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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 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just a...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... from 1991 to 1994. By reading this legal archive as both storytelling and truth-telling, it examines how the refugees speak to their experiences of persecution and of their lives inside the Guantánamo camp to illuminate what it means to have their rights and humanity stripped by their supposed...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... formations. The caterpillar imagined in the memo reveals a logic of security that attempts to redistribute the affective violence of terrorism by producing fear in the detainee and targeted populations, while simultaneously confirming a racialized equation of torture and truth. The article situates this...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to the postcolonial state’s monumentalist attempts to materialize claims of truth, beauty, order, and progress through the adoption of modern aesthetic forms. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Queer Space in the Ruins of Dictatorship Architecture Bobby Benedicto Objects that have...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This section examines how we recount our lives, particularly those lost and forgotten in history. Oftentimes, the one who recounts is expected to do so with clarity and truthfulness. We turn here to other acts of recollection that involve amnesia and encryption...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... an essential truth, that is, as a “natural fact,” it necessarily represents the phenomena it describes as an inevitable consequence of the political and legal assumptions that it unreflectively incorporates. By considering the controversies about HIV/AIDS in South Africa as conflicts of values , we...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... thinking of another post-’68 militant, Michel Foucault. In his first course at the Collège de France (1970 – 71) titled La Volonté de Savoir (The Will to Knowledge), Foucault offers us a genealogy of how politics emerges as a decisive technology of the truth that seems to foreclose in advance the very...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... fabrication in which the corpses and body parts had supposedly been removed from refriger- ated morgues and dumped by Bosnian Muslims in the marketplace for the press to photograph. Karadzic revealed his own disturbing sense of how historical truth is currently made in this accusation. For...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... possibility of contesting this posthuman, all too posthuman, terrain. As far back as 1873, Nietzsche wanted to know: What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and Christianity, sometimes for the purpose of attacking the historic dom- inance of the latter, or sometimes for promoting the superior truths of the Western revealed religions over these “strange” beliefs and practices. As Popkin comments, “The data indicating...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... modernity—arrived in the form of a series of articles in the Greek media about Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting the Mona Lisa. The work of art was interrogated by medical forensics to get at historical truth; the acquisition of history entailed the opening, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the efficacy of their critiques. Second, by failing to bridge the domains between “politics” or “ethics,” on the one hand, and “truth” or “use” on the other, it is difficult to concretely specify the form of alternative under- standings of population genetics in a manner that might be, in the...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 125–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., additionally, political or spiritual self, rather than the truth-value of the narrative of events in his or her life history. Such explorations situate autobiographical texts within the parameters of literary production rather than the realm of...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... CEH) and by the Peruvian Comisión de Verdad y Reconciliación (Com- mission on Truth and Reconciliation, henceforth CVR).5 These reports not only reveal the extent of the atrocities, but they also include substantial Social Text 91, Vol. 25, No. 2, Summer 2007...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... genome analysis, ideas of race as a “biological inheritance” must be seen as “folk beliefs” rather than scientific truth.8 Given this consensus narrative about the progressive decline of race as a scientific category over the course of the twentieth...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): np.
Published: 01 June 2008
... research and published on the civil war in Northern Ireland, the South African Truth Commission, policing homelessness, and AIDS in New York City, and is currently writing a book for Duke University Press titled “The Animal and the Subjectile: A Political Theory of the Virtual.” Sandya...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 1–9.
Published: 01 June 2006
... becoming a Palestinian ‘site has confirmed of memory’ so much feared and criticized by his opponents.” Edward Said carried out his persistently critical work with such great the truth of Said’s passion and determination that his work stands as the model of opposi...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2007
... free search for truth and its free exposi- tion.” Academic freedom, it argues, “is essential to these purposes.”11 It continues, however, to define rules of behavior through adherence to a professionalism that delimits codes of conduct. “College and university teachers are citizens, members...