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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., the 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...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of 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 (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 long afterlife in Bhai comedies, such as Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega (dir. Eeshwar Niwas, 2001)—films...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., “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 street...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., we move to the same rhythms and lyrics, react to each other's movements and sweat as we work to hold the light. Brown's analysis of black vernacular dance allows us to further amplify the temporal dimensions of this dancing, to think about how these resignified movements create their own...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... is 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 learning...
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Social Text (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 Press...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., noir cinema. Let me begin to seek answers to that doubled question with a consideration of language. Before assuming its fully vernacular form in South Africa as tsotsi, the zoot suit had to find its indigenous echo, for vernacularization...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that the latest technology will disrupt the formerly seamless alignment of words and things: vernacular print cultures, television, the written word. In the face of widespread panic over “fake news” and “filter bubble,” a deeper inquiry into the continuities and divergences presented by our present order...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 87–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
... pretend to reanimate an auratic recollection of the past, one may counterpose what I would call vernacular modernities.26 When a writer like Salman Rushdie, who is now almost iconically identified with the thematics...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Bambaiya 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...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (1 (66)): 19–44.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 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, normative, and universalistic. This grassroots version...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... participation in technolog- ical development.12 Examples of such 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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Nakamura Lisa . 2013 . “ Glitch Racism: Networks as Actors within Vernacular Internet Theory ”. Culture Digitally , 10 December . culturedigitally.org/2013/12/glitch-racism...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 15–23.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the highest rates in the Western hemisphere. Toxic runoff always leaves its mark, and it also produces resistance, such as from the environmental group Factor X that emphasizes the importance of clean water sources to maternal health, to young people’s livability, and to female vernacular practices. Rather...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., again, this is when the prayer of the Byzantine rosary, which as argued earlier provides the blueprint for many of Padre Marcelo’s songs, shows its constitutive significance. Even though the prayer of the rosary is made in vernacular speech, its...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
... 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 for the poor) that is being eliminated...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 15–36.
Published: 01 March 2005
... volume of verse, Voices in the River, defi nes it as “a telling term for Inden- ture agreement.”10 Extending Lal’s “variant” hypothesis, Vijay Mishra calls girmit “the vernacularized form of ‘agreement11 thereby correcting Gandhi’s...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 51–74.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., “Political Vernaculars of Value Creation.” 9 Brown, Undoing the Demos ; Cooper, “Insecure Times” ; Cooper, “Turbulent Worlds” ; Cooper, “Complexity Theory.” Cf. Foucault, Birth of Biopolitics . 10 Lilley and Papadopoulos, “Material Returns” ; Mezzadra and Neilson, The Politics...