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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Debra Rae Cohen; Michael Coyle Attention to pop ideology is inevitably limited where it doesn’t take formal questions into consideration. However, the question of form in a pop record is itself complicated, because form here doesn’t simply mean song form: it also involves negotiations and...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3 The steeply rising prevalence of the terms protest song , protest music , and protest singer from 1920 through 2000, from nearly none before 1940 until the terms became common in the later 1960s. Source: Google Books Ngram Viewer. Figure 3. The steeply rising prevalence of the More
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jack Halberstam In this essay, I track a history of punk that I associate with wild vocalization within a history of black aesthetics. Building upon the work of Fred Moten, Jayna Brown, and Tavia Nyong’o, this essay returns to some eccentric moments in punk musical production—songs by Rhoda Dakar...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Figure 3 The steeply rising prevalence of the terms protest song , protest music , and protest singer from 1920 through 2000, from nearly none before 1940 until the terms became common in the later 1960s. Source: Google Books Ngram Viewer. Figure 3. The steeply rising prevalence of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Ricardo L. Ortíz “On (Our) American Ground” traces the relevant genealogies, and itineraries, of a song and a site whose various symbolic and practical constructions have helped to determine what a transnational American historical past can allow us to imagine of a postnational American future...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... world is grounded, especially as hip hop emerges through the transmutation of the state’s terroristic repression of black revolution in the 1960s and 1970s into the sexualized violence of the present prison industrial complex. Using a reading of Lil’ Wayne and his song “Mrs. Officer,” I argue that the...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... examines in particular the Tunisian rap scene and the crucial role that El Général’s song “Rais Lebled” played in capturing and articulating the mass discontent Tunisians had with Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime. This essay concludes that rap music (along with other forms of artistic creativity) helped to...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... establishes cantina time—as musically represented by the spatiality of Girl in a Coma’s music video and Piñata Protest’s song “Cantina”—an afterlife of punk emerges. The reorganization of space-time occurs through the re-assemblage of instruments such as the Tex-Mex button accordion, Spanglish, and cantinera...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... compelling. This article follows Bowie's lead through an assemblage of material—songs, performances, film, and images, as well as historical and theoretical texts—to demonstrate how Bowie's cultural reading of Mick Jagger as mother resonates with the concerns of recent scholarship on race and psychoanalysis...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... songs from Buddy Bolden, Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean—and occasionally lyrical literatures from Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, and Adrienne Kennedy—this essay unfurls a medley of “interludes in madtime.” Indeed, madtime functions as an existential time...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
... switched cassettes on an old tape player and started playing a bandiri tape. As he did so, one customer started to hum along, recognizing the Indian fi lm tune on which the song was based, but not knowing the words of this Hausa variation. Bandiri singers are Hausa musicians who take Indian fi lm...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... tape) with some dreams Inuit youth have of their dead friends and linking these to some Inuit songs and poetry collected by explorers of the early twentieth century, I want to think about the possibility of “sending” our voices to the absent/dead and the way they, the dead, send their voices to us...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... that America remains possessed by the idea of witchcraft. Duke University Press 2008 Witchcraft Rosalind Morris For Jim, and for Tony Frank Sinatra, it seems safe to say, did not understand witchcraft. Sure, he made the song “Witchcraft” famous, transforming a terrifying idea...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., garage, grime, ambient, electronica, dubstep, hyperdub — as they have mutated into what Michael Veal, in his book Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae, has called a “multiplicity of new, studio-­based soundscape genres.”1 Punk also had...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... belt, in humdrum middle-­class suburbs, or in rural hinterlands. Punk learned from this fluidity as it appropriated metropolitan mystique and alienation in the self-­image and street lyricism of the New York Dolls or the Ramones, or in songs like the Jam’s “In the City” and “A Bomb in Wardour...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... years old. Beginning with a gospel setting of the scene backed by a piano, the song unravels as a sustained plea for mercy in the face of an angry, vengeful, and unpre- dictable lover — a call to prevent a potential crime of passion. It is tragic...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... salience of industrial’s queerness, particularly in navigations of sexual and racial difference as sonic events. For both its real and imagined listeners, I demonstrate what this queerness of industrial sounds like primarily by investigating two songs Wax Trax! released in the late 1980s and early 1990s...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the existential properties of those technologies of reproduction and the very repetitive quality of breathing rhythms, which through Byzantine techniques of prayer enter the composition of a song.8 In other words, I will argue that there is a...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... examples of concrete utopianism he offers — the Magnetic Fields’ song “Take Ecstasy with Me” (1994), Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture of Saint Teresa (1652), and Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore” (1948) — as moments and...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2004
... yeh patloon Englistaani my trousers English, if you please sar pe laal topi Russi on my head, red Russian hat phir bhi dil hai Hindustaani . . . my heart’s Indian for all that . . . This song runs through Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses as the theme song of...