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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... they are being observed. This asymmetrical looking relation encourages inmates to internalize the gaze of the person in power and thus police their own behaviors, in effect becoming docile subjects. Foucault explains, “He who is subjected to a field of visibility, and who knows it, assumes...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Susette Min This selection of recent artwork explores the disquieting and overwhelming silence regarding those who have disappeared and been detained since 9/11. Through music and drawing, low-tech art and text, artists Jenny Perlin and Visible Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen and Aimara Lin question in...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
...David J. Phillips Duke University Press 2005 From Privacy to Visibility CONTEXT, IDENTITY, AND POWER IN UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... painters have been plastering the city's main thoroughfares and Christian neighborhood gateways with portraits of Jesus and Christian symbols. Monumental and assertive in public space, these artifacts perform in several capacities: as visible emblems of Christian territory, as a way of making manifest and...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility and...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... operate today. Arguing that the #BlackLivesMatter movement has created a persistent looking as a means of making such issues visible, Mirzoeff describes how the grand jury prosecutors turned the event into a high-definition visual space in which only physical evidence and police testimony could be trusted...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 67–97.
Published: 01 June 2011
... ID card since the establishment of Israel and suggests that modern-day ID cards in Palestine/Israel are physical and visible instruments of a widespread low-tech surveillance mechanism to control mobility and a principal means for discriminating, both positively and negatively, subjects' privileges...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mei Zhan This essay argues for the “reworlding” of Daoist “oneness” by making it visible, thinkable, and doable as an immanent analytic. With a focus on dynamic articulations of oneness, especially how the idea “heaven and human are one” animates and is animated by the translocal reinventions of...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
... histories of settler colonialism for ’48 Palestinians, who are simultaneously visible/invisible, indigenous/inauthentic, and absent/present. We argue that this new genre of rap reimagines the geography of the nation, linking the experiences of these “’48 Palestinians” to those in the West Bank, in Gaza, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... gruesomely entranced by the possibility of civilizational collapse. Works of speculative fiction such as Atwood’s The Year of the Flood , on which this essay focuses, play a critically important role today by making the new extreme scales of biopolitical exploitation visible, speeding up the impact of...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... United States. While the term “neoliberalism” has become so evacuated of specificity that some argue it should be abandoned, we suggest instead that problematizing the term makes visible pressing problems of periodization in the twenty-first century. As it currently circulates, neoliberalism is often...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... racial capitalism and examines neoliberalism’s role in co-opting and obscuring insurgency against such exploitation. It suggests that black feminist speculative fiction by Octavia Butler constitutes a “philosophy of history” that makes visible otherwise difficult to apprehend historical continuities and...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... lived inside this model. Elliott argues that these novels are particularly visible proponents of a widespread struggle across the field of popular genres to offer an imaginative lexicon capable of engaging the problem of suffering agency. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Suffering Agency...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... politics of measure and a politics of the discountable. It commences a majority/minority fracture as a constitutive antagonism in which the majority and the minority unfold as two irreconcilable di-visible figures for envisioning the one entity—the majoritarian nation. In Sri Lanka this right fabricated a...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 2010 PostSecret card created by an “illegal” person. These cultural forms of migrant suffering render visible the centrality of affect and racial performativity to the undocumented student and migrant rights movements. The author argues that the brown feelings of migrant persons do not just refute the...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... critique the contemporary liberal mandate for minoritarian subjects to be visible and legible, as well as the compulsion for those same subjects to be sociable and relatable for the sake of radical collectivity and affiliation. The article examines the music, video, performances, and social media presence...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., it makes visible and intelligible some unarticulated and unarticulable assumptions about bioscience as a natural and exclusive framework for comprehending and addressing HIV/AIDS. In particular, it suggests that the bioscientific paradigm “immunity,” which lies at the very center of HIV/AIDS, might...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
... people's racial or ethnic identity, per se, than it does about the contradictory racial identities of the British state itself. These become visible both in terms of state practices with regard to race and in terms of the myriad ways that black people represent the state, appeal to it, resist it, or embody...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with the dominant habits of American intellectual life, they should not conform to the American Geist . In academic fields, the notion of contribution is visible in the positive sciences but becomes more problematic in the humanities, where contribution appears not as a palpable result but as a...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in media studies. To support this agenda, members of Fletcher’s department experi- mented with a number of methods for making speech visible and concrete. The unidentified machine in Lacan’s second seminar — the sound spec- trograph — was the first device to accurately and...