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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...
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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...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 found a group...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
... 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 zones...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and others, of the Slum-TV media collective in the Mathare slum in Nairobi. I am indebted to Nico Baumbach, Genevieve Yue, and Damon Young, organizers of “The Cultural Logic of Contemporary Capitalism” workshop, held at the New School for Social Research in New York, 21 February 2015, from which...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... 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 embrace of RMA...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2004
... “informal of accepting survivalism,” the “new primary mode of livelihood” among economically disenfranchised subjects in the quickly expanding slums of most cities in any easy binary the developing world.16 But neither can performativity and aesthetics...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... noise that immediately classed and raced 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...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... rhetorical pronouncements canonizing the celebrated growth numbers (i.e., gross domestic product). The resilient lives celebrated were the slum dwellers, those denuded of citizenship rights, the informal and insecure, labor, as well as debt-ridden farmers. Hordes of these were on the roads, walking hundreds...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2024
....” 10 However, in practice, federal policies failed in that regard: There were multiple components to urban renewal, including plans to raze so-called slum neighborhoods that occupied valuable land. . . . These downtrodden neighborhoods were home to tens of thousands of people, and their removal...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
... for the community. Just like the narrative of the origins of the favela allows its residents to claim a deep-rooted legitimacy for their residency in that place, the narrative of reforestation supports their claims of it being a favela ecológica (an ecological slum), as historian Camila Moraes named the Morro da...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 the wars in West Africa — principally Liberia and Sierra Leone. Not dissimilar to the decaying infrastructure in Hum- phrey’s Siberian town...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
...-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. He corrects himself. Politicians are devoid of that spark of humanity...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on the remaking of subjects under its new protocols of life, swathes of other life are merely viewed as the expended, surplused populations figured as forms of bare life, at-­risk populations, warehoused, disposable people, urban excess (planet of the slums), out...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... After the death of his grandmother and the sale of his childhood home, Ivan, a young man from the countryside with dreams of making it as a reggae star, journeys to join his impoverished mother in the slums of Kingston. He soon...
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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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the Middle Passage, along the miles of train track that shrunk the time-space continuum, 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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
... (Minneapolis: Uni- versity of Minnesota Press, 2009), 83 – 109; Chad Heap, Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885 – 1940 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009); St. Sukie de la Croix, Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the barrack-­yard is cricket’s 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...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 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 Sup’s interest in the political potentiality of the mask contrasts, of course...