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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the refugee category beyond the legal definition to include a range of times, places, and subjects, this article conceptualizes refugeetude as a coming into consciousness of the social, political, and historical forces that situate refugee subjects and the acts that attempt to know, impact, and transcend...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... corresponding figure, homo sacer , or sacred man. It does so through a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 film Children of Men , looking at how the film's story line—an infertile world in which one refugee, Kee, is found to be pregnant—links pregnancy to political systems that regulate who gets counted...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
...María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo The Central American refugee crisis has been aggravated by the Trump administration’s policies, but this administration certainly did not precipitate it. The first half of this article examines the determinant role US policy played—and continues to play...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Mitja Velikonja Abstract This article deals with mostly negative ideological images of refugees, as they erupted in political graffiti and street art (stickers, stencils, various inscriptions) in Slovenia during the so-called refugee crisis from the fall of 2015 on. Its basic questions are three...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
...A. Naomi Paik This essay is a cultural analysis of the legal testimony given in Haitian Centers Council v. Sale (HCC III), a federal lawsuit brought against the U.S. state on behalf of nearly 300 HIV-positive Haitian refugees imprisoned in a United States–operated refugee camp at Guantánamo Bay...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 57.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Jean Mohr Jean Mohr, “Hebron. Most Palestinian refugees live in tents. The ICRC sets up the first schools” (1950). Photo: International Committee of the Red Cross. Jean Mohr, “Hebron. Most Palestinian refugees live in tents. The ICRC sets up the first schools” (1950). Photo: International...
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Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 3. “Let's stop the invasion of ‘refugees.’” Graffiti, Ljubljana, August 2015. Photograph by the author. More
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Published: 01 September 2023
Jean Mohr, “Hebron. Most Palestinian refugees live in tents. The ICRC sets up the first schools” (1950). Photo: International Committee of the Red Cross. More
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 1–34.
Published: 01 September 2023
... forms of coercion that characterize the more general racialized sociopolitical condition of migrant subordination far beyond any physical border site and encompassing the full spectrum of migrant everyday life. Thus, migrants’ and refugees’ struggles and demands exceed a narrow focus on borders alone...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Armando García In light of the current immigration debate, and in particular the state-sponsored carceral arguments most recently sparked by the arrival of Central American refugee children on the US-Mexico border, this article takes cues from the late José Esteban Muñoz’s call to sense...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay reflects on the biopolitics of counting bodies under the conditions imposed by capitalism and state violence. It argues that war, refugee and migrant labor dislocations, and indeterminate zones of sovereignty have rendered bodies disposable and states...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and the third-world proxy wars for the purportedly secular rivalry of the Cold War to the contemporary conditions of Muslim migrant and refugee communities—these multiple overlapping genealogies, we argue, are necessary reference points for an adequate analysis of our political present. As one way to think...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 61–82.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in mobilizing an understanding of crisis in 2015, it is less clear that what was named as crisis was in fact the conditions faced by migrants. Instead, the declaration of a European migrant crisis—or refugee crisis, as it is alternately called—shifts between two referents. “Crisis” at first seems to name mass...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
... assistance.3 Originally placed on federal welfare rolls as a temporary and “adaptive” measure under the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975, a large segment of Southeast Asian refugees who fled their homelands in the aftermath of the U.S...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 83–103.
Published: 01 December 2023
... promotes agency, as they become authors of their personal histories instead of objects being written about. While Poeuv herself was born in the Thai refugee camps and arrived in the United States as a refugee, her project encourages second-generation US-born Cambodian Americans to take up storytelling...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and topologically deformed and in which the citizen has been able to recognize the refugee that he or she is — only in such a world is the political survival of humankind today thinkable.  — Giorgio Agamben, “Beyond Human Rights” The Famously Forgotten One could justifiably begin...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 75–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... amorphous externalized border zones. 9 There is no stable space of Europe toward which the figure of migration can be understood to move, as from an imagined periphery toward a fixed center. Remarkably, we appreciate this best from the standpoints of the migrants and refugees themselves. Consider...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 55–82.
Published: 01 September 2020
... refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories. 2 Curfews and sieges limited the work of the Across Borders Project, particularly in Gaza. In 2000, a five-year campaign concluded with the successful establishment of the .ps domain for Palestinian websites. 3 The .ps domain relied...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 25–48.
Published: 01 June 2003
... between Haifa and Hedera, with a special focus on two villages: Umm al-Zeinat and Tan- toura. For the chapter on Tantoura, Katz wove the stories of the Tantoura Social Text 75, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press. refugees with those...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... of the refugees and other migrants (how many are there?) who have died while trying to cross the same Mediterranean in recent years, prompting some members of the European Union to suggest the construction of special camps in North Africa...