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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... apartheid and stretches into the present. I argue that this era saw the developing recognition on the part of the settler colonial state that coercive apparati needed to be supplemented by the desiring machinery of the mass media, which the South African state awkwardly appropriated, first through...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Ashley Dawson; Brent Hayes Edwards Duke University Press 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction GLOBAL CITIES OF THE SOUTH At the dawn of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Leola A. Johnson Duke University Press 2005 “This Is What It Means to SAG in South Africa” In the summer of 2000, in the middle of a strike by the Screen Actors Leola A. Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Art- Johnson ists (AFTRA) against the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Deborah Mindry The transition to democracy in South Africa promised a new equitable social order that would be responsive to the needs of “the people.” These hopes were very quickly eclipsed by a transition to neoliberalism and by the HIV/AIDS crisis. An examination of the HIV crisis provides...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Louise Bethlehem This article sets the itineracy of antiapartheid expressive culture to work in relation to exiled South African jazz singer Miriam Makeba. It revisits accounts of transnational cultural circulation on the part of Rob Nixon, Paul Gilroy, and others to argue that the diffusion of...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... nationalist interpretations by delineating the expansive qualities of empire in the United States and in South Asia. By historicizing the Delhi Durbar as an aesthetic spectacle of empire, this essay highlights how geometric motifs of colonial India are linked to the architectural landscape of post-9/11...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mary Louise Pratt This brief afterword uses the image of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City to reflect on the north-south contact zones of the Americas, then goes on to examine how the five essays collected in this special issue of Social Text , which were presented at the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Ed Cohen This essay focuses on the controversy incited by Thabo Mbeki's comments at the Thirteenth International AIDS Conference, held in Durban in 2000, which unleashed a deluge of opprobrium that has inundated the South African president since then. By analyzing the ensuing discursive conflict...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... characteristics of the new international division of labor, deunionization, decline of the welfare state, industrial relocation, and working conditions in the global South. More recently, the journal made room for work on the impoverishment of the American middle class, on the worsening conditions of academic...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... catastrophe. These representations emerge within the increasing globalization of transitional justice, a context that seeks intensifying degrees of communicability as it turns local legacies of violence into ones with international implications. Gillian Slovo's account of a South African amnesty hearing, Red...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
... understandings of agrarian politics, which suggest that sharecropping is a transitory phenomenon that will disappear with the full subsumption of rural economies into capital. Interrupting this narrative, Taylor adopts a transnational perspective oriented toward the southern United States and global South...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Anand Pandian This essay arises from anthropological fieldwork on the making of south Indian popular cinema. Ethnographic attention is lent to a series of cinematic situations to further relay the intertwining of cinematic and anthropological imagination. The essay is composed as a montage of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Deborah R. Vargas This essay considers the afterlife of punk through an orientation of time and space in the spatiotemporality of the cantina (South Tejas working-class bar). With attention to the Tejas punk sounds of Piñata Protest and Girl in a Coma, I consider punk’s afterlife in the form of...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Shameem Black This article examines how twenty-first-century Anglophone digital art, arts marketing, and tourist discourse in South Korea address the problem of reconciliation after mass violence. At the turn of the new millennium, the arts have been enlisted by governments and tourist agencies to...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
... South Asia. In the last few years the heightened interest in urban studies has generally structured arguments around megacities. In contrast we argue that little attention has been given to other urban landscapes, small- and medium-sized towns that are situated on the margins of this discourse. Even...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brian Larkin This paper examines the role of mediation and circulation in religious movements. Examining the evangelical work of the South African Muslim preacher Ahmed Deedat, it examines how the rise of Deedat in the 1970s and 1980s came about as a Muslim response to the emergence and dominance...
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Social Text (1 December 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 such as...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Water is a continually sought after resource, and we are just beginning to fully understand the water wars to come. The long history of water struggle upon indigenous territories and the global South, such as the Cochabamba water wars in Bolivia and the #NoDAPL...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... examine how artists and audiences themselves mobilize the mode. This is especially true for Global South, state socialist, and authoritarian contexts, where traditions of political engagement through art, practices of skirting censorship through aesthetic indirection, and demands for depictions of the...