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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... University Press 2023 black trans feminism abolition radical openness playful poetics fugitivity Marquis Bey's Black Trans Feminism (2022) is an exhilarating example of what it can look like to think expansively, shed the grip of rules, and actively fissure obsolete foundations as we run...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... journal. . . . [They led] a kind of exodus to a new future for the journal. In other words, José’s utopia was in effect even then.”2 Muñoz published repeatedly in this journal, on topics ranging from the queer poetics at the heart of Social Text’s history...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... lost, as the occluded inaugural scene of modernity.24 With José, I read this tradition and its poetics as contributing to needed queer-­of-­color conversations about enacting our collective will to survive and flourish. IV...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Protest such as “Cold Fries” or “Love Taco.” The Spanglish lyrics represent a political poetics that bear witness to the racialized legacy of language and power for the Mexican-­descended. Piñata Protest disregards musical genre conventions by merging dissimilar musical traditions. The playful...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... violence, then, Thomas’s study of hip hop describes what he calls “sexual poetic justice” in black expressive cultures as a door- way to rethinking black subjugation and revolution by undermining the eroticism that patriarchy invests in the rape of women and allowing a new eroticism to emerge from...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... infidelity and rumormongering elucidates local representations of race and gender. In a broader sense, this soap opera shows how moral inversion and poetic indirection are at the center of Ghanaian theatrical performance and interpretation, giving insight into how Ghanaian performers and audiences imagine...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-songwriter Mitski and poet and writer Ocean Vuong, whose expressions and articulations of staying in, which might otherwise be read as awkward, distant, or cold, are playful, caring experimentations with what constitutes the social and relational as such. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... they come (into it), the harder they fall (for it). This brilliantly rich formulation from Harris is the key to her piece. She pinpoints with poetic precision the breakdown of one register of blackness (born of restrictions and limitations due to the racial...