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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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3-14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... history of racial aggression through a shared “ontology of pesthood” or “vermin being” — ­both human and nonhuman animal — ­in need of elimination. He explicates the contemporary biopolitics of post­ colonial warfare in which...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19-40.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., and the conditions under which differentiated belonging is ordered. The constituting of the traitorous inside—the cockroaches, the rats, the vermin, but also the Musselman, the Muslim, the terrorist, those posing as insiders such as the raging Kenyan Muslim socialist anticolonial—have to be unmasked...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127-152.
Published: 01 March 2006
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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...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87-105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... consequent 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...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31-49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... lying people.” The Hindus among 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...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 37-57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 to let a bug out, Abodh said, confessing to his inconsistencies: “The only things I don’t mind killing...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91-113.
Published: 01 September 2001