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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 125–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
... here on the unstable and much-negotiated character of autobiography as a genre. Edward Said’s Out of Place: A Memoir (1999) and the heated debate that its publication caused allows me to illustrate some of the theoretical points discussed in the first part of my essay, as they...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the problem of the color line in baseball and interrogates how the writing of black baseball history—itself a revision of the traditional narrative of U.S. professional baseball—has often obfuscated the place of Afro-Latinos. Rather than examining the history of African Americans and Latinos in...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David Sartorius; Micol Seigel This introduction diagnoses a moment of stark interest in interdependent relations of power, violence, and place. Transnational method, it argues, has welcomed this interest; as one of the sites in which scholars today are attempting to make sense with space...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández This essay places the 1871 Camp Grant Indian Massacre in the context of the rise of a capitalist class of citizens and the state-sponsored violence they enacted as part of a war-based cross-border economy. Tracing transnational circuits of power in the borderland...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Bobby Benedicto This article examines the role played by “third world” queer place-making practices in the reproduction of postcolonial dreams of urban and global modernity. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Manila, the Philippines, the article investigates the transformation of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Kandice Chuh Though more prominently known as a performance studies scholar and queer and critical race theorist, José Esteban Muñoz is cast in this essay as a theorist of the aesthetic. Informed by the ways that Muñoz offers a worldly pedagogy and critical practice that takes place in and makes...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... It places the recordings in the context of contemporary representations of blackness in phonography and ponders their place in the longer history of recorded sounds of blackness. It also argues against the fixation on disembodiment among some media historians and theorists who work on phonography and...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... over the definition of the Anthropocene. It looks in Fredric Jameson’s treatment of the time of capital, and of the place therein of dead labor, for a clue to critically rethink both these phenomena, revealing their profound affinity in the aporia besetting our thinking of historical agency under...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... situates Hocquenghem’s text in relation to Michel Foucault’s reflections about origins of politics in ancient Greek in his first lecture course at the Collège de France, which took place the year before Hocquenghem’s book appeared, to suggest that the relation between the sexual and the political may...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Morrison, and Patricia Powell. What does it mean to place the archives of New World slavery and Asian indenture in conversation or in juxtaposition, especially when this counterpoint does not result in a structure of complementarity? By reading across multiple archives of enslavement, the author...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 136–140.
Published: 01 September 2009
... governmentality of leftist academic knowledge production, it suggests that Euro-American journals like Social Text be attentive to their ongoing role in the production and effects of tensions between general theoretical ambition and the particularities of politics located in place. © 2009 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... placing under erasure the very contact zone that makes their existence possible. Through analysis of the recurrence of the Anglo-Latin romance theme in a wide range of films produced across the Americas—including The Americano (dir. John Emerson; 1917), Doña Bárbara (dir. Fernando de Fuentes; 1943...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Neel Ahuja This article offers a critique of the recently declassified U.S. Department of Justice memorandum that authorized the CIA to torture the suspected al-Qa'idah member Abu Zubaydah by placing him in a confinement box with an insect. The CIA claims that this form of coercive interrogation...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of will and capacity to violate, mutilate, and deform the bodies of the vulnerable; in this case, of vulnerable men. That this takes place in ways quite similar to the oppression of women opens up a range of questions about the pathological constitution of gender, desire, and even sensuality and...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... place describes and includes, as a kind of phenomenological unconscious, a compelling and usually unstated idea of the human: that the (political, economic, or mimetic) cosmos of a work—any work—is the imaginative correlate of a distribution of humanness across the field of all bodies and thus an...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... between Martin Heidegger's and Daoist thinkings. In doing so, it dislodges Daoism from its usual place as an object of inquiry in Western humanistic and scientific studies, and repositions oneness as a mode of cultural analysis that moves from particular to particular in constantly and necessarily...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., exposing the persistence of colonial racism in contemporary France, where metaphors of hospitality have effaced the fraught history of (post)colonial immigration. Placing Mohamed Take Your Suitcase in the context of post-1967 Maghrebi and Franco-Maghrebi pro-Palestinian activism, my reading shows that...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ashley Dawson Contemporary modes of biopolitical manipulation and commodification entail a radically new political economy of nature, a wholesale shift from the laws of biological evolution and development that have subtended much of the temporal imagination of modernity. In place of the notions of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... represent conterminously both innovation and annihilation. The essay considers the desire, indeed the demand, at the heart of punk, for “something else” that is not the present time or place, with its stultifying limits and impasses. This demand is for a dystopia that functions like the utopian. To that end...