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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... infrastructure in the context of the terror-industrial complex, which implements technologies of policing as part of the state and toward a range of community-based approaches in the nonprofit industry. By drawing attention to the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure, this intervention asks what...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rosalind C. Morris Duke University Press 2002 Theses on the Questions of War: History, Media, Terror Why does the history of the East appear as a history of religions? Rosalind C. —Karl Marx...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... U.S. Department of Defense's 2003 strategic military plan “Information Operations Roadmap,” Marc Sageman's 2004 sociological study Understanding Terror Networks , and Stephen Gaghan's 2005 film Syriana , analyzes the rhetoric that frames terrorist networks and suggests how aesthetics of...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Kyla Wazana Tompkins This article uses two ephemeral patent remedy advertisements from the 1890s to examine an aesthetic-affective category I call white sovereign entrepreneurial terror. Linking the period before the rise of progressivism and New Deal economics to the total collapse and evacuation...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 117–148.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Jasbir K. Puar; Amit S. Rai Duke University Press 2002 Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots How are gender and sexuality central to the current “war on...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jasbir K. Puar; Amit S. Rai Duke University Press 2004 The Remaking of a Model Minority PERVERSE PROJECTILES UNDER THE SPECTER OF (COUNTER)TERRORISM In Gurinder Chadha’s most recent fi lm, Bend It Like Beckham (2002...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Allen Feldman As viewed through the lens of work published in Social Text on the governmentality of terror] this essay proposes that the trope of the terrorist signals the departure of a reliable and calculable enemy and the “unleashing of the incommensurable— that we now know as asymmetric war, as...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... belonging and citizenship outside of the state and its terrorizing governance: the 2012 Dreamers Adrift’s video The Legalities of Being , by Yosimar Reyes and Julio Salgado; the 2007 migrant rights anthem “Pal Norte,” by Calle 13, the Orishas, and Don Cheto; and the massive responses on social media to a...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Emily Drumsta; Keith P. Feldman This article addresses a critical inflection point in the history of the long War on Terror: Israel’s 1992 deportation of over four hundred Palestinians to the “no-man’s-land” between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... formations. The caterpillar imagined in the memo reveals a logic of security that attempts to redistribute the affective violence of terrorism by producing fear in the detainee and targeted populations, while simultaneously confirming a racialized equation of torture and truth. The article situates this...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bakirathi Mani In Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force , the Pakistani artist Seher Shah works with archival images of the 1903 Delhi Durbar and contemporary images of the U.S. “war on terror.” This essay examines how Shah's digital print binds together theaters of U.S. and British...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Leerom Medovoi This article works backward from the targeting of Muslims in the war on terror to argue that religion and race have a historical relationship more intimate than typically thought. In particular, it argues that religion is not merely one more semiotic coordinate, alongside descent...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
.../racial terror — in the racial table where (black) means suffering and (white) freedom or (black) means nonvalue and (white) value. Taking a shortcut with Fanon, foregrounding the exposition of the violence that constitutes the colonial space, this paper announces a praxis designed to clear the ethical...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Philippine Theater, a “drag” production marketed to tourist audiences as “the largest transvestite show in Asia.” The paper suggests that the Film Center can be read as a modern ruin: a spectral environment that elicits a lost sense of optimism and globalism, while inducing feelings of terror and dread by...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group In the wake of the devastating globalisms of the neoliberals, a focus on the rise of illiberal states perpetrating egregious violence as the expressive instruments of the far Right threatens to hide longer arcs of political violence and state terror. How are we to...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... language, he pleads for balancing the scales of racial justice with an eye toward a day of accounting. Black Muslim speech, he argues, calls out the moral crime of white racial terror against black life, though its catalytic role in what we now call the civil rights era remains under-documented. Baldwin...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... multifarious ways the war on terror and its effects. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Tonal Disturbances Works on Paper by Jenny Perlin and Visible Collective Susette Min No matter what the tune, everyone knows the distinctive sound of a cell phone ringtone. The cell phone has become a...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 9–20.
Published: 01 September 2002
... possible, had any place in the communist anarchism that interested Kropotkin. Bonanno himself calls terror “a bourgeois ideal.” Violence turns to terror in Kropotkin’s history. But this is not a condemnation for Kropotkin. It is a question of historical limits. Violence limited what could be achieved...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of homegrown horror: slavery, lynching, and the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan. Indeed, we need an expanded and more precise definition of terror- ism, one that also includes state terrorism and vigilante terrorism. The idea of an only-now-lost innocence is rooted in deafness not only to the dynam...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... absolute moral certitude, such as the ethnic essen- tialism of Radovan Karadzic and his supporters or the current American universal of compulsory democracy, from which they project and propel scenarios of diachronic trajectory. Technologies of terror render life worlds into fabricated cartographies...