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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... think across these genealogies, we highlight the intersection of two ostensibly parallel scholarly trajectories: race as political theology and race as political ontology. Both of these trajectories point toward the condensed relationships among our three terms, illuminating in the process the deep...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
...J. Kameron Carter Against the backdrop of the summer 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this article thinks about that event as indexing a crisis of US political theology, indeed, as a volatile flashpoint wherein the sacred comes into view otherwise. Here the sacred figures...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics may be nurtured and maintained. Whatever the value of this endeavor, it has tended to give support to the intellectual habit of not taking religion seriously: of not having to pay attention to the specificity of its discursive forms and bodily practices, to the theologies that animate it...
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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 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Christian theology—among the key figures of which are Nicholas Malbranche, Gottfried Leibniz, and Baruch Spinoza—in order to contextualize Jia's work, and the larger conversations about globalization and China, within a longer historical frame. The essay then returns to The World , where, in an analysis...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., ideology rather than corporeality, according to theologies, creeds, beliefs, faiths, and ideas, rather than their color, face, hair, blood, and origin. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Dogma-­Line Racism Islamophobia and the Second Axis of Race Leerom Medovoi Now that there is and can...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Urban Politics New York Style , edited by J. Bellush and D. Netzer. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe. Newfield, Jack and Paul DuBrul. 1981 . The Permanent Government: Who Really Runs New York? New York:Pilgrim. New York City Independent Budget Office. 2002 .“Despite Property Tax Increase Large 2004...
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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 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 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Drucilla Cornell; Stephen D. Seely The authors of this article attempt to rethink the relationship between queer theory and Marxism, in order to argue for a revolutionary queer politics. First, they challenge the idea, offered most forcefully by queer theorist Lee Edelman, that any politics that...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Angela Mitropoulos This essay queers the critique of political economy through the analytical category of the household, focusing on the centrality of genealogical orders to the persistence of capitalism over time and in frontier spaces. In so doing, it makes an argument against a politics of...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... fundamentally bio-political insofar as it engenders the conditions of possibility for displacement through the transformations it effects on the traditional nation state, and then offers a salve for displacement through the empty form of humanitarian law. Between the abdication of national responsibility and...
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Social Text (1 September 2019) 37 (3): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2019
... like Carl Schmitt builds his reflections on sovereignty on the fundamental dyad of friend/enemy that must become the bedrock for statecraft as well as political theology. 10 This behooves us to consider the latest turn in racial and cultural politics in the West, where Muslims are the enemy du jour...
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Social Text (1 September 2019) 37 (3): 47–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Hamzah Baig Contemporary political events in Palestine and the United States have drawn renewed interest in the long history of militant Black-Palestinian solidarity. Although many historical accounts typically begin in the post-1967 Arab-Israeli War moment with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Ellen Moodie This essay develops the concept of biospectacle, in which the politics of managing populations becomes sensational visual display. It does so as it explores a series of events in 1999 surrounding the arrest and trial of “El Directo,” a gang member in El Salvador who, at age seventeen...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of religious agency that has operated at the heart of US nationalism. This essay argues that militarism—risking death and taking life through war—has been rendered through a political theology of sacrifice, sovereignty, and political community to endow military soldiers with a uniquely powerful and...
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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 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... this sense, in critical apposition to nation-state sovereignty as the negotiated site for the expression of political freedom, Brotherhood political theology drew upon psychic and spiritual investments in the umma , a globalized imaginary with rich and variegated ideologies, including those predicated...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... with the possibility of developing a radically immanent approach to the creation and destruction of value and explores its implications for the concept and politics of evaluation at the heart of contemporary transformations in universities across the global North. In an attempt to dramatize the...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... capitalism and biocapitalism and the complex imbrication of the two. Joining the larger conversation about the afterlife of slavery, the article concludes by demonstrating the political importance of speculative fiction that renders reproductive exploitation a privileged locus for elaboration of historical...