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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Leerom Medovoi Duke University Press 2007 Global Society Must Be Defended BIOPOLITICS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES Peace and War: Governmentality as a Military Project Leerom Medovoi...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 109–116.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Lindsay Paterson Duke University Press 2000 ST 65.05 Paterson 11/8/00 2:26 PM Page 109 Civil Society ENLIGHTENMENT IDEAL AND DEMOTIC NATIONALISM...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 9–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ILLUSIONS OF PURITY IN BOURGEOIS SOCIETIES What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank? Peter Bratsis —Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera Defilement is never an isolated event. It cannot occur except in...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tina M. Campt When and where do we “see” the emergence of a black German subject? Where do we encounter a visual instantiation of a black subject who is internal to German society and partakes of a relationship to this society that is neither transplanted, transitional, nor transitory, but instead...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... society of pure exchange, democracy is more substantial than in Germany: the universality of the exchange principle leads to a greater freedom from authority, does not allow one to isolate oneself in one's own individual interests, and brings benevolence to human interactions. However, the exchange...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ashley Dawson Social Text contributors have approached the environmental crises of the last several decades by exploring the constitution of a second nature. If, that is, the environment furnishes particular societies with a specific set of obstacles and possibilities, this original natural realm...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 17–35.
Published: 01 March 2017
... social ecology of existence is undergoing radical change in twenty-first-century Japan. While long-term bonds—to company, family, locale—were once the earmarks of its “group-oriented society,” today living and dying alone mark Japan’s new era of “single-fication” and “disconnected society” ( muen shakai...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... groups of troublemakers to be repressed and condemned to oblivion. It is part of the effort to provide a witness for them, instead, as a rebellion, as a story telling us something about Greek youth, politics, and society that must be listened to, understood, and interpreted, and as an “event” creating...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jacqueline Nassy Brown This article critically examines a common premise of racial discourse in contemporary multiracial societies: that ethnic data collection, in the form of population statistics, is necessary for the apprehension and eradication of discrimination. Drawing on ethnographic data...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... player-piano as aspects of musical mechanization, which had expanded dramatically through the piano in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Both the phonograph and player-piano technologies reverberated in the formation of modern society, the phonograph exemplifying the phenomenological rupture of...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Kalbus This introduction to the translation of Theodor W. Adorno's “ Kultur and Culture,” originally a lecture not intended for transcription and publication, situates the talk amongst Adorno's analyses of U.S. society and traces his distinctions between European and American understandings of...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
...; (3) one must express one's thoughts without regards for ends and the sake of communication; and (4) one must not curtail insight, imagination, and speculation. The article thus propounds the idea that we can only contribute to the building of a better society by not “blindly devot[ing] ourselves to...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... U.S. interventions in open or secret civil wars that would kill millions and devastate civil society through the end of the century. The engagements of the essays in Social Text 's first hundred issues offer an instructive map of engagements with Latin America and a history of critical movements in...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... recognition in broader society, the narratives drew on long-standing cultural tropes of bad masters, individual victims, and the home as a site of care that have longer genealogies in slavery and colonialism. As earlier myths of domesticity masked labor relations in colonial and slave economies, so too these...
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Social Text (1 December 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Michael Dango This article theorizes camp as an aesthetic category that references the divided parts of global society, or the moment of political economy called distribution. By completing Sianne Ngai’s unfinished taxonomy of aesthetic categories, I simultaneously collect a promiscuous archive of...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... contradictions of the socialist market economy (even the description is an oxymoron) that are not as yet clearly recognizable. These figures of the human do not appear necessarily as human figures. They are not so much representations of new social types as they are hysterical symptoms of a new society: like...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...