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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 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... critters but significantly to “incompanionate” pests, microscopic viruses, and commodified plants—in other words, forms of life with whom interspecies relating may not be so obvious or comfortable. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... practices constantly put such evaluation at risk. The bats are no pest, and their extermination would pose no technical difficulty. And yet, the fragility of the relationship between the humans responsible for the conservation of the library and the bats that inhabit it is made perceptible by the very fact...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... described by Wells, biogenetic engineering is a fantasy of mechanized/technical control over the entropic process: crops are engineered to resist various plant diseases and pests, to withstand unfa- vorable weather conditions, and even to “have a longer shelf life and . . . pack better,” all of which...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ademy New York has always had its share of pest problems, but in spring 2005 Ashley Dawson a new species of vermin began setting up camp in front of some of the city’s most august institutions. Like something from a nuclear-age horror movie, these grubby rodents were alarmingly large, often...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006