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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gabriel Giorgi The notion of precarity, central to the analysis of neoliberalism, shows a rhetorical and semantic instability between the exceptional and the normal, the individual and the collective, the social and the ontological. This instability is, I argue, at the core of the different...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Precarity Lab Digital technologies have helped consolidate the wealth and influence of a small number of people. By taking advantage of flexible labor and by shifting accountability to individuals, sharing economy platforms have furthered insecure conditions for racial, ethnic, and sexual...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Tina M. Campt How do we engage a contemporary visual archive of blackness that is saturated by the proliferation and mass circulation of images of violence, antiblackness, and premature death? This article explores the labor required by visual enactments of black precarity in the work of filmmaker...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 27–53.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., social atomization, precarity, abandonment, and premature death under the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had especially lethal consequences for those who are impoverished, racially abjected, and deemed violable or disposable within economies of dispossession. For Indigenous peoples under US...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... are especially brittle, breaking off cleanly as the contingencies of their unstable bodies intervene. Here, the enduring temporality of the social is secondary to practices of being between emergence and collapse. Addressing sociality here is not a romantic celebration of precarity or resilient intimacies...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... this archive provides lessons on the distribution of wealth, precarity, and belonging in our world. 18 See, classically, Butler, Gender Trouble , chap. 3 . 19 Bersani, “Sociability and Cruising” ; Dean, “Cruising as a Way of Life.” 20 This is not to deny the classism of the bathhouses...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 late liberalism neoliberalism vulnerability precarity This tightly conceived collection provides us with a luminous set of ethnographic encounters with exhausted social worlds and the effort that people within them exert...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 21–48.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of Out-Work” ; Geisler, “Blue Cross.” 53. For an analysis of the biopolitics of precarity, see Lorey, State of Insecurity . 52. Hatton, Temp Economy . 51. Antonoff, “Push for Telecommuting.” 50. Nilles notes that productivity at the start of a telecommuting...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., as Roderick Ferguson argues, the abjection or marginalization of difference is supplemented by its affirmation. 5 That is, if we define precarity as the condition created by capital’s propensity to invest in and withdraw from any particular locale at any time, not simply literally through fiscal investment...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... representation. Gabriel Giorgi’s “Improper Selves: Cultures of Precarity” discusses agency in his treatment of Latin American genres of precarious criminality. Giorgi argues that neoliberalism seeks to enclose the commons by inscribing “precarity” as a zone of criminal life. This genre juxtaposes...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by a pervasive sense of precarity and relentless uncertainty that puts meaning and the social itself in question. We suggest that such afterworlds are characteristic of a broader historical moment characterized by the proliferation of disasters that are lived as endemic conditions: mass extinctions, 2...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is whether Trump believes Jackson would have ended slavery. 6 Trump’s populism, and the seething white settler racism and entitlement that underlie it, manifests the ongoing cultural, political, and economic spirit of late colonialism. It is a mode of settler mastery that reads white precarity...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 59–60.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- tion explicitly, reflecting on the ethics of methodology in creating narra- tives from documents that record grief, the precarity of survival, and the struggle for autonomy after slavery. DOI 10.1215/01642472-3315898 60 Editors...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and securitization—by which they mean “geopolitically inflected contexualization of the debate on safe space”—with a familiar subject of queer studies: sexual precarity on campus, as well as vulnerable student populations in need of protection through trigger warnings, campus alert systems, and Title IX safeguards...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of these stories disguises the growth of precarity within a neoliberal economy ensnared by COVID-19 containment measures. From pilots to design directors (whose “advice for others going through tough times is to be positive”), no one is immune from retrenchment and sentimentalized news reporting. 1 At the same...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in which the grotesque, usually aligned with comedy—our Mrs. Nose-bones again—is attached to the physical precarity and political privileges of the white majority. In the years between the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments in 1865 and 1868, respectively, and the Plessy v. Ferguson...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 77–103.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ( 2020 ). Hollibaugh Amber Weiss Margot . “ Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence .” New Labor Forum , 24 , no. 3 ( 2015 ): 18 – 27 . Jaffe Sarah . “ In GOP Country, a Small Labor Organization Offers a Model for Fighting Trumpism .” Portside , November 5 , 2016...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 2021
... through the aspirations of autonomy from the institution but is, rather, an education in the simultaneity of their own means of reproduction and the reproduction of the university through workers’ disavowal of the precarity of their workplaces. At stake in this shift is not simply a matter of prestige...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
... fingers typed “wrecklessness” as though to evoke José’s glorious skill at conceptually significant riffing) also marked one of our last performances. José cast us both as poets of precarity, with me “hunkering down in the foxhole...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... (When the intrusion arrives from the past, some call it haunting ). If such trauma and precarity are frequent features in the lifeworlds of schizophrenic persons, it is not merely because of an ontogenetic unwieldiness of mind. Trauma and precarity are sociogenetic effects of vicious persecution...