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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
... faced by cultural studies at this point in its emergence. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Afterword It Takes Two to Tangle Mary Louise Pratt As I write these words in early 2010, construction has begun on the 1776- foot Freedom Tower that will replace the World Trade Center in Manhat...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... capital formations against racialized populations targeted for premature death, the article instead traces subsumed logics of embodiment within two sites of cultural production: detainee poetry and writings on animal embodiment. From these two very different domains, it argues for an alternative theory of...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... representation of the Nanjing Massacre in relation to two other texts, The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe and The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II , and examine the intricate power relations revolving around these contemporary discourses of the human in representations of...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola; Shuang Shen This introduction frames a special two-part issue consisting of eleven essays and a visual dossier, which collectively investigate the conceptual, political, historical, and cultural relationships between China and the human. By juxtaposing China and the...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... politics of measure and a politics of the discountable. It commences a majority/minority fracture as a constitutive antagonism in which the majority and the minority unfold as two irreconcilable di-visible figures for envisioning the one entity—the majoritarian nation. In Sri Lanka this right fabricated a...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Rudolf Mrázek This essay explores the acoustic regime of two twentieth-century internment camps: Boven Digoel (1927–43), in the Dutch East Indies, and Terezín or Theresienstadt (1942–45), in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, today the Czech Republic. Based on archival materials and...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... lie two approaches toward the word culture : (1) gaining mastery over one's natural surroundings and human nature; and (2) caring for and preserving nature that the human power simultaneously destroys. These approaches are not without negative aspects: American culture, based on the idea of taming...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... essential listening for two reasons. One, Schwartz's meticulous attention to what he called the “sounds of [his] times”—and, I would add, of his place—helps scholars reconstruct the 1950s from a new vantage point: the ear. Two, Schwartz understood something that sound studies scholars are only beginning to...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Brent Hayes Edwards This editorial note introduces the translations that follow of two pieces written in fall 1956 by Aimé Césaire: his speech “Culture and Colonization,” delivered at the first Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence Africaine in...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... way in which culture functions as hinge between these two intellectual formations, we draw on the literary-historical terminology of genre in order to posit a humanities-based approach that is capable of attending the relations among aesthetic form, formations of capital, and institutionally...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time as it...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the CBS broadcast promoted two competing and incompatible narratives: one that traced a direct line from the innovations of mid-century corporate prosperity to middle-class domestic security and another that followed a black expressive line of flight as it moved across the Atlantic to the Caribbean...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karl F. Swinehart Colla and camba are two racialized, regionally indexical, and contrasting stereotypic characterological figures of Bolivian national personhood. This paper examines the enregisterment of an other-centric rendition of the colla register through an analysis of stylized performances...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... capitalism and biocapitalism and the complex imbrication of the two. Joining the larger conversation about the afterlife of slavery, the article concludes by demonstrating the political importance of speculative fiction that renders reproductive exploitation a privileged locus for elaboration of historical...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown In considering the music of two dub-influenced artists based in the United Kingdom, Tricky (Adrian Thaws) and the Bug (Kevin Martin), I explore the ways dub and punk share historical space and affective territory, and particularly the ways a punk ethos has continued to be imbricated...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 45–65.
Published: 01 March 2014
... paper traces two ways that intersectionality is used by feminist scholars to speak about feminist time: the movement of intersectionality toward the inevitable future (what I call feminism-future ) and the location of intersectionality in an already transcended past (what I call feminism-past ). The...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 2014
...José Esteban Muñoz This piece reflects on two orders of the poetic event. On one hand, it describes Fred Moten’s reading of the poem “the gramsci monument” at the public art project of the same name. On the other, it meditates on the event that the poem registers, or the general antagonism of the...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Daromir Rudnyckyj This article examines two projects of subjectification that seek to inculcate a will to work that animates contemporary globalization. Based on ethnographic research at Krakatau Steel, one of Indonesia’s largest state-owned companies, the article contrasts the differing...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tavia Nyong’o Through an engagement with José Esteban Muñoz’s writings on queer-of-color counterpublicity, this essay proposes that we participate in his legacy through acts of methexis—or “group sharing”—rather than mimesis. Muñoz and Pedro Zamora are two figures from the Miami-based Cuban exile...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ananya Jahanara Kabir This essay examines the “Line of Control” (LOC) dividing the region of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts controlled by India and Pakistan, respectively. It does so to establish the LOC as a symptom and marker of what I term “cartographic irresolution.” Through theoretical...