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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 179.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Michael Wang © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Michael Wang, Rock Pigeons (Feral/Domestic), performance (trained homing pigeons, feral pigeons), from the series Invasives, 2010. Courtesy of the artist Social Text 121 • Vol. 32, No. 4...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... parked his car. Mo is trying to get rid of the pigeons that congregate and shit around his shop (“The shit is not the shit,” is his mantra; “the pigeon is the shit” [4]), and he thinks the best way to do so is to take a butcher knife to them: “It was cricket, basically—the Englishman’s game adapted...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
... circles spread over the heads of Victoria Crowned pigeons; stripes, different on each one, cover the bodies of zebras, great manes fluff about the heads of golden lion tamarins. These surface colors and patterns have...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... an ancient patriarch was being photographed. Small children screaming in delight at pigeons, a rescue worker, hands on his own throat, face sunk with tiredness, his gas mask at his hip. About a year ago I had made a poem called “Rumours for an Immi- grant” for an art show in Bordeaux and Fribourg...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
....” I got out of the car and tried to capture the view. No humans interrupted it then. I was witness to the smoke, the fire, and the blood. I attended funerals and weddings in this dystopia. I had read about men wringing the necks of pigeons a Muslim man kept in Shiv Vihar after they burnt down his...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 113–139.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the past 400 years the human species has played an important role in the extinction of certain species. The most celebrated extinctions in recent times involve birds. The passenger pigeon, which once occurred in fl ocks numbering in the millions, the Carolina parakeet, great auk...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... who hadn’t a clue. While all this was happening, a cage arrived with several pigeons in it and a few rats. A man opened the cage from the top and took a rat out, asking if we wanted one. We shook our heads no. He tied one back foot of the rat with a long string and put it down on the ground...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... you would put pigeons”;44 and sanitation, particularly the filthy state and disgusting smell of the portable toilets. Conversely, Marie Nicole St. Louis’s deposition is relatively brief but chronicles her distinct and extreme experiences...