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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Wang Xiaoming This article discusses core social and political concepts regarding subjectivity widely used by Chinese intellectuals between 1840 and 1940, including ge ti (singular subject), ge ren (singular person), wo (I), and Da Tong (Great Unity). Collectively these concepts convey...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Anti-Oedipus,­ Kinship, and the Subject of Affect Reading Fanon with Deleuze and Guattari Amber Jamilla Musser In Frantz Fanon’s universe, blackness begins with interpellation: “ ‘Dirty nigger!’ Or simply, ‘Look, a Negro!’ I came...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Jeffrey Karnicky Duke University Press 2003 Irvine Welsh’s Novel Subjectivities For all the tourist industry’s attempts to persuade visitors otherwise, Jeffrey Karnicky Scotland is not welcoming. —Simon Frith, “On Not Being...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Geeta Patel Duke University Press 2006 Risky Subjects: Insurance, Sexuality, and Capital On 1 March 2004 a prominent Calcutta newspaper ran the following Geeta Patel advice: “Fixed cost: For birth of a boy: Rs. 3001, for birth of a girl: Rs...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 43–66.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of communication.  — Toby Miller, “Introducing . . . Cultural Citizenship” How does one inhabit the mediated body? Biopolitics and biosociality form crucial loci for exploring contemporary subjectivities, rationalities, technologies, forms of embodiment, forms of care for the “self...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Thomas Keenan’s rhetorical reading of Marx, it argues that surveillance enacts the figurative trope of catachresis. Just as the commodity is an abstraction of the labor that went into its making, surveillance data is an abstraction of the subject being surveilled. The information commodity supplants...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... generative and procedural as it produces investments in neoliberal subjectivity, property, and territoriality—and their loss—to ensure that the originary colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America remains the condition of possibility for settler colonial social relations. For a show that films...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Lynne Segal Duke University Press 2000 7. Segal 2/11/00 10:49 AM Page 143 Subject to Suspicion FEMINISM AND ANTISTATISM IN BRITAIN Only state...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 10 A reader-generated subject heading in James Livingston’s copy of Capital , volume 1. Photograph courtesy of the author More
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 11 A reader-generated subject heading in David Harvey’s copy of Grundrisse . Photograph courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article develops the idea of slow loss as a relationship to time, space, and feeling that Black feminist theory has described in distinctive ways, helping readers to consider both Black female subjectivity and the stakes of Black feminist theory anew. This article...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Vinh Nguyen Through the concept of refugeetude, this article explores interlinked questions about the temporality of experience, psychic formation, and political possibility. Starting with the premise that lived experiences of refuge(e) constitute a form of subjectivity, and proposing an expansion...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tina M. Campt When and where do we “see” the emergence of a black German subject? Where do we encounter a visual instantiation of a black subject who is internal to German society and partakes of a relationship to this society that is neither transplanted, transitional, nor transitory, but instead...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... ID card since the establishment of Israel and suggests that modern-day ID cards in Palestine/Israel are physical and visible instruments of a widespread low-tech surveillance mechanism to control mobility and a principal means for discriminating, both positively and negatively, subjects' privileges...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... workers are rural to urban migrant women. Consequently, neighbors reinvented themselves as moral guardians of these new arrivals while many agents and institutions, including the media and NGOs, got involved in spatial and conceptual production of the new city and its gendered citizen subjects. This essay...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jonathan Sterne Since the invention of sound-transcription devices in the early nineteenth century, philosophers, linguists, inventors, audiences, and others have debated whether it is the meaningful act of speech or the material sound of the voice itself which defines the speaking subject...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... for and of sociality, as assimilated yet socially isolated, unrelatable subjects. Asian American asociality is not a refusal of the social, the relational, and the minoritarian world-making possibilities they hold. Instead, it is a means of inhabiting and navigating the social and relational differently to critique...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... take the human subject as its dominant object of analysis. Informed by queer, disability, critical race, and postcolonial theory, it marks a biopolitics that acknowledges how interspecies relations form the often unmarked basis upon which scholarly inquiry organizes its objects, political interventions...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Rob Appleford This article considers the problem of ironic subjectivity and materiality in the work of Cherokee artist Jimmie Durham. Durham's self-consciously rough sculptures were instrumental in promoting irony as a viable strategy for both the creation and interpretation of Native American art...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... into instruments for dehumanizing others, and the ecstasy that comes from producing corpses, stench, and pain. The pest is no mute subject; it is indefatigable. To call a person or animal a pest is to acknowledge his/its potential or actual resistance or infraction of boundaries one sets. This perception...