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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Gillian Harkins In this article, Gillian Harkins explores how the noir genre informs 1990s and 2000s films depicting pedophiles as predators indiscernible to the naked eye. Harkins provides an overview of how the “virtual pedophile” emerges through a combination of filmic and forensic forms before...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of possibilities or actualities, in which femininity matches with identity—a given essence, such as a biological sex, or a cultural construction, such as a gendered sex. Rather, feminine desire coincides with its virtual poten- Social Textt 80, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2004. Copyright © 2004 by Duke University...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 55–82.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and threat of eviction from the Israel Land Authority. Three of the Udna projects used three-dimensional virtual modeling to reimagine the right of return as reality. Udna al-Ghabisiyya and al-Lajjun are presented on Israel Social TV in two separate videos: the first features the three-dimensional models...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... 1995 . The virtual pie shop and other cyber dreams. Los Angeles Times , 12 November. Bagdikian, Ben. 1987 . The media monopoly . Boston: Beacon. Baker, Houston A., Jr. 1995 . Critical memory and the black public sphere. In The Black Public Sphere ,edited by the Black Public Sphere Collective...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... at the Close of the Mechanical Age, Allucquère Rosanne Stone marshaled theory, observation, and fictionalized anecdote to describe the nature of contemporary identity. According to Stone, in the “virtual age” our awareness of the fragmented self is heightened by computer-mediated communication.5 In crafting...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... for social criticism but also to grasp the relationship of technology and contempo- rary capitalism. They have been working with the thought of technosci- ence, which is virtually full of potential actualizations but which also holds histories of political and economic capture of potential—histories...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... begin with two con- tentions. The first concerns the literal and virtual whiteness of cyber- theory.2 The second establishes at the very least an aporetic relationship between New World black cultures and the category of the “human.” In addition, this essay also seeks to realign the hegemony...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., enjoyed and exploited, free labor on the Net includes the activity of building Web sites, modifying software packages, reading and participating in mailing lists, and building virtual spaces on MUDs and MOOs. Far from being an Social Text 63, Vol. 18...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... online role-­playing games, or MMOs, such as World of Warcraft. Millions of players participate in this fantasy world of combat and adventure, playing for months or even years using an ava- tar, a virtual stand-­in for the computer user. The farmers play...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2005
... have become the major productive force in the “post-Fordist” economy we are living in, and they are deeply affecting contemporary structures and mentalities. Virno’s essay examines the increased mobility and versatil- ity of the new laborers, whose work time now virtually extends...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... bodily performances during social encounters, be they “real” or virtual. González argues that race is a discursive construct that should be understood as “a dynamic system of social and cultural techniques carefully calibrated to constrain, define, and develop a nexus of human activity where...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Similarly, Brian Massumi characterizes emotion as “qualified intensity” attached to reaction/response and ultimately to signification; affect on the other hand refers to the openness of the body to the world, the inde- terminate or virtual potential...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
... body, which insists on signifying Other-­wise — The Thing, the mediator, that third element (virtual particle/free radical) that troubles representa- tion. As already noted, this radical potential resides precisely in how this excess points to female...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
...” was neither a marginalized person nor a “troublemaker” but an upper-class adolescent having fun with his friends illuminated the fact that all people living in this country are virtual “bare life.”1 The bullet that flashed into the boy’s flesh flashed...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of tortured Iraqis at Abu Ghraib bear witness to this new virtualization of history, where political puppetry and technological artifice create truth effects and reversion historical process. The orchestrators of such image games are anchored in an ahistorical synchronic space...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of the global market, the zones of exception in which their victims dwell, and neoliberal capitalism’s mitigation of self-­interest. Gillian Harkins’s “Virtual Predators: Neoliberal Loss and Human Futures in the Cinema of Pedophilia” explores how the noir...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: A Diasporic/Virtual Community.” Patricia Spyer is professor of anthropology at Leiden University and Global Distinguished Professor of anthropology at New York University. She is the author of The Memory of Trade: Modernity’s Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island (Duke University...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 81–99.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Recovery. 2000 . Stemming the brain drain. Africa Recovery 14.2 (July): 28 . Africa Research Bulletin. 1999 . Nigeria: Old wine in new bottles? Africa Research Bulletin , 1-21 December: 13817 . African Virtual University (AVU). 2003. www.avu.org (accessed 15 December 2003). Braidotti, Rosi...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... security is a familiar part of 9/11 iconography. It is virtually impossible to reference this image without also invoking the claim that facial recognition technology could have identifi ed the men in the image as wanted terrorist suspects. Already existing commercially avail- able technology...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): np.
Published: 01 June 2008
... research and published on the civil war in Northern Ireland, the South African Truth Commission, policing homelessness, and AIDS in New York City, and is currently writing a book for Duke University Press titled “The Animal and the Subjectile: A Political Theory of the Virtual.” Sandya...