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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 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... this move does not detract from our appreciation for Love’s larger contributions to precisely the political critique of culture.) For two sharp retorts to the special issue’s challenge to politicized queer theory, see Jack Halberstam, “Straight Eye for the Queer Theorist,” and Lisa Duggan, “Queer...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... culmination of almost fifty years of sexual politics. To answer this question, the essay returns Guy Hocquenghem’s seminal 1972 text Homosexual Desire to consider the latent friction between sexual and politics that Hocquenghem identifies and that continues to characterize our contemporary moment. It then...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Piyush Mathur Duke University Press 2001 ST 66.01 Mathur 4/9/01 11:46 AM Page 1 Nuclearism THE CONTOURS OF A POLITICAL ECOLOGY How are...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Alys Eve Weinbaum Duke University Press 2001 ST.02- Weinbaum 5/24/01 5:53 PM Page 15 Reproducing Racial Globality W. E. B. DU BOIS AND THE SEXUAL POLITICS...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Allen Feldman Duke University Press 2001 ST 68-04 Feldman 10/25/01 3:06 PM Page 57 Philoctetes Revisited WHITE PUBLIC SPACE AND THE POLITICAL...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 7–24.
Published: 01 June 2003
... POLITICS OF APPEASEMENT From the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 1982 to the sign- Salah D. Hassan ing of the Declaration of Principles on 13 September 1993, Palestinian politics witnessed the transformation of the PLO from a revolutionary national liberation movement to a partner in a...
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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...
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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 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group In our “postfact” society, emotions, mood, and affect have acquired unprecedented political valence. Mood therefore can be repurposed as a hermeneutic for understanding politics and history. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 mood affect hermeneutic...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., GLOBAL POLITICS, AND CULTURAL CRITICISM In the introduction to what became an infamous set of essays published in Patricia Social Text in 1996, Andrew Ross pointed to the connection conservative Ticineto critics were drawing between what had been called the “culture wars...