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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... possibility, in which the reformist orientation of one in civic life. particular reality program, Random 1, provides material for assessing the biopolitical rationalities of neoliberal rule. Random 1 Reality television’s quasi-therapeutic public...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... And Psycho was 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... randomness, but only within certain parameters—temperature, humidity, light, enzyme levels, and so forth. In the twenty-first century, no one talks about clodder (yet!), but clutter is a buzzing keyword, a powerful term in a number of popular discourses on the self. The rhetoric of clutter treats it...
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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
... 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 to the realm of trials. The oncologist offers you the preferred option, which is usually a trial being...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
... subse- quently attributed to the snipers might have 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...
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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 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., but are we 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...
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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 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 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...
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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 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... images appears without contextual information. Rather than 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Jones . Durham, NC : 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Souls of Black Folk . Chicago : McClurg . Ellison Ralph . 1952 . Invisible Man . New York : Random House . Foucault Michel . 1986 . “ Of Other Spaces .” Diacritics 16 , no. 1 : 22 – 27 . Moten Fred Harney Stefano 2013 . The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... + technology + semiotics of 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...
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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
... displacement. They bear the fl esh of the interrupted story 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...