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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Progressives and “Perverts” Partition Stories and Pakistan’s Future Kamran Asdar Ali Sa’adat Hasan Manto (1912 – 55), the Urdu short story writer, starts his story “Toba Tek Singh”1 with the assertion that after British India’s par- tition the respective governments of India and Pakistan...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ward Churchill Duke University Press 2007 The Myth of Academic Freedom Person al E xperiences of a Liber al Principle in the Neoconservative Er a (Fr agments of a Work in Progress...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ann Pellegrini This essay moves to investigate the co-constitution of “the child” and “the secular.” Twins of modernity, “the child” and “the secular” underwrite moral claims about progress, the universal human, and the ordering of time itself. These moral claims are carried forward by dominant...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and mediated communication are—borrowing from Fredric Jameson—“a symbolic vehicle” for, and an object of, progressive critique. Tavia Nyong'o considers how the image of the Internet as a creative commons is belied by Marx's insight into the dominating logic of machinic over human intelligence. Fortunately...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
.../itinerant), and statelessnesses (non-Mexican/non-American) that provide the foundation for a new progressive politics at the border that embraces a principle of radical diversity and the assumption of heterogeneity inscribed within it. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Hinging on Exclusion...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of gradual but progressive growth that characterized the industrial age, extreme, fractal changes increasingly characterize our biopolitical age. We live in an era of catastrophic time. If most policy makers seem intent on ignoring or exacerbating the perils of the Anthropocene age, popular culture...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to the postcolonial state’s monumentalist attempts to materialize claims of truth, beauty, order, and progress through the adoption of modern aesthetic forms. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Queer Space in the Ruins of Dictatorship Architecture Bobby Benedicto Objects that have decayed...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 45–65.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jennifer C. Nash “Institutionalizing the Margins” treats intersectionality as a feminist orientation in time , as an analytic that powerfully describes both what women’s studies could be and what women’s studies has already become , that speaks about the discipline’s aspirations and progress...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... anxieties about complicity and success. The Ruffneck show, by contrast, imagined the decimated spaces of the midcentury welfare state to comprise an alternative ground for conceiving the racial origins of progress and thus for evaluating the epistemologies of contemporary liberalism. The article concludes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and progressive form of the novel, the structure of heteronormative romance, and the security of inheritance and lineage withstand the ideological and epistemological demands of this post–World War II shift into multiple forms of value. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Asian diaspora...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
...)? The process of othering progresses in two steps: refugees are first imagined as an unified mass that is radically different from imaginary notions of “Slovenianism” and “Europeanism,” which then serves as the basis for differentiation between more and less acceptable of them. On these grounds, four different...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
... on electricity theft. GE's advertisements necessitate a reexamination of US cultural constructions of electrification as inherently progressive and instead highlight the ideologies of unfreedom and exploitation that undergird electrified modernity. While the 2010 news segment may seem of a different place...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to the class struggle. He criticizes the European Left's imperialist tendencies and argues against dividing progressive forces in places like Martinique along dogmatic ideological lines. Césaire thus treats his break with the Communists as a declaration of independence and reclamation of initiative...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Beller This fragment is drawn from The Message Is Murder , a work in progress that includes statistically discrepant readings of Jorge Luis Borges, Alan Turing, and Karl Marx, in addition to the engagements with Claude E. Shannon and Alfred Hitchcock present here. These readings...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., which equates progressive politics with the mere numerical expansion of minority characters in the fictional worlds of mainstream comics production, and asks how we might reframe this demand not as a plea by minority subjects to be visually represented by predominantly white male comic book creators...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2000
... be offered to explain the connection between religion and secularism—religion is merely a historical trace of that which has been overcome by secularism—depends on what it explains. The progress tale in which secularism starts in Europe and is exported around...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and a spur to the egalitarian reforms of the New Deal. Although Progressive-era reformers had deployed documentary photographs to mobilize political support, it was in the 1930s, as technological and industrial enhancements enabled more effective reproduction and dissemination to a mass audience...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., telling me things other women deemed too bawdy to share, pushing me to reveal intimate details about my own life. Juxtapose such effervescent sadness with the repetitive, neutralizing modes of speech that give “progress” a social map by casting certain people as its others. Rambal’s Wife’s...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of a liberatory science, but I think these promises can be fulfilled only when we learn to create, locate, and engage with a science that is also a political, social, and progressive institution. Mainstream sci- ence—with its claim...
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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...