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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... anthropological theory and, in turn, within the realms it investigates), this article considers the temporal qualities of scientific longing within a highly experimental and, thus, anticipatory branch of research set on transforming human bodies through processes of interspecies hybridity. © 2011 Duke...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 91–119.
Published: 01 December 2002
... of human sperm as indicators of chemically induced alterations of spermatogenic function. Mutation Research 115 : 73 -148. Extracting Men from Semen MASCULINITY IN SCIENTIFIC REPRESENTATIONS OF SPERM All human beings...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of primatology and within US popular culture between the 1910s and 1930s. Departing from Donna Haraway’s originary work on the field, this essay argues that primatology was in fact built upon preexisting scientific racial ideologies, such that the animals themselves became parsed according to racial...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 73–96.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Sonali Thakkar; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson This article traces the emergence of racial plasticity in the discourse of midcentury liberal internationalism and antiracism, focusing on the 1950 Statement on Race by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The author...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... between Martin Heidegger's and Daoist thinkings. In doing so, it dislodges Daoism from its usual place as an object of inquiry in Western humanistic and scientific studies, and repositions oneness as a mode of cultural analysis that moves from particular to particular in constantly and necessarily...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Denise Ferreira da Silva Heeding the 2011 revolts in Britain, beyond social scientific and historic explanations that resolve such events either as expressions of a social or a political pathology, this paper explores the following question: what if, moving otherwise, the critique of racial...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the limits of scientific knowledge, we extend social analysis into the rift between the technologically desired and the forgotten in order to open up an undiscussed realm of the technopolitical. We use the Chilean case to develop the concept of infrastructural drift, which we define as the behaviors...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
...” biopolitics of race serves the purpose of life enhancement rather than the death function that Foucault ascribed to scientific racism in the context of modern biopolitics. Reading these science fiction texts in contrapuntal relation to a broader spectrum of dystopian and utopian positions taken by current...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
... sciences, conceptually it has infused a broad range of theoretical, material, and scientific idioms for describing the malleability of a given body or system. Each of these conceptions of plasticity provides an account of malleability that, seemingly inexhaustible in its disorganizing qualities, has...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Divina” (“Divine Light”), is used in religious practice by Marcelo and his followers, who by singing along with the tune and regulating the intake and outtake of breath give rise to the magic-like, yet scientifically explained, somatic reaction of goose bumps. Examining this affective, bodily response...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to tease out. Sound is not merely a scientific phenomenon—vibrations passing through matter at particular frequencies—it is also a set of social relations. “Splicing the Sonic Color-Line” begins by theorizing the mutually constitutive relationship I find between sound, listening, and race as the “sonic...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Masters and Virginia Johnson's Human Sexual Response (1966), these drawings are carefully nestled between statistics and physiological summaries to embed them within the realm of the scientific and pedagogical. However, both are presumed to be racially unmarked. This article shows how blackness disrupts...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the luminaries of the scientific method who, jumping up and down, indicate that gravity exists so therefore postfoundationalists should not. A second is a more substantive exploration of symbolic matter, or language as stuff: the impor- tance of seeing that ideas do not simply cause material effects...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... from fragmented locations, in the field of acad- eme. Uniformed disciplinary teams battle it out. Blunt arrows crisscross the aca- demic hallways, the din of the pompous, loud voices cry in seemingly different lan- guages: Not scientific enough. Too...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., or testing for BRCA gene mutations on a national and international scale. 2 The description of Myriad as the Brown of genetic science referenced the unusual civil rights–based framing of the patent case, as it focused explicitly on the segregating influence of patents on scientific research...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2001
... is not merely a defense or energy infrastructure or a scientific force running against “culture,” nor is it to be upheld simply as culture-free or value-neutral. In addition to these sometimes conflicting ways, the nuclear technology should also be viewed...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., both within South Africa and around the world, to insist that this insufficiency betrays their continuing refusal to acknowledge a basic, universal, incontrovertible, scientifically affirmed fact: that HIV is the singular “cause” of AIDS...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 85–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... These texts address hysteria not only from a medical/scientific point of view, but also from perspectives as different as gender studies, psychoanalytic research, literature, and art history. 86 Frida Gorbach One initial relationship can...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
... diseases, the HPV vaccine Gardasil is both a profit-making and a risk-managing device. At US$150 per shot, it provides a lucrative market for the pharmaceutical company Merck while also representing a scientific breakthrough as one of the first-to-be-developed preventive cancer vaccines. 4 Often...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., or otherwise linguistic; and its parameters are not just those of a science, strictly speaking. This special issue therefore invites engagements with sexology and its afterlives that include but also deliberately exceed the discursive, scientific, and historical aspects of the science of sex. Sexology was only...