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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Robert W. Gehl This paper argues that the failure of MySpace and the rise of Facebook in the social networking site market is due in part to the degrees in which either site associates users, technology, and marketers into a successful “real software abstraction.” Real software abstraction is a...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... labor, and on theorizing “nonindustrial” informational work of symbol makers and symbol users (a.k.a. “immaterial labor,” “no-collar workers,” “knowledge workers,” “creative labor,” or “mental labor”). © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working at the...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): np.
Published: 01 December 2006
... author of Occupied by Memory: The Intifada Generation and the Palestinian State of Emergency and coeditor, with Ross Glover, of Collateral Language: A User’s Guide to America’s New War (both from New York University Press). His current research focuses on the globalization of Palestine and the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their desired audiences, only web designers can invite users to participate in making knowledge. In the acronym-friendly world of GIS, user contribu- tions are called UGI (user-generated information) or, if the information is geographic, VGI...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... parentheticals. (I usually integrate them during the edit.) But there are so many other things I don’t know that Google’s deep learning tools are picking up right now. I know I consented to it in that damn end-user license agreement I clicked on without reading, but I think that is so uncomfortable not knowing...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... labor, in the form of programming and then maintaining the back end of the cybernetic system, is the hidden source of value in late capitalism. 25 Even workers who are not involved in the programming and maintenance of the Internet are nevertheless inputting their labor as users. That is, in addition...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... consumption, work and cultural expression, however, does not signal the recomposition of the alienated Marxist worker. The Internet does not automatically turn every user into an active producer, and every worker into a creative subject. The process whereby production and...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... political mastery in violence rendered casual and convenient by user-friendly technological reach. Addicted to the aestheticized politics of technological sensuality and visual puppetry, the new hegemons of scenographic terror compulsively...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., or troubles assimilation.2 Benderson’s literary works in English include Pretending to Say No (1991), User (1994), and Pacific Agony (2009), and the memoir The Roma- nian (2006). He has also published critical essays on dissident artists and...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., science, or the West), thus living where they were “never meant to survive.” 7 Digital media changes the way users as readers and viewers digest information. It breaks the linearity of traditional print media’s analog left-to-right text interaction. It introduces readers/viewers to a multitiered...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... identity category, ubicomp designers models of strong might ask whether and to what extent users are aware of the data records used to represent them. Are those data records malleable? Do they permit pseudonymity to novel...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to buy a car or shoulder the costs of insurance, registration, and parking. Before social justice advocates like the Bus Riders Union (BRU) put the cause of civil rights and transit dependency at the forefront of Los Angeles municipal politics, the marginalization of low-income transit users...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
...). U.S. legislators were necessarily onboard; “the U.S. policymaking establishment was determined to grant business users the maximum freedom to explore information technology networks as a private matter” (7...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., plywood, cardboard, and scrap-metal shacks and other informal structures were built by homeless people to serve as residences and by intravenous drug users (IDUs) to serve as “shooting galleries” (injecting spaces). Some were seasonal edifices, their materials stored...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... function as proof and effective agit-prop to spur people to action, or does it function as a lynching postcard? Despite a large shift in register, a similar sentiment bubbles up in lefty meme culture. Facebook and Instagram users who, judging from the sensibility of “Weird Facebook,” as New York...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2006
... information, while others expected exchange with Motorway users. For instance, on the way to the Motorway one found signage bearing the icon of the Motorway (two parallel tracks) alerting us that we were nearing it. Once on the road we might...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... platforms—or is it platform?—of this thing, this thinking called media. The drone, it tolls for thee. Ambient media, sur-, sous-, and omniveillance, social-media (now inexorably written with a hyphen whether or not that “reality” is known to all “users”). Where we used to sweat in factories, were...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 39–57.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to show why small-time drug users were a danger to the society as a whole and deserving of jail time (since what were being called boarder babies were putting an incredible strain on hospital finances, and the children were entitled to...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
... other hand, as a fixture of daily life, will-­as-­volition resists easy dismissal, as do its cultural patterning and historical contingency. Speaking first of dangers, Kevin Lewis O’Neill’s article casts light on the rise of extrajudicial centers of captivity for drug users in postwar...