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Social Text (2001) 19 (2 (67)): 127–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the museum of “the worst kind of disgusting, commercial sensationalism.” “I under- stand they want to make money. But this is what you do, like, on the 42nd street of about 20 years ago.”33 Characterizations of “Sensation” as “a commercial enterprise” about...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of space, sensation, and connectivity that breaks with the specifically visual metaphors through which both biopower and critical theories of embodiment conceptualize difference. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Abu Zubaydah and the Caterpillar Neel Ahuja On 16 April 2009, the U.S...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kadji Amin; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson During the 1920s, French surgeon Serge Voronoff became an international sensation for his technique of grafting chimpanzee testicular matter into human testicles. Félicien Champsaur’s 1929 popular speculative fiction novel, Nora, la guenon devenue...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Ellen Moodie This essay develops the concept of biospectacle, in which the politics of managing populations becomes sensational visual display. It does so as it explores a series of events in 1999 surrounding the arrest and trial of “El Directo,” a gang member in El Salvador who, at age seventeen...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and sensation, an indefinite urbanism. John Divola’s photo series Los Angeles International Airport Noise Abatement Zone ( LAX NAZ ) of homes in the flight path slated for demolition visualize the atmospheric quality of this process. Photographer John Divola titled his 1976 series of vacant houses around...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 93–111.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., celebratory gatherings) whose shared sensations are assigned divergent meanings. In a bocado for the GLQ special double issue on viscerality, visual artist Dirtysurface shares in a conversation with Tompkins, “Food . . . appeals to me because its use in nongustatory ways signals the innovative...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of Tidying Up . 4 If the gooey, analog sensation of clodder underlies the twiggy and digital poking sensation of clutter, then perhaps we should say “cloddering” when we are tempted to say “decluttering.” This seems more accurate as a model of our daily reality. Consider, for example, the ways...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., pleasures, tactility, rhythms, echoes, textures, deaths, morbidity, torture, pain, sensation, and punishment, our necropolitical present-future deems it imperative to rearticulate what queer theory and studies of sexuality have to say about the metatheories...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... worlds in which, most famously, Kirk and Spock are secretly gay lovers. 5 Sensate Nomi and her “normal” girlfriend Amanita present a short circuit of such a shipping practice. The show models the fandom it seeks, and the search for your OTP (one true pair) updates and generalizes a feminized world...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or a “not yet,” as José Este-ban Muñoz might have said. Utopian sensations are not, of course, the only ones we feel in the smelter of violence that overcodes our path, our communions. Receiving affective stimulation, converting it into affective transmission, creating a mood, is both a response to market...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., all the friendly fire of side effects. The progressive destruction of energy, to a zero degree of reason and sensation, of motion and emotion. Soon enough my mouth, lips, throat are destroyed by sores. I can’t talk or eat...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 19–47.
Published: 01 June 2020
... complex. Before the application of enhanced interrogation techniques, CIA black sites housed prisoners in dark, empty cells that minimized objects and sensations within the physical environment. This architectural baseline emerged from a longer history of torture design by the CIA. Building on Alfred...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (2 (67)): np.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Wright in Ghana: Black Radicalism and the Dialectics of Diaspora Kevin Gaines 75 Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault: Butler and Fraser on Capitalism and the Regulation of Sexuality Anna Marie Smith 103 A “Sensation...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and Guattari emphasize the importance of the body and its sensa- tions over any notion of the unconscious. The body in shock, after all, is overwhelmed. In this state, there is only surface and sensations; corporeal reaction in this universe is unattached to a psychic structure. Deleuze and Guattari...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
...’ existential and material dimensions on the level of image and sensation rather than mere explanation. Rather than force a direct comparison between the film and anexos along these lines, I’m interested in how the film provides a logic of sense from which to construct and apprehend the difficult reality anexos...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... circles. On black literary societies, see McHenry, Forgotten Readers. 7. The literature on the politics of sentimentalism is vast. See, e.g., Tompkins, Sensational Designs; Samuels, Culture of Sentiment; and Romero, Home Fronts. 30...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
... is a nervous spasm, or a series of pulsating nervous explosions which defy description. The action is entirely beyond the control of the will, when it finally arrives, and the sensation it produces is delectable beyond telling.” 5 Despite this, attempts to figure out what orgasm was and how it could...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
...,” “tomor- row morning.” Yet the sensations and episodes of disorientation, ecstasy, confusion, nostalgia, and sadness are all narrated around these temporal Social Text 121 • Winter 2014 6 5 placeholders in the present tense, making...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... As several schol- ars have argued, (musical) sound is like touch, in that it reaches out and creates a sensate, physical experience of connection.45 As Daniel Putman has written: “The way that music refers to something is the same way that touch refers to something — immediate, nonconceptual...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... providing a sense of the dis- continuous and variegated nature of intellectual, po- litical, and inorganic time. Benjamin’s speculation that the object embodies times and sensations associated with previous owners and contexts can manifest here in terms of the object’s...