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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ackbar Abbas A visual dossier on China and the human cannot just focus on recognizable human figures like the dissident, the human rights activist, or the victims of state violence, important as these figures are. There are also emergent figures that the new China is producing out of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2018
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 161–163.
Published: 01 March 2018
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tina M. Campt When and where do we “see” the emergence of a black German subject? Where do we encounter a visual instantiation of a black subject who is internal to German society and partakes of a relationship to this society that is neither transplanted, transitional, nor transitory, but instead...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Catherine Soussloff; Mark Franko Duke University Press 2002 Visual and Performance Studies A NEW HISTORY OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY No one can any longer separate knowledge from power, reason from Catherine performativity, metaphysics from...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adriana Michele Campos Johnson Drawing on the recent infrastructural turn in the social sciences, this article proposes that we understand visuality in terms of infrastructure. In this context, a distinction can be posed between films of thick visuality and others of thin visuality. While this is a...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Wherein an author meditates on their own symptomatic fatigue induced as it were by the all-pervasive, inexorable, intensive, relentless, infinitely demanding, inescapable, not-to-be-denied-or-really-evendeferred reflection on visuality and then listlessly engages in a...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Akshaya Kumar Beginning with the mid-1990s when a visual opulence saturated in color and light appeared on the Hindi film screen, a battle between visuality and performativity ensued so as to regulate the star-body while retaining its ability to withstand different orders of investable capital...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the Web . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press . Craton Michael . 1982 . Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Drucker Johanna . 2014 . Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... America. The essay also foregrounds a methodological question, one that underlines the vexed relationship between visual histories of South Asia and the visual economies of race and religion in the United States. Viewing Shah's drawings demands a different perspective on South Asian American visual...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... dynamic “interocular” field where apparitions, print media, and their painted spin-offs cycle seamlessly into each other. Additionally, the murals refract different scales and modes of visuality ranging from the evidentiary and bureaucratic State-seeing to the hypervisibility of media “spotlights” that...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Lost from 2000–2001—that depicts a diverse team of teenage superheroes collectively struggling against the genocidal actions of a former friend and colleague. The author shows how superhero comics in the late twentieth century visually present human heterogeneity—in the figure of the superhero team as...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the United States. This essay explores Filipino American aesthetic practices that engage with the corporeal and discursive production of the “Filipino” in both America and Filipino America. The essay investigates the implications of Filipino American visual art and artists “returning” to the...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mara Mills This article traces the history of speech wave visualization and the longstanding relationship between phonetics, communication engineering, and deaf oral education. American telephone engineers drew on this history to build the sound spectrograph in the 1940s, a machine that transformed...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... contained consumerism, I then consider how particular visual and linguistic practices were autonomized in the mode of style. At the center of the essay is an exploration of the apotheosis of masculinist claims to sovereignty via style; it concludes by reflecting on the gendered aporia in any politics of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
...–1725), which featured intricate depictions of hundreds of specimens. Sloane's visualization of plant species was informed by specific early modern philosophies of nature and knowledge. Baconian dogmas about empiricism notwithstanding, botanical authority was constituted as much through the naturalist's...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
... space, sensation, and connectivity that breaks with the specifically visual metaphors through which both biopower and critical theories of embodiment conceptualize difference. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Abu Zubaydah and the Caterpillar Neel Ahuja On 16 April 2009, the U.S. Department...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David L. Eng; Teemu Ruskola; Shuang Shen This introduction frames a special two-part issue consisting of eleven essays and a visual dossier, which collectively investigate the conceptual, political, historical, and cultural relationships between China and the human. By juxtaposing China and the...