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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Amy Villarejo Duke University Press 2004 Activist Technologies THINK AG AIN! Taking up the work of the online and on-the-ground artist collective...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Arvind Rajagopal ST 68-01 Intro 10/25/01 3:04 PM Page 1 Technologies of Perception and the Cultures of Globalization...
Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 2. The inclusion of children in the image—meant to stress AnthroCart's feature of “child-safe” technology—shows the potential instilled into home office technologies. Image from Zimmerman, Home Office Design , 80. More
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and disaster relief. Bringing together ethnography and the social study of science and technology, this article illuminates uncertainties inhabiting military protocol in a crisscrossed public-private infrastructural universe. Focusing on the crucial predawn hours when rogue tsunami waves push against...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
...James E. Dobson Abstract Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are a key technology powering the automated technologies of seeing known as computer vision. CNNs have been especially successful in systems that perform object recognition from visual data. This article examines the persistence of a mid...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the qualities of sound in relation to the built environment--its appearance as an extension of material and social boundaries and its manifestation as an immediate presence that defies boundaries--this article also explores some of the more intricate transformations that the use of electro-acoustic technology...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Wendy Sung Abstract This article examines the role of the visual in instances of recorded anti‐Black racial violence and pushes against dominant discourses of the technological rescue narrative—that technology and more visibility will lead to different outcomes of accountability, protection...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... issue that explored how “media politics” and forms of mediated, networked communication were used by conservative countermovements to advance their ideological agendas. The idea of “social textronics” is taken up from this article, revised and expanded in order to suggest how new technologies...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nicole Charles Bourgeoning technological advances in biomedicine profoundly animate modern biopolitical understandings of risk and protection and related ways of knowing, offering, and seeking care. But what might it mean to embody protection by means of suspicion toward these very...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
... technologies of rehabilitation and criminalization developed in response. This article takes the debate surrounding the categorization of substance use disorder as a prominent case study in how state and civil society understand and relate to an emergent disability through the deployment of law and technology...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Maria José A. de Abreu This essay examines what a seemingly trivial bodily reaction such as goose bumps tells us about the relation between spirituality, technology, and voice. Based on ethnographic research, the article examines the media ministry of a Brazilian priest named Padre Marcelo Rossi...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Suisman This article reframes the history of recorded sound to take phonographs and player-pianos into account on more or less equal terms. It argues that the two technologies developed in complementary, dialectical relation to each other: one analog, storing and conveying an acoustic event...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reflect on how to “contain” them. Viral epidemics constitute not only vital events but also scalar narratives—they articulate transformations at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms, individuals, populations, species, ecosystems, technological infrastructures, political economies, and networks...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... (the theory, technology, and practice of pest control). Designated as vermin (terrorists), African guerrillas fighting for independence were subjected to weapons that had been used against wild animals, such as poisons. The article ends with a reminder that the designation and treatment of people as vermin...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... on a particular technology of reception, moreover, acts to screen out the broader textures of postsocialist cultural and economic production. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Beijing en Abyme Outside Television in the Olympic Era Joshua Neves The history of Chinese television since the late 1970s...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Robert W. Gehl This paper argues that the failure of MySpace and the rise of Facebook in the social networking site market is due in part to the degrees in which either site associates users, technology, and marketers into a successful “real software abstraction.” Real software abstraction...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alex Lubin; Les W. Field; Melanie K. Yazzie; Jakob Schiller In May 2011, the Anthropology Department and the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico offered a class entitled “Technologies of Settler-Colonialism in Israel-Palestine.” This field school was designed...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is to highlight the ways that, as a technology of self, certain configurations of the will are themselves unwilling to be understood as political. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
...John Lardas Modern The anthropologist E. B. Tylor conjured the will as the latent promise of freedom against a backdrop of technological innovation, colonial aspirations, Victorian spiritualism, the cybernetic gestures of Charles Babbage, and theories of primitive arithmetic. Through his “science...