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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... question takes on renewed urgency. Sonic dissent is emergent in many places and doing vital work. I argue for an analytic of sonic vernacularism, or vernaculars of sonic dissent, that might attend to the historical specificity of sound’s role in dissent, as well as to the ways that sound’s meanings are...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... what I argue is punk’s puro pedo temporality. Puro pedo or the general pedo is a Spanish Tex-Mex vernacular term that has a range of meanings, translations, and utility. In general, puro pedo is understood to mean talk with no action, bullshit, “no worries,” or other significations of insouciance. Puro...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the author of African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design (Rutgers University Press, 1999). His anthology Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. His educational software for culturally based mathematics...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... success of Satya (dir. Ram Gopal Varma, 1998). This entire range of films was concerned with the postindustrial suburban ganglands of Mumbai. The gangster vernacular emerging in Satya was modeled on the Marathi-inflected Hindi spoken by the working class of Mumbai. This vernacular has also found a...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): np.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on world Anglophone literature, ethnic Ameri- can literature, utopian fiction, vernacular literature, and cultural studies. She is the editor of Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (Norton) and author of Landscapes of Hope: Anti-colonial Utopianism in America (Oxford University...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
... observe, “queer” theory first emerged as a vernacular-tinged protest against the more rarified operations of “theory” as such. That queer theory should have in turn emerged as the target of vernacular scorn, one indexed by the alternative nomination of a series of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and/or navigate the politicized and deeply contested construction of “the facts”? There is a long tradition, going back at least to Plato, of worrying that the latest technology will disrupt the formerly seamless alignment of words and things: vernacular print cultures, television, the written word...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... associated with the typically white genres of gangster film and, even more powerfully, noir cinema. Let me begin to seek answers to that doubled question with a consideration of language. Before assuming its fully vernacular...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... profoundly influential. But the traces of this colonial use of affect are also present in a colonial vernacular echoing through current counterinsurgency discourse, and in the impe- rial institutions and laws whose historical centrality the more recent tech- nocratic discourse of happiness in...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 87–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... participation include the contribu- tions of inventor Garret Morgan, who invented the traffic light in 1923; the vernacular chemistry of Madame C. J. Walker, who created a multi- million-dollar black beauty business; the creation of the Lingo...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 19–44.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Such a newly cautious cosmopolitanism attempts to rebuild and pluralize cosmopolitanism from below. Its theorists thereby describe the new cosmopolitanisms as “discrepant,” “vernacular,” and “actually existing” in place of the older forms, which were preformed...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
... had previously been deemed severely disabled were deprived of their Disabil- ity Living Allowance.”17 Such shifts in the vernacular of needs and entitlement indicate that it is the notion of universal welfare rights (as opposed to meager provision...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... vernacular practices. Rather than merely reproductive, water is a relational substance, the queer texture and nonconforming flowing force that ameliorates bad living. Like national borders, dams represent infrastructures that block us from sensing this moving intelligence and rich relationality of water...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2004
... made into a talk made into a kind of national vernacular by the Bombay fi lm. Here kind of national young starlets rail against the patriarchal studio culture in blistering and unsparingly abusive vernacular. Gibreel, the superstar, too, is...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 45–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... authority of the map and the persistent enchantment of vernacular visual cultures, continues to irradiate the postcolonial map. By working in both “pedagogic” and “per- formative” modes,26 the map as geo-body visualizes the state’s insistence...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... for many of Padre Marcelo’s songs, shows its constitutive significance. Even though the prayer of the rosary is made in vernacular speech, its formulaic repetitiveness and immanency with breath allows the practitioner to become engaged in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... realize that the vernacular term for this animal, “grass mud horse” (cao ni ma), is a close homophone for “fuck your mother” (cao ni ma). The image, which seems like a juvenile joke, is also a Trojan horse...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... has served as one idiom for DIY politics, for anarchism, and for a vernacular anticapitalism rising up from within the belly of the beast. These valences of punk are perhaps the most familiar and attractive to Social Text readers. Yet in other places punk was only indirectly engaged with...