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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The introduction to this special issue develops a critical analytic that is politically unwilling. To “politically un-will” something is to disassemble, or perhaps problematize, the willful assumptions that undergird politics today. This is a deconstructive project. Ethnographic and archival work that foregrounds...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... They describe profound mobility refracted into agonies of displacement. The concept of dislocation allows a redirection of transnational method to unwilling movement, to the pain border-crossing inflicts on bodies personal and politic. It also illuminates the relationships that displacement allows—articulation...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 June 2019
... a sovereign state refugees are reduced to what Giorgio Agamben calls “naked” or “bare” life, marked for social and literal death. 6 In this framework, the refugee is not a viable political subject. “Unable,” or “unwilling” due to fear of persecution, to “avail himself of protection” of the “country of his...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... But at the same time, recent declarations of the death of theory, however dubious, do remind us not to take the permanency of such trans- formations for granted.4 The fate of the theorist today, wandering around unwilling to repent her or his irrelevancy, complicates any...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 49–67.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., homelessness, even a disappeared family member. All of this was condensed in the figure of the unruly child, a young subject unwilling to behave. Following the collapse of the USSR, a flood of psychological services washed over Russia’s...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... avoid being struck by its reluctance to enter into the path of de-Stalinization; by its unwilling- ness to condemn Stalin and the methods which led him to his crimes; by its persistent self-satisfaction; by its refusal to renounce, for its own part...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... beachhead against mindless unanimity available in the fall of 2001. The good trustees’ published list of intellectuals they found unwilling to defend the nation’s civilization would have been considered politically moderate before or after...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 7–28.
Published: 01 December 2001
... forces of the state or its hege- monic control. They negotiate, manipulate, and work with the given rules of the system, but they do not change them. Her analysis inadvertently por- trays both Asian American groups as accommodating and/or unwilling to work toward meaningful social and political...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and state divestment—Precious and her communities are forced to rely on municipal systems unwilling and unable to support them. In its articulation of counternarratives of dependency, Sapphire's novel highlights the third function of a crip-of-color critique: an epistemological project. Indeed, a crip...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... toward Shakespeare and Tolstoy, unwilling to bend their heads.”39 While it would be tempting to read a resonance between Lu Xun’s poi- gnant second citation of Ruan and Han’s misquotation of the same line, the context in which Han displays his insouciant wit suggests a different conno- tation...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., high-volume segment, even as the latter struggled to hold together the mass audience for films unwilling to address them as such. This essay has benefited immensely from various discussions with Vaibhav Abnave over the past five years. I am also particularly thankful to the anonymous reviewers...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... squeaky sounds, and, incredibly, given his total distaste for vegetables, even eating carrots like Lindo did. But Mariano’s nanny, Luz, remained unenthusiastic about Lindo and rather unwilling to contribute to its care. Sofía’s son, Mariano, had been playing with some neighborhood children on a patch...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
...). These stereotypes are both exter- the distinctions nal—mainstream sexist portraits of women as unable or unwilling to engage with computer technology at the level of personal identity—and between the internal—stereotypes from what GeekGirl creator RosieX calls “an older...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 37–53.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of primarily cultural/ diversity in the decision of Grutter, not all on the Court embraced the majority opinion. We refer here to Justice Thomas’s controversial dissent global diversity. in Grutter, which — although just as unwilling to recognize the global market of racialized labor...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 105–121.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... If secularism is an imposed monoculturalism, disaffiliation would be preferable to allowing dissidents to impose their values and morals on an unwilling community. But this take-it-or-leave-it approach to community membership mimics the “assimilate or segre- gate...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 29–45.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- tion and work. For substantial layers of urban women, unwilling to venture out unveiled, the government measures resulted in restriction of their education, eco- nomic activities, and venues for socialization, making them more dependent on men of the household...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... considered, the policy of the General Government toward the red man is not only liberal, but generous.” The “wandering savage,” Jackson continued, “is unwilling to submit to the laws of the States and mingle with their population. To save him from this alternative, or perhaps utter annihilation, the General...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., risks a union cast in Los Angeles would likely be unwilling to undertake. Those risks enable disruptive and edgy scripts that give density and life to characters (and faces) that do not usually populate serial comedy, even serial comedy produced through new content providers such as Netflix. And Cox...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... with the capacity for action that Rose opposes to domination. That is, to be “obliged to be free,” as Rose puts it, may now be experienced as a form of domination, understood here as unwilling containment within a way of life based on freedom and choice (87, original italics). 15. In the realm...