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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ward Churchill Duke University Press 2007 The Myth of Academic Freedom Person al E xperiences of a Liber al Principle in the Neoconservative Er a (Fr agments of a Work in Progress...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Kalpana Rahita Seshadri Analyses of globalization usually ignore the category of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to focus instead on transnational migrants. This essay argues that a close look at the humanitarian conceptualization of IDPs provides an understanding of the operations of global...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Martha Hodes Considering the question of the recovery of marginalized voices in the archives, this article reflects on the problem of finding and interpreting the personal responses of African Americans to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Black freedom was central to the post...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Bethany Moreton Cognitive psychology—“the mind’s new science” of the last several decades—has directed both popular and scholarly attention to the cultivation of individual willpower as a tool of personal maximization. The Stanford marshmallow experiment on delayed gratification among preschoolers...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 2010 PostSecret card created by an “illegal” person. These cultural forms of migrant suffering render visible the centrality of affect and racial performativity to the undocumented student and migrant rights movements. The author argues that the brown feelings of migrant persons do not just refute the...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erin Trapp This article provides a reading of the nonhuman world registered in Dunya Mikhail’s poem Diary of a Wave outside the Sea . While human rights poetry traditionally assembles a poetics of witnessing or mourning and focuses on the construction of the human person, this reading of Mikhail’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... test, law cannot and does not distinguish religion from nonreligion; individual believers can and do. Instead, courts trust a person’s or group’s self-reporting—that they sincerely believe what they say they believe—and adjudicate from that point forward. As a criterion, sincerity invokes a host of...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Abou Farman This article is an attempt, through a personal encounter with terminal cancer, to elaborate some of what terminality consists in, compared with other similar concepts, such as living in prognosis, dying, or suspension. The terminal body is a body from which promise, hope, and potential...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... guardians. These Haitian refugees inhabited both literal and discursive “zones of exclusion” that they had to negotiate in order to communicate their stories and have their claims for recognition as full persons heard and taken seriously. The essay opens by examining the historical, political, and economic...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... into instruments for dehumanizing others, and the ecstasy that comes from producing corpses, stench, and pain. The pest is no mute subject; it is indefatigable. To call a person or animal a pest is to acknowledge his/its potential or actual resistance or infraction of boundaries one sets. This...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... selflessness and selfishness are counterposed as the defining qualities, respectively, of superior persons and their inferior counterparts. I then consider this dyad as an argumentative device at work in actual and textual acts of dissent in post-Maoist China, focusing on an event that occurred during the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... imperialism across the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, with specific attention to the performative effects of photography. Recent debates on the uses of the archive in contemporary photography highlight the affective qualities of iconic national or personal images. However, Shah's work resists such...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Wang Xiaoming This article discusses core social and political concepts regarding subjectivity widely used by Chinese intellectuals between 1840 and 1940, including ge ti (singular subject), ge ren (singular person), wo (I), and Da Tong (Great Unity). Collectively these concepts convey an...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... women and the rehabilitation program in Dhaka in January 1973. The following discussion highlights the personal, political, and intellectual context within which Spivak undertook this visit to Bangladesh along with a deconstructive reading of sexual violence during wars which she refers to as the “tacit...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of their interior emotional worlds. In contrast, Ghanaian television melodrama is parody that shows how to act in public in order to elude moral revelations and judgment. Instead of revealing interiority, Ghanaian melodramas parody the notion of personal moral revelation, in the process masking a...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... an oeuvre marked not only by her personal experience of exile but also by the collective Palestinian experience of dispossession and occupation. Although it is clear that in her work Hatoum deals with what can be described as the ongoing “Nakbaization” facing Palestinians, she does so while actively...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Aided by surgery, the body takes over and becomes its own instrument of therapy from the inside out. Postsurgery, a person could enjoy loosened ties to the diets and medication that led nowhere and could instead invest in intimate attachments elsewhere. Using the metabolism as the anchor to ties...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and scholarship of Randy Martin, a longtime member of the Social Text editorial collective. In place of definitive, authoritative analyses of Martin's work, these pieces present a montage of personal snapshots by people that collaborated, moved, thought, wrote, edited, and learned with him. © 2015...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Rania Astrinaki This essay is a personally and politically implicated account of the December 2008 youth uprising in Greece, by an academic who, along with a group of her colleagues, participated actively in “street action” and followed closely the discourses articulated around it, struggling to...