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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... offers the dichotomy of hypo/hyperhabilitation as a template for understanding the relationship between Lauren Berlant’s “slow death” thesis for underserved communities of color and the futuristic advance of prosthetic and reparative technologies for the privileged few. The symbolic excesses of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... queer, but this does not signal the totality of negation nor the end of queer resistance. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Near Life, Queer Death Overkill and Ontological Capture Eric Stanley What if it feels good to kill or mutilate homos? — Anonymous, restroom wall...
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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 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... households lonely death new sociality Even Tokyo slows down during O-bon, the season of greeting and revisiting the dead. It is August 2013, and the day feels still as my friend Maia and I head to a cemetery at the edge of the city. She has asked me to accompany her, as the thought of going alone is...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...La Marr Jurelle Bruce Madtime is a renegade rhythm, a radical mode of doing and feeling time that coincides with phenomenologies of madness. This essay details four variations of madtime: the quick, restless time of mania; the slow, sorrowful time of depression; the infinite, exigent now of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that is unthinkable and incommunicable. The essay theorizes the transplant as an event that reveals the conjunctive relationship between life and death, fostering a practice of sharing out that allows for the appearance of community as such. Tracing the forms of queer community and kinship that appear...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 167–177.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jonathan Beller This essay is a meditation on the emergence of the concept of “queer futurity” based upon the author’s reflections on the life of José Esteban Muñoz and the author’s mourning upon the occasion of his death. The essay considers Muñoz’s everyday and embodied pedagogy recollected from...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... structures 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... enables the aspirations embodied by dictatorship architecture to have a life beyond death. By drawing links between transgender performance and the production of a third world city in “first world drag,” the paper demonstrates the relations of complicity that bind “third world” queer place-making projects...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., threatening, such that isolation rather than proximity is sought? What happens to sociality as it unfolds in spaces of slow death? 9 What genres of entextualization are available to us as critical scholars seeking to get a hold on how these precarious worlds are lived and died? Orr stood as a child at the...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... liberal power. If we believe that the governance in, through, and of life defines the form of contemporary power, something we have now long called biopolitics, then the condition of late liberal life (slow death, shattered life, depressed existence) is no longer inside or outside this politics. The...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the speeding up and accelerationist tendency of late capital and some of its critics and in ways that life becomes an asset rather than labor, relegated to slow death, or just disposable as waste. This might direct us to ways of knowing that embrace bodily experience, affect and mood, and the minor...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Diary . Emerson Family Papers , Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library . Faust Drew Gilpin . 2008 . This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War . New York : Knopf . Fourteenth Annual Report of the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society . 1865...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... consequential and assigned to no one but herself. The idea of a mother forced to choose death for one of her chil- dren offers a vision of choice as simultaneously imposed and profoundly, even grotesquely, significant — a situation in which the best choice is still unspeakable, and there is no living...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... told over and over as though that will make a difference only prompts anger. When homemade videos of police murdering black people surface, some activists question their circulation. What does it mean for the mainstream media to play video of Walter Scott’s death over and over? Does the video...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., overtly represent—that Balaam’s and Aaron’s signification of an affective excess of comic pleasure is a poorly laid veneer over what Lauren Berlant has described as the logics of slow death: “The physical wearing out of a population in a way that points to its deterioration as a defining condition of its...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... bone. The visions roused tabloid editors to conjure lurid captions in the morning papers: “Pozos macabros” (“Macabre wells”) and “Pozos de la muerte” (“Wells of death Wells of death. The headline is typical of the argot of Salvadoran news media that proliferated wildly in the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... castle rooftops spies a figure in a distant window — that figure recites a poem, and then, “For some time after the long head had emptied itself of a slow, ruminative soliloquy it stared motionlessly into the sky.” That sentence insists on its own rhythm in defiance of your sense of syntax. After...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to us. You go with your friend to pee behind cars in the parking deck; the cops are blocking the way back into the airport; you stay as long as it feels useful to stay and then make your slow way back to the neighborhood and eat a sub with your friend in your tiny apartment that feels suddenly vast...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
....” The Trainspotting junkie falls into an inhuman slowness, a slowness that distances the junkie from both the outside world and any space of interior subjectivity. At the same time, the desire to achieve this slowness is not a desire...