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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 55–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the processes shaping their work experiences.1 However, there is little research on the social practices and spaces where day laborers seek employment. This essay draws on fieldwork of primarily Latino immigrant men,2 who looked for work as day laborers at an infor- mal street-corner site in Brooklyn...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... with a discussion of social practice as it pertains to race in cities, situating Walker as a unique figure in this movement for having produced works that aggravate, rather than empower, her audience. Walker’s achievement has revealed the extent to which the debasement of others remains a central component...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This militarizing of society that has constitutively marked modern state formation shapes social disciplining of individuals and the regulation of social structures. The article exemplifies how this has given rise to a discourse of martial races, which in turn shades social practices from the industrial...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and policing. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art culture industries taste arts funding artistic labor graffiti art washing social practice We now come to a potential impasse in a project that has begun on the side of cognitive mapping, decolonial accounting, financial...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the intent was to reduce the inequities of access to art and culture, both local and transna- tional, the actually lived social practice of local Filipinos in Manila remained constrained by institutional and sociospatial patterns...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the nineteenth century, I argue that both James and Oiticica independently discovered its active remains in what I call “the aesthetic sociality of blackness,” the popular practices they encountered among the predominantly black residents of the barrack-yards of Port of Spain and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by international art worlds foster practices of reading between the lines for hidden meanings in ways that sometimes cooperate with and sometimes work against artists’ aesthetic and political goals. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 allegory paranoia socialism Cuban cinema What would...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 247–250.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Phillip Brian Harper Considering the intersections of theory, culture, and ideology in Social Text , this essay suggests that for all its interest in theory, the journal has never had a theory of theory, except for the proposition that insofar as theory explains practice it must derive from...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... practices of social experience of surplus populations that are at once the consequence and means of new forms of value production in the financialized global economy. I consider the differences between the aesthetics of dilation and the aesthetics of abidance as attempts by Jia and Mendoza, respectively...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., mobilize large numbers of people to participate in movements actively rather than solely participating online or through voting, and offer spaces to practice new social relations. The article looks at examples from efforts for migrant justice, police and prison abolition, disaster relief, and other...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... A significant objective is to bring attention to the ways modalities of social difference, such as race, gender, class, and ability, structure the practices of making and listening to recordings as well as the manners in which we think about those practices. Another purpose is to implode the ultimately...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 19–44.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of as “activist curating.” A rich, disparate history waits to be pieced together of exhibition making in social movements. While there is a consistent history of movements producing their own archives, exhibition making has been a less consistent practice, outside of the more structurally instituted museums...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... analytical – engagement with racialized-sexualized imagery. In place of normative readings of racialized pornography, this paper offers a new reading practice – racial iconography – which examines the ways that pornography mobilizes race in particular social moments, under particular technological conditions...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... are especially brittle, breaking off cleanly as the contingencies of their unstable bodies intervene. Here, the enduring temporality of the social is secondary to practices of being between emergence and collapse. Addressing sociality here is not a romantic celebration of precarity or resilient intimacies...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of slavery threatens to replicate the death work of the slave ship register, black digital practice offers a way of thinking through black life by invoking what the #transformDH collective has described as the digital humanities’ potential for “social justice, accessibility, and inclusion.” It suggests...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the claims of democracy; the affective labor of their “illegal” cultural forms has the potential to radically alter sociality amid an anti-Brown world by endowing migrants and other deportable subjects with ontological leverage as a practice of everyday life under terror. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... confinement constitutes a site of neglect where women must fend for themselves to perform reproductive labor as a way to complete their sentence. This practice reveals new forms of social control and state surveillance in which judges, social workers, and penitentiaries determine which women are appropriate...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dominic Johnson Bruce Benderson is a writer who loves the dirt of cities and narrates the lives of those who wear its grit. His writings in fiction and nonfiction have established him as a key figure for thinking about sexuality, class, and the shifting social and cultural circumstances of urban...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... become partners with the state in implementing neoliberal policies.17 Social Text 94 • Spring 2008 7 9 “The Poors”: Challenging Neoliberal State Practices The government’s GEAR program adopted in 1996 focused...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... violence. As antiqueer violence is written in the social as an outlaw practice, I argue, via Frantz Fanon's reading of Hegel, that these forms of violence are not an aberration but are central to the reproduction of liberal democracy in the United States. Against redemption—violence is the province...