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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3 The steeply rising prevalence of the terms protest song , protest music , and protest singer from 1920 through 2000, from nearly none before 1940 until the terms became common in the later 1960s. Source: Google Books Ngram Viewer. Figure 3. The steeply rising prevalence of the More
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Published: 01 September 2017
Figure 1 “Umbrella Terms,” an online glossary created for Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement by Helen Fok and her team in 2014. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. “Umbrella Terms,” an online glossary created for Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement by Helen Fok and her team in 2014. Screenshot More
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... United States. While the term “neoliberalism” has become so evacuated of specificity that some argue it should be abandoned, we suggest instead that problematizing the term makes visible pressing problems of periodization in the twenty-first century. As it currently circulates, neoliberalism is often...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the representation of sounds by considering speech not in terms of meaning nor in terms of airborne waveforms but in terms of the characteristics of its perception and the minimum features by which it could be reconstructed. The sound spectrograph was designed to make telephone transmission more...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... as the incalculable whose history is that of a something else, somewhere else. Nowhere. Without representation and thus in rapture from the terms of order, from politicality’s god terms, the sacred registers as murmur or tremor, a lyric landscape of bass (and base) insubordination exceeding all...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... recreate an abled body not only in terms of gender and sexuality but also in terms of economic productivity and the economic development of national economy. Rather than argue for a better form of discretion between the categories of trans and disability, this article analyzes the ontological...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... material world. The term scriptive thing integrates performance studies and “thing theory” by highlighting the ways in which things prompt, structure, or choreograph behavior. A knife, a camera, and a novel all invite—indeed, create occasions for—repetitions of acts, distinctive and meaningful motions of...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... people's racial or ethnic identity, per se, than it does about the contradictory racial identities of the British state itself. These become visible both in terms of state practices with regard to race and in terms of the myriad ways that black people represent the state, appeal to it, resist it, or embody...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Patrick Deer Modern cultural criticism, like the younger discipline of cultural studies, has long struggled to reconcile the antagonistic logic at the heart of the idea of culture. Social Text 's project as a journal has been energized throughout by the contradictory genealogy of the term itself...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This article interrogates this 180-year-long debt legacy and argues for the need to recast our understanding of emancipation processes within the frame of racial capitalism. The article specifically considers the financial dimension of emancipation as constituting an apparatus of what is termed...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jill Lane This essay analyzes the figure of the “smoking habanera”—a term I use to describe the sexualized image of a black Cuban woman smoking a cigar, usually wearing a headdress and revealing clothing, whose latest iteration is found among the plethora of small clay figurines on sale for...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... context in which these refugees were situated to uncover how their rightlessness was produced and how these historical conditions established the terms of their demands for recognition. It then explores how the legal frame shaped the limits and opportunities mediating the refugees' testifying acts and...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Anna McCarthy Social Text 's engagement with mass culture, and particularly film, began as a way of rethinking the binaries structuring Marxist cultural criticism. The terms shifted over the years, partly in response to political developments such as the culture wars of the 1990s and partly in...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Patricia Ticineto Clough; Craig Willse Drawing from theories of affect economies as well as discussion of biopolitical distributions of life and death, this essay explores the public mediation of gendered security and national security in terms of a political branding that circulates notions of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... prose as his engravings, and by embedding natural specimens in a web of reference that was commercial and ethnographic in character. Sloane did not envision a categorical distinction between what we would term botany and ethnography. Natural history , rather, provided a unified early modern framework...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... frameworks are unable to contain. If we are, finally, as Haraway asserts, partners (with dogs) in a crime of evolution, it is not a crime prosecutable through the assignment of blame to the sovereign subject conceived in humanist terms. Newer ways to think agency, subjectivity, and social collectivity will...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 203–204.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Discussing the inaugural issue of Social Text , John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Anders Stephanson emphasize the quality of the articles in terms of theoretical sophistication and the versatility of genres and questions tackled. The first issue aimed at making a political intervention and...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... flock and its enemies as constituted by the regime of power that Michel Foucault once called the “pastorate” of premodern Europe. With the rise of the modern governmental state, this medieval politico-theological enemy was translated in secular terms as a figure for ideological threats to civil order...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... foster a culture of dissidence and defiance termed collaborative revolutionism on which hinged the popular uprising that has shaken Tunisia and the entire region since 17 December 2010. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Rap and Revolt in the Arab World Nouri Gana Rap is just starting. I...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Recent scholarly works have described the perceived shift from liberalism to neoliberalism in terms of a shift in the logic of constitution of forms of personhood and governmentality from one constructed around rights and property to another constructed around risk and security...