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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Amy Villarejo Duke University Press 2004 Activist Technologies THINK AG AIN! Taking up the work of the online and on-the-ground artist collective...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 145–153.
Published: 01 March 2018
... top down, we opt for bottom up (for now), rattling our intellectual and (for the greater part) academic cages. We take a gamble that collective writing can change the way we think and that, furthermore, changing the way we think can be a contribution — a “small act” or a “small ax” — in a more general...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 125–147.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Aren Z. Aizura; Marquis Bey; Toby Beauchamp; Treva Ellison; Jules Gill-Peterson; Eliza Steinbock This roundtable considers trans theory’s status as a site of thinking racialization, empire, political economy, and materiality in the current historical, institutional, and political moment. We ask...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1 Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... traditional Chinese medicine, this essay explores possibilities for thinking, doing, and being human that unsettle various strategies of bifurcation both constitutive and symptomatic of modernist humanism. The exploration unfolds through, first, an examination of the historical and conceptual congruence...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eng-Beng Lim; Tavia Nyong’o The authors formulate “queer reconstellations” as a way to push the field of queer studies beyond its critical settlement in programmatic thinking that often organizes the field in predictable pathways. They also challenge those deviations that do not fundamentally...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jack Halberstam In the last year of his brilliant career, José Esteban Muñoz flirted with “the wild” and considered the possibility that this term, even with its blighted colonial etymology, might be one of the building blocks of a new critical vocabulary for thinking race, sexuality, and the...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
...J. Kameron Carter Against the backdrop of the summer 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this article thinks about that event as indexing a crisis of US political theology, indeed, as a volatile flashpoint wherein the sacred comes into view otherwise. Here the sacred figures...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... at stake in the immanent transvaluation of the values we generate together inside and in spite of the marketizing university. This is a parable, then, to think with what is still a collective work to be done: the collective work of living, thinking, and doing otherwise in the academic ruins. 10...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Stevenson This essay considers what it means to speak into an absence. In particular, the author thinks about a series of recordings from the 1960s in which Inuit in Arctic Canada send messages to their relatives in tuberculosis sanatoria in southern Canada. The dislocation such separation...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that employ the bioscientific concepts of entropy and self-organization to think about issues of biopiracy (Shiva), and on cultural theories that employ the same vocabulary to think about the archive as a mechanism of imperialist control (Richards, Stoler), I theorize the “Mother Seeds in Resistance...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... continually moves and inhabits. With the kernels of potentiality that St. Jude offers, this essay also moves alongside Muñoz’s writing and thinking from queer utopia to brown feelings. “Time after time” does not just invoke a sense of pastness, a condition of postness, or the implication that we are living...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... by considering, through the idea of a “critical melancholia,” the ethical dimension of cartographic irresolution. I end by suggesting that we might also use this approach in thinking about recent geopolitical developments such as the opening of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus route. © 2009 Duke...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... transcend this situation. The concept marks a critical reorientation, an epistemological shift in how we think about and understand the category refugee. Redirecting dominant perception of refugee as a temporary legal designation and a condition of social abjection toward refugee as an enduring creative...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... positions what we think of as “media” as media of capitalism, that is, racial capitalism. Marginality, disposability, and the colonization of what Neferti X. M. Tadiar calls “life-time” is an increasingly universal condition. The forceful implication here is that a radical, decolonial left must add a...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joanne Barker This article addresses the coproduction of US imperialism, racism, and debt in the dispossession and indenture of Indigenous peoples. It does so by thinking through the 2008 subprime crisis within the context of the Occupy Wall Street movement and some of the scholarship that the...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia shows ways to think about the political importance of disidentification as a means of contesting norms of white supremacy and consolidating authoritarianism. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 queer theory performativity identification and disidentification...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., the article analyzes the figure of the sacrificial victim in the context of neoliberalism’s authoritarian tendencies and argues that sacrificial figuration allows us to think past the polarizations (West/rest; Trump supporters/Muslims) of our contemporary historical moment. Islam minority...