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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 43–68.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the common good, but as a threat against the disenfranchised whose freedom was abridged to make it. susan.zieger@ucr.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 infrastructure logistics chain gang road iron Logistics is the art and science of moving goods, people...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Corey Byrnes This article centers on cultures of anxiety and threat across the Pacific. Threat is an especially useful category for writing about a “rising” China, which is often imagined both as a site of localized environmental ruination that prefigures imminent global collapse and as a source...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to identify potentially violent students before they act and to intervene with counseling and—in extreme cases—removal from campus. Such procedures and policies have the inadvertent effect of isolating particular students as potential threats (to themselves or others) and prejudging them for actions they have...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of safety, fear, and threat. The analysis works through three different media productions that intersect with contemporary concerns of governance and economy: an advertising spread for clothing, a magazine article about cyber labor in China, and billboard advertisements for storage services. Assessing...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in one’s own best interest with a sense of intense, even desperate compulsion. Through a complex combination of threats to life and abstract modeling, these texts portray both the logical propositions that structure neoliberal personhood and the experience of suffering agency that accompanies life lived...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... multiple and contradicting contextual frames. In turn, Gran Torino , which this article reads as a response to the Vang case, illustrates how codes of conduct shift depending on who is in the position to dictate them, and how words that historically signify a racial threat can also erase the very histories...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ramzi Fawaz This article explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary US superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide. It focuses on a classic DC Comics storyline—the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Legion...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... conviction under the legal rubric that penalizes for falsely reporting a fire or explosion. Even the threat of seven years’ incarceration did not quell the hoaxers, although it did cause one to take flight: a father who fled with his young son...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 117–139.
Published: 01 June 2004
... the subject (jobs, security, wealth), but to take the place of the subject. In other words, the presence of these others is imagined as a threat to the object of love. The narrative involves a rewriting of history, in which the labor of others Social Text 79, Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2004. Copyright ©...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... see that. Yes, there are a few dangerous nuts in Brooklyn and New Jersey who want to blow up Kennedy Airport and Fort Dix. These are dangerous criminals, and we must deal with them. But come on, this is not a threat to our survival! The only thing that can really destroy us is us . We shouldn’t do...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... States and its “enemies” to the south, between private reproductive labor and public productive labor, and between academic fields like African American and Latinx studies. The Mara Salvatrucha gangs in Central America, singled out by Trump as a supreme threat to US sovereignty and security, grow...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 37–59.
Published: 01 September 2022
... strike on the house—emerges as the preferred option. Authorization in hand, Powell and her colleagues then assume the white (wo)man's burden of preventing a seemingly imminent threat to human life in an African state that is rendered incapable of managing its own affairs. With the onset of the war...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of which is the animal’s habit of unearthing and consuming human corpses, a point that I return to below) contribute to the hyena’s status as outcast and moral threat. This percep- tion of the hyena emerges not just from its unusual vocalizations, diet, and hunting/scavenging behaviors but also from...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... coded messages.18 Thus, Rice’s concern regarding the threat of bin Laden’s voice aims to situate 84 Sterne • Enemy Voice him in a long tradition of American enemies. Her appeal to bin Laden’s charismatic power evokes old ideas concerning leaders and crowds...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 51–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
... by an apparently decisive, yet slippery moral code sharply delineating good and evil, the foreign and domestic, as well as danger and safety. Moreover, at any given moment, the perceived level of threat the providential homeland faces from evildoers, foreigners, aliens, and dissenters can be gleaned through...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the city officials persistently focused solely on the encampments. In their discourse, encampments threatened the public safety of the neighborhood or community. This concrete threat to private property was first mystified...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... security state, which treats migrant workers and their kin as threats to national security. Punitive immigration laws confer an irremediable alien status on the reviled unauthorized migrant — ­one that places thousands of noncitizen detainees beyond the reach of legal relief or hope of reinte...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Such demonizing and reductivist discourses are shared, we must insist, by all fundamentalist movements, whether they be Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or Hindu. The geography of Islam cannot be singled out as the only space that produces fundamentalism. Bin Ladenism, furthermore, has posed a serious threat...