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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... analyze a transcolonial identification that continues to capture Maghrebi and Mashreqi imaginaries today: the figure of Palestine. Focusing on a 1971 play by the Algerian writer Kateb Yacine and the popular theater troupe Workers’ Cultural Action, Mohamed Take Your Suitcase , I argue that this play co...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , this theater-music-dance suite fused elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythm with swing and bebop to tell a history of jazz, featuring acclaimed performers such as Carmen de Lavallade, Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Talley Beatty. Structured by the conventions of the corporate-sponsored anthology drama...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Anna McCarthy © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Reality Television: a Neoliberal Theater of Suffering Last year, The Smoking Gun, a Web site owned by the Court TV network, Anna McCarthy procured and published an internal memorandum from the producers of the reality show Extreme Makeover...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 67–91.
Published: 01 December 2001
... strategies in Pakistan . Lahore: Shirkat Gah. Exposed by Pakistani Street Theater THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE OF POSTMODERN CAPITALISM, PATRIARCHY, AND FUNDAMENTALISM The main question I will address in this essay is: What are the connections...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... both colonial legacies and transnational capital. Joining conversations about the university's rabid corporatization, the essay uses the arts, and particularly the theater department, as a case study of how the bifurcation of professional training and scholarship, form and content, theory and practice...
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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 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 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., theater director, and activist, Alfaro is one of a number of artists that Muñoz engaged with in the performative collaboration between artist and writer. By focusing this essay on Alfaro’s work, I aim to not only work through the otherwise fixed schema of grief’s stages—the phases and places to which it...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... learning places of theaters and clubs as much as classrooms and conferences, and following Jean-Luc Nancy—as does Muñoz—to understand “world” here as referring to that which “is said in every saying,” this essay considers how Muñoz’s aesthetic theory encourages promiscuity among fields of knowledge. © 2014...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... airwaves have been a crucial theater of partisan class conflict in Venezuelan society since the election of President Hugo Chávez, a radical social democrat who has counted on the residents of the nation's huge urban slums, or barrios, as a major constituency. This study concentrates on the two major...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
... defamiliarize existing scholarship. Makeba’s long exile in Ahmed Sékou Touré’s Guinea between 1969 and 1986 is examined in the light of these claims. Here, Makeba crosses a theater of intense ideological contestation following Touré’s 1968 socialist cultural revolution, illuminating some of its constitutive...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): np.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Out: Queer Lives in Theater (University of Michigan Press). Her book Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to the New Negro Movement is forthcoming from New York University Press. Ananya Jahanara Kabir is a senior lecturer at the School of English...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... basic scenario and moral lesson and then provokes performers to develop a nar- rative. There are no written scripts. The studio taping is itself a raucous affair. Since scenes are mostly improvised on camera after only loose rehearsals, actors recreate the energy of live theater in the cavernous...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): np.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: Parlaying Culture into Social Justice George Yúdice 53 Exposed by Pakistani Street Theater: The Unholy Alliance of Postmodern Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Fundamentalism Fawzia Afzal-Khan 67 Feminine Villains, Masculine Heroes, and the Reproduction of Ciudad Juárez Melissa W. Wright 93 An...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Harlem and the Santa Monica Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Freestyle. Tracie Morris is a multidisciplinary performance poet who has worked in theater, dance, music, and film and teaches performance poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She has toured extensively throughout the United States...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
... terms as macabre as they were theatrical, Derrida made many references both to his own body in the present, standing before his audience, and to the classroom as a theater or a “salle de cinéma,” a place, we cannot forget, where image...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): np.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the arts and culture concentration in the MA program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a longtime theater scholar, critic, and journalist. ...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): np.
Published: 01 December 2007
... © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Contents In the Afterlife of the Duke Case  Robyn Wiegman, Wahneema Lubiano, and Michael Hardt 1 Reality Television: a Neoliberal Theater of Suffering  Anna McCarthy 17 Biocommunicability: The Neoliberal Subject and Its Contradictions in...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of these figures of the human in new Chinese artworks (paintings, instal- lations, films, performances, and so on) that will challenge, extend, and throw into doubt fixed notions of the human. Chen Danqing: Street Theater...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
... discrepancies, Deepa Mehta’s film Fire provoked conflict in India in 1998 as Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena members not only attacked and closed theaters but also repeatedly condemned and attempted to com- munalize the film for its “deviancy.” These events surrounding the film are part of the postcolonial nation...