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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Julian Reid Duke University Press 2006 Life Struggles WAR, DISCIPLINE, AND BIOPOLITICS IN THE THOUGHT OF MICHEL FOUC AULT For Michel Foucault war is the problem of political modernity par excel...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Charlie Samuya Veric A contribution to the genealogical elaboration of the Third World as a political project, this essay examines how decolonization constituted a new culture that defined the decolonized as new subjects of history. Previously thought to be without history and culture, the people...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theodor W. Adorno This lecture examines American and European understandings of the concept of culture and highlights the need for developing critical thought instead of yielding to the strength of the status quo in either setting. At the heart of the contrast between American and German culture...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... here” but needs to develop critical thought in relation to the new context. The article proposes four demands to intellectual emigration: (1) one should not cancel out previous life experience and consider emigration as beginning life anew; (2) one must resist the pressure of the industrial apparatus...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 53–57.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tavia Nyong'o Was the photograph Shepard Fairey used as a basis for his “Hope” image of Barack Obama a social text? The Associated Press thought not when it threatened to sue Fairey for using a photograph it owned as the basis for his poster. What issues of aesthetics and appropriation are raised...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... development as a politician and writer. In particular, it highlights the links between these documents and his well-known book Discourse on Colonialism (1955), which is widely considered to be one of the classics of anticolonial thought. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Introduction Césaire in 1956...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... initiative on the part of black people. He ends with provocative thoughts on the relationship between universalism and particularism. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Letter to Maurice Thorez Aimé Césaire Aimé Césaire Député for Martinique To: Maurice Thorez General Secretary of the French...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., such as “human rights” stake their claims, and capitalist endeavors maneuver resources and marshal profit. At present, much of posthumanist thought as well as animal studies suffer from an often implicit Euro-American focus and through that, ironically, a philosophical resuscitation of the status of...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 159–163.
Published: 01 September 2009
...David Kazanjian This essay reflects on the import of Marxism for the history of Social Text . It argues that Marxism can be understood as a mode of challenging frameworks for thought rather than as a framework in and of itself. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 215–218.
Published: 01 September 2009
... needs to conceptualize itself in relation to a larger tradition of Left critical thought. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t want a peer-reviewed journal. It would be peer review only in the sense that the collective would review it. But we were not...
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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 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... closing arc of eugenic science, this essay seeks to enrich and reimagine the relationship between practices of racialization and speciation within the larger histories of evolutionary thought and racial formation. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Ocular Anthropomorphisms Eugenics and Primatology at...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... positions refers to a valuation, named through the articulation of extreme moral signifiers, namely, good and evil. Following a staged conversation among three contemporary black intellectuals, I find a possible venue for a post-Fanonian radical black thought when they refuse to write violence — colonial...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... hopes and struggles for a different future is inevitably a heteronormative project. To respond to this line of thought, this article offers a different approach to the question of futurity and inheritance through a substantive rereading of Jacques Lacan. At the heart of the authors’ analysis, however...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of culture,” Tylor thought about the limits of his own will in such a way as to systematize those limits. Culture was, by definition, a self-organizing spirit, a system whose strength derived from bodies in space and whose materiality was severe in its organizational effect. Might this spirit remain...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... social life. The coauthors emphasize Muñoz’s commitment to both the production of minoritarian knowledge and the thought of plural singularity, or what this issue as a whole indexes with the name “Being With.” © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 27–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... but not abject. Not propertied but shared out, burning and brown. Something else: an unfinished conversation about mothers. It was another thought, a branching out. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Untitled Jennifer Doyle “The sentence is ruined as soon as I enter it.” That sentence floats...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and scholarship of Randy Martin, a longtime member of the Social Text editorial collective. In place of definitive, authoritative analyses of Martin's work, these pieces present a montage of personal snapshots by people that collaborated, moved, thought, wrote, edited, and learned with him. © 2015...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play Der Besuch der alten Dame (translated into English as The Visit ). The essay discusses how Mambéty's film is insistently heteroglossic, combining various lineages of thought, mythology, and aesthetics from African as well as Western sources. The film draws, for example, on...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... feminists with tools for grappling with racialized pornography, which is thought to re-enact Baartman's violent exhibition by rendering black women objects for white male spectators' consumption. This article argues that the constant invocation of Baartman's story has allowed an anti-pornography formation...