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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... The article stages an encounter with the affective registers of refusal enacted in a genre of black visuality defined as still-moving-images. Still-moving-images hover between still and moving images and require the affective labor of feeling with or through them. The article concludes by expanding...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the billboard’s intended argument and its use of Native Americans as mere ciphers or props for the assumed assertion of Second Amendment rights. It suggests that, if only Indians had not given up their arms, then they would still be . . . what, alive and on their homelands? Indeed, the image and text conspire...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
...: the first image of the film is a fixed overhead shot of Brandon lying motionless in his bed, staring off with empty eyes, a beautiful male corpse drained of any signs of vitality. It could almost be mistaken for a photographic still until the blinking of his eyelids signals a glimpse of movement. The moving...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., however, that even if the periphery has not been excluded from consumer society, they still do not have “copyright” over their image, which has instead been subject to “theft.” 23 This, she submits, is under challenge from culture movements emerging from the favelas, which engage in a “dispute...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... This shift to an economy of signifiers, combined with a corporate push toward deregulation, automation, and digitization, exponentially accelerates the flow of capital. 24 Even as finance capital opens the door for an economy of signs, it is important to establish that labor is still integral...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... between moving images and still images was being increasingly eroded. Compressed within an infinitesimal time stamp, the performative register becomes a mere suggestion, muted in the disenfranchisement of corporeality. After all, for the sovereign voice to carry through the screen, it must be backed...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... “Lovely place,” he says. “Are you ready?” you ask. “It’s coming slowly,” he says. “You can’t become Jackie Chan in a day.” He warns you that these scenes will lack emotional drama. “As an actor your contribution is small for the stunt sequences,” he explains. Still, there’s something...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as Rubble: Temporalities of Spectacular Destruction One of the most striking emblems of the entwinement of land appropria- tion and human surplusing within global neoliberalism is Jia Zhangke’s cinematic image of the Three Gorges Dam in Still Life (2006...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
... anyone living below the poverty line).3 The diagnosis is not new but still remains pressing: progressive move- ments sustain aggressively heteronormative and racist organizations and actions, while queer organizations suppress the interarticulated differences of gender, race...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and another, the aural and visual image of their collapse amplifying the precariousness that has been slowly building throughout the film. The camera returns to Siete standing alone in the field, staring blankly at the forest before him. The shot is long and still, and we don’t know whether he has...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 113–139.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of foregone conclusions from images read as if evidentiary. Therefore inscriptions. Then we come to “I still don’t believe my man is gone” (fi g. 7). This is a memorial on which Robin Kelley comments movingly.19 Here a felicitous public space of mourning/inscription is moving into that anonymous...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
... worlds. Despite his framing narratives, the photographs assert the immediacy and contemporaneity of the work being done. Most of workers of his images do not draw on the classicizing gaze, turning the gestures of labor into composed still lives of muscle and metal, as in the Dunkirk...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2001
... was insurgent, the Soviet commod- ity was still lingering around. One still saw those trucks with the big block letter BEER signs and shopped in state stores for CHEESE. But by 1997 one was immersed in the world of trademarks...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on the disjuncture between Asians being “better at life” while also failing at it in their exhaustion. In 2012 the blog was taken down due to criticism, yet its cached images in shared links on social media platforms such as Facebook, as well as on Google Images search, still circulate. I briefly pause...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... surveillance even more than a hierarchical gaze from the state police force.31 This is why, not despite these efforts but because of them, the pedophile is “still strangely invisible.”32 Everywhere and nowhere, the elusive, passing pedophile justifies permanent policing because the object...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
....” 19 Notably, Osterweis is speaking specifically about still photographs of ballet dancers in which movement is expected to appear effortless—speaking we might argue, to particular racial assumptions about ballet and its physicality. We might further differentiate between these sweat-free images...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 131–143.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the Dakota Access Pipeline. We talked more about attacks from the right wing that editorial collective members had faced and how to support one another in the future. We were still figuring out what had happened. Someone suggested that working-class whites were responsible for Trump’s election, and someone...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
... holding for decades and is unable to contain in this visceral present. So, I land here. Touch. I invite you to view the video of my process, “Moving Meditation: Touch” (video 1, fig. 2 ). Figure 2. Still from Aimee Meredith Cox's Moving Meditation . The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- industrial complex still remained intact and active, it was the soft side of the operation of the Cold War that had come to center stage in public discourse and imag- capital has the ination. To be sure, the Cold War, declared as an ideological and religious...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in Vain,” an old slow blues song by Robert Johnson first recorded in 1937. He does not dance for this song but stands quite still as the camera zooms in for a close-­up to the exclusion of the rest of the band (see fig. 2). His lips purse and expand...