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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 25–49.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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 Press...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... influential work The War of Desire and Technology 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... . 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 (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Brazilians: 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 111–112.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 of...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... queries. In other words, Hayles’s own formulations are on the way to becoming hegemonic, at least in the discrepant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that make up the postdiscipline of cultural studies. I begin with two con- tentions. The first concerns the literal and virtual whiteness...
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Social Text (1 June 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., playing for months or even years using an ava- tar, a virtual stand-­in for the computer user. The farmers play to gather the “gold coins” that buy the magic swords, enchanted breastplates, and the like that are needed to earn the points required...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... framework 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the capitalist imperative for expansion to move into new territories: from the physical domination of land, resources, and indigenous peoples to the virtual realms of cyberspace and the inner recesses of the human mind, thereby “incorporating information into the commodity form” as noted by Vincent...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2005
...” 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 to their entire lives. The “multitude” is the kind of subjective confi guration...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... unwaged, 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 2009
... 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 of the body to...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., 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 desire, that which threatens the accomplishment of colonial and national...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... “fly” 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... opens up urban space for the homonormative forces of gentrification. Queer urban capital is extractive, and so, in a different way, is queer reading. An understanding of virtually any aspect of the history of interpretation is incomplete to the degree that it denies criticism’s queer work as a process...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 genre informs...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the readers’ introjection of burden. The transmission of negative affect constitutes the commons of PostSecret, a project that has created a virtual community of tolerance and acceptance where those most afflicted by dark secrets can feel a sense of...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 13–35.
Published: 01 June 2004
..., responsible for main- taining them. Of course, we may contend that the “global model” is ful- symbolic filled by the relentless anti-intellectual bias of schools and by a ruthless production alike, regime of the virtual expulsion of the most rebellious students...