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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicholas De Genova What is “Europe”? Who is a “European”? At the beginning of the twenty-first century the European Question has become a problem of a new significance and magnitude — above all in Europe itself, but also in its increasingly amorphous externalized border zones and beyond. To ask the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Boonin David . 2011 . Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Brathwaite Edward . 1971 . The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica, 1770–1820 . Oxford, UK : Clarendon...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Martha Hodes Considering the question of the recovery of marginalized voices in the archives, this article reflects on the problem of finding and interpreting the personal responses of African Americans to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Black freedom was central to the post...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... a complex, noncelebratory attitude with regard to the question of political change through creative practice: one’s pleasure at another’s pain is not a reason to create, it suggested, but lies at the heart of the act itself and thus constitutes a whole field of perverse desire and ambivalent...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rosalind C. Morris Duke University Press 2002 Theses on the Questions of War: History, Media, Terror Why does the history of the East appear as a history of religions? Rosalind C. —Karl Marx...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the existing” one. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Questions on Intellectual Emigration Theodor W. Adorno Let me immediately take up the distinction between immigration and emigration. Many of you might find it pedantic. But as an expression of an...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Benjamin Tausig As a global financial crisis rippled through the late 2000s and early 2010s, with mass political movements rising in its wake, many journalists and critics in the English-language press asked an anxious question: where are the protest songs? But the question was begged: such songs...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Amy Villarejo What can critical theory, from Theodor Adorno to contemporary writers on the relationship between capitalism and digital media, tell us about the specific form or medium that is television? This article undertakes a two-step answer to this question, first by locating television as a...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... used to synthesize or even resolve the conflicting conceptual apparatuses of postmodernism (a term derived from aesthetic, humanistic, and cultural methodological questions) and globalization (a term derived from political economic, social, and cultural methodological questions). By attending to the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Debra Rae Cohen; Michael Coyle Attention to pop ideology is inevitably limited where it doesn’t take formal questions into consideration. However, the question of form in a pop record is itself complicated, because form here doesn’t simply mean song form: it also involves negotiations and...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... issues in Ferguson. Far from proving the innocence of then Officer Darren Wilson, this account leads to more questions than answers. However, the Department of Justice review not only concluded that Wilson was justified in the use of force but also cast doubt on the signature question of whether Brown's...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Lisa Lowe This article explores under what conditions, with what methods, and in relation to what materials the question of recovery with respect to slavery and freedom can be posed. Accounts of Black Atlantic and African American slavery are central to understanding enslavement and the terrains of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Ed Cohen How do we contain emerging viral epidemics? This is a question that obsesses us of late. Not yet ten years into the third millennium, the world has already weathered a bevy of actual or feared viral epidemics: HIV/AIDS, sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Juan Obarrio This article explores matters of health and illness through a consideration of questions of temporality. Approaching health as a liminal stage and as a practice of freedom and potentiality, the seesaw between well-being and disease, or the thresholds between life and death, are...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 242–245.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Heather Gautney This essay discusses the evolution of state theory from G. W. F. Hegel to Gilles Deleuze, with a focus on the ways in which the state has been theorized as a mechanism of egalitarian social change. Following Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's empire thesis, it raises the question of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Franco-Algerian as well as Maghreb-Mashreq relations are intricately connected to the question of Palestine, raising the question of the limits and potential of transcolonial politics. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Staging Palestine in France-­Algeria Popular Theater and the Politics of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... diagnostic: What questions about punk have we neglected to ask, and how does asking those questions, opening those histories, change what punk meant and continues to mean? © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Kamran Asdar Ali; Martina Rieker Drawing on the larger project of the Shehr Network on Comparative Urban Landscapes, the articles in this issue seek to revisit conceptually and theoretically the question of marginality in the production of contemporary urban cartographies in the Middle East and...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... person's absence. Though this question has a long philosophical history, it took on a directly political and practical turn in the United States on 12 November 2002. On that day, Al Jazeera broadcast a tape purported to contain the voice of Osama bin Laden. Programs for political action hinged on a classic...