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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
...James Delbourgo This essay explores the interpenetration of the botanical and the human in Hans Sloane's engagement with cacao as a species and chocolate as a commodity, in relation to his late seventeenth-century voyage to Jamaica, and subsequent claims that he invented milk chocolate. How, it is...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reflect on how to “contain” them. Viral epidemics constitute not only vital events but also scalar narratives—they articulate transformations at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms, individuals, populations, species, ecosystems, technological infrastructures, political economies, and networks of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Alphonso Lingis When we love someone, we are attached to his or her surface colors, forms, warmth, movements. We avoid envisioning the inner organs and contents of his or her body. The external colors and patterns of other species are snares for our eyes. We can see nothing of what is behind our...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... driven by the moral imperative to alleviate human suffering by culling reusable parts from primate and, most recently, porcine species. Themes of longing and desire pervade this experimental domain, where the immunological complexities associated with interspecies grafts currently generate a cascade of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Suzanne Anker; Sarah Franklin Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., technology also gives rise to a social brain, whose virtuosity both Marx and Paolo Virno see as crucial to the emancipation of species-being. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Racial Politics (in the United States) Roopali Mukherjee In the spring of 1995, Social Text published a symposium on...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... engage human attempts to use both the idea of species-­difference and the material characteristics of various forms of biological life to pursue economic, biopolitical, and intellectual aims. The analyses take the animal...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... construction of species difference and racial difference as they meet in evolutionary frameworks. In reductive appropriations of the visual as “illustrations” in the fields of history, literary analysis, and cultural studies, the primate continues to serve as an almost timeless shorthand for the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 2011 Contributors Neel Ahuja is assistant professor of postcolonial studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His recent work on species appears in PMLA and Bonnie Roos and Alex Hunt, eds., Postcolonial Green...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... The History of Sexuality Foucault argued that modern power’s engagement with life pacifies societies while exacerbat- ing the problem of war intersocially to the point where it is the life of the species itself that is at stake in...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... uncharted space. Thrown beyond the limits of the known universe after their ship falls through a transdimensional rift in space, the nine team mates traverse an unwelcoming stretch of cosmos relentlessly pursued by a genocidal species known as the Progeny. Among our castaways are two of the Legion’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., genetic engineering, from transgenesis (the transfer of genetic material across species barriers; for example, the insertion of pig genes in human cells to improve cell transplants) to human cloning, challenges the Darwin- ian and neo...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... with the human species. It is to place it within a different sensibility, one that honors the living quality of water, the wetness that lives and dies with all species. Is this not what the North is constantly having to learn and relearn from those in the South — those who exist in relation to natural...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... subhuman species (as demonstrated in the publication, scientific traction, and political usage of evolutionist-­eugenicist literature2) as a preamble to as well as a descrip- tion of the actual treatment of blacks as subspecies...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... conjuncture of interminable crisis—political, economic, ecological—it is hard not to see it as an implicit theory of species alienation, if by the latter term we grasp a kind of speculative identity between mastery and impotence, agency and subjection. However, the narrative of irreversibility that...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 113–139.
Published: 01 December 2004
... to the name of a place such as Hong Kong indicated yet another species of collectivity: postcolonial. Between Great Britain and China, the Hong Kong cultural worker staged a loss of identity. If the quick sketch of Dublin foregrounds the class division in diversity, the staging of Hong Kong...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... out to confirm the sanctity of here and now for some and “you are not here” for racialized others. Now is being told as a form of anthropogenesis of geologic forces through a postracial we that obscures the historical contours of race in the genealogies of species life. 8 In Western natural...