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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. Copyright...
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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
... of genocide discourse creates a largely unintended opening into a radical critique of the very “civilized humanity” it intends to righteously defend. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 genocide state violence racial power racism colonialism Inhabiting the Impasse Racial/Racial-­Colonial Power...
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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
... women in the discourse of state violence. 17 Anti-Black police terror ungenders while also bending space and time. Globally, police officers disproportionately target and kill Black people. 18 And although Black men are shot and beaten by the police more frequently than Black women (cis...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the effects of systemic poverty, structural racism, and state violence and reaches his inevitable conclusion: “I think America think we was just playing and it’s gonna be some more playing, but it ain’t gonna be no playing. It’s gonna be murder . . . It’s gonna be like Nat Turner 1831 up in this motherfucker...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... claim that mothers ought to know where their children are.” 4 Las Madres are a constant collective reminder of the power that organized women can garner to challenge institutional and state violence. 5 The juxtaposition presented at “Arrest Sweet Arrest,” of carceral logics moving...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... militarism (including the work of Black women in the Red Cross) as both a practical means of achieving equality and a willing sacrifice to secure freedom and democracy for the United States and the entire world. Indeed, the racism was impossible to ignore given the sheer scale of violence that Black...
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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...