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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Estuar Reyes The presence of Filipinos as corporeal and discursive subjects within both America and Asian America has long been contested. On one hand, the dynamic juridical status of Filipinos in America has ranged from American colonial subjects and American nationals to naturalized...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the qualities of sound in relation to the built environment--its appearance as an extension of material and social boundaries and its manifestation as an immediate presence that defies boundaries--this article also explores some of the more intricate transformations that the use of electro-acoustic technology...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 73–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the mobilization of presence and absence has been crucial to Israel’s colonization of Jerusalem and how they have been utilized in the service of the state’s drive for exclusive control over this symbolically potent city. This is done, principally, through a reading of the Palestinian house in Jerusalem in which...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., this essay’s central presence is the tragically doomed punk icon Darby Crash and his legendary band the Germs. This essay considers the documentation of live performances by the band and the ephemera that function as the band’s queer remains. Crash’s often quoted demand for more, “Gimme gimme this, gimme gimme...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
...José Quiroga Originally delivered as a talk in a New York University conference titled Queer Cuba, organized by José Esteban Muñoz and others, this essay explores the present and the past histories of homosexuality and revolution, and it zeroes in on the work and presence of a group of young Cuban...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and ontology. Like many Marxists, Jameson tends to avoid discussions of essence, existence, presence, and other ontological topics. Yet being so thoroughly influenced by Hegel’s dialectic and the representational logics of cultural Marxism, Jameson indeed promulgates a very specific ontological structure...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... The article does not invest sociality and its residual social formations with lasting or redemptive force. Simply put, intimate and institutional attachments, both elected and involuntary, remain vital in the presence of pain even if they do not herald a hopeful futurity. In-durable sociality emerges...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...) lack of self-acceptance and self-assertion. These new coming out narratives at once both disavow and point to the continued presence of heteronormativity and queer oppression in everyday life. They also index widespread adherence not only to a neoliberal model of the self as transparent and naturally...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the contemporary liberal mandate for minoritarian subjects to be visible and legible, as well as the compulsion for those same subjects to be sociable and relatable for the sake of radical collectivity and affiliation. The article examines the music, video, performances, and social media presence of singer...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
... demonstrates that the material has functioned as a kind of spectral presence in queer theorizing, an enabling form of haunting that keeps critics worrying productively about the best way to stay true to the radically anticipatory orientation of early queer theory. The specter of the material provides...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 69–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
... would argue that for some people climate change is more visible than for others, it remains a global environmental problem not easily felt on the ground. On the other hand, waste appears to be an incumbent presence, almost impossible to avoid; it also seems more localized than global climate change...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... edition in 1950 and achieved renown as a classic of anticolonialism after the printing of a revised and expanded edition by Présence Africaine in 1955.9 Robin D. G. Kelley has suggested that it is possible to trace the development...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... be argued that Hatoum’s work exhibits the presence of postmemory because it is shaped by the memory of critical events in Palestinian history that the art- ist did not experience directly. The relationship between Mona Hatoum’s work...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 45–73.
Published: 01 March 2001
... want to mention here the specific role of the journal Présence africaine, often cited as a fertile ground for diasporic work. On the one hand, it should be recalled that at its outset, Présence africaine was not primarily conceived as a diasporic project, focusing...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
...? And of decolonization? Visualizations of knowledge — yes, but are these still “knowledge” then? Strictly speaking, I mean. Is an image ever knowledge, or is it an infinite invitation/command to production? Visuality as a space of struggle — it’s a space? Erasure of visual presence — Dios mío , so many erasures...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that is without darkness, that has no sky, in the night heavy with the absence of the world and withdrawn from all self-presence, thought watches. —Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of Disaster A wave breaking outside the sea. In this way I go on. —Dunya Mikhail, Diary of a Wave outside the Sea...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to address a crisis or significant goal, which is never disconnected to the spatiality of an occasion or instance. Puro pedo temporally affirms one’s presence — as in, “don’t waste my time” — as well as serves to enact a tactic of refusing to be productive with one’s time. I consider puro pedo...