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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Banu Subramaniam Duke University Press 2000 4. Subramaniam 8/9/00 12:51 PM Page 67 Archaic Modernities SCIENCE, SECULARISM, AND RELIGION IN MODERN INDIA If...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Madhu Dubey This article examines the political implications of the resurgence of biological concepts of race at the turn of the twenty-first century, especially as these are viewed through the prism of science fiction. Current racial science purportedly recognizes racial difference in the service...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Bethany Moreton Cognitive psychology—“the mind’s new science” of the last several decades—has directed both popular and scholarly attention to the cultivation of individual willpower as a tool of personal maximization. The Stanford marshmallow experiment on delayed gratification among preschoolers...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
....” It suggests that black digital practice is the interface by which slavery’s archive belies the presumed neutrality of the digital. Black digital practice is the revelation that black subjects have themselves taken up science, data, and coding, in other words, have commodified themselves and digitized...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Coleman Nye On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that isolated, unmodified DNA cannot be patented, in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. —a case that has been called the Brown v. Board of Education of genetic science. In line with Cheryl...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation is...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... refigured ways and forms. Second, in recounting the reinvention of Chinese medicine for living in perfect harmony with disharmonious urban worlds, this essay traces how oneness is actualized as a multiplicitous and generative analytic through entanglements with modernity, science, and biomedicine—all the...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... closing arc of eugenic science, this essay seeks to enrich and reimagine the relationship between practices of racialization and speciation within the larger histories of evolutionary thought and racial formation. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Ocular Anthropomorphisms Eugenics and Primatology...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
...John Lardas Modern The anthropologist E. B. Tylor conjured the will as the latent promise of freedom against a backdrop of technological innovation, colonial aspirations, Victorian spiritualism, the cybernetic gestures of Charles Babbage, and theories of primitive arithmetic. Through his “science...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... disaster relief. Bringing together ethnography and the social study of science and technology, this article illuminates uncertainties inhabiting military protocol in a crisscrossed public-private infrastructural universe. Focusing on the crucial predawn hours when rogue tsunami waves push against the...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... science fiction television series Orphan Black to interrogate how late colonialism saturates cultural productions and to demonstrate how dispossession functions through durative and recursive structures. Providing the extractive and appropriative logics underlying racial capitalism, dispossession is both...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adriana Michele Campos Johnson Drawing on the recent infrastructural turn in the social sciences, this article proposes that we understand visuality in terms of infrastructure. In this context, a distinction can be posed between films of thick visuality and others of thin visuality. While this is a...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay discusses recent developments in black surveillance studies, science and technology studies (in particular the social life of DNA), and everyday practices of resistance and survival under segregation and policing. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the puzzlement, predicament, and ambivalence of the moment. It is also part of the effort by a section of Greek intellectuals of radical and leftist background to oppose the attempt by dominant political forces and social science to classify these events as a moment of disorder produced by small...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... best understood as an entrepreneur of him- or herself. Recent influential scholarship in the (interdisciplinary) humanities and social sciences builds on Foucault's model of an entrepreneurial self-manager in order to posit a new mode of “self-enterprising citizen-subject,” not defined by her claims on...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with the dominant habits of American intellectual life, they should not conform to the American Geist . In academic fields, the notion of contribution is visible in the positive sciences but becomes more problematic in the humanities, where contribution appears not as a palpable result but as a...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 March 2011
... intersection of art and the biological sciences. Her work ranges from digital sculpture and installation to large-­scale photography of plants grown using LEDs (light-­emitting diodes). She is chair of the fine arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Ed Cohen teaches...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): np.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- sity. His most recent work has appeared in Cultural Critique and Science and Society, and his current book project is titled “Identity Fetishism: Capitalism, Male Sexuality, and Modern U.S. Culture.” Piyush Mathur is currently doing his doctoral work in science...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): np.
Published: 01 March 2000
... at Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of After Welfare: The Culture of Postindustrial Social Policy (New York University Press, 1999) and Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty (University of Minnesota Press...