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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
...-19 pandemic on cities around the world. Narrated in different styles, the individual pieces draw on theories of global cities in neoliberal times as well as on the phenomenological truths of inhabiting these disparate places bound together by a global crisis. The pieces make use of a plethora...
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Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 3. The caption that follows this image reads, “A fine workstation in a fine piece of furniture.” Image from Zimmerman, Home Office Design , 90. More
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Roopali Mukherjee This piece briefly revisits Social Text 's promise and vantage as a forum for emergent critical scholarship on the challenges of repoliticizing post–civil rights political subjectivities and the relevance of public intellectuals within the promise of black politics in the wake...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas This piece is a poem assembled from SMS texts, e-mails, letters, book dedications, and notes authored by José Esteban Muñoz and sent over the course of several years to some of his close friends and collaborators. An introduction to the piece suggests how the assemblage might...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... collectively embodied, and performed, the complex careers of the nation, the transnation, and the postnation through their engagements of the matter of Guantánamo/“Guantanamera.” The piece then implicates in that procession populations that bear no simple relationship with any of the more available categories...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Brent Hayes Edwards This editorial note introduces the translations that follow of two pieces written in fall 1956 by Aimé Césaire: his speech “Culture and Colonization,” delivered at the first Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence Africaine...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 177–181.
Published: 01 September 2009
... scholarship on literature, but also sporadically published poetry and fiction. There are intriguing parallels between the experimentalism of the essays in the journal, especially in the rubric of short, theoretical pieces called “Unequal Developments” featured in early issues, and the experimentalism...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 210–213.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gustavus Stadler This essay examines contemporary lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) activism in the light of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's important Social Text piece from 1991, “How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay.” It revisits the restrictive views of gender that she discovered in the psychotherapeutic...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... position of the group, there has been some resistance to their choice to stage an action within a house of worship (the Cathedral of Christ the Savior)—and even more resistance, it seems, to an implication that there is aesthetic value in their musical performance. This piece explores all...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
...José Esteban Muñoz This piece reflects on two orders of the poetic event. On one hand, it describes Fred Moten’s reading of the poem “the gramsci monument” at the public art project of the same name. On the other, it meditates on the event that the poem registers, or the general antagonism...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Vogel This essay explores the concept of the ecstatic and the soul in the work of José Esteban Muñoz and Jean-Luc Nancy. It uses these notions to argue for an ecstatic ontology and elaborates such an ontology through the work of installation artist Dave McKenzie’s art piece Fear and Trembling...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... being-with him can take place only through his writing, I have structured this essay as a staging of a conversation between his previous recordings (aka writings) and Los Angeles–based writer/director/performer Luis Alfaro’s solo performance piece St. Jude . An acclaimed Chicano writer, performer...
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Social Text (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 Duke...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... identitary stances and aims to embrace possibility rather than hold us down. The present conversational piece, fostering critical reflection in/on kinship and interested in evading disciplinary pledges, explores underlying themes of Bey's fugitive theorization, such as undefining, opacity, queer excess...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... , and recounts the origins and history of the journal in some detail. The piece describes the ways the editorial collective has functioned since 1979, both in the production of the journal itself and in a variety of other activities (including meetings, soirées, and conference panels). The introduction also...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... on the relations between colonization and culture were a crucial intervention that provoked much debate among the delegates. The speech is an indispensable companion piece to Césaire's Discourse on Colonialism (1955) and his open letter to Maurice Thorez in October 1956, which also appears in translation...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 73–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... movement, has sought to efface Palestinian attachments to and histories in this contested urban realm. This piece foregrounds the life and works of Jewish Israeli philosopher Martin Buber and the binationalist, antistatist politics he sought to build in Palestine with the indigenous Arab populations before...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 51–67.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of colonialism and slavery by offering portals into other space‐times. In Water Will (in Melody) , racialized assemblages break down from overuse and from glaring surveillance in the form of illumination. The last few minutes of the piece evoke an ambivalent postapocalyptic space‐time where darkness becomes...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 37–60.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and African diasporas. The piece insists on salvage as a material practice, as a methodology, and as a mode of temporality that oscillates between the cacophony of a present and the silence of shadowy depths. The threading throughout the essay of the autobiographical, mainly through readings of the author's...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., the speaker’s actions could be seen as altruis- tic, and the piece, with its self-­referential core (a speech about giving a speech), seems to collapse in on itself. Yet if the public sphere (symbol- ized by Speakers’ Corner) might seem in the process of being overthrown by corporate business (symbolized...