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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The introduction to this special issue develops a critical analytic that is politically unwilling. To “politically un-will” something is to disassemble, or perhaps problematize, the willful assumptions that undergird politics today. This is a deconstructive project. Ethnographic and archival work that...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... contained consumerism, I then consider how particular visual and linguistic practices were autonomized in the mode of style. At the center of the essay is an exploration of the apotheosis of masculinist claims to sovereignty via style; it concludes by reflecting on the gendered aporia in any politics of...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... bodyscapes enable me to postulate the notion of negative anatomo-politics, which I understand as the coordination of the disciplinary effects and social control of an abnormalization strategy that works through new uses of social violence and an unsymbolizable residue: “cruelty” with no ideological or...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Patricia Ticineto Clough; Craig Willse Drawing from theories of affect economies as well as discussion of biopolitical distributions of life and death, this essay explores the public mediation of gendered security and national security in terms of a political branding that circulates notions of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reflect on how to “contain” them. Viral epidemics constitute not only vital events but also scalar narratives—they articulate transformations at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms, individuals, populations, species, ecosystems, technological infrastructures, political economies, and networks of...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., demonstrating the institutional materiality of the state apparatus's constitution in subjects' everyday life; but they have also become important because they allow a poetics of political resistance. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Colored Identity The Politics and Materiality of ID Cards in Palestine...
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Social Text (1 September 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 of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Michael Dutton This article is concerned with the relationship between political intensity and the commodified world. How has that which could be and has been lived so intensely been transformed, marginalized, and disaggregated? What is the cost of this process of taming? Through three monuments to...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Franco-Algerian as well as Maghreb-Mashreq relations are intricately connected to the question of Palestine, raising the question of the limits and potential of transcolonial politics. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Staging Palestine in France-­Algeria Popular Theater and the Politics of...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... relationship between erotic practices of state violence and hip hop’s renditions of sex and gender politics is an intimate one that reveals continuities with the originary violence of slavery. I consider Lil’ Wayne in this light: How can we read the present context of increasing black dispossession and...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... normative trajectories, we can begin to unpack the very contours of normativity itself. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Wallflower Masculinities and the Peripheral Politics of Emo Matthew Carrillo-­Vincent Emo is a joke. What is emo? It is something for fifteen-year-old girls that...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... disability neoliberalism amputation slow death Michel Foucault The Sovereignty of Subtraction Hypo/Hyperhabilitation and the Cultural Politics of Amputation in America H. N. Lukes Americans are newly attending to amputation. The year 2014 alone offered stories about the courage of US...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 167–177.
Published: 01 December 2014
... had not yet invented the concept. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Theory Hogs of the Political Unconscious Jonathan Beller Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that the world is not enough, that indeed something is missing.  — José Esteban Muñoz In his...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Patrick Leary This essay explores the politics of representation in contemporary Venezuelan television, which in its mainstream forms has produced an urban imaginary that models national citizenship on the geographic, class, and racial divisions of the Venezuelan metropolis. The nation's...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Fredric Jameson, Anders Stephanson, Stanley Aronowitz, John Brenkman, Sohnya Sayres, Andrew Ross, and Randy Martin discuss the role of the collective in the journal's political-intellectual work. They reflect on the alleged founding principle of Social Text : the idea that politics was not...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 99–125.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Barbara Spindel Duke University Press 2003 Conservatism as the “Sensible Middle” THE INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S FORUM, POLITICS, AND THE MEDIA During Clarence Thomas’s contentious confirmation hearings...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Patricia Ticineto Clough Duke University Press 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Future Matters TECHNOSCIENCE, GLOBAL POLITICS, AND CULTURAL CRITICISM In the introduction...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Tiziana Terranova Duke University Press 2004 Communication beyond Meaning ON THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF INFORMATION Is it possible to draw on scientifi c concepts to further our understand- Tiziana Terranova ing of cultural processes? In Order Out of...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Nicole R. Fleetwood Duke University Press 2005 Mediating Youth COMMUNITY-BASED VIDEO PRODUCTION AND THE POLITICS OF RACE AND AUTHENTICITY “We’re in a fi shbowl!” Sarah exclaimed. We all agreed, as passersby looked...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Margaret Morganroth Gullette Margaret Morganroth Gullette 2005 Suppressing Grief THE POLITICS OF “MCCARTHY”-ERA TESTIMONIES The Chinese character [han] shows a heart and it shows a head that’s Margaret turned away...