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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Duke University Press 2015 Randy Martin Knowledge LTD derivatives volatility Movement after Randy Martin Compiled and edited by May Joseph Prologue “Out of darkness would come light, if only we could see.” So wrote Randy Martin at the beginning of his last book, Knowledge LTD.1 In the...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Risk has come to be central to the present imperium’s governance of its foreign and domestic affairs.3 Where invading armies actually landed, it was to attack old allies in Afghanistan and Iraq as new enemies with swift, decapitating precision that would leave waves upon waves of volatil- ity in...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2018
... those seeking volatility and working a spread, went to the edge of the land or to the emptied pools in foreclosed houses to make their wagers. These energies in pursuit of derivative speculation are driven by a desire to extract some pleasure, some promise, some community from the ruins of capitalism...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... or unity of practice or perspective. Second, derivatives articu- late what is made in motion, how production is inside circulation, and as such how to notice the value of our work in the midst of volatility. Third, derivatives work through the agency of arbitrage, of small interventions that...
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Social Text (1 December 2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Dash thus bring together, at a point of prominent visibility and maximum volatility, an expansive constellation of discursive formations and the requisite ideological tensions that inhere within them, whether they concern social identity politics or issues of equal opportunity and social mobility...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... shuttered decadence of the off-­season. Outside the edges of this photo we can imagine the volatility of Etna just overhead 42 Vazquez · Parts of a World Figure 1. François Wahl, photograph of Severo Sarduy with Roland Barthes in Taormina, Italy, 1973. From the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... advantages. First, it high- lights finance as a sphere of representation and agency that, like the human imagination, is always a volatile and fundamentally inaccurate reflection of (and projection onto) the real world — one...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
... rates.23 Moreover, the global economy always displays strong national elements. While transnational corporations currently oper- ate in the context of volatile world financial markets, both the production and consumption of...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... position as a means of distorting the dynamic yet contested and volatile process of community restructuring that was under way. Here, municipal “authority” was constituted almost by default, as the mayor played on the convergence of opportunity and vulnerability that usually characterizes a...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2018
... were also perishable and volatile commodities that could “go missing” and were hard “to extract”, requiring complex, even diabolical, logistical technologies, supported by finance, insurance, law, and of course state and extrastate violence. Ian Baucom locates the origins of modern insurance in the...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 61–80.
Published: 01 March 2002
... world” is everywhere diminished. In a 1992 article entitled “Möbius-Strip Organizations and Open Labor Markets: Some Consequences of the Reintegration of Conception and Execution in a Volatile Economy,” Charles Sabel advanced the idea...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... transatlantic cultural matrix.” 8 Sonic performance fueled this dynamism. The analytic of sonic vernaculars aims neither for universal principles nor for culturalism. It is meant, rather, to explain how sound in a given political field is both multivalent and semantically volatile. I therefore turn next to a...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York: Routledge, 1991), 149-­181. 4. Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (Blooming- ton: Indiana University Press, 1994); Karen Barad...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2002
... particularly volatile site, New York University. larger question is Together, these overlapping but nonreducible accounts reveal the recip- rocities and synergies afoot when a campus is activated. Two of the pieces what theory is (McGee and Marc Bousquet) identify pathologies that run through the...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... L.A. might appear to be its antithetical truth. However, the subtlety of simulation is that neither Los Angeles, 26 Susan Willis volatile home of heartbreak and illusion, nor Disneyland, playground of themed desires, is real. Similarly, real and pseudo...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... A post-­Fordist shift toward immaterial production and volatile financial markets is characterized by an oscillation between competition and cooperation. If we consider the quasi-­corporate restructuring of terrorism as the warped mirror image...
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Social Text (1 September 2004) 22 (3 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... interpretation and more in terms of bodies of matter that have what Karin Knorr-Cetina (a symposium participant) refers to as a “volatile ontology.”23 But linking information with the volatile ontology of bodies instigates a move away from those critical theories that located dynamism not in matter...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): 109–134.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Due to the skewed genealogical and property relations, Xica’s status as a slave is never questioned, but her mixed heritage clearly comes into play in the issues raised by her volatile character during her life as portrayed in the telenovela. Unlike traditional representations of Xica as belonging...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2018
... twenty years ago, an influential entry in the emergent field of South African cultural studies, Rob Nixon’s 1994 volume Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood: South African Culture and the World Beyond , helped to sketch out the consequences for literary and cultural production of apartheid’s volatile...