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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group In the wake of the devastating globalisms of the neoliberals, a focus on the rise of illiberal states perpetrating egregious violence as the expressive instruments of the far Right threatens to hide longer arcs of political violence and state terror. How are we...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-Mexico border. The Maras belie a temporal boundary as well, set between the Cold War past of the United States and its neoliberal present, as they embody the traumatic legacy of US-backed military dictatorships and neocolonial intervention in Central America. Most significant, Central American violence...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of “overkill” as a way of apprehending a queer ontology that stands in contrast to the security of an LGBT identity. That the murdered were working class and largely people of color and/or trans/gender nonconforming marks this interpersonal violence as a restaging of larger iterations of necropolitical state...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... world is grounded, especially as hip hop emerges through the transmutation of the state’s terroristic repression of black revolution in the 1960s and 1970s into the sexualized violence of the present prison industrial complex. Using a reading of Lil’ Wayne and his song “Mrs. Officer,” I argue...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 61–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and othered from fulsome democratic rights and citizenship, this essay offers a portrait of the slow violence of affective rule in a place of “no conflict.” Turning away from spectacular instances of militarism and state violence, this essay illuminates the affective force of militarization whose goal...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
... distribution. This disability politic, which the author terms crip-of-color critique , foregrounds the utility of disability studies for feminist-of-color theories of gendered and sexual state regulation and ushers racialized reproduction and state violence to the forefront of disability analysis. 19...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ana María Dopico As Social Text published its first essays on Latin America, the Americas were living the disastrous consequences of a hemispheric cold war in the forms of dictatorships, military rule, and brutal state violence; confronting popular and institutionalized revolutions; and suffering...
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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 (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ackbar Abbas A visual dossier on China and the human cannot just focus on recognizable human figures like the dissident, the human rights activist, or the victims of state violence, important as these figures are. There are also emergent figures that the new China is producing out...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... are not valued in the eyes of the state.15 This document, Police Violence against Chicago’s Youth of Color, defies the limits of conventional activist and antiracist languages of police brutal- ity, mass incarceration, and racial profiling by narrating a condition...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Trimble Young This article argues that the phrase “monopoly of violence,” which circulates in so many contemporary academic critiques of the liberal state, is not adequate to describe the nature of violence deployed by settler colonial societies against indigenous and racialized bodies...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mangalika de Silva This inquiry concerns the majoritarian right governing Sri Lanka instantiated through state counterinsurgency, extrajudicial violence, and symbiotic ideologies of postwar “reconciliation” and political disaffection. Majoritarian right is a predicative apparatus instating both...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 83–104.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that Sikh masculinities were altered during its separatist insurgency as the patriarchal state and communities both relied on violence for their own ends. Specifically, the article argues that the regimes of precolonial and colonial militarism, which constructed hegemonic notions of Sikh masculinity...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández This essay places the 1871 Camp Grant Indian Massacre in the context of the rise of a capitalist class of citizens and the state-sponsored violence they enacted as part of a war-based cross-border economy. Tracing transnational circuits of power in the borderland...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the U.S. imperial archive at a moment of extreme violence, and appeared until 2009 to be threatening enough to be made a state secret. Abu Zubaydah’s torture has occupied a privileged position in the public debates...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... terror on the affective communities of the dead. 43 It is “a consequence” or morbid effect, a reverberation. I make it plural, and extend the meaning to sequelae to describe the gendered, reverberating, deadly lingering and hovering of state and nonstate gendered anti-Black violence. 44 When used...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that yet? We float in a sensory deprivation tank in downtown Chicago after returning from Standing Rock. We had gone to be in good relation with other Indigenous nations and those more than human. We held close our own experiences with settler state violence: extraction and contamination. We needed...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... below the potentials found in the receding effects of neoliberalism. 57 Rather than coexisting in isolation, YoNoFui is interested in developing communal ties and strengthening collective efforts against institutional violence. Still, the violence that characterizes the carceral state has impacts...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Rather, the fact that this religious solemnity carried the weight of tradition evidences its importance for understanding the profound and exceptional relationship between state violence through war and the national cult of civil religion. As US newspapers heralded Wilson’s declaration, the nation’s...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the 1980s. He states that one of the lines of discussion that arose in that situation of generalized violence and uncertainty was that of “social cleansing.” He says that this discourse has a “horrific semantic function . . . creating firm boundaries where only murk exists so that more murk can...