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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga This article examines the descent of human beings into human game (animal hunted for food and sport) and even further into a vermin being (pestiferous being in need of elimination). It goes beyond the realm of similitude, that is, the treatment of certain people like...
Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... southern Rhodesia and postcolonial Zimbabwe, Mavhunga connects the history of pesticides to the history of racial aggression through a shared “ontology of pesthood” or “vermin being” — both human and nonhuman animal...
Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
... itself from pollution by those it regards as vermin, rats, and snakes within or outside. The projection of “barbarians out there” prompts the disposition of always being in waiting: they will be at the gates or among us before we know, taking our jobs and welfare support, eroding our culture...
Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the Bengalis were as Jews to the Nazis: scum and vermin that best be exterminated. — R. J. Rummel, Death by Government Nasreen’s analogy between Sudhamoy’s refusal to convert to Islam...
Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on starvation and disease, their bodies being eaten into by vermin.” 11 Disease similarly ravaged other Africans who had been rescued from illegal slave ships in the same period: Gastrohepatitis. Internal abscess of the liver. Acute pneumonia. Gangrenous ulcers. Pleurisy. Dysentery. Typhoid fever. Doctors...
Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ademy New York has always had its share of pest problems, but in spring 2005 Ashley Dawson a new species of vermin began setting up camp in front of some of the city’s most august institutions. Like something from a nuclear-age horror movie, these grubby rodents were alarmingly large, often...
Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in closer and pointed out a huge fluorescent green maggot wiggling around just under the pus and with a pair of tweezers picked it out and placed it in a cotton ball that Sumathi held out for him, which she then closed upon the fattened vermin firmly, killing it. (Later, when rolling down his car window...
Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001