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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that employ the bioscientific concepts of entropy and self-organization to think about issues of biopiracy (Shiva), and on cultural theories that employ the same vocabulary to think about the archive as a mechanism of imperialist control (Richards, Stoler), I theorize the “Mother Seeds in Resistance...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
... manner in which affect is deployed. Both projects seek to create a regime of self-improvement that is simultaneously demanded by, and constitutive of, economic integration and increasing transnational competition. Both of these techniques for work on the will were deployed to resolve the inescapable...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...) lack of self-acceptance and self-assertion. These new coming out narratives at once both disavow and point to the continued presence of heteronormativity and queer oppression in everyday life. They also index widespread adherence not only to a neoliberal model of the self as transparent and naturally...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of culture,” Tylor thought about the limits of his own will in such a way as to systematize those limits. Culture was, by definition, a self-organizing spirit, a system whose strength derived from bodies in space and whose materiality was severe in its organizational effect. Might this spirit remain...
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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 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... criminalization and the historical context of black struggles for self-determination and representation within contemporary cultural production? How is a popular hip hop song that explicitly recalls an infamous police beating, and implicitly brackets the ensuing historic urban uprising, connected to a sonic and...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Let Me Go (2005), and The Road (2006), Elliott explores the contemporary fixation on the subject’s interest in life, a trend that she locates across a range of prominent subgenres, from survival tales to literary sci-fi. The poetics of what is commonly called the self-preservation instinct has become...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... order, and state authority to interrogate the twinned problematics of individuated self-interest as elucidated by neoliberal ideals of economic self-government and governmental capacity to secure public welfare and security in the wake of market-driven structural adjustment programs. With a focus on...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza The return of the psychological in the post-Soviet period has not only rewired the will and its relationship to psychological models of the feeling subject but also helped affix subjectivity to expectations of successful or unsuccessful self-transformation in competitive conditions. For...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Rob Appleford This article considers the problem of ironic subjectivity and materiality in the work of Cherokee artist Jimmie Durham. Durham's self-consciously rough sculptures were instrumental in promoting irony as a viable strategy for both the creation and interpretation of Native American art...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 2009
... John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, Fredric Jameson, Andrew Ross, and Sohnya Sayres discuss the self-reliance and independence of the journal in the early days and the eventual move to the university press. Being tied to a university press offered editorial support, finances, and regular help, but...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... people's congresses. Together, these strategies demonstrate that democratic centralism articulates a form of popular sovereignty quite different from that of liberal democracy, one much more interested in a type of self-government based on managed participation. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
... in this sense is to highlight the ways that, as a technology of self, certain configurations of the will are themselves unwilling to be understood as political. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... extraction and submitted to actuarial accounting while disappearing from the popular imaginary. The maintenance of white male identity in this matrix ironically depends on a fantasy act of self-amputation embodied especially in the eternal woundedness of Ronald Reagan. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz’s interest in the disorderly histories of wildness placed him in conversation with an eclectic array of theoretical currents from new materialism to object-oriented ontology, from animal studies to new animism, from diasporic anthropology to new postidentity theories of self and other. Muñoz was...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... signature in black radical music-making and self-making. Throughout these pages, readers are invited to ponder how madtime might also serve as a rhythm and schedule for black protest movements. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 black music black radical tradition mad studies melancholia...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... conventionally treated as a self-evident and circumscribed practice of unjust taking and subtractive action. Instead, working across the lethal confluences of imperial conquest and racial capitalist predation, this essay critically situates the logic of propriation that organizes and underwrites predatory value...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... article examines how the neoliberal shift to self-responsibility plays out in the everyday rhythms of being with/out others for postsocial Japanese. It also considers the implications of these shifts for the concept of the social itself. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 Japan single...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... test, law cannot and does not distinguish religion from nonreligion; individual believers can and do. Instead, courts trust a person’s or group’s self-reporting—that they sincerely believe what they say they believe—and adjudicate from that point forward. As a criterion, sincerity invokes a host of...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of indistinction—engaged in a political practice of “habitational resistance,” refusing their conversion into homines sacri by performing instead a mode of life that rendered multiple lines of transterritorial affiliation, self-assertion, and continuity. The deportees’ published archive—poetry...