order in the previous era and that are...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... people's racial or ethnic identity, per se, than it does about the contradictory racial identities of the British state itself. These become visible both in terms of state practices with regard to race and in terms of the myriad ways that black people represent the state, appeal to it, resist it, or embody...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... nature, does not go beyond shaping the external world and relationships between people. In Germany, grounding the concept of culture in the idea of conserving nature for its own sake has led to spiritualization, to Geisteskultur but has made people forget the idea of culture as a conscious confrontation...
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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 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Thulani Davis This article describes the process of looking across post–Civil War political, labor, and social archives for black community formations, black imaginaries around freedom, and fugitive legislative changes in an attempt to recover freed people's theorizing of the political. © Thulani...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alicia Schmidt Camacho This essay argues that the failures of U.S. immigration enforcement institutions functioned as a strategic policy from 2003 to 2010, when the undocumented population in the United States reached an unprecedented twelve million people. The author examines how the so-called...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... utilitarian basis. I hold that the lack of a utilitarian basis is a power strategy linked to cruelty that seeks to make various social groups vulnerable, such as women, indigenous people, and young adults, through extreme violence and overall impunity. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Bodyscapes...