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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... utilities as a terrain of political struggle from the megacities of the global south (what Mike Davis calls the “planet of slums”) to the banlieues of Paris. That struggle is embodied in the emergent practice of parkour , whose expressions this essay analyzes via their popular dissemination in films such as...
Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... airwaves have been a crucial theater of partisan class conflict in Venezuelan society since the election of President Hugo Chávez, a radical social democrat who has counted on the residents of the nation's huge urban slums, or barrios, as a major constituency. This study concentrates on the two major...
Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... diaspora, the local lifeworld and geopolitical consequences of slum cities and unplanned urbanization, and the contentious afterlives of the foundational ideas of Latin American modernity. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric Jameson: We decided to try to...
Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
... many of the urban poor were also integrated, as servants, soldiers, prostitutes, and petty traders, into the parasitic ecology of the colonial metropolis. In Dublin in 1916, the slum poor jeered the survivors of the Easter Rebellion as they were led away to British prisons. The sustainable...
Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
...” the commercial art world, whereas the second project is not oriented by the market yet is working creatively with new tools and experiences emerging from the specific forms taken by contemporary capitalism in Nairobi’s slums. Artist Sam Hopkins, in his ongoing work Logos of Non-Profit...
Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... their bases in the slums of cities such as Baghdad, Fallujah, and Basra.12 For all their technological savvy, U.S. forces were quickly reminded of the primal, premodern character of urban warfare. Military theorists tempered their zealous...
Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2004
... on the streets of Lima are a form of what Davis has elsewhere termed “informal of accepting survivalism,” the “new primary mode of livelihood” among economically disenfranchised subjects in the quickly expanding slums of most cities in any...
Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Puerto Ricans, labeling them slum dwellers and preventing them from moving into areas that lighter skin privilege may have afforded them under the visual color-line.48 The marker of noise labeled as “slums” the inner-city neighborhoods with...
Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
... huge housing projects. In the aftermath of the plundering of the country’s and the city’s wealth by a succession of dic- tatorships and the abandonment of Lagos as the capital for Abuja, Lagos today has two hundred distinct slum settlements where along with the local poor reside refugees from...
Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... impoverished mother in the slums of Kingston. He soon takes up with a local gangster named Jose, with whom he sees ﬁ lms, gambles, drinks, and carouses. His various attempts to ﬁ nd work are fruitless, until he gets a job as a handyman in...
Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., down the barrel of a Remington, into the slums built to house and condition the working classes who migrated from country to city to be swallowed whole by factories, and through the holes of an IBM punch card used to track those factory workers, tally the murdered at Auschwitz, and perform calculations...
Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., urban excess (planet of the slums), out of which is to be gleaned new political subjects and potentials for resistance already con- vertible to the ruling political currencies of the day. It is of less interest to dwell on modes of life lived and...
Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
... constructions, which in Mumbai luxuriate like weeds. This has meant going after high-rise apartments in elite localities like Malabar Hill as well as bulldozing slums and roadside stalls. The political parties are gangs, he says, and the politicians gangsters...
Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Ibid. 10. Recent studies that inform my analysis include Julie Abraham, “Perverts in Groups,” in Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities (Minneapolis: Uni- versity of Minnesota Press, 2009), 83 – 109; Chad Heap, Slumming: Sexual and...
Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10 pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains.5 El...
Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 91–114.
Published: 01 December 2007
... population will reside in cities, and that even taking into account plans to improve urban conditions, almost a quarter of the world’s population will be living in city slums.1 What makes these numbers particularly meaningful is the economic and social informality that has accompanied the...
Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... domestic counterpart. Life in the favela is samba’s uncontained extension. The barrack-yards and favelas are essentially shantytowns or slums. In that the residents of these spaces are predominantly black, they recall...
Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... “seeing myself . . . from my point of view,” as he might pursue Rocket Raja’s ordinary routines: coffee in the morning without brushing his teeth, wandering the slum with his friends, sitting beside the sea and feeling the heat of the sun...
Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... intersection between race and class: poor people are “negros” merely by their posi- tion in the social map. Negro villero condenses, in a way, this racialization of class: the “black slum dweller.” 13. Graciela Montaldo, “La invasión de la política...
Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 67–91.
Published: 01 December 2001
... organize women textile workers in the slum area of Liyari in Karachi into a union. In 1981, they performed a play for an all-women audience in this economically depressed neigh- borhood. “The response to this play was so encouraging,” according to Sheema Kermani, founder of the organization, “that we...