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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Douglas Howland This essay argues that the democratic centralism of the revolutionary People's Republic of China did produce a form of popular sovereignty. As the process that created the people as a political subject, democratic centralism produced popular sovereignty as an effect...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... disability neoliberalism amputation slow death Michel Foucault The Sovereignty of Subtraction Hypo/Hyperhabilitation and the Cultural Politics of Amputation in America H. N. Lukes Americans are newly attending to amputation. The year 2014 alone offered stories about the courage of US...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... sovereignty. Global sovereignty is here taken as the enmeshing of three forces: the neoliberal state and its abdication of fundamental responsibilities to citizens, the hand of the global economy in civil war, and the role of international law. The author suggests that contemporary global sovereignty...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Duke University Press 2017 animated visuality performativity sovereignty effect stardom multiplex Scholarship on Indian cinema has neither engaged sufficiently with film form nor been adequately alerted to the specific formal variations that emerged around the turn of the century. Even...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... is needed. Drawing from recent, critical discussions on sovereignty and the state of exception in recent political theory, this essay reflects on critical questions of the border in neoliberal times and aims to explore the conditions of sovereignty inhabiting the US/Mexico border. Here I analyze The Devil’s...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... media forms (print, radio, sound recording, and so forth) and the structure of overhearing that they enable. Paying particular attention to the ways in which the jazz musical and cinema noir converged to produce a figure of masculine sovereignty defined by a refusal to not desire in a space of racially...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the structuring principles of the center itself. Exile and forced domesticity have long linked sovereignty to the power to determine intimate life, and centuries-old practices of house arrest and diplomatic asylum have taken on new forms in recent decades in the wake of emerging surveillance technologies...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Matthew J. Christensen Of the rich array of popular genre forms that fill book and video shops across the African continent, few engage as complexly as crime novels and films the profound crises of selfhood, sovereignty, and collective obligation wrought by the neoliberal formations of governance...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Settler colonialism depends on a mode of popular sovereignty that serves primarily as a diffusion of the necropolitical power of the colonizing polity rather than as a check on the tyranny of the state. Through a consideration of an assemblage of unlikely contemporary objects—Glenn Beck's 2013 keynote...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay reflects on the biopolitics of counting bodies under the conditions imposed by capitalism and state violence. It argues that war, refugee and migrant labor dislocations, and indeterminate zones of sovereignty have rendered bodies disposable and states...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... action. However, formal written statements may challenge institutions to recognize their complicity in settler colonialism and their institutional responsibilities to tribal sovereignty. Building on these critiques, particularly the writings of Métis cultural producer Chelsea Vowel, this article offers...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on the exercise of popular sovereignty, but also, in complementary fashion, on the creation of civic pedagogies: on educational institutions that set specific norms of social and political identity, and thereby transform the “mob” into a national “people.” I argue that these kinds of normative (or disciplinary...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
... a sparrow two sela in weight.2 Titus in the Temple behaves allegorically, yet as a pagan he is lost in literality — he uses sexual potency and sexually mimetic swordplay to lay claims of sovereignty. Titus’s sexualization of the Jewish deity through...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- tional from the classical dualism of sovereignty and a higher notion of justice that transcends the sovereign will, a viewpoint still very much alive with Bentham, to sovereignty as the sole principle of the interna- tional. The article further argues that sovereignty...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... critically engage recent debates concerning the complex relations between sovereignty, violence, and racism that are pre- mised in the capacity, power, and calculations of those who must live, those who must die, and, as I argue...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on subgroups of its own people. We know these sovereigns and strong rulers from another era. What is certain is that such violence constitutes the international fraternal language of state sovereignty through which individual states authorize, communicate, and negotiate their power on the global stage...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... nawmiha (My Lover Gets Up from Her Sleep) . Beirut : Dar al-ʿAwdah . Dreyfuss Robert . 2006 . Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam . New York : Metropolitan . Elden Stuart . 2009 . Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and cautious “perhaps,” generations of legislative rulings that followed presumed that the domestication of Indian tribes was a given even if Indigenous sovereignty and territoriality savagely refused incorporation into the US nation-state. Despite the variations in geography, history, and temporality...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Changan Avenue in the aftermath of the Tiananmen violence (see fig. 1). A lone man quietly smoking a cigarette occupies the center of the picture. On the ground are track marks of the tanks that Howland · Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Centralism...