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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...
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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 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 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kathryn Yusoff Geology is a praxis of materiality and thought in the genealogy of Western metaphysics and racial capitalism and a site of possession in the Anthropocene. In the context of renewed interest in the inhuman, this article uses the analytic of geologic realism to navigate between the...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... is no more, and capitalism, it would seem, is now to be thought without the dialectic. Indeed, the discourses of capitalism and postmodernism have mutated into discourses of the security state and technological innovation. “Postmodernism” was not, however, a panacea; rather, in a way analogous to the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy Scholarly marginalia may be contributing to the automation of thought. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 marginalia mental labor David Harvey Karl Marx Capital digital culture When you hold a book in your hands, you are holding a piece of...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 135.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy A short poem about the automation of thought. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 tools content digital humanities This is a poem that builds itself using tools that build new tools. Renumbering. Remembering. New tools that know what poems...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 77–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
...David Kazanjian This contribution to a roundtable on the question of recovery makes a case for overreading the archives of the black Atlantic diaspora not only for what they tell us about who did what, where, and when but also for scenes of speculative thought. The author draws on his research into...
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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...
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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 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)): 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...
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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...