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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... particular reality program, Random 1, provides material for assessing the biopolitical rationalities of neoliberal rule. Random 1 Reality television’s quasi-therapeutic public service ethos is not unique to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... selected from a set of possible images—a not entirely random thought. On the one hand, we are dealing with a question involving any message whatever, in short, any possible combination of symbols that might be found, say, as in Jorge Luis Borges’s “Library of Babel,” the library that most closely...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... clutter is a system, although its structure is necessarily sui generis. And clodder ? The imagery it conjures is of a colony in a medium, an organic process, a semiautonomous, homeostatic system of culturing and fermenting. Controlled spoilage. Like clutter, clodder evolves from randomness, but only...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... turns accident into violence, attributing agency to seem- ingly random events. In other words, witchcraft is cathartic theater in its purest form — tragic, universal, written in blood, and always failed. That is what anthropology teaches us.8...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... most regular damaged cells do. So PARP inhibitors tend to block the activity of that protein and encourage cancer cells to commit apoptosis—cell suicide. This was a multisited randomized controlled trial (RCT), at the time in phase II, now moved on to phase III. When you are terminal, you are given up...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
... remained in the homicide limbo of unsolved crime—just another random shooting death. Only by concentrating their attack did the snipers’ serial spree take on the propor- tion of terror to emerge as what Jean Baudrillard might call a “singularity [in] the heart of a system of generalized exchange.”2...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... speaker equally ambivalent and receptive to random encounters, happen- ings, and feelings. Things become additive in their collective presentness, accumulating hollow and random experiences and thus “mak[ing] you wonder what it meant.” We can imagine the...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 275–284.
Published: 01 December 2005
... space that encom- pass a range of random, interclass, and interethnic social encounters in urban public spaces, which he heuristically distinguishes from the pro- fessional, motive-driven, intraclass practices of networking. He...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ready to write together? Depends on with whom, I guess. And do I really know y’all? I find I can’t write on a public Google Doc. Basically, I don’t like to be photographed, watched, or for the most part looked at by random folk. She doesn’t like to be surveilled — disciplined and policed (who does...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., shift- lessness, dependency, nihilism, immorality, and deviance. In an attempt to offer some coherence to these random sets of behaviors, underclass pro- ponents have conveniently drawn on the term culture. Indeed...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... articulating any coherent narrative, the images are drawn from a massive database, having been tagged by a nonspecific category, such as “train stations,” and then retrieved by a randomizing algorithm that groups images by tag. Elahi claims he created an intentionally “user- unfriendly interface” on his...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... alphabet bobbed at random or lay in the shallow spoon. —Gregory Orr During a recent discussion of the defining ordeal of his life—the hunting accident in which at age twelve he unintentionally shot and killed his younger brother—the American poet Gregory Orr noted that trauma, violence, and death shatter...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 1–13.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- sity Press, 1979); Naison, Communists in Harlem. 5. Here is a small sample of the work in this vein: Angela Davis, Women, Race, and Class (New York: Random House, 1981); Manning Marable, Blackwa- ter...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... 1979 . Orientalism . New York: Vintage. Seuss, Dr. 1950 . If I ran the zoo . New York: Random House. Smith, Merritt Roe, and Gregory Clancey. 1998 . Major problems in the history of American technology: Documents and essays . Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Stone, Allucquère R. 1995 . Sex and...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... end to the festering and bleeding of the wound at the core of our consciences. The facts are there, in all their immensity. I will cite at random: the details supplied by Khrushchev on Stalin’s methods; the true nature of the relationships between state power and the...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
... out the virtual-actual circuit of differentiation in which new modes of transmission are not determinate by the selection of gradual accumulation and random mutations but emerge from nonlinear transfers or molecular contagions...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in their teeth. In rail time the train’s stops, the random snatches of conversation, the antiseptic bleat of the conduc- tor draw us ever more deeply into the body and passage of everyday time, fl eeting and dimly memorialized, as the images outside the window become stitched into our...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., MA : MIT Press . Da Silva Denise Ferreira . 2007 . Toward a Global Idea of Race . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Bois Du W . E. B. 1903 . Souls of Black Folk . Chicago : McClurg . Ellison Ralph . 1952 . Invisible Man . New York : Random House...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... embodiment, and you can add whatever unique, actual, yet random histories that traverse the nodal point of this utterance. But there is no escape; we are bound in and bound to the unrequited violence of historical memory and also all that which is immemorial, unphotographed and unphotographable. The capture...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... : Duke University Press . Davis Angela . 1981 . Women, Race, and Class . New York : Random House . Davis Angela . 2012 . The Meaning of Freedom . San Francisco : City Lights Books . Du Bois W. E. B. 1899 . The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study . New York...