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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Robert W. Gehl This paper argues that the failure of MySpace and the rise of Facebook in the social networking site market is due in part to the degrees in which either site associates users, technology, and marketers into a successful “real software abstraction.” Real software abstraction...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of, queer identity. Queer minstrels are compellingly slippery subjects because they both ruin and rely upon the criteria of the “fake” and the “real,” and in the process their performances reveal malingering ontological and epistemological commitments from queer counterpublics, drive wedges between...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... community who subvert the clichéd image of that community as a conservative force in US politics and culture. Rereading Muñoz’s writings on Zamora of The Real World , season 3, and recounting how Zamora shared out the unsharable experience of his death, the essay discusses three engagements with Zamora’s...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... continue to discuss the term) is an institutional formation, which occasionally and hubristically imagines its reach in other areas, both touching and being touched by “the real.” Thinking with and through the work of José Esteban Muñoz, whose loss has created a rupture in our utopian impulses, this essay...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 51–74.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Robert Meister The article develops political implications of the late Randy Martin’s idea of “derivative sociality” as the real subsumption of human life under the option form. The option form, beginning with the hedge, allows realized surplus value to be preserved (locked in) and eventually...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and ontology, but also a crucial matter of power. In order for a bin Laden tape to have its “effects” in politics, action, and debate, it need not be real or validated; it must simply be the subject of belief. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Enemy Voice Jonathan Sterne On 5 February 2006...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... collabora- tions. This visual document stands in not only for the process itself but also for the lived experiences of the youth represented. Thus the product acquires value as an object that captures the realness of youth’s experi...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... were soon to see it realized in a flood of anthrax mailings, five of them real and tens of thousands of them hoaxes. Conveyed on the waves of hysteria over anthrax, the impact of the terrorists’ incursion spread to the far corners of the country—the West Coast, the South, the rural, the suburban...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2000
... politics. This concept of global politics rests on an exclusion of the mimetic from its thematic concerns, with an emphasis instead on the “real.” The history of international relations as an autonomous discipline4...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 11–20.
Published: 01 June 2006
... (and are) real social, historical, and geographical entities. Though phantasmically conjured and produced, orientalism and the Orient are institutions that have structured and affected — and continue to structure and affect — actual societies...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... becomes a frightening mystery, so that the subject is constantly caught in an unan- swerable question: What does the Other want from me?8 The jouissance of the Other then has the special quality of being both real and mythical...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Figure 6. Ideals of whiteness: Cheerleader family is faced with tears, an overflow of affect that is met with bafflement, without real understanding. Freud maintains in “Mourning and Melancholia...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... “Piercing the Veil of the Real” Tagore’s formulation of his notions about the moment of epiphany in the essay “Sahitye Aitihasikata” could have been said to have been a refor- mulation, in another context, of his phrase “piercing the veil of the real,” discussed by Dipesh Chakrabarty alongside a late...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 2002. Lentz, Philip. 2002 . “Business Split on Fighting Mike; Real Estate Opposes Property Tax Hike, but Others Move to Back Mayor's Plan,” Crain's New York Business , 18 November 2002, 1 . Martin, Randy. 2002 . Financialization of Everyday Life . Philadelphia: Temple University Press...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the categories such as interpretation, historicization, and critique really do become outmoded in light of current cultural realities? It’s paradoxical, because after all, let’s say you want to think very crudely of art as somehow reflecting the real. Okay. And let’s say that the real has become ahistorical...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... called “the space of appearance,” a material site where fictional characters and real-world readers assemble across differences to collaborate in producing a shared ethical world, the former deploying superhuman abilities, the latter the human capacity for imagination. 5 In this article, I...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
... security and the fantasies of China or other foreign countries as real or imagined threats. The memorabilia testify not just to the world wars but also to the more extended agenda of national security through military interventions during the Cold War. We have been told that the Cold War ended in 1989...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 115–143.
Published: 01 December 2001
... spend Mother's Day on the road at Komen Race for the Cure events . Press release, 3 May. ____. 1999b . NFL sponsors race for the cure . Press release, 19 April. ____. 1999c . Real Men Wear Pink: NFL encourages women and men to join the fight against breast cancer . Press release,10 October...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
...” world of financial values and what we imagine to be a more “real” monetary economy. Finance, I argue, is only a more complicated moment of the capitalist abstraction of value. But this abstraction of value is always already...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 145–153.
Published: 01 March 2018
... for the radical and elitist depredations of the Right. And yet, to take the bait and defend the indefensible corporate academy would be in itself a form of negligence. Caught somewhere between the violent deskilling and real subsumption of intellectual labor, on the one hand, and generational transition...