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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Carla Marcantonio Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is a film whose glossy surface belies its investment in history—cinema’s history, Spain’s history, transnational history. It tracks a correspondence among cinema, transsexuality, and medium specificity through the trope of transgenesis: skin...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
... skin. We move, we act by not seeing, by not watching how we move. Nothing is more alien to us than the transparent bodies of box jellyfish. Our sensibility is turned outward. Our feet are long and set parallel; they are made to move on ahead. Nature is revealed to us through movement into it and...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just a...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., address an individual, and demand to be reckoned with. By answering a hail, by entering the scripted scenario, the individual is interpellated into ideology and thus into subjecthood. I conduct close readings of scriptive things, including a photograph of a light-skinned woman posing in about 1930 with a...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., flayed, as if the organs clung to the skin; sodomized, smoth- ered, to make sure everything is sealed tight.”10 The masochist’s body is pummeled and sealed so that it forms its own enclosed loop of sensation; more specifically, the body is filled with “intensities of pain, pain waves.”11 These...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
...; Hottentots smell; Indians ruin everything with their oily skin. Grass, though needful for the ox, also for man’s subsistence, cannot help us reckon why beings need to exist. Why this taxonomy riveted by skin color? Why strip some persons raw? Might we think space through skin, muscle and bone as bright...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
...- missioned portraits, where he regularly erased wrinkles, cut off double chins, altered skin color, removed zits, and made eyes brighter, lips fuller, skin clearer, and any other improvements he thought would please the sitter.15 (This face-­producing...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., highlighting the skin of an old man standing behind a rustic wood podium, where he prepares to give his AA testimony. The camera lingers on a close-up of the man’s deeply wrinkled skin, drawing a connection between the texture of his flesh and his environment. It then slowly pans out to show the contours of...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... us to think of a model that brings together mysti- cal experience, media technologies, and the body? Technically known as cutis ansirina, goose flesh or goose bumps are a temporary and involuntary rumpling of the skin into tiny bumps in response to...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the friendship between Belton and Bernard, an alliance between a wealthy, light-skinned mulatto and a lower-class, dark-skinned African American. Though their white schoolteacher attempts to divide them by favoring the light-skinned...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... developed by a geneticist with covert funding from the CIA that affects only people with dark skin and the second a virus concocted by the Israeli government to destroy those Middle Eastern populations (predominantly Arabs) that consume the...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., University of California, Santa Cruz, ca. 2006–2008 A feeling of inferiority? No, a feeling of nonexistence. — Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks “Dirty faggot!” Or simply, “Look, a Gay!” These words launch a bottle from a passing car window, the target my awaiting body...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
... do it, your body explodes into a full dysesthesia attack: your skin is on fire, you are overheating, all your nerve endings are sending pain triggers, causing you to convulse in agony. This happens all the time to you these days. To try to cool yourself you strip off all the clothes you can remove...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 97–113.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Girl in the Ring (1998) and Midnight Robber (2000), and the editor of an anthology of “Caribbean fabulist fiction,” Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root (2000). A collection of Hopkinson’s short stories, entitled Skin Folk, was published in the winter of 2001. In 1998 Hopkinson was the first recipient...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . . . the breaking out of boils and carbuncles all over my body . . . nothing cured me but SSS.” (14) “I had the worst type of scrofula [TB of the neck] from my infancy. . . . A friend advised me to take SSS. . . . The old skin peeled off and was replaced by a new skin.” (12) And my favorite, in Georgia...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): np.
Published: 01 December 2005
... is a professor of English and director of the Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke University Press, 1995...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2005
... chronopolitics of development at once racialized, gendered, and sexual- ized. Western “modernity,” for instance, has represented its own forward movement against a slower premodernity figured as brown-skinned, femi- nine, and erotically perverse.2 On the material level, large-scale...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2000
... the historical experiences of other urban communities. skins of Puerto Maintaining Catholicism as a plot continuity—although the East Side’s Italian boy became Polish—the identity that disappeared from the Ricans, and desire original equation was...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
... I am hypervigilant, extremely sensitive about my body. I, who had lived inside my body as though in exile, in a distant land. Now I am constantly checking for signs, symptoms: a stain on my skin, a blister, a minor trembling, a cramp, nausea, the color of my eyes, a possible fever...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the continent of Africa, and it was in his comparison between these animals that Yerkes mobilized the language of racial difference to negotiate the problem of monogenic and mono racial origins. He wrote effusively about the “Cau- casian skin,” “coarse straight hair,” and “white- face” of...