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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Jodi Melamed Duke University Press 2006 The Spirit of Neoliberalism From R aci al Liber alism to Neoliber al Multicultur alism Multicultural reference masks the centrality of race and racism to neo- Jodi...
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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...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... work that has reflected on the melancholic attachments of black studies, as well as a growing interest in Afro-pessimism and the long afterlives of slavery, the spirit and force of these contributions have yet to shape our approach to the archive of black freedom, which is often nothing more than the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... masculinity as the dominant logic of privilege and to identify affect as the appropriate idiom for critiquing normative masculinity. In the spirit of this alternative genealogical approach, I will begin by unpacking what it means to say that emo functions as a periphery, and then turn to three essentially emo...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... In particular, it addresses Padre Marcelo's popular “aerobics of Jesus,” a regime of embodied prayer techniques that combines contemporary music with mediaeval Byzantine prayer techniques as means to awaken the spirit in practitioners. To make the point concrete, the essay examines how a popular hit...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): np.
Published: 01 December 2006
... 2006 Contents The Spirit of Neoliberalism: From Racial Liberalism to Neoliberal Multiculturalism  Jodi Melamed 1 Risky Subjects: Insurance, Sexuality, and Capital  Geeta Patel 25 From Portbou to...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 146.
Published: 01 March 2004
... politics of knowledge and his impact on a number of fields. In the spirit of Said’s writings, we invite contributions that cross geographical and disciplinary boundaries, while also consider- ing his life and work in relation to the major transformations, shifts, and contradictions in our intellectual...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
... variety of names: soul, psyche, mind, spirit, thought, consciousness, subject, and so forth. These concepts inevitably treat the body as a vessel or container for this immaterial substance and reinforce a false opposition between interiority and exteriority. Nonetheless, Nancy does not want to do...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that their electoral base was quite solid.14 In their broadcasts and journals the Pen- tecostal representatives present utopist visions of a better society, based on Christian values. They offer concrete practices such as church services, collective prayer, and exorcism of evil spirits, which...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., this image of corporate Christianity contrasts ever so cruelly with the lice-­infested mattresses upon which it rests. One of these manuals asks its subject to complete an x-­ray (una radiografía) of the heart.34 It quotes scripture. Luke 4:18 – 19: “The Spirit of the Lord has sent me to...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... builder, but the stresses on this gigantic wheel were such that even he had to begin his design from first principles.23 The result was an engineering feat that showed the American spirit.24 If the Ferris Wheel turned leisure into...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., then in the rest of this article I consider the sacred in its base, heterogeneous, or immanent modalities—that is, the sacred not as figure but as impure, “left-hand” flight, indeed, as that movement or passage or diaspora of spirit that enlivens or animates blackness in its would-be corpsing. I now...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... organic wool, when the proper spirit of the thing would be to just rip the eyeholes and the mouthhole out of a neon stocking. Maybe the proper spirit of “Punk Prayer” can really only be achieved by embracing, rather than denying, the destructive potential...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the cluster contributed their time and spirit to this project in various ways, includ- ing writing, reviewing, and soliciting artwork and essays. The research cluster model has allowed us to experiment with both the forms of aca- demic writing — as exemplified in this issue — and the modes of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... queer wildness. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Wildness, Loss, Death Jack Halberstam Wildness also raises the specter of death of the symbolic function itself. It is the spirit of the unknown and the disorderly, loose in the forest encircling the city and the sown land...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a thing of reason (of formal understanding or self-­unfolding spirit) with self-­determination — that is, in the modern symbolic regime, the social subject resides in the stage of freedom.11 To Be Announced How to unsettle this neat...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... (Georges Franju, 1960) and its more indirect references to Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) and The Spirit of the Beehive (Víctor Erice, 1973). In other words, distant histori- cal traumas, for which the cinema serves as a storehouse, overlap with...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... mys- tification. . . . It is on the basis of this exasperation of constituent power that the American ‘exception’ becomes typical.”35 For Negri the settler colonial spirit was not quashed by the triumph of constitutionalism and the...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... vengeance perpetrated by angry ghosts. In widely forwarded chain emails, people referred to numerological coincidences to suggest that a minor prince who once lived in a palace on the land was now expressing his outrage at the royal area’s takeover by capitalists. Spirits in Thailand are animist, often...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... make the visible intelligible but to acknowledge their incommensurability and to try to make sense with that. For example, the famous news photo is usually understood as show- ing us the indomitable human spirit standing against a totalitarian regime and its repressive state apparatus...