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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Philippine Theater, a “drag” production marketed to tourist audiences as “the largest transvestite show in Asia.” The paper suggests that the Film Center can be read as a modern ruin: a spectral environment that elicits a lost sense of optimism and globalism, while inducing feelings of terror and dread by...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Patrick Deer The embrace of the city in ruins was a familiar rallying cry of punk music. From Public Image Limited’s evocation of an urban subject murdered in the countryside while “the cassette played poptones,” to the Clash’s raucous calls for “a riot of our own,” to dub-influenced declarations...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... at stake in the immanent transvaluation of the values we generate together inside and in spite of the marketizing university. This is a parable, then, to think with what is still a collective work to be done: the collective work of living, thinking, and doing otherwise in the academic ruins...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Mandana E. Limbert This article examines the ruins of the former structures of rule in a medium-sized town in the Sultanate of Oman. It explores how people in Bahla relate to and perceive the ruins of forts, walls, and neighborhoods that had helped maintain order in the previous era and that are...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 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 and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... geographies of violence are visualized as militarized spaces of a present-future ruin. The video focuses on Hong Kong human rights movements, death in the streets against the constant threat of the nuclear option. Toward the end of a thirty-minute film, we see bodies in motion amid hellish worlds and then a...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
...? In his Physishe Geographie volcanoes blow their spouts off, wild beasts clamber up higgledy-piggledy ruins. On the ground, the thingness of forms battered down as far as thought might latch onto the tiniest button...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): np.
Published: 01 June 2008
...” AbdouMaliq Simone 13 “City of Whores”: Nationalism, Development, and Global Garment Workers in Sri Lanka  •  Sandya Hewamanne 35 Urban Modernity on the Periphery: A New Middle Class Reinvents the Palestinian City  •  Lisa Taraki 61 In the Ruins of Bahla: Reconstructed Forts and Crumbling...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... from the ruins of capitalism. So the derivative has a communist side, offering the possibility to catch a wave and perform something meaningful on an otherwise indifferent world overtaken by finance. Here and now, there are groups at work on computational processes and cryptocurrencies that may in...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... extinctions, 2 infrastructural ruin, 3 national economic and geopolitical failure, 4 the legal and scientific sanctioning of state torture and murder, 5 unprecedented displacements of those seeking refuge from war, poverty, and the drying up or flooding out of life possibilities, 6 even the end...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 111–123.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to announce finality, to acknowledge death and loss. Alongside Said’s description of Palestinian structures (and implicitly Palestinian selves) as potential ruins, we might set Marx’s injunction in the Eighteenth Brumaire 112...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... modified to retain the ruined features of the original structure. To mark this transformation, the site’s new owners commissioned one of the most debated installations in recent memory, Kara Walker’s A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby , which occupied the refinery’s main building for three months in...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... operationally and retroactively exist as resurrected value. Manufactured landscapes—along with the “ruin porn” photography that so fascinates the contemporary imagination and the entire “world without us” franchise—thus stand revealed as ciphers of this conjuncture of the hypertrophy of the material past with...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... but not abject. Not propertied but shared out, burning and brown. Something else: an unfinished conversation about mothers. It was another thought, a branching out. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Untitled Jennifer Doyle “The sentence is ruined as soon as I enter it.” That sentence...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2004
... political. It is not enough to say that the profes- sions have become dispirited (Weber’s argument from the turn of the prior century) or that—their ennobling purpose lost—they lie in ruins. People’s professions could take out franchises from the popular science movement. Sorting out the politics we can...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 83–107.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the Forth at the foot of the craig are the twelfth-century ruins of Cambuskenneth Abbey, where Robert the Bruce convened his first parliament, and where James III and his queen are buried. And on a dandy southerly bluff sits Stirling Castle, the favorite...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
... still stand in ruins or under occupation has become part of popular culture among many Palestinian families and communities as well as part of a praxis of political resistance for both Palestinian activists and Israeli anti-­Zionist activists (e.g., Zochrot).2 Walid Khalidi’s All That Remains...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... abiding link between generations. The symbol of the “new” Israel created in 1948 on the ruins of Palestinian society, by contrast, is a figure of exteriority: the prickly pear cactus. As a way of distinguishing themselves from the weak...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... sites of touristic attraction marked so hopefully on the paper placemats laid out each morning at the Badami Court Hotel. 138 Pandian ∙ Imagination: Cinematic, Anthropological It is on a sandstone rise overlooking the archaeological ruins of Badami, erstwhile...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
... me to the ER for the first time. But is there ever a first time? The diagnosis explodes in your face like a bomb. Everything is shat- tered. A life in ruins, or what becomes now a half-­life. To learn that your own...