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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 21–33.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Sura P. Rath “What Would Said Say?” Reflections on Tr adition, Imperi alism, and Globalism Lately there has been much loose talk about tradition. Whether the rise Sura P. Rath in the desire to revive...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the absent/dead and the other, insofar as the danger is that the other will recede into soundlessness? If so, then speaking— saying something—allows the other to be , dead or alive. I wonder also about rethinking politics through our ability to pause before our rush to distill or communicate meaning...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... marginal part and decorative border. To do so means to surrender the accolade of theorist for stylist, to harbor the hard work of listening from scholarly convention. To try and tell freestyle's story is to say a great deal about a moment when large numbers of young women found themselves on the inside...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... masculinity as the dominant logic of privilege and to identify affect as the appropriate idiom for critiquing normative masculinity. In the spirit of this alternative genealogical approach, I will begin by unpacking what it means to say that emo functions as a periphery, and then turn to three essentially emo...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... learning places of theaters and clubs as much as classrooms and conferences, and following Jean-Luc Nancy—as does Muñoz—to understand “world” here as referring to that which “is said in every saying,” this essay considers how Muñoz’s aesthetic theory encourages promiscuity among fields of knowledge. ©...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... test, law cannot and does not distinguish religion from nonreligion; individual believers can and do. Instead, courts trust a person’s or group’s self-reporting—that they sincerely believe what they say they believe—and adjudicate from that point forward. As a criterion, sincerity invokes a host...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the structures of settler colonialism.” What would it mean for a settler speaker of a land acknowledgment to say, “I am a visitor, and I hope to become a proper guest”? Two empirical examples are presented: the University of California, Los Angeles, where an acknowledgment was crafted in 2018; and the University...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
... affective/spatial norms of mental health treatment: confinement, rationality, repression, and an individualizing model of madness. As part of unfolding this model for a trans-mad aesthetic, the article asserts that the link between transgender and madness (as categories) is not merely one of addition—say...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Vicente L. Rafael This essay inquires into the relationship between translation and empire in the United States. It argues that such a relationship cannot be understood apart from a critical appreciation of the Americanization, which is to say, translation of English from an imperial...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to Derrida. I’m uncomfortable with the word ‘winning.’ ” In college, Grisha Coleman made buttons that said S.L.U.T. and handed them out to everyone. I don’t know, you said. I don’t know how I feel about wearing a button that says SLUT. It’s an acronym, she said. It stands for Subversive Lust Under...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 17–33.
Published: 01 March 2004
... . Chicago:University of Chicago Press. Baby rape “one of the most shocking” says judge. 2002. 5 June. www.theage.com.au/breaking/2002/06/05/FFXMIDZR22D.html . Barbano, Andrew. Baby rape: Coming soon to a casino near you. www.nevadalabor.com/barbwire/barb97/barb11-30-97.html . Bengu, Charity. 2001a . Keeping...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... And now I realize that it would have been much clearer had I distinguished postmodernity as a historical period from postmodernism as a style. I should say that I don’t care what people call these things. It seems to me that everybody recognizes some kind of postmodern break, whatever name they give...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in the mall when you saved him,” she says, “I saw Mother Theresa in your good deed. Today, when you caught this thief, I saw Netaji in your speed.”7 He beams proudly, speaks magnanimously. And then, as she looks admiringly at him, you can...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Rather than weigh in on the editorial collective’s behalf, we take our cue from the movie Trolls . Just as Princess Poppy resolves arguments by saying, “We’re both right!,” our response to these disputants is, modestly, to say that we defend and respect the right of analytic philosophy...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
...—he’s instead saying, we know all this, we already know all this, we know it so well it’s in book form, we wrote the book on it. And so in contrast to, say, a newspaper article or long-form piece in the Atlantic , both print and memes come to stand in for how much we already know things. We can...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... cuts us off from flows of new purchases, once it passes a certain point. It slows our consumption cycles, and when it comes to the clutter of, say, all the streaming services to which the average bourgeois person subscribes, it slows the circulation of capital among the firms that buy and sell our...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... paintings — which makes someone think of a convo around representation and, say, the Dana Schutz scandal at the Whitney versus sixties / civil rights struggles, Emmett Till, lynching photos. Jackie Goldsby. Visuality as zone of struggle. Can we decolonize the image? But isn’t it a force of colonization...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
... enunciations, to say things that cannot be said in the major language. Deleuze and Guattari write of Kafka, a Jew in Czechoslovakia, forging a minor literature within German. Welsh’s use of Scots dialect within the major language of English...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... understanding and quicken communication. It is a mighty exercise in presence and in awareness to refrain from saying something that carries or might promote prejudice, for example, “I saw a black man . . . ” to privilege instead neutral descriptors like “I saw a person wearing purple pants . . . ” This rewiring...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the countries of Africa. And we know that the misadventures of history have caused the field of this civilization, the area of this civilization, to exceed today Africa itself. And it is in this sense that we can say that there are if not centers then at least...