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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., attempts a totalizing notion of an alleged extremity of modern power. I am concerned with how this Western humanist conception of massive fatality begins to induce, but cannot fully engage, a delineation of the violences, exterminations, and fatalities encompassed by the long preceding, long following...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 105–123.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by strategically circulating ideas, people, and funding to and from the Middle East. Such observations reveal the extent to which the US empire functions in practice as a transnationally contested site of power. Furthermore, this study demonstrates how the “Middle East” operates within and enacts influence over...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 51–60.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Charlie Eaton Duke University Press 2002 Student Unionism and Sustaining Student Power The progressive American student movement has proved itself one of our Charlie Eaton country’s most powerful political forces over the last seventy years. Although now...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
...David J. Phillips Duke University Press 2005 From Privacy to Visibility CONTEXT, IDENTITY, AND POWER IN UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . 2005 . How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Bassett Thomas J. 1998 . “Indigenous Mapmaking in Intertropical Africa.” In The History of Cartography, vol. 2, bk. 3, Cartography in the Traditional African, American...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and women:Understanding Ambedkar's viewpoint. In B. R. Ambedkar: Study in law and society, edited by S. Mohammed. Jaipur: Rawat. Foucault, M. 1980 . Power/knowledge:Selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 . Edited by Colin Gordon. New York: Pantheon. Gramsci, A. [1971] 1996 . Selections from...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Settler colonialism depends on a mode of popular sovereignty that serves primarily as a diffusion of the necropolitical power of the colonizing polity rather than as a check on the tyranny of the state. Through a consideration of an assemblage of unlikely contemporary objects—Glenn Beck's 2013 keynote...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 85–93.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Çağatay Topal Duke University Press 2005 Global Citizens and Local Powers SURVEILLANCE IN TURKEY The Basic Characteristics of MERNI˙S Çag˘atay...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 3. Natural gas – powered barbecue stations at Ümraniye Millet Bahçesi (Garden of the Nation), operated by AKP-led Ümraniye District Municipality. Photograph by Sinan Erensü. More
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Niccolò Cuppini In recent years, a new critical scholarship and movement organi-zation that is adopting the lens of logistics has emerged, marked by a profound interdisciplinarity. Powerful voices from a wide spectrum of radical theoretical and political commitments are delineating critical...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
... sometimes been framed as a resource for the disruption of normalizing systems of power. The articles in this special issue show that, by contrast, plasticity does not resist but is actually enlisted by state power through biopolitics. “The Biopolitics of Plasticity” investigates how race and state power...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to record such images. It concludes that these images partly demonstrate the forms of power that are exercised in policing the border, but they also question some of the key assumptions that sit at the heart of neoliberal trading regimes. In particular, the essay indicates how the separation of labor...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... regimes, relations, and forms of debt, and in particular through debt imperialism. Debt imperialism is a kind of temporal exception. It is a multiscalar process through which the United States imposes imperial power by rolling over its significant national debt indefinitely and not conforming...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... events and beings in time. Geologic realism is argued as an analytic to understand the entwinement and emergence of (a) normative modes of approaching matter forged through the histories and temporalities of colonial power in material and metaphysical orders; (b) the realism of quotidian experience...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 39–67.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to consider energy paradigms and their future in relation to the “energy state,” or the centralized governance apparatus that has historically organized power infrastructures. Like the physics term that references any discrete value of total energy that remains fixed, but that is potentially mutable because...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Sage Gerson Abstract In a moment of electrified literary worldmaking, the unnamed protagonist of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man steals electricity to power the 1,369 lightbulbs and radio phonography in his subterranean refuge. Narratively and materially, electricity theft diagnoses the uneven access...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the military imperatives of the very White government that subjected them to the assaults of racism through legal sanction. Central to this problem was the ritual power of civil religion, particularly the role of death in warfare. By risking their lives through military service, African American soldiers...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the concept of dissident domesticity that describes how confined subjects respond to the overwhelming spatial and temporal control of confinement; political opposition conducted through domestic forms shows the tensions between creating new, multiple centers of power and practices that denature...
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