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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... these cases necessitates revisiting the relationship between subject identity and populations to which Michel Foucault pointed when conceptualizing biopolitics. We argue that in media productions of gender, race, and security, gender, rather than functioning to mark an identity, is disaggregated...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... formations. The caterpillar imagined in the memo reveals a logic of security that attempts to redistribute the affective violence of terrorism by producing fear in the detainee and targeted populations, while simultaneously confirming a racialized equation of torture and truth. The article situates...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 June 2014
... diasporic population abroad. Theoretically, the article argues that dramatic expressions of identity depend on encounters and are thus significant in spatial terms. This dimension is often lost in conventional analyses of performance. Ethnographically, a drama perspective lends itself well to creole...
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Social Text (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...
Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 1. 23andMe graph visualizing the “principal components plot of 23andMe reference European populations.” https://www.23andme.com/ancestry-composition-guide-pre-v5/ (accessed February 14, 2022). More
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of Jamaica's enslaved African population, in relation to early discussions of the possibility that “negroes” constituted a distinct racial group. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Sir Hans Sloane’s Milk Chocolate and the Whole History of the Cacao James Delbourgo For the first time I...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., both at the global level of the expanding world-system’s borders and internally within the individual state. A supplement to racisms of the color line, dogma-line racism maps populations along the other side of Cartesian modernity’s mind/body split, in primary reference to mind rather than body...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... sounded and staged a philosophy of the history of jazz predicated on the production of a people that emerge as a refusal of the biopolitical population addressed by US Steel. By focusing on the televised performance’s dance and dramaturgy, this analysis shows how A Drum Is a Woman imagined...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... practices of social experience of surplus populations that are at once the consequence and means of new forms of value production in the financialized global economy. I consider the differences between the aesthetics of dilation and the aesthetics of abidance as attempts by Jia and Mendoza, respectively...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the centrality of noncombatant populations in counterinsurgencies, military theorists have increasingly sought to incorporate culture and intuition in their arsenal of tactics. Focusing on the development of the uses of affect by the United States, this study illuminates the ongoing tensions between political...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the hyperhabilitated subject illuminate the ways in which the American New Right since the 1970s has portrayed white masculinity as a disabled embodiment relative to the admission of women and racial minorities into full citizenship. Hypohabilitated populations in turn are produced through neoliberal techniques...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., security, mobility, and comfort of the white citizenry. The care-oriented liberalism emplaced by the New Deal was rooted in a biopolitical imperative to “make live” the valorized white portion of the population. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 race evolution biopolitics whiteness...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
... actually depend on and enlist malleability and formlessness to govern living populations and individuals. By unevenly distributing the capacity of corporeal malleability, plasticity functions as a key logic underpinning the modern notion of racial difference. The issue’s introduction proposes a critical...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-income, and disabled populations as drains on the state, reframing this discourse as a potential site of coalition among antiracist, anticapitalist, and feminist disability politics. Whereas antiwelfare policy cast independence as a national ideal, this analysis of the welfare mother elaborates a version...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... collectively embodied, and performed, the complex careers of the nation, the transnation, and the postnation through their engagements of the matter of Guantánamo/“Guantanamera.” The piece then implicates in that procession populations that bear no simple relationship with any of the more available categories...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jacqueline Nassy Brown This article critically examines a common premise of racial discourse in contemporary multiracial societies: that ethnic data collection, in the form of population statistics, is necessary for the apprehension and eradication of discrimination. Drawing on ethnographic data...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., generated in part by the colonial encounter and in part by the collision with working-class subcultures, allowed it to include the whole way of life of other populations: now culture could include the popular and demotic, the marginalized and oppressed subjects of modernity. This contradictory inheritance...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alicia Schmidt Camacho This essay argues that the failures of U.S. immigration enforcement institutions functioned as a strategic policy from 2003 to 2010, when the undocumented population in the United States reached an unprecedented twelve million people. The author examines how the so-called...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anne Allison At a moment when the population is declining, marriage and birth rates are down, one-third of people live alone while one-fourth are sixty-five or older, and reports of “lonely death” (of solitary people whose bodies are discovered days, or weeks, after death) are commonplace...