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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Copyright © 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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 of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Anghie.7 When these analyses are braided together, a completely differ- ent picture of global sovereignty emerges, one that reveals its biopolitical effects in being able to create the conditions where human beings are reduced to merely living...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... masculinity precisely because the latter has relocated its domain from a sovereignty of abstraction to a sovereignty of subtraction. In other words, as liberal enfranchisement, followed by later twentieth-­century libera- tionist minority movements, effected the...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... negligence — but rather by the law’s absolute abandonment of life along the Devil’s Highway. As such, no mere change in border policy can effect a reversion to a previous “unabandoned” state of sovereignty because, in this case, no such reversion is available. Consequently, the “invisible line...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 and...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... resisting a potentially tyrannical government. Where the court’s majority departs from their liberal colleagues —  and with at least a century of judicial precedent — is by effectively split- ting the atom of sovereignty even further by...
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Social Text (1 March 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 (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., predicated 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... lost valley begins, thus functioning as a constant reminder of its own “unfinished business”; to Kashmiris on either side of the LOC, it signals the suspension of sovereignty by a line that is shadowy but whose effects are all too material...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... has been manufactured by the film’s plastic surgeon to cover the character upon whom he has also forced a sex change. The transgenic skin is also produced extratextually, by way of a digital effect that implicates cinema’s analog-to-digital transformation. Both of these technological transformations...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... occurred to him as an effective way to gesture toward the journal's sociological and cultural interests and its commitment to grounding itself in the textual. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Racial Politics (in the United States) Roopali Mukherjee In the spring of 1995, Social Text published...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the unending war of and against terror, and other emblematica of the immeasurable such as shock and awe. However, this is also a war of political effects and consequences deemed not worthy of measurement, such as collateral damage, the discounted Iraqi dead, and the unlimited detention of perpetual...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... remediation, spaces and moments of renegotiation for their bearers, subject to counter-hegemonic representations, interpretations, and uses. As a special kind of material object, ID cards are an effective and low-tech means of surveillance and differentiation and an important nexus of Israeli power...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-opts a figure central to Algerian state discourse, Palestine, in popular languages (Algerian Arabic and Berber) and forms in order to effect a double critique. On the one hand, it ridicules the discourse of fraternity deployed by the state, and its exploitation of the memory of the Algerian war and...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of culture,” Tylor thought about the limits of his own will in such a way as to systematize those limits. Culture was, by definition, a self-organizing spirit, a system whose strength derived from bodies in space and whose materiality was severe in its organizational effect. Might this spirit remain...