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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
..., and the study of human population diversity through the concept of plasticity. This special issue specifies that plasticity 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...
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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
... of the inhuman in paleontology. The film highlights the sticky oscillation between ideas of absolute difference and cultural graduation in understandings of racial difference in the borderlands of colonial power. What follows is a recursive story in three parts on the beach of geologic realism...
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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 (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and centralized a bureaucracy to facilitate the violence necessary to sustain the process of indigenous 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...
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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 (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 (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of neoliberal urbanism but its cornerstone. It is the heart of racial capitalism and thus the principal conceit of urban development. This final realization also contextualizes another difficult function of Walker’s work: exposing the viewer to the violent power of the artist’s oeuvre as it saturates...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and Muhammad’s Mosque no. 34 are now destroyed—two powerful monuments to struggles for racial justice of our era, erased. The Schapiro photographs are some of the few existing images of these two landmarks. A third Durham photograph shows Baldwin holding an abandoned child, in the shadow of a blazing image...
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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 (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... duty and risking death in service to White 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...
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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
... in pastoral religious power have meaningful contemporary political implications for contemporary race making and war making? Why has the medieval (here a placeholder for pre-Westphalian modernity) resurfaced as a political reference point in the post-9/11 moment? How are the religious and racial dimensions...
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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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that Davis · Recovering Fugitive Freedoms Social Text 125 • December 2015 6 5 stared down the asymmetrical (and usually racialized) power relation- ships between interviewer and interviewee. Posey told Harris’s son...