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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... with unpredictable results. This essay argues that pop evanescence emerged as often as punk dissonance. The bands also intervened and vamped it up in the performance spaces of the music industry, including the television shows Top of the Pops and American Bandstand , playing off the alienating...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., engaging new forms of technology, do not require the practices of European curatorship. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Buzz and Rumble Global Pop Music and Utopian Impulse Jayna Brown Thinking about utopia is relevant in our times. It is particularly urgent in our globalized...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Debra Rae Cohen; Michael Coyle Attention to pop ideology is inevitably limited where it doesn’t take formal questions into consideration. However, the question of form in a pop record is itself complicated, because form here doesn’t simply mean song form: it also involves negotiations and...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... archive provides lessons on the distribution of wealth, precarity, and belonging in our world. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 Zadie Smith Nicki Minaj Psy pop queer Aesthetic categories are, in their definition, social: to describe something as belonging to an aesthetic category...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- shooter” media mastery. The first-person-shooter video game, relished by American youth, is not pushing violence into everyday life, but rather refracts a wider militarized biomedia that recodes human life into dispos- able pop-up targets. The first...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 93–96.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and aah’s of the clients getting done by the meth girls who were turned out to turn tricks. That was more than we wanted to know. In a covert bell curve moment, the lower than average intelligence quotient of bleached D.C. allocated 20 mill, a buck a pop & mom, to equalize Negroes with...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... between authenticity and artifice, becoming deft media manipulators, as Patrick Deer notes in his coda to this issue, of what John Lydon would label the “Public Image” with all the suspect “pop” connotations the term implied. For that sin alone, punk risks damnation in the eyes of some, especially...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... exhibition of the powers of what Walter Benjamin called the mimetic faculty, the ability to perceive and produce similarities (as distinct from sameness or identity). I argue in my forthcoming Like Andy Warhol that this ability was central to Warhol’s pop...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): np.
Published: 01 September 2007
...: Wal-Mart and the Making of Christian Free Enterprise is forth- coming from Harvard University Press. Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar. She is the author of Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latiniza- tion of American Culture (NYU Press), a 2004 Choice...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... columns into the center of the capital city Groszny only to pop up out of the sewers to destroy the Russian vehicles using rocket-propelled grenades. These premoni- tory episodes went largely unheeded, so that when former Marine Corps...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 59–82.
Published: 01 June 2000
... cheese merely one historical subset of camp, but such a contention does not explain why certain products are described as cheesy, yet never as campy. Some culture, of course, straddles the line: Japanese pop culture critic...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... shooting. Pop. Pop. Pop. Then some guys would shoot back. Pop. Pop. Pop. I was hanging out with the wrong people.” He shook his head, “For real, I’d get killed out there.” Out there as opposed to right here, inside as opposed to outside — these...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... social ill to be overcome. The ideology of liberation pertained to both public and private spheres, underwriting the utopianism of the New Left as well as the self-­concerned individualism that colluded with emerging neoliberal capitalism.5 Pop cultural...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): np.
Published: 01 December 2005
... America (Duke University Press, 1997) and (with Jennifer Doyle and Jonathan Flatley) of Pop Out: Queer Warhol (Duke University Press, 1996). Tavia Nyong’o is an assistant professor of performance studies at New York University. He has written on...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of stars like Lady Gaga. Like Poly Styrene, Grace Jones, and Pauline Black before her, Lady Gaga creates alter egos; she syncs pop and punk sounds and she mixes dance stutters into sonic hiccups to create a spasmodic femininity that lurches and jerks into action. She also confuses the...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... most typical image of sound recording in the Euro-American cultural imaginary is probably that of the genius music producer, always male, mostly but not always white, sitting at an immense mixing board as a rock, hip-hop, or pop act runs through its...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... are barely growing pubic hair. They get emotional over the lead singer, not the music. That’s number one. Number two: Is it necessary to create another genre just to express emotions? Is Death Metal not enough? Is Punk not enough? Are pop acts like Camila, Sin Bandera, and José...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Asian American art. Thanks also to Anna McCarthy for her insightful suggestions and to Seher Shah for sharing her artistic process. 1. See “Jihad Pop: An Interview with Seher Shah and Tom Finkelpearl,” in Seher Shah, Jihad Pop (New York: Bose Pacia, 2008), 69 – 72. 2. Homi...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
... meditation on the utopic temporali- ties of queer art with a brief consideration of three art objects that depict and invite ecstatic experience: Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1652), the Magnetic Fields’s pop song “Take Ecstasy with Me” (1994), and Elizabeth Bishop’s...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... a state-of-the-art recording stu- dio.42 This use of the cell phone has become so ubiquitous that in a recent article in the Village Voice, Scott Woods feels compelled to classify all female pop R&B performers as “Cell-Phone Girls.”43...