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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of violence might allow for a way of thinking about the invaluable, or the outside of value, and how the lives of women in the life are informed by that knowledge even when, and perhaps because, they are at such close proximity to death. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 serial murder black women...
Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that begin or transform globalization. I have selected three extreme bodyscapes to analyze in this text: the serial murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, decapitations related to drug trafficking, and the mutilations suffered by certain migrants as they travel through Mexico to the United States...
Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
... production of anonymous seriality in the murders of young women workers at maquiladoras (“golden mills”) in Juarez, Mexico; to take another example, they mimic the “Gap” cloth- ing chain graphic on stickers placed next to automated teller...
Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
... in this essay were, in their time, near-future histories in the naturalist vein: Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio (1899), George Schuyler’s Black Empire (serialized in sixty-two installments from 1936 to 1938), John A. Williams’s Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969), and Chester Himes’s Plan B (begun...
Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... novel, depicts the abduction and sexual abuse of a seven-year-old boy and the disappear- ance and murder of a nineteen-year-old girl within a gentrifying Bos- ton neighborhood. Both the book and the film explore how these events impact three Irish American men: Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon), upwardly...
Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Mahlatsi’s and Angus Gibson’s Yizo Yizo (meaning “this is it/this is the real thing a television serial about a group of township youths who are attempting to negotiate the competing demands and opportunities of school and criminality.1 Broadcast between 1999 and 2004, Yizo Yizo offered South...
Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... is impatient, aggressive, and destructive. It satisfies itself not in the oblivion of sexual intimacy but in murderous bloodletting. Almost invariably, it demands that the accused confess — and, moreover, that she or he impli- cate others. In this manner...
Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... But it was the brutal violence against the poor that immediately prompted the for- mation of a “citizen action initiative” known as Viva Rio. On 23 July Social Text 69, Vol. 19, No. 4, Winter 2001. Copyright © 2001 by Duke University Press. 1993, eight street children were murdered...
Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the Legion of Super-Heroes—America’s longest-lived superhero team, first introduced in 1958 as a teenage intergalactic peacekeeping force in Adventure Comics , a science-fantasy serial—who find themselves stranded for a year in uncharted space. Thrown beyond the limits of the known universe after their ship...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Krista Lynes The violence in Mexico is frequently signified in documentary images by the visibility of the corpse, which abstracts the social conditions of disenfranchisement and vulnerability parsed unevenly on the basis of gender and sexuality. Specifically with respect to missing and murdered...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
... by #BlackLivesMatter activists on Twitter, and caused the district attorney and the FBI to classify Bland's death as a murder investigation. 2 By the end of the year, however, a grand jury declined to indict anyone on charges of murder. Understanding the significance of these events requires acknowledging...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- quently attributed to the snipers might have remained in the homicide limbo of unsolved crime—just another random shooting death. Only by concentrating their attack did the snipers’ serial spree take on the propor- tion of terror to emerge as what Jean Baudrillard might call a “singularity...
Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the murderous woman Bobbi; that Norman Bates's homicidal nature in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) manifests as cross-dressing; and that characters like TV series CSI 's Paul Millander, the franchise's first serial killer, is a transgender man seemingly set on becoming his own late father. (Why so many mad...
Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of science in the form of evo-devo graduate student Cosima Niehaus, on the one hand, and the cult superstition of creationist religion in the form of the blonde Ukrainian serial killer Helena, on the other, are interwoven throughout the show as contrapuntal bookends to stage a character study into the nature...
Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the melding together fabular mode of the rest of the narrative, Rushdie paints Bombay through a pastiche of newspaper headlines, magazine stories, advertisement hoard- the high and the ings, ﬁ lm sequences, and television serials. As the narrative disintegrates...
Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 9–20.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in their own neighborhoods. These youths were rou- tinely subject to stop and search practices by police. This was also the era of the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson trials and the Klanlike murder of Robert Byrd in Texas. This is by no means a comprehensive timeline. But on Flatbush...
Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... is tied to a paradoxical logic in which the accumulation of violence is structured not by a steady rising toward an orgasmic climax but, rather, by a serial flatness or repetitive sameness. Accumulation merges with repetition, movement with stasis, speed with inertia, excess with entropy. The drive...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 19–44.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of nationalism is too secular and transitive. Anderson’s revision of his own position is also an interesting development: now he characterizes popular pre- independence nationalisms as forms of unbounded seriality that are uni- versalistically potent but which...
Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
...- mined that Mundu the servant does not masturbate while watching the Hindu epic serial Ramayana and after the name Sita was changed to Nita in the ﬁlm. Because the ﬁgure of Sita is highly esteemed in popular Hindu culture, the name...
Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 117–148.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of self and a resentment of authority. As Ruby notes, “Its supporters differ in whether they propose one (Kaplan), two (Post and Jones & Fong), or three (Strentz) personal- ity types.”17 What all these models and theories aim to show is how an otherwise normal individual becomes a murderous...