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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
...” articulates with notions of resilience as well as spatiality and place. 4 As I discuss here, the ideologies that underlie the notion of trans resilience value a simple “universal trajectory of coming out/transition, visibility, recognition, protection, and self-actualization.” However, lived experience...
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Social Text (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” seed...
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Social Text (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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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 2. On the left, a label from W. Duke, Sons & Co. tobacco brand Pro Bono Publico, from 1868. On the right, a logo of American Tobacco Company with description from a self-published history of the company, from 1954. Figure 2. On the left, a label from W. Duke, Sons & Co. tobacco More
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Social Text (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 (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 39–66.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) are advised to engage in self-care and self-improvement. University students, staff, and faculty are advised to use counseling and meditation apps, seek out wellness opportunities, and/or employ coaches and advisers to manage their lives and well-being. This article takes these three ready-at-hand examples...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... is 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...
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Social Text (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 quite...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2020
... into the importance of self-care despite its susceptibility to neoliberal co-optation, the potentialities of self-care may be expanded outward to include other forms that push back against structural disadvantage. Care contains radical promise through a grounding in autonomous direct action and nonhierarchical...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and anxieties around professionalization emerge to fill this gap, both registering the latent crisis and suggesting a means for its overcoming. Building on these examples, the authors suggest that professionalization remains a tactic through which academic laborers self-discipline but that today such self...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and 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...
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Social Text (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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 Wahome Mutahi and Wahome Karengo’s...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... as a “natural unit” and thereby renders the social and political milieu within which this individual necessarily lives extrinsic or epiphenomenal with respect to life itself. To the extent that the bioscientific imagination of HIV/AIDS enfolds this individualizing and self-isolating framework as an essential...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... pornography (“Polymorphous Pornygamy”). Inspired by the Frankfurt school and by the late work of Michel Foucault, these Denkbilder attempt to update and expand an interdisciplinary approach to questions of ideology critique and practices of the self. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Free Time Overwork...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the centers of Arab modernity, the metropolitan cities. This new imagination, a hybrid construct crafted by the new urban middle classes in the age of globalization and the demise of the postindependence nationalist project, encompasses a new consciousness of self, family life, and family futures...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola How should we go about interpreting, reading, and understanding “China” as a social text, in the face of persistent Orientalism and self-Orientalism, in an age when the ghosts of socialism are still all around us? Given its semicolonial history and its passage through...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., this 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 (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...