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Social Text (1 June 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. As a...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... genres facilitated 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... terrified of being set aside. It was important, therefore, to discover new genres, which could make the films viable in the multiplexes at least, and which then established a new cinematic plane of intelligibility and attraction. That is why varying constellations of horror, comedy, and thriller—all...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 that...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... conspiracy-­centered political thriller genre, but uses those effects to unconventional ends.39 The film suspends the expected accumulation of suspense and forces the viewer into a more strained and active mode of meaning-­making. As the film proceeds...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., political, and financial milieu that Orphan Black emerges as a curious and perhaps 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as “ The Fast and the Furious with wheelbarrows” 38 indicates its status as a vernacular version of the Hollywood crime thriller. Whereas the overall plot structure and cinematic language follow familiar narratives that circulate globally, local color is marked by the use of wheelbarrows instead...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 119–150.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Latin 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... than in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Those not extraordinary among 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...