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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Press 2019 Second Amendment Native American history Indian Peace Commission Civil War stock photography The billboards went up one night in Greeley, Colorado, in April 2013—two of them, identical, flanking the city at two major intersections. 1 Their black-and-white image featured...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... firmly grounded within it? In early-twentieth-century Germany, one important site where this subject emerges is through the medium of photography—specifically, black German family photography. Often considered one of the most mundane forms of photographic imaging, family photos function as a complex site...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of photography as an essential component of the scientific gaze to the utilization of filmic sight in popular cultural representations of difference. Missing Links: Prehistories of the Non/Human Following Charles Darwin’s publication...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... enough about digital culture to answer that properly. I do think that this is where film comes in because in some sense, photography and film are neither subjective nor objective, which might become the answer. As Cavell said, it’s the world without people. So from a Kantian standpoint, what would film...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the West as desperate but nonetheless “resourceful and intelligent Americans who have gone through the hell of the drought.” In contrast to the “peon class” origins of the earlier migrants to the region, the more recent diaspora derived from “the best American stock” and thus could be expected, if aided...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... traffic, a substi- tute for smoking, a way of making distances shorter, for stretching time, or even holding up the fluctuations of the stock market, while, at the same time, engaging oneself in prayer. The particular thing about the Byzantine...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2016
... remain. Capitalism, for Toscano, produces a “violently endless present” increasingly, though imperceptibly, occupied by dead labor: the replacement of living, human labor with machines. He reads the aesthetic trope of depopulation in the manufactured landscape photography of Lewis Baltz and Edward...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... (2005), Camille Utterback’s Abundance (2007), and Wafaa Bilal’s 3rdi (2010). These artists mobilize an aesthetics of observation and control in their art, often utilizing technologies of surveillance as their medium, such as video from closed-circuit television or photography using a telephoto lens...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... with the contraceptive mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) if the corporation had sincerely held religious objections. A closely held corporation is one whose stock is primarily owned by five or fewer people. This conjures images of family-owned mom-and-pop operations straight out...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... (informationalization, photography, surveillance, self-help, geolocation, geomedication, mass-produced grub, digitization, monetization, etc.) are harvested as value for capital by what amounts to the technologistics of the derivative. The means and metrics here are as complex as digital culture itself—indeed...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that they outnumbered the professionals. In Novem- ber 1929, for example, only Figure 5. Arcade photograph, inscribed on verso three weeks after the stock “2-1-1970...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Americans whose detailed violence and scopic dimensions were spread well beyond the site of their occurrence by means of wire services and photography.10 J. M. Mertins, the local photographer, was commissioned to take a series of images capturing the parade...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... by an anonymity and mobility requir- ing special technological intervention to “appear” in public space. Early twentieth-­century figures drew their visibility from criminal photography and nativist semiotics of Orientalism and anti-­Semitism, midcentury fig...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 153–179.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Personification is our stock-in-trade. Given this qualification, then, what would a narrative theory of infrastructure look like? To begin an answer that question, I want to consider one of the ur-texts of energy humanities, China Miéville's “Covehithe,” a short story in which sunken oil platforms rise from...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Vélez throughout the produc- tion of the series. The use in the early 1940s of low-­cost, black and white film by a studio that had pioneered three-­strip Technicolor film in 1935, a scenography exclusively based on stock interiors, and the gradual wors- ening of her film production values placed...