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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 3 A textbook shaped like the state of Texas. See Isensee, “Texas Hits the Books.” Image: LA Johnson/NPR 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 (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Williams, Raymond. 1977 . Marxism 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... enslaved should, at the very least, invite a reconsideration 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... heteronorma- tive story to queer 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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 (1 September 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 on...
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Social Text (1 June 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 of these...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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 a...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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” that...
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Social Text (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): v.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... See the introduction to the entire special issue in Social Text 109, pages 1 – 27. v Howland ∙ Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Centralism in China ...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... business-­style presentation skills. Dressed in a smart business suit and standing atop a ladder, I appear as a lone speaker surrounded by the milling crowds of Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park. We see a radical disconnect between speaker and audience, who were perhaps expecting the political...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... moment when “information” for the first time played a decisive role in contemporary Chinese politics. It is possible in hindsight to see Tiananmen as the first confrontation in contemporary Chinese history between two forms of power: the old power of military...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... obscurely aware of mortality’s motivating role. All I knew was that I wanted to document the physicality of books at the moment of their apparent dematerialization. The idea of using Capital as a sample, and of approaching other left-wing academics to see if they would allow me to photograph their...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... them knew how difficult or impossible it is for Palestinians to acquire a Jerusalem ID, let alone a Jerusalem passport. It was not long before I decided to make use of Nura’s passport. “Can I see your permit and the car’s?” requested the soldier standing at the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Paul Gilroy see such shifts to genetic “nanopolitics” as the potential end of “raciology” and its attendant racisms, others, including Esposito and disability theorist Michael Davidson, see horrors like the mass extraction of blood from impoverished...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Spend Some Time Together,” Ed Sullivan Show, 15 January 1967. Images courtesy of the author wiggling” inexorably leads to fag dancing. Imitation fake black becomes imitation queer (see fig. 1). Spastic, awkward, slightly knock-­kneed, with...