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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 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 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... 2000 . Trademarking Jack London. Resources for American Library Study 26.1 : 103 -9. Gayle, Addison. 1972 . The black aesthetic . New York: Doubleday. Gökçe, Neyir Cenk, comp. 2001. Definitions of science fiction, www.panix.com/~gokce/sf_defn.html ,30 June. Griggs, Sutton. 1999...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Distrcit B13 and Casino Royale . © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Light Reading Public Utility, Urban Fiction, and Human Rights Michael D. Rubenstein “The body, enlightened by electricity, was not docile, but ecstatic.”  — James Delbourgo, A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders In the...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Philippines and argues that a cultural logic of “fictions of return” forms a central part of the production of Filipino America as a transnational sociospatial formation. The first section discusses the production of Filipino America in the context of America's exhibitionary complex. The article proceeds to...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as belonging to speculative or science fictional genres.9 To separate Kindred off in this way is a mistake. In so doing, critics obscure linkages between this explicit meditation on slavery and emergent 52 Weinbaum ∙ The Afterlife of Slavery and...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... diversity in comics, which equates progressive politics with the mere numerical expansion of minority characters in the fictional worlds of mainstream comics production, and asks how we might reframe this demand not as a plea by minority subjects to be visually represented by predominantly white male comic...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 177–181.
Published: 01 September 2009
... scholarship on literature, but also sporadically published poetry and fiction. There are intriguing parallels between the experimentalism of the essays in the journal, especially in the rubric of short, theoretical pieces called “Unequal Developments” featured in early issues, and the experimentalism of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dominic Johnson Bruce Benderson is a writer who loves the dirt of cities and narrates the lives of those who wear its grit. His writings in fiction and nonfiction have established him as a key figure for thinking about sexuality, class, and the shifting social and cultural circumstances of urban...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... communities used technology and science fiction and participated in cyber/digital cultures. Taking up Afrofuturism, a term coined by Mark Dery in 1993, Nelson and others transformed it into a clarion call, gathering black creatives invested in creating fantastic visions of black futures. 30 Many did so...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jane Elliott Jane Elliott examines the way in which twenty-first-century fiction imagines what she terms suffering agency , or the experience of agency as an omnipresent and overriding burden for the neoliberal subject. By focusing on the high-profile and acclaimed novels Life of Pi (2001), Never...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... gruesomely entranced by the possibility of civilizational collapse. Works of speculative fiction such as Atwood’s The Year of the Flood , on which this essay focuses, play a critically important role today by making the new extreme scales of biopolitical exploitation visible, speeding up the impact of...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... aesthetics”—an analytic that informs a wide range of contemporary theory, fiction, film, and new media, and that is a necessary corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a dominant architectural mode, a multivalent metaphor, and even a weapon. A reading of several post–9/11 texts, including the...
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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 2018...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... specimen in the jar. The fetus in the jar. Well, this goes back to Brave New World. It goes back to the fears and fantasies in science fiction about procreation that is, um, ectopic pregnancy. And I think that in looking at...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of a hyperspeed jump in a science fiction movie. Geographies of topological connection and exclusion thus become more complex and uneven. Latour (and Graham and Marvin) argues that, given this perspective, the distinction between local and global as different scales makes little sense; instead, there...
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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 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 97–113.
Published: 01 June 2002
... science fiction writers for Brown Girl in the Ring. Now in its fifth printing, the novel won the Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel. Hopkinson received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1999 and has also been nominated for several other prestigious awards for writers of...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): np.
Published: 01 September 2003
... California Press). Her work focuses on reproduction, race, and imperialism, and she has published on science fiction, forced sterilization, and hysteria. Her research interests include eugenics, reproductive technology, and transnational and trans- racial adoption. David L. Eng is associate professor...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
....”2 Leary’s prediction was social science fiction, a rendering of the not-now, a possible future without a certain end but loaded with assumptions. He assumed that “ever-loosening physical constraints” would free us from our cumbersome...