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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mangalika de Silva This inquiry concerns the majoritarian right governing Sri Lanka instantiated through state counterinsurgency, extrajudicial violence, and symbiotic ideologies of postwar “reconciliation” and political disaffection. Majoritarian right is a predicative apparatus instating both a...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... right-hand side contains an illustrated story written by Harris, featuring a character named Uncle Balaam, who would recur across many of Harris’s books. In the 1891 pamphlet, A Georgia Watermelon , Uncle Balaam fantasizes about eating watermelon until it makes him sick. “UNCLE BALAAM SAT...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 1 The first pages of the Mary E. Smith report (copy 2). On the right side, the lone column with annotations records “When they died.” The ship was captured on January 20, 1856; all of the Africans recorded here died in early February. Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, IJ6 472. Photograph More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 1 The first pages of the Mary E. Smith report (copy 2). On the right side, the lone column with annotations records “When they died.” The ship was captured on January 20, 1856; all of the Africans recorded here died in early February. Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, IJ6 472. Photograph More
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 71–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... understanding of the historical phenomenon of queer human rights discourse in and against China. I analyze this discourse as the political instrument that allows the Republic of China (ROC) to distinguish itself from the People's Republic of China (PRC). As my narrative shows, Taiwan has indeed made some civic...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erin Trapp This article provides a reading of the nonhuman world registered in Dunya Mikhail’s poem Diary of a Wave outside the Sea . While human rights poetry traditionally assembles a poetics of witnessing or mourning and focuses on the construction of the human person, this reading of Mikhail’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 101–119.
Published: 01 December 2005
... IN THE CONTE X T OF FA MILY RIGHTS I came to the United States from Pakistan in 1991 as a student. I had come Chandan Reddy to the United States because I had a thought that coming out as a gay man would be safer for me in this country. After...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 235–249.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Teemu Ruskola Duke University Press 2005 Gay Rights versus Queer Theory WH AT IS LEFT OF SODOMY AFTER L AWRENCE V. TE X A S? In effect, we live in a legal, social, and...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 99–130.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Alyshia Gálvez Duke University Press 2006 La Virgen Meets Eliot Spitzer Articul ating l A bor Rights for Me xic an Immigr ants “We’re being taken advantage of. We’re not being respected. If...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Michael D. Rubenstein This essay argues that the public utility, particularly electricity supply, signifies powerfully as a form of social recognition, a basic human right, and a model of civic inclusion and citizenship in the modern and postcolonial Bildungsroman . James Joyce's A Portrait of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... feelings of brown subjects. It examines cultural forms produced under the cloak of migrant rights movements to trace the ethical imperative of Brownness enacted by migrant sounds and visualities of loss. The article focuses on the cultural politics of digital art, music, and social media that theorize...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jasbir K. Puar “Transgender rights are the civil rights issue of our time.” So stated Vice President Joe Biden just one week before the November 2012 election. This article critically reframes calls such as this by foregrounding a historical trajectory not celebrated by national LGBT groups or...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... color and a vocal sound but also a mood and a music. Baldwin draws on hymns of black religion and the black church (“the fire next time,” “down at the cross”) to depict a contrapuntal relationship between the Christian-inflected civil rights movement and Black Muslim mobilization. Using apocalyptic...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
...KT Thompson This article traces a discursive lineage from a 2013 Second Amendment billboard campaign in Colorado to visual accounts of white settler nostalgia that circulated in the 1860s. The billboard foregrounds fantasies of indigeneity for a contemporary political discourse of “gun rights” and...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ed Cohen In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges , US citizens can now claim a right to marriage without regard to their genital anatomy. No doubt this genital indiscrimination has much to recommend it. Yet we might wonder why this achievement represents the...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... effectively exist outside the community of rights. During this period, immigration arrests and deportations reached unprecedented levels, at a moment when the majority of the undocumented remained an irredeemably criminalized status. By disavowing any intention to conduct mass deportations, Immigration and...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... from 1991 to 1994. By reading this legal archive as both storytelling and truth-telling, it examines how the refugees speak to their experiences of persecution and of their lives inside the Guantánamo camp to illuminate what it means to have their rights and humanity stripped by their supposed...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., such as “human rights” stake their claims, and capitalist endeavors maneuver resources and marshal profit. At present, much of posthumanist thought as well as animal studies suffer from an often implicit Euro-American focus and through that, ironically, a philosophical resuscitation of the status of...