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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Identities in pain ,edited by Jonas Frykman and C. Nadia Seremetakis. Lund, Sweden: Nordic Academic Press. ST 68-06 Seremetakis 10/25/01 3:07 PM Page 115 Toxic Beauties MEDICINE...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the same: as moments and movements of ellipses. Writing itself is considered here as a series of turns and returns around the (im)possible inscription of memory: as a toxic yet healing supplement. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 ER ( . . . ) Ellipses Juan Obarrio Return Here I am again...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., grounded in contemporary queer and minoritarian, in particular African American, critique. I call the methodology of this return “promiscuous reading.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 toxic archive ninteenth century biopolitics race In this article I theorize the deployment...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... paranoia memory Paranoia is the mood du jour for the here and now. The news is fake. Trump is a puppet for Russia. The economy is on the verge of collapse. Everything is toxictoxic waste, toxic culture, toxic institutions. “Is it paranoia if the world really is toxic?” Paranoia splits the world in...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that hour, I suppose. The hour when all those questions about visuality and the colonization of the senses, about capitalized machines putting the sensorium and the neural network onto the assembly line, seem to go to my head. Like a toxic martini. Not like a crystalline image of a Pepsi can, handed...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): np.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Allen Feldman 57 The Violence of Commodity Aesthetics: Hawkers, Demolition Raids, and a New Regime of Consumption Arvind Rajagopal 91 Toxic Beauties: Medicine, Information, and Body Consumption in Transnational Europe C. Nadia Seremetakis 115...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of an elderly woman — the artist’s grandmother perhaps? She seems to live a peaceful and healthful life as she wanders through the garden, cruelly setting us within the garden before the subsequent performance of an “unnatural” death of racial toxicity. The film produces a sequence of images where...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
... maintaining the new Jim Crow. As Vanessa Agard-Jones might say, this purloined conversation points toward the “body burden” of toxic knowledge for the minoritar-ian subject. 2 Readers of The Undercommons already know this. But the scene — and my position in it — provides a potent reminder of the everyday...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., and Advanced Biological Weapons Design and Manufacture. These “how-to” books promote the use of biological agents over bombs for their lethal toxicity and fear factor.13 While anthrax may not provide the Bush administration with a con- venient ploy for spreading America’s “New War” to Iraq, it...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... excess—an excess that must find outlets for its expenditure. In capitalism, this expenditure takes the form of war, toxic waste, anxiety, money hoarding, or food waste (to name just a very few). But expenditure need not be destructive. Festivals, parties, concerts, and the like are forms of expenditure...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... power. The figure is not that of a fearless defender of justice; it is the more anoma- lous figure of someone who can live off toxic waste, like those organisms that microbiologists have recently discovered that can thrive...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
... they circulate across. Seremetakis notes, however, that the “collective cultural bloating on toxic information” might appear to leave Greek public life unperturbed. She argues that these anxieties are displaced onto more...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the Mexican landscape with toxicity and disease. “These are Third World diseases, Jamie,” Licona emphasizes to Lee, as if to explain the unevenness of development that engenders (US) life on one side of the water border while rendering (Mexican) death on the other. Similar scenes take place in...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... attention to the problematic vicissitudes of social relationships, their uneven valuation, and their ethical entailments. How is it that a mode of living, a social world, endures, accommodates, or is disintegrated by what appear to be crises? What if the very existence of that social world is toxic...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
... profound violence of dispossession is found in the region’s definition as a “national sacrifice zone”; the toxic legacies of atomic testing ensure its perpetual status as an experimental site for national capital investment: not wasting the wasted. Ruth Wilson Gilmore argues that incarceration in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... extraction as resources for capital creates toxic tailings as well as other waste. Waste in turn serves as content flows for other capitalist industries of management and securitization. Waste must be processed, moved, channeled. Flows are made to be managed and therefore must be instigated to be processed...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the movie Trolls . Just as Princess Poppy resolves arguments by saying, “We’re both right!,” our response to these disputants is, modestly, to say that we defend and respect the right of analytic philosophy to be a politically useless, frequently toxic, mode of discourse. See Tuvel, “In Defense of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, all involved in the quest to create what retired admiral James Winnefeld, director of JFCOM’s Joint Experimentation Directorate, called “a toxic environment for extremist ideologies.”5...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... take on the “Cripple” toggles a very tenuous line between the “Cripple” as a metaphor of regeneration and the crippling effects of ampu- tation.43 Likewise, Bailey Kier, describing an instance of fishes’ ability to transsex in response to toxic endocrine...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., considered protection from that which is not-body, is newly figured as something that exposes a person to toxins or pollutants, invisible and potentially ever present in the atmosphere. “Dieldrin,” Carson writes, “is about 5 times as toxic as DDT when swallowed but 40 times as toxic when absorbed through the...