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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the 2009 influenza A pandemic, Dr. Margaret Chan, director- ­general of the World Health Organization, averred: “The virus writes the rules and this one, like all influenza viruses, can change the rules without rhyme or reason, at any time.”10 According to Chan’s declaration, viruses appear...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 55–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
... are aware that, at the time of writing, over 4 million people worldwide (and counting) have “taken their last breath” because of the virus. We also saw people in geographic proximity to the California fires coughing their responses to the smoke that all the flames produced. California crematoriums, forced...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Mosley’sFuture - 30 Dubey · The Biopolitics of Race in Futureland land (2001) and Darrell Bain’s The Melanin Apocalypse (2005)? Bain’s novel features two distinct racial bioweapons, the first a virus developed by a geneticist with covert funding from...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to Mustafabad from his in-laws’ place in nearby Loni. I knew him. He used to work at the Khan Market parking lot. His family found his body among the “unknown” corpses at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital after he had been missing for three days. On one wall, I saw “Bella Ciao” written. It is not just the virus...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and are 94 Lisa Cartwright therefore not apparent as, say, cleft palate would be. They are also those conditions that a foreign medical system may not recognize in its current lexicon of pathologies. Hepatitis C, a virus for which internationally adopted children are emerging as a risk...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in Viet Nam. 3 But neither colonialism nor COVID-19 constitutes “end times.” More often, it's not the virus but the process of learning to live with the virus that kills you. The pandemic and, more precisely, the structural and cascading failures in governments’ responses to the pandemic, have...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... with herpes virus B, which is responsible for potentially fatal meningoencephalitis in humans, posing a special danger for laboratory workers54 and thus xeno • Monkey Business patients, too. Other viral infections capable of moving from simians...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 309–310.
Published: 01 December 2005
... discourse often masks older continu- ities and material interests. Like a virus, it seems, war tropes have spread throughout the body politic and global economy. What are the ends of war? This special issue of Social Text invites contributions that engage...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the era of cyberwarfare. The general belief is that they snuck the virus onto a USB key, via someone’s home computer, which then crossed the air gap. But these kinds of weaponized viruses could use the same attack vector that the current generation of tech startups are using to bridge your previously...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of this process: if 豭 is indeed the original source of the pig in home, then we can assume it was adopted in the formation of 家 because the word it stands for, jia , is homophonous with the word for home, jia . The logic of phonic proximity determines what can enter a new character. Like a virus that resembles...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the western world. With over one hundred different strains, HPV is a species-specific DNA virus and the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. While most HPV infections are asymptomatic and clear without treatment, persistent infection with high-risk strains of HPV can develop...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 69–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: Capitalism is the virus infecting our communities and the biocide is the disease brought by this virus. Biocide is the pathological development coming from capitalism because capitalism is in direct contradiction to life. Climate change is the most transversal symptom of this disease. We are not all equally...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 103–119.
Published: 01 December 2021
... bodies threaten to violate and invade our homes and nation. The virus is in us; the virus is us. What we offer here, then, are andolan imaginaries, meditations that move between the heady inspirations of current protests and the stultifying violence of state practices. Andolan , after all, is also...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 121–147.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., the virus does, too. Elmhurst, the Bronx, Jersey City, unevenly yet predictably by age, color, and income. Caregivers, nurses, transporters, home health aides, pharmacists, and custodial staff were on the front lines, a war metaphor limiting us to imagine national and mental invasions. The blare...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that bodies move through space, and especially across national borders, on their own. Possessions and paperwork usually accompany them, and at various points along a journey those objects can carry serious consequences. It might matter gravely whether someone is carrying a virus or a Koran, more than three...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 81–107.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., that it is transmittable like a virus spreading from mother to daughter. Rebecca Blank quotes from a 1995 statement by Representative John Mica (R-Fla.) arguing for welfare reform: “I submit to you that with our current handout, non-work...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to the HIV virus as “my little animal.” Some patients used to say, “I want to let the little animal sleep in me.” I frequently heard com- ments such as, “The moment you fall back into what you were and stop taking your treatment...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... In effect, what is erased or obscured are the material conditions which allow the virus to thrive, the broader factors that condition access to treatment, and the day-to-day realities of affected households where the tangible impacts are felt.”20 She further argues that the hegemony...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... As a result of contemporary capitalism’s weaken- ing of nation-­state borders and production of so-­called failed states, for example, the practices of the quarantine state are increasingly ineffective, and deadly viruses are moving with greater frequency from one part of the world to another. This has...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 145–153.
Published: 01 March 2018
... it heads in the direction called poetic is left in a rhythm of yes, yes, but. Dusting off our Deleuze, we distinguish three kinds of syntheses: the connective, the conjunctive, and the disjunctive. (We pause to admire the word virus that poetically animated the good philosopher, which caused him to write...
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