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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 6 Urban Mirror, I (Heart) Nairobi . 2009–ongoing. Documentation photograph. ©Silvia Gioiello. Courtesy of Urban Mirror Figure 6. Urban Mirror, I (Heart) Nairobi. 2009–ongoing. Documentation photograph. ©Silvia Gioiello. Courtesy of Urban Mirror More
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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 7 Urban Mirror, I (Heart) Nairobi . 2009–ongoing. Documentation photograph. ©Silvia Gioiello. Courtesy of Urban Mirror Figure 7. Urban Mirror, I (Heart) Nairobi. 2009–ongoing. Documentation photograph. ©Silvia Gioiello. Courtesy of Urban Mirror More
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Nicholas Gamso This article addresses a crucial dimension of urban development: the recruitment of minority artists in the gentrification of space. The argument is that the production and exploitation of racial difference have underwritten the creative economy’s spurious claims to inclusion and...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Brian Larkin Duke University Press 2004 Bandiri Music, Globalization, and Urban Experience in Nigeria Beside Kofar Nassarawa, a gate to the mud wall that once ringed the Brian Larkin Muslim heart of Kano, a city in northern Nigeria, there is a mai gyara, a...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 91–114.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Priscilla Archibald © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Urban Transculturations The statistics at this point are familiar. Since the 1960s, the world’s popu- Priscilla Archibald lation has doubled in size, a growth that is for the...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Kamran Asdar Ali; Martina Rieker Drawing on the larger project of the Shehr Network on Comparative Urban Landscapes, the articles in this issue seek to revisit conceptually and theoretically the question of marginality in the production of contemporary urban cartographies in the Middle East and...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Lisa Taraki The Palestinian town of Ramallah, possibly on the lowest rung of urban hierarchies in the region, is a peripheral town trying to become a city on the fringes of the Arab world. Its nascent new middle class partakes enthusiastically in the trans-Arab, urban, middle-class ethos elaborated...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Artist as a Young Man , Henry Roth's Call It Sleep , Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man , and centrally, Patrick Chamoiseau's Texaco all connect with one another through a preoccupation with electricity as an akasic medium for the creation of urban imagined communities. The essay further deals with public...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John Patrick Leary This essay explores the politics of representation in contemporary Venezuelan television, which in its mainstream forms has produced an urban imaginary that models national citizenship on the geographic, class, and racial divisions of the Venezuelan metropolis. The nation's...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sensation, an indefinite urbanism. John Divola’s photo series Los Angeles International Airport Noise Abatement Zone ( LAX NAZ ) of homes in the flight path slated for demolition visualize the atmospheric quality of this process. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 atmosphere noise sound sense...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 31–54.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Andy Merrifield Duke University Press 2000 2. merrifield 2/11/00 10:50 AM Page 31 The Urbanization of Labor LIVING-WAGE ACTIVISM IN THE AMERICAN CITY For well...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Mike Davis Mike Davis. 2004 The Urbanization of Empire MEGACITIES AND THE LAWS OF CHAOS The Old Imperialism Mike Davis The great...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Patrick Deer The embrace of the city in ruins was a familiar rallying cry of punk music. From Public Image Limited’s evocation of an urban subject murdered in the countryside while “the cassette played poptones,” to the Clash’s raucous calls for “a riot of our own,” to dub-influenced declarations...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Sandya Hewamanne The rapid urbanization and industrialization of Katunayake resulting from transnational production at the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and related globalized sociocultural flows affected the lived experiences of citizens in this new urban space in varied ways. The vast majority of FTZ...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary experiences, especially those in Latin America. The reality of these processess permanently debunked the developmentalism of Euro-American Marxist theory that privileged a model of revolutionary agency stubbornly identified with urban, industrial labor. The cultural and sexual policies of...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... refigured ways and forms. Second, in recounting the reinvention of Chinese medicine for living in perfect harmony with disharmonious urban worlds, this essay traces how oneness is actualized as a multiplicitous and generative analytic through entanglements with modernity, science, and biomedicine—all the...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., Taylor argues that the northern-centrism of both James’s scholarship and postnational American studies more broadly has elided flows of transnational interaction not mediated by the urban North. This elision is complicit with those modernization ideologies that organize both Marxist and non-Marxist...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., New Orleans, the US urban North, and finally the moon. I argue that through their musical/theatrical/televisual experimentation Ellington and Strayhorn created a hybrid performance in the mode of “calypso theater”: a formal and thematic engagement with an Afro-Caribbean performance history. Their...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... criminalization and the historical context of black struggles for self-determination and representation within contemporary cultural production? How is a popular hip hop song that explicitly recalls an infamous police beating, and implicitly brackets the ensuing historic urban uprising, connected to a sonic and...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dominic Johnson Bruce Benderson is a writer who loves the dirt of cities and narrates the lives of those who wear its grit. His writings in fiction and nonfiction have established him as a key figure for thinking about sexuality, class, and the shifting social and cultural circumstances of urban...