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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... contemporaneous technologies. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Never Heard Such a Thing Lynching and Phonographic Modernity Gustavus Stadler Over the course of the 1890s, recorded sound became increasingly viable as a form of commercial entertainment. Improvements in the quality and durability of...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Robin Bernstein Proceeding from Robyn Wiegman's call for a transition from questions of “why” to “how” with regard to formations of race, this article proposes a heuristic, the “scriptive thing,” to analyze ways in which racial subjectivation emerges through everyday physical engagement with the...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 59–82.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Annalee Newitz Duke University Press 2000 3. Newitz 4/24/00 11:23 AM Page 59 What Makes Things Cheesy? SATIRE, MULTINATIONALISM, AND B-MOVIES The secret of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and others seek to spread the word about the terrible things that the state is doing—about murders by police or about the effects of big pharma or the agricultural-industrial complex, for instance—on the assumption that knowledge of these things will make people angry and that people will then be...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 63–66.
Published: 01 September 2009
... communist and capitalist visions of modernity, China cannot be studied in isolation, as a preexisting thing in itself. Instead of reducing it to a preconstituted object of knowledge, we must ask how China, and the objects in relation to which it exists, have come into being, and how they become stabilized...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... simple construction of the indigenous artist as a clever or knowable other. As a carpenter who fixes, joins together, and must confront people and things, Durham forces himself to utilize his own ambivalence about representation in the service of liberation. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Jimmie...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... comprehending the description of both things and people. Gathering intelligence about foreign peoples was part of the pious and strategic project of natural history. The article concludes by showing how Sloane's accounts of species contributed to an imperial choreography that included substantial descriptions...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... into the Chinese language and can be traced to, among other things, the enduring hierarchism of the junzi (gentleman) and xiaoren (small man) as presented in The Analects of Confucius . I examine the junzi-xiaoren dyad for the characteristic bifurcation of the human that it has engendered, in which...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Anna McCarthy A narrative of catastrophic thinking, told through a relationship with a thing. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Casio Anna McCarthy When I was twenty-three years old I picked up a solar-powered calculator from among the fifty-cent items at a yard sale in Chicago. It seemed...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the derivative that would account for its expansion and impact beyond profit-taking exchange or as a mere succession in an unbroken chain of evermore-effective regimes of accumulation. Here “logic” will need to be a point of departure, not closure or completion, a sensibility that draws things...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... undercommons together. Drawn to Wu Tsang’s 2011 film, Wildness , and in dialogue with Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter and its “political ecology of things,” Muñoz extended his thinking on death, loss, and utopia from Cruising Utopia and began an investigation into a postcolonial rendering of the wild. And...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... forms of constitutive dehumanization that precede, constitute, and overwhelm the very thing(s) that the term genocide intends to apprehend and, ultimately, definitively name. The genocide concept is stalked and disrupted by the world-making, civilization-building, socially productive technologies of...
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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 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
...AbdouMaliq Simone Taking two neighborhoods in Dakar and Douala, the article investigates the processes through which these localities attempt to strike a balance between multiplying the conceivable relations among people, materials, and talk and forging a provisional framework to keep things from...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... dispossession of Indigenous peoples, to the articulatory present of a US imperial formation. Government and corporate collusion and criminal fraud over Indigenous land title are seen not as a new thing but as a structural component of US economics. It concludes that seeing territory as an analytic provides a...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contradiction thinking), which demands that any ethics in an oppositional or oblique relationship to the way things are account for its apparent inconsistencies or contradictions. The tyranny of consistency steals the something actors need by collapsing something with everything, so that what we are left with...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
... we in a heteronational domestic life. The article traces injured soldiers’ experiences of being in common with others askance to this constellation of things to come, relating sociality to bare facts of perdurance. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 war injury sociality temporality veterans...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... attained a consciousness of his freedom, and consequently sinks down to a mere Thing — an object of no value. . . .  — G. W. F. Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of History It needed more than one native to say “We’ve had enough”; more than one peasant rising crushed, more...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the uni- Stevens verse and those who believe that inevitably the investigators reveal some- thing of themselves in their discoveries. I have three points I want to press. One is a very simple but I hope disarming response to the luminaries of the scientific method who, jumping up and down...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... book, which constitutive features would you emphasize? Are there aspects you emphasized thirty years ago that seem less relevant today, and have others emerged as more significant in recent decades? If there has been a shift, how do we account for it? Fredric Jameson: The first thing I would do is to...