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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Perhaps, then, it is necessary to consider less whether genocide provides an adequate rubric within which to categorize particular forms of racial power and violence to render them legible to “mankind and the civilized world” (in the words of the Convention itself) and more whether the distended field...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... from the conduct of the 1991 National Census of the United Kingdom—the first ever to include a direct question on ethnicity—I analyze the myriad dimensions of racialized power and subjectivity at work in demographic knowledge production. In the process, I suggest that the 1991 census reveals less about...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... a Muslim on sight. Still, they must always be concealing themselves. How exactly does this racism of the dogma line interact with the more familiar terms of color-­line racism, and what might it add to the strategies of racial power...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
... functions as a racialized lever for the management of a population. For Michel Foucault, the function of racism under a biopolitical system is to organize the exercise of the “power of death” when life has been elevated to the central concern of techniques of power. 25 Racism, by this definition...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the assumptions are of the recent theorizations of becoming, potentials, infrastructure, and terror in relationship to racism and white supremacy. In considering terror as a racial formation of becoming and infrastructure, the author argues that much is to be gained in terms of theorizing power, hierarchy...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as speaking the world is the same as declaring humanity, and vice versa. 14 Riffing off of Denise Ferreira da Silva’s notion of racial knowledge and power as the construction site of global space, 15 in which whiteness is the color of both universality and geography, the formation of the earth...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... transcript and journalistic coverage of the Vang case illustrates a need to establish a history of racial violence in order to explain the altercation in the woods. This need assumes that a history of racism must be identified in order for a word to be considered racist and that acts of violence can...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... forms of racialization, social reproduction, and social difference, along with geopolitical dynamics. In fact, logistics is a specific character of contemporary forms of power, and struggles over logistics and its infrastructures are imperial and tied to conflicts over land and livelihoods in a much...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... dispossession and the institution of chattel slavery. Beck argues for the Second Amendment’s role in preserv- ing constituent power as a check on racial and anti-­indigenous violence. This decoupling of necropolitical violence from the state, however, serves...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., which reproduced the cooptation of minority culture by art world nonprofits and especially by the urban, bourgeois whites who run and staff most of these organizations. 16 Powers was also concerned by this apparent dissolution of real history, especially amid the racial disparities of Walker’s...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... power, often for interests of racial and class antagonism that exceeded the bounds of immigration enforcement—with severe consequences for Latino communities. By mobilizing a social imaginary predicated on the necessity of uprooting the undocumented, federal, state, and local officials committed...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... . . . At the other pole is the Muslim movement, which daily becomes more powerful.” 47 “A Negro Assays the Negro Mood” revolves around connections between the colonization of Africa and racial oppression in the United States, beginning with the protests of Patrice Lumumba’s execution, held at the United Nations...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... what Cedric Robinson would describe as the history of racial capitalism. 13 What is particularly interesting, however, in Marx’s discussion of primitive accumulation is the appearance of public debt and the US Civil War. He writes, “The public debt becomes one of the most powerful levers...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and time than Ellison's novel, both are focused on moments where racialized individuals come into contact with the large‐scale system of the electricity grid and the structures of power the grid both metaphorizes and materializes. Like in Invisible Man , the electricity thieves in the news segment do more...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... empire abroad amid ongoing anti-Black racism—becomes explicable in part because of the symbolism and social force of blood sacrifice that joined the reason of the state (in this case, a racial state) to the transformative ritual power of a state cult, in this case, pursuing citizenship through ultimate...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández This essay places the 1871 Camp Grant Indian Massacre in the context of the rise of a capitalist class of citizens and the state-sponsored violence they enacted as part of a war-based cross-border economy. Tracing transnational circuits of power in the borderland...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Christian power that has strong racial implications. Beginning with such Supreme Court cases as Burwell v. Hobby Lobby , where the notion of sincerely held religious belief becomes the legal principle for a corporate right to govern the relevant conduct of a relevant population (employees, hospital...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Frantz Fanon’s description of a colonial racial fear that conceives of the colonized using insect metaphors of swarming, alien, stinging bodies.23 In this case, racial power traffics in both images of the “blind” terrorist- ­monster and the purportedly hyperorganized, antlike monster...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2006
... multiculturalism seeks to function for U.S. global ascendancy now as racial liberalism did for U.S. global power after World War II. It is a central ideology and mode of social organization that seeks to manage racial contradictions on a national and international scale for U.S.-led neoliberalism...