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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Charlie Samuya Veric A contribution to the genealogical elaboration of the Third World as a political project, this essay examines how decolonization constituted a new culture that defined the decolonized as new subjects of history. Previously thought to be without history and culture, the people...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tania Aguila-Way This paper takes up the Zapatista “Mother Seeds in Resistance” seed-preservation project as a case study for exploring the interconnections between contemporary biotechnology, biocultural diversity, and cultural institutions such as the archive. Drawing on environmental theories...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 41–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
... were inundated with hate mail and death threats. Although Pipes removed the dossiers after vigorous criticism from faculty nationwide, he continued Campus Watch’s project “Monitoring Middle East Studies on Campus.” Each month, the Web site showcases a “Quote of the Month” that dem- onstrates...
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Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 2 Saturn Girl materializes a psychic projection of her teammates on the cover to Legion Lost , no. 9 (January 2001). Art by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning Figure 2. Saturn Girl materializes a psychic projection of her teammates on the cover to Legion Lost, no. 9 (January 2001). Art by More
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Daromir Rudnyckyj This article examines two projects of subjectification that seek to inculcate a will to work that animates contemporary globalization. Based on ethnographic research at Krakatau Steel, one of Indonesia’s largest state-owned companies, the article contrasts the differing...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Naisargi N. Dave This article tries to locate the missing something that enables radical social projects to persevere, in this case, the social project of animal activism in India. The author argues that we will find the missing something buried in and by the tyranny of consistency (or...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... possibilities. The online project Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760–1761 , which interprets the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth-century British Empire, offers a telling example. The map suggests an argument about the strategies of the rebels and the tactics of counterinsurgency...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the first Chinese empires. It also explains how, in the 1930s, the Nationalist government—and not the post-1949 Communist regime, as is often mistakenly assumed—first launched a project to rectify the Chinese names of the barbarians and replace the derogatory animal classifiers with the standard human...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The introduction to this special issue develops a critical analytic that is politically unwilling. To “politically un-will” something is to disassemble, or perhaps problematize, the willful assumptions that undergird politics today. This is a deconstructive project. Ethnographic and archival work that...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
...José Esteban Muñoz This piece reflects on two orders of the poetic event. On one hand, it describes Fred Moten’s reading of the poem “the gramsci monument” at the public art project of the same name. On the other, it meditates on the event that the poem registers, or the general antagonism of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... compatibility of necropolitical will and conciliatory inclusion that seem emblematic of the current conjuncture, where the sustained project of attrition, devaluation, and disposability under way enacts dispossessive projects in the historical present. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 racial...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
... histories of dispossession that shape their relationship to the academy, to the ethnographic field site, and to home. As a rehearsal of an ongoing multimodal project, this essay presents what the authors have been calling their “dark-side mixtape”: a rehearsal of ethnographic theory read through the music...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the centers of Arab modernity, the metropolitan cities. This new imagination, a hybrid construct crafted by the new urban middle classes in the age of globalization and the demise of the postindependence nationalist project, encompasses a new consciousness of self, family life, and family futures...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jennifer Bajorek This article examines two projects by artists living and working in Nairobi. It asks questions about how these artists are visualizing or otherwise materializing in their work the specificity of their contemporary geopolitical and geocultural situation in relation to capitalism...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... lent their voices to the project. By juxtaposing these “soundings” with dreams Inuit youth have of their dead friends, the author thinks about the possibility of “sending” our voices to the absent/dead and the way they send their voices to us. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 voice...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon In response to Vincent Brown's contribution to this roundtable, this article argues for the importance of attending to issues of design in digital humanities projects that aim to recover and reassess the archives of slavery. 2016 digital humanities slavery archival...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... comprehending the description of both things and people. Gathering intelligence about foreign peoples was part of the pious and strategic project of natural history. The article concludes by showing how Sloane's accounts of species contributed to an imperial choreography that included substantial descriptions...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... trace exhibitionary practices in the transnational art project Galleon Trade Arts Exchange. The article then discusses works by Christine Wong Yap, Stephanie Syjuco, Reanne Estrada, and Gina Osterloh to highlight how Filipino American visual art has critically engaged with the multiple contradictions...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 247–250.
Published: 01 September 2009
... latter. However, this proposition has never been definitively realized because at no point has everyone involved been able to agree on what constitutes practice: as the means of articulation are always contested and contingent, the production of theory itself is an unending and necessary project...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... economic, and the subjective. They also coordinate (at the level of conduct) projects of capitalist accumulation with efforts at regional security. This assemblage of industries and ethics, made in the name of control, is what this article understands as the soul of security. © 2012 Duke University Press...