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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Anna McCarthy © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Reality Television: a Neoliberal Theater of Suffering Last year, The Smoking Gun, a Web site owned by the Court TV network, Anna McCarthy procured and published an internal memorandum from the producers of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sought to naturalize the stark racial categories by which Cuba then lived, even as the images illuminated the realities of—and white anxieties about—interracial sex and its primary cultural and biological product: mestizaje . I link this historical backdrop to “her” return in the present day, after a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and finally points to feminist questions that must be considered by the journal today in the context of broader social analysis to understand how rapidly changing economic realities intersect with gender. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working at the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies of...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... invites further slants of perspective. The essay does not seek to distinguish reality from image, world from screen, the tangible from what is otherwise elusive. Instead, the essay seeks fidelity to the kind of experience into which cinema often leads: the sense of a life beyond or between oneself and...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of external and internal nature that shapes political reality. On the basis of these two approaches to culture, Americans tend to regard European culture as limited to aesthetics, and Germans see Americans as “uncultured.” Opposing this anti-American stance, the lecture points out that in American...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 112–117.
Published: 01 September 2009
... himself with respect to Zionism; that is, to bring out its concealed history as it was exacted, from somewhere and some people. We are urged to ask: How do we critically understand the idea of empire and the reality it is a part of? What does it mean to examine empire from the standpoint of its victims...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., meaningless, or painful and how ethnography might better view and express the “difficulty of reality” that we often encounter in our work. 6 Post Tenebras Lux is an example of this potential in cinema, and it offers anthropology a reflexive stance on how filmic difficulty can nuance ethnographic...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): np.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Chubanshe); The Cold Face of Reality: A Biography of Lu Xun  –  Wufa zhimian de rensheng – Luxun zhuan) (Shanghai: Wenyi Chubanshe); and Between Thoughts and Literature 間 Sixiang yu wenxue zhijian) (Beijing: Renmin Wenxue...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... artist who com- bines images and sounds from African and Western life to comment on how technology diversely impacts global and local realities. Her work has been widely exhibited at national and international venues, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, P.S. 1...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
... his story was infinitely far from a more mundane set of truths, since the gossip was apparently just too good. Indeed, I did not really mind that the speculation was false, since I saw that the embellishment of reality was the thing, his thing. Even his overestimation of my capacity for sexual...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... hermeneutics. Do you see this as merely a negative symptom of postmodernism itself? Or can you consider a point at which 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 51–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... social practices to engender a social reality (from support for wars to cultural identities and lifestyles). Information is thus implicitly seen only as a kind of alibi for the communi- cation of social meanings, which is where the...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... The equipment-­free aspect of reality here has become the height of artifice; the sight of immediate reality has become an orchid [blaue blume] in the land of technology. — Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (1936) But, like, if...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 47–64.
Published: 01 December 2004
... representations of social reality. Always taking place in public spaces (squares, markets, neighborhood parks, at times on television), these per- formances5—in which the spoken word takes the leading role—constitute spaces of the construction...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 103–128.
Published: 01 March 2001
... in terms of a more sociologically critical psychoanalysis, that movement in fact fetishized both personality and social reality rather than pursuing what Adorno, in a paper he delivered in 1946, called the “inner history...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... caught between utopian fantasies of biocybernetics and the dystopian realities of biopolitics, between the rhetoric of the posthuman and the real urgency of universal human rights, is a moment given to us for rethinking just what our lives, and our arts, are for. —  W. J...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the stark reality of our oldest repressed nemesis and realize that we have not progressed United States, not into the cleaner, brighter future promised in the television ads for sexual performance drugs and allergy relief medications. Clearly, with the mail Iraq. The truth of identified as the...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... backpedal on his initial statement and assert something about Sofía that struck me as plainly illogical: “It’s not that she believes” in it, “but she fears them.” Wasn’t my brother’s assertion absurd? Why would anyone fear something on whose reality she does not believe? I quickly brushed him off—that’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... randomness but then follows its own logic, its drives—is polymorphous and must therefore be managed by its chances at a successful (or is it profitable?) outcome, which is to say managed by what could be grasped as an algorithm first formulated and once known as the “reality principle.” 9 Likewise, the...