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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 59–75.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Nicholas Mirzoeff Abstract Seeing with Palestine was a constitutive possibility in the anticolonial way of seeing from the moment of the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe,” the destruction of Palestinian society in 1948. This article traces this way of seeing in the genealogy of visual culture...
Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 3 A textbook shaped like the state of Texas. See Isensee, “Texas Hits the Books.” Image: LA Johnson/NPR More
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and Literature . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Seeing Xica and the Melodramatic Unveiling of Colonial Desire Don’t you dare tell me what you want or do not want! O. Hugo —Mrs. Cielo to her daughter, Xica Benavides...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... theory. But, as we will see, one of our arguments is that the compulsion to sexualize all relations is not just a phenomenon of the “heteronormative.” Nor, of course, are we arguing that queer theory per se sexualizes all relations. That said, however, we do want to offer a critique...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the historian’s task.24 Where some scholars see limits and impossibilities, others, such as Vincent Brown, have envisioned beginnings. Brown worries that the lens of social death precludes the discovery of political life. He is concerned instead...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Alphonso Lingis When we love someone, we are attached to his or her surface colors, forms, warmth, movements. We avoid envisioning the inner organs and contents of his or her body. The external colors and patterns of other species are snares for our eyes. We can see nothing of what is behind our...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 69–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marco Armiero Abstract It has often been said that the problem with climate change is its invisibility. People do not mobilize about climate change because they cannot see it; even less can they see CO 2 emissions—that is, the most relevant material element causing climate alternations. Although I...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
...James E. Dobson Abstract Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are a key technology powering the automated technologies of seeing known as computer vision. CNNs have been especially successful in systems that perform object recognition from visual data. This article examines the persistence of a mid...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., technology also gives rise to a social brain, whose virtuosity both Marx and Paolo Virno see as crucial to the emancipation of species-being. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Racial Politics (in the United States) Roopali Mukherjee In the spring of 1995, Social Text published a symposium...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the dispossession of Indigenous peoples, to the articulatory present of a US imperial formation. Government and corporate collusion and criminal fraud over Indigenous land title are seen not as a new thing but as a structural component of US economics. It concludes that seeing territory as an analytic provides...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Alyosha Goldstein This essay focuses on class action lawsuits brought by African American and Native American farmers against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for discrimination in the administration of its farm loan programs. The author argues that to see the broad significance...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 83–104.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in service to the colonial and postcolonial state, were altered in this period, and that a dominant caste-based warrior masculinity came to be fractured to include a more securitized version. The authors see the targeting of Sikhs as part of a broader process of postcolonial nation making through militarism...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... into a national language that required the reorganization of the nation's linguistic diversity into a hierarchy of languages resulting in the emergence of a monolingual hegemony. However, this American notion of translation as monolingual assimilation was always contested, and we can see its limits in the context...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of a dynamic “interocular” field where apparitions, print media, and their painted spin-offs cycle seamlessly into each other. Additionally, the murals refract different scales and modes of visuality ranging from the evidentiary and bureaucratic State-seeing to the hypervisibility of media “spotlights...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2008
... history of youth protest against injustice, and excuses a state that has displaced the most strident critics of Senegalese neoliberalism by bribing them with overseas scholarships and government positions. This suggests that what some see as political and economic inactivity is manufactured through state...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tina M. Campt When and where do we “see” the emergence of a black German subject? Where do we encounter a visual instantiation of a black subject who is internal to German society and partakes of a relationship to this society that is neither transplanted, transitional, nor transitory, but instead...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of external and internal nature that shapes political reality. On the basis of these two approaches to culture, Americans tend to regard European culture as limited to aesthetics, and Germans see Americans as “uncultured.” Opposing this anti-American stance, the lecture points out that in American society...
Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 1. (1) Boundfield farm, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay (now Warren, Rhode Island); (2–5) Boston sites (see fig. 4 ). More
Published: 01 March 2021
to the numbers of connections that each person or institution has with other entities in the network. To see full color images of these social network maps, to engage with detailed descriptions of each person and institution and the connections between them, and to see the changing dynamics of these links across More
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... capacities” of human ability-­machines, to commodified body parts, and to market-­engineered populations.32 Where techno-­optimists like Paul Gilroy see such shifts to genetic “nanopolitics” as the potential end of “raciology” and its attendant racisms...