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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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 decayed...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
...-19 pandemic on cities around the world. Narrated in different styles, the individual pieces draw on theories of global cities in neoliberal times as well as on the phenomenological truths of inhabiting these disparate places bound together by a global crisis. The pieces make use of a plethora...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 might illuminate...
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Social Text (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 (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 (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., and safety. Instead, this article argues that the tightly bound association of anti‐Black racial violence's recognizability to the visual has created a dynamic that simultaneously moves us closer to and further away from its ontological truths. Examining Twitter as a multisensorial platform and its users...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that in the city—that is, in the polis—truth made such decisive actions political. Concomitantly, as Vernant goes on to argue, the truth of politics made philosophy possible: “The rules of the political game—open discussion, contentious debate, the confrontation of opposing arguments—become the rules...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in pursuit of the truth that he or she is. The seeking of the truths of subjectivity is a decentering task. It is the fact of being on one side — the decentered position — that makes it possible...
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Social Text (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 (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 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 vivisection of Gioconda...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 105–136.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., 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 parlance of these researchers, “operationalized.” The space between humanist cri- tiques and scientific research, absent specific...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (2 (87)): 125–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the past. In other words, recent critics have been more concerned with the autobiographer’s literary representation of his or her philosophical, psychological, cultural, and, additionally, political or spiritual self, rather than the truth...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Institute for Precarious Consciousness . 2014 . “ Six Theses on Anxiety and Why It Is Effectively Preventing Militancy, and One Possible Strategy for Overcoming It .” Plan C , 4 April . www.weareplanc.org/blog/we-are-all-very-anxious/ . Nietzsche Friedrich . 1873 . “ On Truth and Lies...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
... 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 DOI 10.1215/01642472-2006...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 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 century, what should we make of the fact...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... responsible for this, but the truth is that their ideas had an impact on these transformations. More importantly, this monstrosity we call the state is to a great extent the fruit and result of their thinking.24 Indeed, in his comments on the gulag...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 25–48.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the “exceptional acts of killing” that followed the village’s surrender. This essay examines the memories of the Tantoura survivors and the dynamics of death/survival that structure them. It considers how legal rules of evidence and historical argument situated these memories and pro- duced truths...