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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mary Louise Pratt This brief afterword uses the image of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City to reflect on the north-south contact zones of the Americas, then goes on to examine how the five essays collected in this special issue of Social Text , which were presented...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to modernity (the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel, and Tatlin's unbuilt Monument to the Third International), the article traces the path of modernity as a road leading to political de-intensification. These various monumental efforts of modernism stand in sharp contrast to the political modernism of the Mao...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Tall towers, twin towers I used to see. A bloody seam of sense drops free. By Liberty Street, on a knot of rubble In altered light, I see a bird cry. (New York City, October 17–November 3, 2001) 22...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 43–44.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of World Views, an open studio exhibition of socially involved artists that took place on the ninety-first floor of the World Trade Cen- ter, Tower One, April 2001. Yigal Nizri’s installation included multiple slide pro- jections of images that were taken in Morocco, mixed with computer-made sam- ples...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 39–41.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of Nicoletta straight roads, and their personal life is conditioned by their careers. This installation is made up of the word EXIT placed at sky level on the win- dows at the ninety-first floors of the World Trade Center towers, the busi- ness center in New York City. A video of the flight of an abstract...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., hold considerable promise for post- disaster rescue and recovery efforts.2 In the midst of disaster, however, electric grids must immediately be shut off to prevent gas explosions, and communication relay towers become saturated, fall out of alignment, and lose power. Digital capabilities can...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 105–115.
Published: 01 March 2007
... inhibits all but the most intellectually driven students, and this debt consciousness contributes to tower or a city on the nihilism felt by many toward our social institutions (the binge drinking is a symptom of the problem, not a problem sui generis...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 41–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., and Martin Kramer, who produced the anti-postcolonial polemic Ivory Towers on Sand, both argue, Said’s Orien- talism radicalized Middle East studies and shook its colonial foundations. Analyses of imperialism’s role in scholarship on the Middle East were legitimized, resulting in a stringent...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
... pluribus unum. Are we now to belittle unum and glorify pluribus? Will the center not hold? Or will the melting pot yield to the Tower of Babel?”33 The linguist and one-time senator from California S. I. Hayakawa used to put it more bluntly in his campaign...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the Eiffel Tower to the Pyramids of Giza to the no longer extant World Trade Center) are gathered together in one spectacular and flattened plane. Space and time, politics and eco- nomics, history and life all appear...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 93–96.
Published: 01 June 2002
... their complaints of attrition. 94 Tracie Morris Vertical A rainbowed sky is the fixed horizon among the alleyways of light. Recurring building towers have Quasimodo humps, their spires, dowsing rods. Lengthy, heavily boned...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... towering over fifteen feet tall when standing erect on their hind legs. Although New Yorkers have grown used to seeing these monstrous figures outside res- taurants and building sites in recent years, the juxtaposition of one such grotesque, scab-encrusted rat with the serene sculptural...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., the site a graveyard for thousands, the stench of burning flesh and wires. On one trip down there as I walked past Liberty Street I was struck by the extreme youth of the soldier guarding the perimeter, a young lad freckled, fresh faced. Behind him was the shell of Tower Two, against which...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
... breathed in that idea of feeling good, on this mild summer day, with the sun shining, in this canyon surrounded by red brick towers where this ship, our ship, had landed. Someone asked him what he thought of Hirschhorn’s project, and he responded by saying...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the crumbling towers and exploding planes were instantly and repetitively broadcast around the world, with the effect that the “images 130 Mani ∙ Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force became archival the instant the first footage surfaced and the need...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... is an a Palestinian chances to look at the other side of the Sharett bill, she finds a montage of historical images: “Picture of Jewish Brigade volunteers dur- invisible person ing WW II and of a pre-State look-out tower; text from Sharett’s radio address after his return from a visit to the Jewish Brigade...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 69–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Things. 2. As examples, consider a random sampling of publications from 2013 and before that engage the institution of postsecondary education, particularly with lens of racial capitalism, queer theory, and feminism: Kolodny, Failing the Future ; Schrecker, No Ivory Tower ; Wilder, Ebony...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 9–20.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., and it of the two towers was unclear whether his coalition could retain electoral power. There was no one able to refound the Terror. The lack of a successor was lamely gave way explained by the New York Times as an unhappy consequence of Giuliani’s giant...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., magically traversing fifty years’ worth of history, to Guo standing on the Huangpu dock in Shang- hai against a dazzling array of neon-lit shop signs, advertisements, and the glaring silhouettes of towering office buildings—a metaphor...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 83–107.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the landscape—than a resonant political symbol. Built in the 1860s in the Scottish baronial style to evoke a medieval tower castle, and topped by a representation of the Crown Royal of Scotland, it juts high over the Forth Valley like some jumbo joystick, jammed forever...