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Social Text (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 perception...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 redistributed...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and pests, to withstand unfa- vorable weather conditions, and even to “have a longer shelf life and . . . pack better,” all of which helps to maximize their economic output.15 Another, more surreptitious, way in which transnational seed corpora- tions are using genetic engineering (GE) techniques...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in charge of preserving the colonial, enlightened evaluation of the library, and the colony of bats that through their very 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...
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Social Text (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 (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006