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Social Text (1 March 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 to...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... “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 (1 March 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 that the...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (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 March 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 of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
... themselves to the actions of a police state and sanctioned a system of apartheid governance within the boundaries of the United States. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Hailing the Twelve Million U.S. Immigration Policy, Deportation, and the Imaginary of Lawful Violence Alicia Schmidt Camacho...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... diffusion of impunity and silence, this tactical alliance of violence and the sinister are slowly, but effectively, being transformed into some general mechanisms of global domination. To show this, I will return to Taussig and his description of Colom- bia in the 1980s. He states that one of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 143–168.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jonathan Michael Feldman Duke University Press 2007 From Warfare State to “Shadow State” MILITARISM, ECONOMIC DEPLETION, AND RECONSTRUCTION From the Permanent War Economy Jonathan...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 uniformed soldiers experienced in the United States in addition to the more conventional terrorism that Blacks experienced at the...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2002
... September 11 as well. Among the enormous violence done by the United States since the tragedies suffered on September 11 has been an unrelenting, multivalent assault on the bodies, psyches, and rights of Arab, Muslim, and South Asian immigrants. Restrictions on immigration of young men from Mus...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
... subjects in slavery derives from how slave status was explicitly raced, gendered, and sexed within a household ontology of rule via privatized violence formally backed by state power, even as wage labor (and even indentured servitude) was increasingly becoming nationalized and linked to a realm of public...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 73–80.
Published: 01 September 2006
... based on a study Claffey conducted about the situation in Farmingville. The town is an extreme example of how anti-immigrant sentiment can lead to violence against immigrants as well as unfriendly public policy. This case not only exemplifies nativist attitudes prevalent in the United States at...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Problem of Historicizing Racialized Violence the Hmong or their history of settling in the United States. It is worth noting that Walt is a veteran of a war that is known as the “Forgotten War” and the “Unknown War,” while his neighbors are survivors of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
... firmly rooted in popular prejudice, and the state, which ensures the The Violence of Commodity Aesthetics 97 ST 68-05 Rajagopal.1 10/25/01 3:06 PM Page 98 conditions for capital extraction, would be...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and vulnerability, stimulation and abjection, aggression and fear. Wartime violence besieges the sensorium, introducing empathic and corporeal pain into bodies and forcing subjects to confront their radical finitude. For these subjects, the fraught state of sensory saturation often contributes...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 141–155.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Martin F. Manalansan, IV Duke University Press 2005 Race, Violence, and Neoliberal Spatial Politics in the Global City The city has become the sign of desire. Martin F. —Pat Califia, “San Francisco: Revisiting the ‘The City of...