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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the emerging new Chinese middle class, which has proved itself to be a formidable force in cultural and ideological production in contemporary China. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 I Want to Be Human A Story of China and the Human Dai Jinhua Translated by Shuang Shen In 2009 a...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Frances Negrón-Muntaner Duke University Press 2000 4. Negron 4/24/00 11:23 AM Page 83 Feeling Pretty WEST SIDE STORY AND PUERTO RICAN IDENTITY DISCOURSES...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... stories on the 1947 partition of British India by Sa'adat Hasan Manto. By concentrating on Manto's writings, this essay revisits Pakistan's early history to demonstrate how, after the country's creation, there was continued debate among intellectuals about what would constitute a national culture—an...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jennifer C. Nash Saartjie Baartman's story has become central to black feminist theory and politics, serving as the primary analytic vehicle for explaining the violence that the dominant visual field inflicts on black female bodies. The re-telling of Baartman's story has also provided black...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... instance of transspecies becoming. Thus the virile figure, in this story, is a hybrid species, a cynanthrope. Haunted by a long genealogy of dog-human merger and by a history of colonial, racial, and species encounters, the humans and dogs in this story join forces in a becoming that current humanist...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... slavery. The particular ways in which the Brazilian state and its British counterparts crafted these archives shed light on the narratives of freedom that they produced and caution us against replicating them in our own desire for satisfying stories of, for example, the Age of Emancipation and the triumph...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... marginal part and decorative border. To do so means to surrender the accolade of theorist for stylist, to harbor the hard work of listening from scholarly convention. To try and tell freestyle's story is to say a great deal about a moment when large numbers of young women found themselves on the inside of...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
...C. Nadia Seremetakis The story at hand is the spread of little street memorials for the dead in the Greek urbanscape during the current socioeconomic crisis. These memorials point to a third-stream anamnesis: memory focused on the historicity of the everyday that the dominant public culture, split...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... guardians. These Haitian refugees inhabited both literal and discursive “zones of exclusion” that they had to negotiate in order to communicate their stories and have their claims for recognition as full persons heard and taken seriously. The essay opens by examining the historical, political, and economic...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... global finance, to name a few, as parts of the same story. Yet in leaning on bioscientific discourses that explain disease causality as naturally occurring within individual bodies (which may also be aggregated into populations), they concomitantly assume that boundaries we use to divide up the world are...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
... corresponding figure, homo sacer , or sacred man. It does so through a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 film Children of Men , looking at how the film's story line—an infertile world in which one refugee, Kee, is found to be pregnant—links pregnancy to political systems that regulate who gets counted as...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Shu-mei Shih This essay brings into dialectical consideration the relationship between postsocialism and posthumanism in China through the life story of Marxist humanism from the global 1960s to the present across Eastern Europe, France, and the United States. It especially foregrounds the American...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... era, captured (again monumentally) in the figure of the Rent Collection Courtyard , a large sculptural diorama unveiled in 1965 and recreated in 1999 by the artist Cai Guoqiang for the Venice Biennale. Back-engineered, this is the story of Chinese transition and economic reform, but read more directly...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... contradictions. Through readings of Kindred (a time-travel novel about slavery and its afterlife) and “Bloodchild” (a short story about interspecies surrogacy) it suggests how representation of reproductive slavery and surrogacy might yet provide critical awareness of and new responses to neoliberal rationality...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Weaver Shipley Television melodramas around the world provide extended stories in which characters publicly draw out their inner emotional selves for all to experience in lurid, detailed portrayals of desire and struggle; characters’ moral choices show—and in the process produce—the landscape...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Catherine Fung This article cross-reads the 2005 trial of Chai Soua Vang, a Hmong American man who was convicted of murdering six Caucasian hunters in Wisconsin, with the 2008 film Gran Torino , a story of a Korean War veteran who mentors a Hmong American teenager. An examination of the trial...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 83–98.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Richard T. Rodríguez This article examines Latino male homosexual practices emerging in Chicago’s presumably impermeable neighborhoods. Drawing from a range of texts—the sociological studies comprising The Sexual Organization of the City (2004), Achy Obejas’s short story “Above All, a Family Man...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ramzi Fawaz This article explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary US superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide. It focuses on a classic DC Comics storyline—the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Legion...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... interstitial spaces the strike has generated, the article functions as a parable, relaying the complex value-ecology of the Joanina Library in Coimbra, Portugal, with its imperial and enlightened symbolisms and its colony of bats, as a singular story that might help us envisage some elements of what might be...