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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 (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Border Pro Nation Stop Immigration”; “We Will Rise Again,” featuring a map of the Nazi occupation of Europe and the Celtic cross, etc.) as well as graffiti against all other marginal groups of the Slovenian society (“Rape feminists”; “Refugees raus, we have enough of our vermin/čefurs . . . ”; “LGBT...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
... society similarly operates in the production of who belongs and who does not, 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...
Social Text (2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... vermin, this failure of Foucault’s must be treated simply as a provocation to the pursuit of the analysis of the problem of biopolitics beyond epistemological obstacles that he himself was unable to overcome.39 Simultaneously, we must recognize that, without Foucault, no attempt...
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
.... Starvation. Cholera. Macula or flux, known as a “sickness from Africa.” These were listed as the “cause of such great mortality” of the captives in the overcrowded vessel, many of whom had soon “expired from exhaustion consequent on starvation and disease, their bodies being eaten into by vermin.” 11...
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
... 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 are fleas and maggots.”) Abodh placed some medicine on the wound—his hands still bare—and then a spray called Topicure...
Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
... thing’s for sure, their numbers . . . are multiplying with every passing day.35 Hawkers are like vermin in this and other accounts: all too visible yet making no new knowledge available about themselves (save...