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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... tension of China and the human in twentieth-century Chinese cultural criticism and raises provocative questions about the geopolitics of historical trauma (the Nanjing Massacre in this case), the politics of memory, and the recuperation of Chinese humanity through memory work. I situate this film's...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... massacre at the village of Deir Yassin and how the event impacts upon the artist’s work. Finding evidence of postmemory in many works from across Hatoum’s career, this article argues that postmemory underpins Hatoum’s emphasis on the broader issues of trauma, gender, orality, and corporeality. © 2014 Duke...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... were young. Trauma practice was young, droning about all that talk of genius and mental illness in 500 words or so. Name a schizophrenic on the dream list. Your favorite Lou Gehrig or The Madness of King George , one of my favorite flicks. I saw it with a lover I lost, her eyes were hazel...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... analytical frame I have in mind, however, might be termed the failure of self-government, specifically, the ineffable, self-annihilating trauma and experience of trauma as it emerges in the psychoanalytic literatures. The two would not appear to fit together very neatly, at least for Foucault, for...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 171–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
...- ing Latin (1996) show Kiko, costumed in something akin to a colonial trauma, to think schoolboy uniform (khaki shorts, white polo shirt), posing in a classroom. He appears in various states of undress, at first his dick hanging out of about how shame his unzipped fly...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... trauma studies, to post–World War II U.S. cultural studies, to cyberculture. In addition to her scholarly work, she is an antiracist activist dedicated to merging theory and practice. Cur- rently she is working on a two-volume study comparing African American futurist visions to the representation of...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that emerges across psychoanalysis and neuroscience when they face certain forms of human injury such as brain trauma and Alzheimer’s. Whereas psychoanalysis is silent about these conditions because they are considered physiological rather than psychic states, neuroscience is silent about the psychic...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 59–60.
Published: 01 December 2015
... texture to contemporary archival critique. Recovery is, and long has been, fraught with both pleasure and trauma. Indeed, as Hodes notes, “scholars whose historical actors stand at the margins of the archives must reckon with the question of storytelling...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is shattered and one looks out onto a scene of devastation. One still needs the distance to look, to let the rhythms come, to make the poem. I think there is a kind of mnemonic torsion necessary to map out a space lit by trauma. But what does it do to the richness and density of ordinary...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... trauma. Psychiatrists, for instance, have claimed that traumatic memories “are not encoded like the ordinary memories of adults in a verbal, linear 48 Black ∙ Truth Commission Thrillers narrative that is assimilated into an ongoing life story.”5...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... trauma compared two groups: postinstitutionalized children and Laura Briggs adopted from Romania by U.S. families, and post–foster care children adopted by U.S. families. By virtually any measure—age at adoption, aggressiveness toward peers and family, trouble getting along with other children...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and predicting consumer behavior and state economies, for policing and counterterrorism, and for advancing robotics, AI, and biotechnology. For us, memory is the precondition for a subaltern history, be it in archives, national mythologies, oral and visual recollections, collective trauma, or...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... alphabet bobbed at random or lay in the shallow spoon. —Gregory Orr During a recent discussion of the defining ordeal of his life—the hunting accident in which at age twelve he unintentionally shot and killed his younger brother—the American poet Gregory Orr noted that trauma, violence, and death shatter...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... attempt to engage these questions, let’s turn to amnesia itself. Amnesia is a disability of losing or having little memory that arises from trauma, brain damage, and other causes. There are many types and causes of amnesia. Amnesia even arises as a side effect of therapeutic interventions like...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
... when we can’t forget it there is no need of rehashing it.”11 “When we can’t forget”—that said powerfully that slavery and its traumas still lived in that household. And why wouldn’t they? The man seemed to be protec- tive of his mother, perhaps managing...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... (Georges Franju, 1960) and its more indirect references to Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) and The Spirit of the Beehive (Víctor Erice, 1973). In other words, distant histori- cal traumas, for which the cinema serves as a storehouse, overlap with...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
... often dreams of swimming, I couldn’t help but imagine myself tumbling (willingly?) out the bottom end of this anticannon and into the Mediterranean below. In his song “If I Had a Gun,” Mark Eitzel sings of the trauma that comes from seeing someone do something quite similar: Playground by...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... psycho- logical community has labeled post-­traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).5 In 26 Daughtry ∙ Ontologies of Acoustic Violence this sense, then, ambient sound served as a profoundly democratic source of trauma, and of terror. This is the Janus-­faced nature of wartime...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2005
... localized bodily effusion: in short, holes beget holes. The great surprise of this scene, then, lies in the missing feast it sug- gests: a taste of the idea that pleasure may be as potentially generative of a future as pain, trauma, loss, or foreclosure. In fact, Giorgio...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... grandfather. In genre terms, Kindred is variously read as historical fiction, as a neoslave narrative, and as black feminist theory. It has been cast as a commentary on the enduring violence and trauma of slavery in the lives and psyches of the descendants of...