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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Greg L. Childs This article explores the problem of torture and secrecy in the archives of conspiracies, seditions, and black resistance movements in the colonial Americas of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the example of the Tailors' Conspiracy, a seditious movement that...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Neel Ahuja This article offers a critique of the recently declassified U.S. Department of Justice memorandum that authorized the CIA to torture the suspected al-Qa'idah member Abu Zubaydah by placing him in a confinement box with an insect. The CIA claims that this form of coercive interrogation...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... detention and torture of a sex worker; (2) prescriptions of minoritarian disaffection and disposability advanced by three prominent Sri Lankan “liberal-left” public intellectuals in support of the state’s concluding 2009 assault on Tamils in “no-fire zones” and detention camps. Majoritarian right...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., pillage, burn. Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man. — Anthony Swofford, Jarhead The scandal of torture in the war on terror has diminished noticeably since it first erupted in 2004, when photographs of a grinning young woman...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... possibly futile attempt to reckon visuality beyond all reckoning and thus glimpse its incorrigible capture of nearly All. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 visuality image immateriality Sight, the king of the senses, the line of vision down the barrel of a gun. Pleasure or torture, valuation...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
... embrace of a being you did not yet know that you were. There were reverberations of the touch, limitless affects that no science could trace. There was pain, for instance, in recognizing that the tortured might metabolize its torture, that such lines of division are too thick to disclose Modernity’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., morbidity, torture, pain, sensation, and punishment, our necropolitical present-future deems it imperative to rearticulate what queer theory and studies of sexuality have to say about the metatheories and the “real- politiks” of Empire, often understood, as...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... tortured Iraqis at Abu Ghraib bear witness to this new virtualization of history, where political puppetry and technological artifice create truth effects and reversion historical process. The orchestrators of such image games are anchored in an ahistorical synchronic space of...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Tutu’s Christian rhetoric.16 Instead, it appears as a space of contention that inspires perpetrators, in the guise of full disclosure, to find new ways to torture their previous victims. It serves as a space where guilt and...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... constitution of gender, desire, and even sensuality and materiality more generally. Like the bodies of women, the body of the minority man is reduced simply to a signpost of the “other” and tortured. I examine how the minority...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... breakthrough” made in 2001 when the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) charged three men with seven counts of violation of the laws or customs of war (torture, rape) and seven counts of crimes against...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... all-too-obvious example of the world’s newest democracy, Iraq, would seem to beg the question very forcefully. Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib may conceal torture rather than display it for public affirmation of the sovereign’s power, but they nevertheless suggest that standard inter- pretations of...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
... torture by the gnat, a decided case of anti-imperial asymmetric warfare. The retaliation of the gnat reveals the body of the Roman sovereign as permeable and violable — the imperium leaks. Magnitude is brought down by the minimal, by the animal. Does the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... which scholarly inquiry organizes its objects, political interventions such as “human rights” stake their claims, and capi- talist endeavors maneuver resources and marshal profit. From contempo- rary instances of torture at...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... protections. Where British or American citizens were asked to sacrifice in the name of a Sec- ond World War against fascism that promised postwar reconstruction or prosperity, the current conjuncture promises the rewards and the terrors preemptively. Even torture, that most atavistic, corrupting...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... survived a rough and tortured life. In some ways this is a postgender world: “It has no truck with bisexuality, pre-oedipal symbiosis, unalientated labor, or other seductions to organic wholeness,” as Donna Haraway put in the “Cyborg Manifesto.” 4 Arunanondchai’s setting becomes visible only after the...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2006
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... University Press 2018 state violence indigeneity colonialism Today we are struck by what appears to be the rise of egregious and excessive states, perpetrators of violence — wars, torture, extrajudicial punishments, disappearances, deportations, immigration and asylum bans. Authoritarian, strongman...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 2015
...”? Why is Francis Treble able and willing to count up these men and the days and hours of their dying but not offer an account of their words? And what, according to Treble, might register as cruel if not this extended scene of torture and death...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... However, the medicines she must take following the surgery are extensive. She called her daily routine “medicinal atyachaar,” meaning tyranny or torture by medicine. It is atyachaar, she explained, because she has to take nutritional supplement pills throughout the day and always has to think...