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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 35–46.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Rossana Reguillo Duke University Press 2004 —Translated by Brent Hayes Edwards and Nora Nicolini The Oracle in the City BELIEFS, PRACTICES, AND SYMBOLIC GEOGRAPHIES A migratory or...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 55–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
... examination of the processes shaping their work experiences.1 However, there is little research on the social practices and spaces where day laborers seek employment. This essay draws on fieldwork of primarily Latino immigrant men,2 who looked for work as day laborers at an infor- mal street-corner...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and military actors who seek to promote specific forms of knowledge—statistical versus qualitative—about war. This essay points to the sedimentation of colonial practices around affection and disaffection, and of colonial intimacy in these counterinsurgency practices. By drawing on the writings and...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the study of slavery threatens to replicate the death work of the slave ship register, black digital practice offers a way of thinking through black life by invoking what the #transformDH collective has described as the digital humanities’ potential for “social justice, accessibility, and inclusion...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... workers engaged in oppositional cultural practices and created and participated in gendered public spaces. This article analyzes the new spaces and cultural practices to delineate the gender and class critique and asserts that the women's performances in public spaces conveyed a specific migrant FTZ...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... conversation and collaboration among attorneys, doctors, professors, university students, and imams, which had heretofore been highly restricted and regulated by Israel’s carceral practices in the West Bank and Gaza. The deportees—those who in Giorgio Agamben’s estimation had been literally abandoned in a zone...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... examine how artists and audiences themselves mobilize the mode. This is especially true for Global South, state socialist, and authoritarian contexts, where traditions of political engagement through art, practices of skirting censorship through aesthetic indirection, and demands for depictions of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the United States. This essay explores Filipino American aesthetic practices that engage with the corporeal and discursive production of the “Filipino” in both America and Filipino America. The essay investigates the implications of Filipino American visual art and artists “returning” to the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 247–250.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Phillip Brian Harper Considering the intersections of theory, culture, and ideology in Social Text , this essay suggests that for all its interest in theory, the journal has never had a theory of theory, except for the proposition that insofar as theory explains practice it must derive from the...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the nineteenth century, I argue that both James and Oiticica independently discovered its active remains in what I call “the aesthetic sociality of blackness,” the popular practices they encountered among the predominantly black residents of the barrack-yards of Port of Spain and the favelas of Rio de...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... life — in New York, especially — since the 1960s. In this critical interview, Benderson discusses urgent political issues relevant to his practice as an author, including gentrification in New York and the decline in the critical currency of counterculture; his processes and practices as a writer of...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
...” seed bank as an autonomous, self-organizing archive that embraces entropy in its biological, knowledge-sharing, and sociopolitical dimensions. I argue that, in addition to constructing an antihegemonic model of archival practice, this seed bank initiative teaches us that the growing influence of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., disidentificatory mode of being with. At the same time, Warhol’s aesthetic practice, one that highlights and itself imitates the precise operations of the mimetic faculty within drag practice, was an act of liking and a way to participate in the way of being with one another that he saw in these drag queens...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... old and new modes of organizing. These struggles have yet to result in widespread transformations of structures of governance, but they reveal the ways people work within and against them. We can begin to map and link the diverse local practices and transnational solidarities that are deployed to...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... chronotistics is meant to describe practices and ideologies of time management and expenditure. Topics discussed in the cycle range from the vocabularies of temporality (“Time Consuming” and “Killing Time”) to discussions of gender and labor (“Mars and Venus in the Workplace”) to time spent viewing Internet...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind; Brian Larkin In this introduction and special issue we examine the role of contemporary media in the formation of religious communities, in particular when religious subjects, practices, and arguments are structured and enabled by processes of conflict and contestation, and by...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... significant objective is to bring attention to the ways modalities of social difference, such as race, gender, class, and ability, structure the practices of making and listening to recordings as well as the manners in which we think about those practices. Another purpose is to implode the ultimately...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
... property, and cultural impropriety define, adjudicate, and support some fashion-copying practices while stigmatizing others. This essay begins with a historical perspective of fashion copynorms. It then examines one case study — a dispute between a small ecoconscious design firm, Feral Childe, and a large...