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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 structure...
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Social Text (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 (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... for 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 (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 intensified membership...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... a particular translation or mutation of the discourses of the Christian Church. This is confrmed in Schmitt’s well-­known insight into the “political theology” of the allegedly secular state, which institutionalizes an ideal of sovereignty that is nothing other than a recasting of the Christian...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... theology. For this subfield tends to either evaluate the theological origins of political concepts or provide theological reflections on political ques- tions.9 The Pentecostal rehabilitation center inspires neither. Instead, these dark, dank structures...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 61–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the illegal migrant as synonymous with Bangladeshi Muslim. See Gillan, “Refugees or Infiltrators?” ; S. Ghosh, “Everything Must Match.” 27. Thomas Blom Hansen, in “The Political Theology of Violence,” emphasizes the trope of fire and spontaneous combustion in mobilizing crowds. For an overview...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... archive of reversible transcription, the sovereign subject and the enemy inhabit and house each other; each becomes the host, hostage, and habitus of the other” ( Archives of the Insensible , chap. 4). 8 Schmitt, Concept of the Political , 29 – 30 . 9 Schmitt, Political Theology , 5...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the history of black mobilization in the United States. Moreover, it blocks out of the legacy of Black Muslim political thought in the United States—though the multiple modes of expression it inspired have proved irrepressible. Black Muslim thought and theology do not fit comfortably with the aspirations...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and theology that in the West we can easily recognize as inhabiting the domain of the “religious.” For Westerners, trained as we are to separate out the political from the religious, there are other domains of the religious use of media less obviously ritually or theologically based that nonethe- less...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the Charismatic movement objected to the political contents of Liberation Theology, the two movements also had numerous common elements. Like the Liberationists, antimedia Catholic Charismatics feared that mass media would alienate the religious...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and a spur to the egalitarian reforms of the New Deal. Although Progressive-era reformers had deployed documentary photographs to mobilize political support, it was in the 1930s, as technological and industrial enhancements enabled more effective reproduction and dissemination to a mass audience...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 73–96.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Plonowska . “ Time for Beginners: Natality, Bio-politics, and Political Theology .” philoSOPHIA 3 , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 107 – 20 . Foucault Michel . Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France . Edited by Senellart Michel , translated by Burchell Graham...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., listening, seeing. In the contemporary world, electronic media are central to this process. They are dominant technologies (though by no means the only ones) whereby this circulation takes place and the forms of political and religious identities are forged. How then do we understand the nature...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): np.
Published: 01 June 2003
... 2003 Contributors Heribert Adam is a political sociologist and holder of the Simons Chair at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Born in Germany and educated at the Frankfurt School of critical theory...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
... described as the alienation of masculinity — or, as Negri put it more recently, castration (“The Eclipse of Eschatology: Conversing with Taubes’s Messianism and the Common Body,” Political Theology 11 [2009]: 41). 48. Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, “The University and the Undercom...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 79–95.
Published: 01 December 2008
... — “globe-girdling” political movements that tie different people and places together through the solidarities of an antidevelopment, antiglobalization movement. She points to Christian Liberation Theology as an intriguing and productive (nonnationalist) solidarity and longs for the possibility...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 105–122.
Published: 01 March 2024
... translator should be trying to understand his own language and world in Hindi terms. We are here in the politics of self-estrangement in ways that confound given boundaries between this and that, inside and outside, German and Hindi. This is why in my book I try to relate translation practices to solidarity...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 189–199.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and suffering.1 This new “equality” is perhaps more precisely understood as a new homogenization that now is manifest not only as the liquidation of dissent or of whatever marks the possibility of another way of being political, but even as the suppression of alternative tones or modes of phrasing as well...