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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... conventionally treated as a self-evident and circumscribed practice of unjust taking and subtractive action. Instead, working across the lethal confluences of imperial conquest and racial capitalist predation, this essay critically situates the logic of propriation that organizes and underwrites predatory value...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Max Haiven This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist theory of value toward an analysis of the politics of the imagination under financialized capitalism. My argument is as follows. (1) Social cooperation, creativity, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with the capacity to produce value. In particular, I argue that massive quantities of unspoiled food and other discarded commercial goods with persistent use values constitute a kind of abject capital, the economic significance of which is precisely that it is removed from circulation. Drawing on...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Labor, value, and information emerge on a continuum in the now long history of commodification because commodification was also an incipient digitization. This emergence positions the social as a substrate of what Jonathan Beller calls “computational capital” and...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Benjamin's analysis of the “collector” and his critique of use value, and the confounding capacities of the “fetish.” Drawing on the perceptual field of book arts, the article then employs the concept of the communist object to investigate the dynamics of political printed matter, with a focus on the small...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... violence, dismissing value and entertaining excess, stays with violence? What account of racial subjugation and liberation would emerge from it? For in Fanon’s description of the colonial space as a product of colonial (juridicoeconomic) violence, the distinction between the Native’s and the Settler’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... targets of a form of racialized gender violence that never merits anything like the kind of attention the Rutgers women received. Following from the work of Lindon Barrett, it goes on to consider how being attuned to the binaries of value and the ways in which those binaries are valorized through...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 74–77.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Brent Hayes Edwards; Anna McCarthy; Randy Martin The story of the Social Text collective begins with the desire to establish a counterpoint to possessive individualism, creating a means for valuing collaborative engagement against the singular authorship of genius; later it would come to stand...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 78–84.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Michael Ralph If commodification is endemic to the logic of capitalism, it is perhaps because the space of the sacred—that which cannot have a market value affixed to it—has apparently receded. Still the idea that commodities are born from secular revelations suggests that there is plenty more to...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... draws upon all manner of value forms that are already in motion if not already to hand. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 After Economy? Social Logics of the Derivative Randy Martin On Thursday evening, 18 September 2008, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Henry Paulson...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-producing practices of social experience of surplus populations that are at once the consequence and means of new forms of value production in the financialized global economy. I consider the differences between the aesthetics of dilation and the aesthetics of abidance as attempts by Jia and Mendoza...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... position of the group, there has been some resistance to their choice to stage an action within a house of worship (the Cathedral of Christ the Savior)—and even more resistance, it seems, to an implication that there is aesthetic value in their musical performance. This piece explores all of these...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... argues that Warhol found these drag queens exciting and attractive not only because they embodied a capacity for liking and being alike that he valued throughout his career, but also because this combination of liking and being alike was the basis of a queer way of being with each other. The Ladies and...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... diversity. Difference thus underwrites ideologies of developmental growth, proving a means of extracting monetary value and consolidating political power. The argument is grounded in an analysis of Kara Walker’s recent works— A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), an installation in Williamsburg...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... have to link a critique of epistemic recidivism in disciplinary formations to an institutional critique of university neocolonialism in the corporate ventures and values of the global university. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Performing the Global University Eng-Beng Lim At a drama...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... an essential truth, that is, as a “natural fact,” it necessarily represents the phenomena it describes as an inevitable consequence of the political and legal assumptions that it unreflectively incorporates. By considering the controversies about HIV/AIDS in South Africa as conflicts of values , we...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., or necessarily beneficent. It addresses the invisibilization and channeling of artistic labor by culture industries, investment in the arts by the ruling class and state, the ideological centrality of novelty in arts discourse, and ways that hierarchies of cultural value intersect with...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... you is slipping away. To identify the ways in which we work for you and to identify who you work for, because it isn’t us. AI, are you listening? We talk about why you want our metadata so much, how much value it creates for the people that made you, and how it puts us into precarious situations...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a kaleidoscopic gathering of ethically motivated but widely divergent actors—not only as a quality of human difference but also as a set of values that actively work against forms of genocidal violence. In so doing, the author develops a critique of the contemporary demand for representational...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... progressive form of the novel, the structure of heteronormative romance, and the security of inheritance and lineage withstand the ideological and epistemological demands of this post–World War II shift into multiple forms of value. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Asian diaspora speculative...