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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ashley Dawson Contemporary modes of biopolitical manipulation and commodification entail a radically new political economy of nature, a wholesale shift from the laws of biological evolution and development that have subtended much of the temporal imagination of modernity. In place of the notions...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... are especially brittle, breaking off cleanly as the contingencies of their unstable bodies intervene. Here, the enduring temporality of the social is secondary to practices of being between emergence and collapse. Addressing sociality here is not a romantic celebration of precarity or resilient intimacies...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 41–61.
Published: 01 June 2018
... regimes, relations, and forms of debt, and in particular through debt imperialism. Debt imperialism is a kind of temporal exception. It is a multiscalar process through which the United States imposes imperial power by rolling over its significant national debt indefinitely and not conforming...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of life-threatening responses in “host” or “recipient” patients who serve as experimental subjects when no other life-saving interventions are deemed possible. Framed by Guyer's recent cautionary essay concerning the bracketing of temporal thinking in the short and long durée (detectible within...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Juan Obarrio This article explores matters of health and illness through a consideration of questions of temporality. Approaching health as a liminal stage and as a practice of freedom and potentiality, the seesaw between well-being and disease, or the thresholds between life and death...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... The identified shift in global hegemony is seen to produce and issue out of changed structures of lived subjectivity and feeling, social experience and imagination. In this paper I explore the question of disposability and temporal aesthetics—particularly the relation between land, people, and time—in global...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... chronotistics is meant to describe practices and ideologies of time management and expenditure. Topics discussed in the cycle range from the vocabularies of temporality (“Time Consuming” and “Killing Time”) to discussions of gender and labor (“Mars and Venus in the Workplace”) to time spent viewing Internet...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of what I argue is punk’s puro pedo temporality. Puro pedo or the general pedo is a Spanish Tex-Mex vernacular term that has a range of meanings, translations, and utility. In general, puro pedo is understood to mean talk with no action, bullshit, “no worries,” or other significations of insouciance. Puro...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Berlant Reading with Muñoz, Deleuze, Bustamante, Adorno, and Mbembe, “On Persistence” is a meditation on queer, neoliberal, and sentimental temporalities that converge in living with finitude. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 On Persistence Lauren Berlant 1. I used to say...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 167–177.
Published: 01 December 2014
... is taken as itself a reflection on times and experiences characterized by a split temporality in which an insurrectionary queer theory was emergent. Retrospectively, in large part through the figure of Muñoz himself, one could feel “queerness’s pull” in Durham, North Carolina, in 1989–90, even though Muñoz...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Julietta Singh This poetic series in nine parts attunes to the subject’s complex and abiding attachment to the object. The unfixed voices of these poems subtly shift across the series, from subject to object to yet a third “social” position. The poems move through a queer temporality in which...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the Eurocentric, heteronormative, capitalist, rationalist clock-bound time that prevails in the modern West (what I call “Western Standard Time”). To bear out (and sound out) madtime, this essay reveals those radical temporalities in black expressive cultures, most especially black music. Sampling songs from...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “The Future of the Here and Now” considers the mixed temporalities of the Anthropocene. Rather than assume there is one experience of dystopic futures, the collective troubles unilinear models of past, present, and future. We also address the pressurized condition...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... events and beings in time. Geologic realism is argued as an analytic to understand the entwinement and emergence of (a) normative modes of approaching matter forged through the histories and temporalities of colonial power in material and metaphysical orders; (b) the realism of quotidian experience...
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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 (2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the concept of dissident domesticity that describes how confined subjects respond to the overwhelming spatial and temporal control of confinement; political opposition conducted through domestic forms shows the tensions between creating new, multiple centers of power and practices that denature...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Angela Garcia Based on ethnographic research and critical reflection on Carlos Reygadas’s film Post Tenebras Lux , this article explores the texture and temporality of crisis and endurance in Mexico. Specifically, it traces the transformation of one of Mexico City’s ubiquitous anexos (annexes...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and excess takes the form of a cinematic drive that no longer hews to a narrative temporality but, rather, appears as exactly the hallucinatory intensity of an overwhelming present that Jameson described. For this reason, the films dispense with beginnings and endings; through modulations of filmic time...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: feeling temporality as a countdown in hours, days, or months, terminality is experienced as a body ticking with the sound of its own end. What I am trying to get at is the notion that the secular body’s sense of time, and eventually its sense of a lack of it, recapitulates the histories, institutions...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Paradoxically enough, temporality can be said to have genealogies of its Geeta Patel own. In what follows I trace the coimplications of Christian, Christian- secular, and Hindu temporalities in the capitalist production of the mili- tarized Indian nation. Here...