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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Randy Martin Duke University Press 2002 Editorial RALLYING SOCIAL TEXT This issue of Social Text marks a turn in the journal’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 215–218.
Published: 01 September 2009
...José Esteban Muñoz This essay considers the history of “a queer text” in the journal Social Text . It posits that the journal, through individual essays and pivotal special issues, has made significant contributions to the development of a queer social theory. The essay suggests that queer theory...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 230.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Three founding editors, John Brenkman, Stanley Aronowitz, and Fredric Jameson, discuss the origins of the title Social Text . Aronowitz argues that it comes from Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life , while Jameson claims he did not know Lefebvre at the time and the phrase social text just...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Alondra Nelson; Tavia Nyong'o Despite the divergence between the accounts given by Stanley Aronowitz and Fredric Jameson of the origins of the name Social Text, it is worth exploring the use of the phrase in the work of Henri Lefebvre. Even if it is ultimately a false cognate...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 263–265.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Collected here are the names of all members of the Social Text collective, from the founding of the journal until today. The masthead of Social Text 1 is reproduced, to honor the founding editors and collective. People who joined the collective subsequently are listed in three groups, by each...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 131–143.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This text chronicles the book sprint process through which we wrote “ Here and Now ”: the events and conversations that prompted it, the contours of our five days of collaborative writing, and the challenges of finishing something we made together after we had gone...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 4 Oppose Book Worship is the text in which Mao famously decrees, “No investigation, No right to speak.” Although Mao does not anticipate the possibility that book worship might itself constitute a form of investigation, it is arguably the methodology of this article. Photograph courtesy More
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... FUTURE TEXTS We will make our own future Text. Alondra Nelson —Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo and on to post now post new —Amiri Baraka, “Time Factor a Perfect Non-Gap” In popular mythology, the early years of the late-1990s digital boom were...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Dohra Ahmad Following a brief discussion of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , this essay examines the newly burgeoning genre of “oppressed Muslim women” narratives. For each of the texts under consideration—Jean Sasson's Princess , Latifa and Shékéba Hachemi's My Forbidden Face , Azar Nafisi's...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
...María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo; David Sartorius This essay reflects on the Social Text articles on revolution. Many first-world contributors to Social Text , on the one hand, reassessed Marxist theories of political consciousness and political economy in light of the praxis of third-world...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Anna McCarthy The essay provides a short introduction to the special anniversary issue of Social Text , explaining the protocol for the “keyword” essays that make up the majority of the issue: each contribution takes up particular points (single essays) or threads (themes in a...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ana María Dopico As Social Text published its first essays on Latin America, the Americas were living the disastrous consequences of a hemispheric cold war in the forms of dictatorships, military rule, and brutal state violence; confronting popular and institutionalized revolutions; and suffering...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ashley Dawson Social Text contributors have approached the environmental crises of the last several decades by exploring the constitution of a second nature. If, that is, the environment furnishes particular societies with a specific set of obstacles and possibilities, this original natural realm...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... culmination of almost fifty years of sexual politics. To answer this question, the essay returns Guy Hocquenghem’s seminal 1972 text Homosexual Desire to consider the latent friction between sexual and politics that Hocquenghem identifies and that continues to characterize our contemporary moment. It then...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Livia Tenzer This essay surveys the feminist work published in Social Text over its thirty-year history, while noting an initial lack of interest in feminism among the journal's founders. It shows that early feminist work in the journal focused on cultural analysis, while later work engaged...
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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 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 136–140.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tariq Jazeel This article uses David Scott's notion of “colonial governmentality” (from Social Text 43) to make a broader postcolonial intervention into the power structures that shape the theoretical rubrics of contemporary critical intellectual work. Advancing an argument about the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 147–151.
Published: 01 September 2009
... this text is educative before it is didactic and that its meaning is historical and available only in the encounter with the reader, an encounter that produces both reader and text. There is no room here for a correct content independent of reading in history. Brown's example is used to stage an...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 164–168.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brian Larkin This paper examines the debate between Fredric Jameson and Aijaz Ahmad in articles that appeared in Social Text 15 (1986) and Social Text 17 (1987) over the status of national allegory in third-world literature. It argues that national allegory can be produced not from authorial...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 199–202.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Andrew Ross In this essay Andrew Ross reminisces about the methods and politics of collective production at Social Text in the 1980s and 1990s, recalling the hands-on participation of members of the Social Text collective in tasks like mailing out issues and the weekly meetings at which members...