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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 1 “Turn in Your Arms” billboard. Photo by Jim Rydbom, Greeley Tribune , 2013. More
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of stalling and turning and of the spatial imaginaries that make these actions both necessary and legible in a variety of contexts—of watching pelicans dive into the Pacific Ocean, living on the grounds of the Dachau concentration camp, encountering transphobic feminism, researching San Francisco's urban...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 55–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
... social groups and, Brooklyn, New more important, construct a meaningful reality for its users. My study found similar experiences existed at la parada. While the provision of the York, the location space on the street corner shaped the men’s activities, they, in turn, also...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... animals , towards the treatment of people as animals . When humans turn other humans into vermin beings, as preparation for annihilating them using weapons befitting “problem animals.” At issue is not merely an indifference toward the pain, killing, or loss of those so “othered,” but their transformation...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., are considered in the light of the figures of turns and returns. Questions of exception, emergency, and suspension of the law are addressed by evocation of the concepts of medical diagnosis and prognosis. The poetics of illness and malaise are explored through the temporal allegory of the eternal recurrence...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Kimberly Bain Abstract This article turns to the minor Black matter of soil to map a provisional theory of Black alchemy. Black alchemy names an erotic and ethical orientation toward the Dead and dead matter. Sifting the metonymic, metaphysical, and material properties between (Black fleshly...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 19–44.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Gavin Grindon Abstract This article examines the turn in Anglophone protest cultures since 2007 toward curating, museums, and heritage: a rise in the toppling of statues, demonstrations inside museums, and the creation of exhibitions, displays, and archives within the ephemeral spaces of protest...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Alexander R. Galloway For many humanists and cultural critics, Fredric Jameson’s work in the early 1980s typified a certain kind of Freudo-Marxist inquiry, a materialist approach to the investigation of politics and aesthetics that would remain influential through the turn of the millennium. Yet...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... not yet committed, thereby turning students with psychiatric histories into objects of fear for their teachers and counselors, and vice versa. This article charts the historical emergence of psychiatry's entanglement with institutional risk assessment and suggests an alternative framework for responding...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in response to changing editorial commitments, which included a turn toward understanding culture as a domain of labor. The launch of the Social Text Web site represents another stage in the journal's ongoing interest in media as a site of leftist critique. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2011
... skin. We move, we act by not seeing, by not watching how we move. Nothing is more alien to us than the transparent bodies of box jellyfish. Our sensibility is turned outward. Our feet are long and set parallel; they are made to move on ahead. Nature is revealed to us through movement...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... anthropological theory and, in turn, within the realms it investigates), this article considers the temporal qualities of scientific longing within a highly experimental and, thus, anticipatory branch of research set on transforming human bodies through processes of interspecies hybridity. © 2011 Duke...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 182–187.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that hope, and being wary of false hope, turn to policy. We suggest that ongoing operations and plans must be seen in fugitive opposition to the widespread attempts to formulate and participate in something called policy. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz: We didn’t...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of catastrophe. These representations emerge within the increasing globalization of transitional justice, a context that seeks intensifying degrees of communicability as it turns local legacies of violence into ones with international implications. Gillian Slovo's account of a South African amnesty hearing, Red...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... generally. The essay analyzes how the minority man's experience of heteronomy and helplessness congeals in him a feeling of emasculation, which he, in turn, tries to overcome by performing violence over a subject even more vulnerable than himself. Thus, the essay argues that in order to force himself...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
... argue that Althusser's Maoism and his structuralism were both answers to the specific theoretical and political impasses confronting French Marxism in the 1960s. In a second part, I analyze how Althusser's Maoist students applied some of these ideas to their political activities. Finally, I turn...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
... by Protestant images and imperatives. Be humble. Be punctual. Be patient. These corporately Christian virtues minister to the deported at every turn, inviting them to assume and become subsumed by ascetic subjectivities. These are monkish dispositions that provide a vital lynchpin between the political...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... sedimented forms of reading. We situate this intervention first in relation to long-standing debates within the humanities regarding Marxism, modernism, and the aesthetic, and second in relation to the recent “descriptive turn” or reaction against “symptomatic reading,” suggesting that it is difficult...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Randy Martin The massive capital bailout launched in 2008 proceeded on a threat that without it “there would be no economy.” What if that turned out to be the case? Capital had claimed economy as the name of its social relations: the task here is to explore what social logic is disclosed through...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... masculinity as the dominant logic of privilege and to identify affect as the appropriate idiom for critiquing normative masculinity. In the spirit of this alternative genealogical approach, I will begin by unpacking what it means to say that emo functions as a periphery, and then turn to three essentially emo...