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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... question takes on renewed urgency. Sonic dissent is emergent in many places and doing vital work. I argue for an analytic of sonic vernacularism, or vernaculars of sonic dissent, that might attend to the historical specificity of sound’s role in dissent, as well as to the ways that sound’s meanings are...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... organizational, social, geographic, and aesthetic dynamics that reflect its status as “ghetto” music, the author makes the case that the question of its blackness needs to be understood in terms of the way that the sonic and performative qualities of Footwork mark a collective reconceptualization of the spatial...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman This essay examines the sonic archive of tape recording artist Tony Schwartz, in particular his 1955 Folkways album Nueva York: A Tape Documentary of Puerto Rican New Yorkers . Working from assumptions located in sound studies, I argue that Schwartz's recordings are...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... together queerness and industrial music, this article shows a necessary connection with queerness that is worth emphasizing in industrial’s cultural history. At stake is how queer sites of the auditory become detectable in antagonistic rather than complementary sonic qualities and, in turn, reorient...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... criminalization and the historical context of black struggles for self-determination and representation within contemporary cultural production? How is a popular hip hop song that explicitly recalls an infamous police beating, and implicitly brackets the ensuing historic urban uprising, connected to a sonic and...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... femininity that form a sonic bending where a slow spatiality meets extended tempo. Moreover, the dissonant scramblings of punk on cantina time unsettle the computations of globalization’s daily force to collapse space and time. The Tejas punk of Piñata Protest and Girl in a Coma establishes a puro pedo punk...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and Poly Styrene, but also a cover version of a punk song by Grace Jones. My essay ultimately advances an alternative history of anarchism that is less about an antistate political philosophy than about the sonic breakdowns of sense and rationality in punk songs that offer rage-filled critiques of...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... instantiations of the kind of violence that testifies or publicly announces itself. The sonic dimension of violence is thus involved simultaneously in injury and in witnessing. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Thanatosonics Ontologies of Acoustic Violence J. Martin Daughtry For those caught up in...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Johannesburg Biennale. Alexander G. Weheliye is assistant professor of English and African American studies at Northwestern University. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled “Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity,” which analyzes the...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... sonic arena rather than the ocular. How We Were Never Human: Race and the (Post) Human It is obviously nothing new to declare that cybertheory has little if any- thing to say about the intricate processes of racial formation...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., as does his friend Steve Goodman. In his work on sound culture, Steve Goodman, also known as the DJ Kode9, theorizes an approach to the sonic as, at its fundamental level, potentially lethal. He focuses on the development of sonic capabilities through militarized technologies, and on...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... times his size, and a super-human (also known as the performer Boychild) whose Marvel-like body emerges from the ruin through a painful dance of ripping muscles and pulsations that pull the human body apart into some other cyborg form. In this new world the future is captured in sonic reverberations of...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... invasion of the property by a foreign substance and not a mere moving of the air as by sound waves.” Noise, he explains, is required to have an effect that is lasting. Moreover, as Causby only applied to “low level ascending and descending flights, not to sonic disturbances created in the upper...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the mid-­1980s, each with a separate set of social concerns, varying levels of relation to the mainstream, and a shifting listening public — and each composed in sonic palates so distinct that one would be hard-­pressed to otherwise associate the various manifestations. Some critics and...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., generating a distorted visual and sonic tract. Another notable scene involves a visit to a jail that is filmed as if it were a photographic negative, turning the jail’s inhabitants into spectral images. Whether the movie effectively hijacks and interrupts an infrastructure of visuality is, I think, an open...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... sonic technologies, designed and developed to record and transmit sound. In these respects and others, Rothenbuhler and Peters maintain, phonographic media stand in marked contrast to digital technologies, designed and developed not as sound media but as technologies to store and...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... partly situated within the trajectory of Latina/o music made in the United States. “Latin” is often a ghosted qualifier even as its sonic mothership is understood as the African American Shannon’s “Let the Music Play” (1983). Its initial, older-school recordings were helmed predominantly by...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that produce a subject and a population in relation to each other. Appearing at the intersect- ing axes of performance/performativity and subject/population, bioperfor- mance draws on the linguistic, sonic, choreographic, and theatrical registers in which biopower regularizes conduct and the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... together the visual and textual, interweaving the personal with the theoretical, biography with close reading. Such a model has guided my own approaches to listening to and writing about popular music. Under- standing that the sonic does not replace a...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... “authorita- tive” or “presidential,” and thus technical decisions regarding his voice are simultaneously political decisions. The people cleaning up the tapes just want to cut enough of the tape hiss for bin Laden’s voice to come through clearly. The result is two different sonic models of authority...