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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 (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 (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 (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
... upward of 50 million people, was caused by a strain of the H1N1 swine flu subtype. A strain with the same structure was responsible for the far milder 2009 swine flu outbreak. Influenza viruses that infect humans tend to mutate in unpredictable ways, making it difficult to determine the original source...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... 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 into precancerous lesions, cervical...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 ounces of liquid or some coke, a passport, a visa, or no papers at all. Those documents themselves...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
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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 (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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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of AIDS, which reduces the AIDS pandemic to its individual clinical and behavioral dimensions. 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...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
... an embargoed, feared island pounded by centuries of malign isolation, they lost even the protection of their state after the 1991 coup. Adding injury to insult, they were infected with a terrifying virus that diminishes their social position further...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., combatant and noncombatant, state and war machine, wartime and peacetime. But war discourse also operates as a strategy that partitions, separates, and compartmentalizes knowledge, offering a highly seductive, militarized grid through which to interpret the world. Like a virus, it seems, war tropes...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (1 (78)): 59–84.
Published: 01 March 2004
... there is speculation that Saddam may have contracted the deadly virus himself. —Weekly World News Preempting Postcolonial Growth Following on the boot heels of the privatization and deregulation agenda of neoliberal discipline, the last two decades have witnessed...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... part of its asylum screenings, the United States began testing all of these refugees for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and subsequently segregated all who tested positive into their own ostracized space, holding them in legal limbo.2 Although...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... but significantly to “incompanionate” pests, microscopic viruses, and commodified plants—in other words, forms of life with whom interspecies relating may not be so obvious or comfortable. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed...