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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jayna Brown This essay argues for the concept of a utopian impulse, a liberating power possible in music and dance. With a focus on African music, the essay argues against conventional Eurocentric world-music commodification and points instead to new music movements from Congo and from Angola...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the late 1970s and early 1980s, reimagining and, to some degree, refunctioning the history of the early Los Angeles punk rock scene in an effort to better understand what queer negativity might mean. The essay proposes that negativity can be strangely utopian while simultaneously dystopian. It can...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... this imagined transspecies torture scene within an emergent posthumanist utopianism among state and capital formations and critiques posthumanist discourses that celebrate the alterity of animal bodies as a signpost for an affirmative biopolitics. Arguing that animal life is too often mobilized by state...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... an understanding of human beings as interrelated individual subjects but one differing from Western notions of individualism. The idea of Da Tong, for instance, carried an idealistic, utopian charge. It was foundational for Chinese visions of revolution that aimed to change China not by embracing modernity...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of time and space, the player-piano embodying the epistemological shift marked by machines storing and executing growing amounts of human knowledge, from automated industrial manufacturing to computers. The final section of the article considers the malign and utopian symbolism of the player-piano...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... For Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christine Bacareza Balance In his chapter “Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative” in Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz models for us what he terms the “productive consumption” of photographer Kevin McCarty’s work. Inspired by Muñoz’s dialogic approach, recognizing that our own...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... continue to discuss the term) is an institutional formation, which occasionally and hubristically imagines its reach in other areas, both touching and being touched by “the real.” Thinking with and through the work of José Esteban Muñoz, whose loss has created a rupture in our utopian impulses, this essay...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
...” biopolitics of race serves the purpose of life enhancement rather than the death function that Foucault ascribed to scientific racism in the context of modern biopolitics. Reading these science fiction texts in contrapuntal relation to a broader spectrum of dystopian and utopian positions taken by current...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
... interrogating the affirmative and even utopian valance of such inquiry. Trans* plasticity describes the capacity of organic matter to transform itself in ways that transgress ontological divides among sex, race, and species. Building on Eva Hayward and Che Gossett’s claim that “the Human/Animal divide...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 55–82.
Published: 01 September 2020
... activists for Palestine employ immersive digital media to formulate and work toward an attachment to decolonial futurity that is both practical and utopian. The groups used a variety of media for their projects. Notably, the Udna Ghabsiyya and Iqrit groups participated in return by hosting summer camps...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 109–116.
Published: 01 December 2000
... invented the whole concept. Ferguson’s ideas were influential on G. W. F. Hegel, on that strand of nineteenth-century liberalism that became social democracy and welfare socialism in the twentieth century, and even on the utopian element in the writing...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... for the incor- poration of the people’s rhetoric of emancipation within the normalizing “I Don’t Like to Dream about Getting Paid” 73 tenets of the capitalist world system6 and (2) narratives of utopian impulse found...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): np.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on world Anglophone literature, ethnic Ameri- can literature, utopian fiction, vernacular literature, and cultural studies. She is the editor of Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (Norton) and author of Landscapes of Hope: Anti-colonial Utopianism in America (Oxford University Press...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of the concluding paragraphs to their written works, wherein the most profoundly hopeful grammar often houses a boundless, if all too invisible, pessimism about the state of world affairs, as if two hundred words of utopian pep could change the course of the preceding two hundred pages of sober assessment...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 103–128.
Published: 01 March 2001
... on psychoanalytic categories constituted them as part of a more general ideological contest between the relatively conser- vative postwar institution of clinical psychoanalysis and frequently utopian radicalizations of psychoanalysis...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in two: one idealized and rife with utopian possibility, the other toxic and deadly. Moods like paranoia transcend single experiences or events. They dispose us to the world and politics — warping perception, filtering everyday life — and direct us toward some objects and away from others...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 47–64.
Published: 01 December 2004
... this can signify various things: “Inca face,” “historical face,” “utopian face,” but also “face of a loser,” “face of a subordinate,” “Indian face.” In fact, minutes later, having established that “everybody’s poor,” Juan...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., utopian psych wards, stand-up comedy, the mythology of the welfare queen, concentration camps, public toilets, gender dysphoria, Ulysses the glass dildo, and COVID-19. By revisiting key texts, figures, and moments in the history of sexology and enlivening their analysis with attunement...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 143–168.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... As “utopian realists,” they sought alternatives to both the permanent war economy and the unregulated, free-market capitalism led by unaccountable economic elites. Some of these thinkers believed that militarism could even lead to fascism and economic depression. I will argue that while...