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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 69–91.
Published: 01 June 2021
... considers the continuities and divergences between the principles those models demonstrate, the lessons on value and economic determination that precede them, and Delany's subsequent presentation of surplus populations, intricated “free” and slave labor, and the modes of racialized differentiation...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is 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 (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 95–102.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Denmark’s new policy of identifying “ghetto” children from migrant communities and requiring they be separated from their families for at least twenty- five hours a week for mandatory instruction in “Danish values.” We have seen the racism of Brexit and a general questioning of a model of neoliberal...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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 Giorgio Agamben’s...
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Social Text (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 (2019) 37 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 June 2019
... with the possibility of developing a radically immanent approach to the creation and destruction of value and explores its implications for the concept and politics of evaluation at the heart of contemporary transformations in universities across the global North. In an attempt to dramatize the interstitial spaces...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 77–103.
Published: 01 December 2020
... project of rethinking justice in light of the critique of the liberal individual who is the bearer of rights. Debility, disability, care, labor, and value form a complex assemblage that shapes policies, bodies, and personhood. Putting disability and debility in relation to each other creates perverse sets...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 structures...
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Social Text (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 (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of care and who is not. With care reentering the zeitgeist as a reaction to today’s political climate, radical care engages histories of grassroots community action and negotiates neoliberal models for self-care. Studies of care thereby prompt us to consider how and when care becomes visible, valued...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 might illuminate...
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Social Text (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 (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...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2016
... clothing store, Forever 21 — to demonstrate how cultural frameworks and values about fashion copying are informed by and contribute to racial biases and blind spots. ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 fashion copyright cultural appropriation native appropriation copynorms...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and 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 (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 criminalization...
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Social Text (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 (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and 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...