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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... cultural anaesthesia. In The senses still:Perception and memory as material culture in modernity , edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Geertz, Clifford. 1972 . The wet and the dry:Traditional irrigation in Bali and Morocco. Human Ecology 1 (1): 23 -39. Hammoudi...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marina Peterson This article examines noise as composing an atmospheric that is at once sensed and made sensible. Itself atmospheric, environmental noise amplifies ways of thinking and sensing the atmospheric: as a logics of indeterminacy, as a physicality of the ephemeral, and as an entanglement...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jennifer Doyle This essay is a meditation on writing and reading with José Esteban Muñoz. There was a shift from feeling to sense. From affect to something different. A shared sense, a combine. Not an assemblage: something more fluid or precarious, environmental but flesh-bound. Injured or harmed...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Joshua Javier Guzmán Toward the end of his short career, José Esteban Muñoz turned to the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy to theorize what he termed as the sense of brown. In his theoretical move from feeling to sense, Muñoz accounts for the onto-poetics of latinidad , what he called brownness. For...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the town's identity, continues to evoke the sense of a protective boundary. And, the town's neighborhoods are succumbing to simultaneous centrifugal and centripetal pressures: state attempts at streamlining the administration of neighborhoods are emerging just as the control of the neighborhoods...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... historical epoch and as human beings' increasing technical mastery over nature. In its historical sense, the Enlightenment has been victorious in the United States, where free and equal citizens engage in market exchanges as free agents, without feudal and precapitalist residues. Examining the concept of...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as his writings attended to the specificities of 1950s television, including the importance of stereotypes as holdovers from radio comedy, the constraints of studio shooting, the standards of script development, and the complicated reception of “common sense.” What remains now is to bring the...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zoë H. Wool This article considers the essential and unenduring attachments among grievously war-injured US soldiers remaking their lives at a military hospital. Their sense of being in common makes life bearable, but they do not constitute a community or even a cohort. Their profound attachments...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Finally, it contemplates how the film and the anexo’s resonant “difficulty” upset sense and meaning, thereby suggesting new ways of attending to life within broader durations of politics and history. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 violence crisis endurance Mexico cinema Carlos...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are intrinsically disjointed, and this is refracted in language, vision, and the senses. This experimental ethnography attempts to account for some of these effects as they continue to multiply within the present. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 death religion affective geography Greek...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Vincent Brown Creative historical scholarship demonstrates that archives are not just the records bequeathed by earlier times. Archives also consist of the tools we use to explore the past, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions that communicate our sense of history's...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... invites further slants of perspective. The essay does not seek to distinguish reality from image, world from screen, the tangible from what is otherwise elusive. Instead, the essay seeks fidelity to the kind of experience into which cinema often leads: the sense of a life beyond or between oneself and...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... action in one’s own best interest with a sense of intense, even desperate compulsion. Through a complex combination of threats to life and abstract modeling, these texts portray both the logical propositions that structure neoliberal personhood and the experience of suffering agency that accompanies life...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Philippine Theater, a “drag” production marketed to tourist audiences as “the largest transvestite show in Asia.” The paper suggests that the Film Center can be read as a modern ruin: a spectral environment that elicits a lost sense of optimism and globalism, while inducing feelings of terror and dread by...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that explores infidelity and rumormongering elucidates local representations of race and gender. In a broader sense, this soap opera shows how moral inversion and poetic indirection are at the center of Ghanaian theatrical performance and interpretation, giving insight into how Ghanaian performers and...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
...José Esteban Muñoz The great paradox of any punk scene is the ways in which it can simultaneously foster a sort of nihilistic individualism and an often transformational sense of commonality. This essay considers the performance of a punk rock commons that emerged from the Los Angeles punk scene of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and Poly Styrene, but also a cover version of a punk song by Grace Jones. My essay ultimately advances an alternative history of anarchism that is less about an antistate political philosophy than about the sonic breakdowns of sense and rationality in punk songs that offer rage-filled critiques of...
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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 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... continually moves and inhabits. With the kernels of potentiality that St. Jude offers, this essay also moves alongside Muñoz’s writing and thinking from queer utopia to brown feelings. “Time after time” does not just invoke a sense of pastness, a condition of postness, or the implication that we are living...