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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... responding to the intertwined problems of mental illness and violence. Unlike policies based on risk, legal scholar Martha Albertson Fineman's concept of “vulnerability” is a flexible way of imagining how “inequalities are produced and reproduced by institutions.” Understanding how universities might produce...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 39–42.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and community. The authors emphasize the ways that human vulnerability bespeaks social life. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 The Collective as a Political Model Fredric Jameson: We decided to try to found a group. It was founded on the principle, enunciated by some comrade of Stanley’s, that...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... utilitarian basis. I hold that the lack of a utilitarian basis is a power strategy linked to cruelty that seeks to make various social groups vulnerable, such as women, indigenous people, and young adults, through extreme violence and overall impunity. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Bodyscapes...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... service of what we call a population racism. This population racism organizes and distributes populations as vulnerable to, or protected from, processes of securitization in governance and economy. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Gendered Security/ National Security Political Branding and...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Alexandra T. Vazquez Drawing on the mentoring genealogy José Esteban Muñoz emerges from, Vazquez points to how his pedagogical style and ways are accumulative of his own extension from Paul de Man to Eve Sedgwick. This extension is also a mode of giving away, a sharing of vulnerability and excess...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... toward professional degrees amid billion-dollar architectural projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi). The history of theater's institutional formation points to its complicity or vulnerability to the capitalist regime of the global university. This means that we have to view its disciplinary fissures, both...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 late liberalism neoliberalism vulnerability precarity This tightly conceived collection provides us with a luminous set of ethnographic encounters with exhausted social worlds and the effort that people within them exert to create...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... remain geographically distinct to ensure efficient harvesting but require infrastructures that link these spaces to zones of condensation (the railroad, the oil pipeline, the data cable). The human and financial resource mines are linked to vulnerable populations. These populations must remain vulnerable...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... hold one of those passports — that they are vulnerable, disposable, unwanted. But it’s becoming more difficult for passports and visas to keep pace with (and keep count of) bodies moving to and from proliferating zones of indeterminate sovereignty. In lieu of permanent residency or citizenship and its...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
... care. 7 Wake work involves an openness toward the pain of others; it involves the creation of sanctuary and respect for its boundaries; it acknowledges vulnerability and the need to protect and be protected. These are political affects and practices that narratives of neoliberal dominance obscure...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 143–151.
Published: 01 March 2000
... responsibility for caring work in the home. As feminists in the 1970s made so clear, and sought so hard to transform, women are most vulner- able to the very worst pathologies of dependency when they are most at the mercy of husbands or male partners, especially during and...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that we might need to conceive of ourselves as paradoxical beings precisely insofar as we are living beings. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 The Paradoxical Politics of Viral Containment; or, How Scale Undoes Us One and All Ed Cohen Life is a window of vulnerability. It seems a...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... infrastructural vulnerabilities. Through ethnographic analysis of communication failures in one disaster, we begin to ponder the accumulated, unintentional, infrastructural effects of digital devices.3 When cities suffer dramatic disaster communication failures, rather than tackling infrastructural...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... business (symbolized by the speaker), nonetheless the speak- er’s performance, with her inability to draw much of an audience, has a comic vulnerability, while the more overtly “political” speakers around her have no problem gaining a crowd (see fig. 1). Social...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 219–233.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the visible marks of gay shame (Warhol’s, the drag queen’s, the viewer’s), forced to squirm under the camera’s gaze and be painfully vulnerable, belongs not to a white gay man like Warhol but to a Puerto Rican drag queen. In...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... unhinged from the pervasive hope for a better tomorrow. 8 In them, we seek to examine chronic, ongoing experiences in which sociality fails to redeem experiences of injury, vulnerability, and loss. In doing so we ask how and why people act toward themselves and others in contexts where such redemption...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... commitments to art and art makers; to vulnerable and vibrant brown and queer bodies (who were sometimes one and the same); to teaching and students; to colleagues and friends; to knowing and desiring other- wise; to working actively toward better worlds...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... can value and leaves behind what people can’t sell, the book proposes that violence against youth is one mode of neoliberal restructuring.8 Some of East Buckingham’s youth succumb to vulnerability (loss through predation), others to disposability...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 47–64.
Published: 01 December 2002
... supporting graduate assistants’ right to organize. And, naively perhaps, I did not imagine that taking a public position in opposition to university administrators would brand me a “troublemaker” and leave me vulnerable to dismissal. I was, as it turns out, the only untenured professor university...