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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Benjamin Reiss In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, a tendency to view mental illness through the lens of “risk” has been exacerbated on college campuses and beyond. Administrators, counseling centers, law enforcement teams, and policy task forces have encouraged widespread efforts...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 45–73.
Published: 01 June 2023
... are expected to become competitive, creative, and self‐interested risk takers but find themselves in a world where, for the vast majority, risks are proliferating and unmanageable. This approach can offer a useful supplement to other critical theorizations of the recent resurgence of fascist cultural politics...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nicole Charles Bourgeoning technological advances in biomedicine profoundly animate modern biopolitical understandings of risk and protection and related ways of knowing, offering, and seeking care. But what might it mean to embody protection by means of suspicion toward these very...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... soldiers because they sought to defend themselves from mob violence at the hands of White soldiers and civilians. Despite this, the nation’s strident racism did not prevent Blacks from seeking entry into the armed forces. This article explains why African Americans willingly risked their lives to support...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., a cut I perceive in the here and now, a change I want to linger with, that puts the university at risk in the very same gesture that it puts neurodiversity at risk. It is about asking what happens when the turn toward neurodiversity begins to be felt in a way that neurotypicality is truly threatened...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Press 2018 finance cultures of finance derivatives risk In The Long Twentieth Century , Giovanni Arrighi argues that capitalism expands and contracts in cycles, moving from commodity production to finance before relocating to another power center. 1 For some, the shift from manufacture...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Recent scholarly works have described the perceived shift from liberalism to neoliberalism in terms of a shift in the logic of constitution of forms of personhood and governmentality from one constructed around rights and property to another constructed around risk and security...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of fiction; his authorial relation to cultures of poverty; and themes such as nostalgia, exploitation, opportunism, pleasure, negative effects, risk, and the enjoyment of difference. The interview was conducted live at the Trashing Performance symposium, during a day of discussions and lectures called...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ). How the rise of single-fication affects the management of death—both those already dead and those at risk of dying in/from solitude—is the subject of this article. Looking at new mortuary practices, new trends in both single and solitary lifestyles, and new initiatives in dealing with suicide...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of overcoming difficult situations, neglects to fully encompass our understandings of risk, vulnerability, and life. This article explores the ways in which Washington, DC–based trans activists discuss shared coalitional labor as constituting that which renders viable life—or, in some cases, what they describe...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... risks but also to the cultural forms that characterize anxiety in the Anthropocene. Ultimately, what is at stake is not just geopolitical relations or public health but also the lives and deaths of the animals that are so often slaughtered to protect humans. 18 Wald, Contagious , 2 . 19...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This article argues that the multiplex economy made multiple tiers of stardom possible so as to shift Hindi cinema away from the high-risk industry that revolved around major stars featuring in action melodramas. The animated visuality—a result of cinematographic and editorial intensifications—was then devised...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 51–74.
Published: 01 December 2019
... on political imagination can, however, be largely overcome in the spirit of Marx (and Randy Martin) by using the conceptual resources of options theory itself. In options theory, for example, privately produced financial derivatives are priced as though a component of them is synthetic public debt (“risk-free...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Rendering classrooms and other places on campus as intrinsically embedded in global relations of militarization, securitization, dispossession, and risk management, “safe space” is elaborated in this roundtable in material, administrative, and pragmatic terms: from the conceptualization of alert systems...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 2021
... be ensured through its congealment in the commodity of reputation. Armstrong Amanda . “ After the Crisis .” Unpublished manuscript, May 16 , 2016 . Brouillette Sarah . “ Risk and Reason .” Blog // Los Angeles Review of Books , May 16 , 2017 . blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/risk...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
... or materialized desires. Instead I want to foreground how negotiations such as those surrounding the rate card are embedded within specific histories of risk, fantasy, protection, and insur- ance. (Why else is a blessing of the sort Aravani offer ever given or solicited, if not to protect?) This move...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of risk management, a technique for converting uncertainty into calculable gain. Risk has come to be central to the present imperium’s governance of its foreign and domestic affairs.3 Where invading armies actually landed, it was to attack old allies in Afghanistan and Iraq as new enemies...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., anticipating the biggest snowstorm yet to hit New York. As I contemplated the snow squall in twilight, thoughts of Randy drifted by. Climate anomalies were the kind of risk conundrums that fascinated Martin in his last book, Knowledge LTD, which explores...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... networks in tandem with the degradation of existing housing stock can be linked to risk factors relating to residential displacement and homelessness. 58 Allen Feldman ST 68-04 Feldman 10/25/01 3:06 PM Page 59...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tales of societies of risk, uncertainty, and nonknowledge whose financial interface lies with the evanescence of the derivative. Derivatives are typically described as a technical feature of finance which is in turn but an accessory to the real economy. Disaster ensued when derivatives escaped...