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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Shameem Black Since their emergence as a novel form of justice, truth commissions have magnetically drawn writers into their orbit. This essay explores one literary response that seems both logical and provocative: the thriller's shadowy world of conspiracy theories, cover-ups, and coups...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the cultural production of the imagined national community for the continent’s young nation-states, this emergent body of detective mysteries, police procedurals, trial dramas, and noir thrillers enlists the popular crime tale’s generic preoccupations with unchecked desire, social order, and state authority...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 37–59.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Samar Al-Bulushi Abstract Against the Eurocentric, heteronormative paradigms that continue to structure analysis of post-9/11 global warfare, this article asks what it means to decenter the view from the imperial war room, illustrated most poignantly in the 2016 thriller Eye in the Sky...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... That is why varying constellations of horror, comedy, and thriller—all featuring numerous minor stars, up to three or four couples—persisted during this period. The genrefication of Hindi cinema, therefore, was an elaborate process coeval with the editorial intensifications by which the film industry...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: the afterlives of globalism that we focus on in this text are also unevenly figured in fractured mass cultural forms. While mass market narratives of the zombie continue to deploy the George Romero–Michael Jackson “Thriller” version of the figure as a shambolic, flesh-eating corpse, some of us understand...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... cuts across its sizeable cast and diversity of geographical locations. This disorientation conforms to the conventions of the conspiracy-­centered political thriller genre, but uses those effects to unconventional ends.39 The film suspends the expected...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Against the Eurocentric, heteronormative paradigms that continue to structure analysis about post-9/11 global warfare, Al-Bulushi pushes us to decenter the view from the imperial war room, illustrated most poignantly in the 2016 thriller Eye in the Sky . Emphasizing the mutually constitutive relationship...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... paradigmatic text. Indeed, as a science fiction dystopic thriller centered on the nature and nurture of clones and the limits of the individual rights beyond corporate rights, the television program is a North American cultural production that speaks to the imaginative terrains of settler colonial angst...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., won twenty-eight prizes, and was the first Paraguayan movie to receive a theatrical release in the United States. Its characterization in a review as “ The Fast and the Furious with wheelbarrows” 38 indicates its status as a vernacular version of the Hollywood crime thriller. Whereas the overall...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...- can B-movie thrillers like Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947), Italian westerns were extremely popular among the impoverished inhabitants of Kingston’s slums during the 1970s, a fact refl ected in the common refer- ences to such fi...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Mrs. Sosro’s consociates and compa- triots accepted the gift. Namely, the civilized, the alphabetical “natives,” did and eagerly so. The books thus given and accepted — the mystery stories, the love stories, the thrillers, the textbooks (all of these books thus...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Americanism and the critical literature that attempts to assess them. Film genres like science fiction, westerns, crime thrillers, and roman- tic comedies have proven particularly productive at constructing images of the Anglo – Latin...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... thrillers, such as Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), and Mar- nie (1964), with plotlines that revolve around phallic mothers and/or cas- trated mother substitutes, and fraught — or downright gruesome — mani- festations of desire for the mother...