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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... 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 or exacerbate...
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Social Text (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 (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Krista Lynes The violence in Mexico is frequently signified in documentary images by the visibility of the corpse, which abstracts the social conditions of disenfranchisement and vulnerability parsed unevenly on the basis of gender and sexuality. Specifically with respect to missing and murdered...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... or 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 (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... in the 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...
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Social Text (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 (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the social and environmental transformation of the favela. Interviews with members of the community and representatives of institutional partners opened up unexpected paths into people's memories and perspectives. In a frame of socioeconomic, political and environmental violence, injustice, and vulnerability...
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Social Text (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 (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 we...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of overcoming difficult situations, neglects to fully encompass our understandings of risk, vulnerability, and life. This article explores the ways in which Washington, DC–based trans activists discuss shared coalitional labor as constituting that which renders viable life—or, in some cases, what they describe...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and the unique status of artists, which socialism maintained and glorified, made their form of labor vulnerable to exploitation and disavowal. The dissolution of labor identity of artists pitched creativity and subsistence against each other and became significant for neoliberal exploitation of artistic labor...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
... concentrate disability in vulnerable populations. Embracing disability as methodology, then, would further connect the field to questions of race, power, and redistribution and, in so doing, “recommit [disability studies] to its origins in social justice work.” 14 Notably for Minich, this recommitment...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
.../features/2017-12-29/america-s-worst-graveyard-shift-is-grinding-up-workers . White Melissa Autumn . “ Viral/Species/Crossing: Border Panics and Zoonotic Vulnerabilities .” WSQ 40 , nos. 1–2 ( 2012 ): 117 – 37 . White Sam . “ From Globalized Pig Breeds to Capitalist...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 131–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... will be the most effective way to support vulnerable populations to survive, mobilize significant resistance, and build the infrastructure we need for the coming disasters. Based on my observations participating in policy reform work, public education efforts, and mutual aid projects in movements for queer...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
...). These zones must 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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 attendant protections...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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 (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... forms of violence and death, 23 or the ways that late modern sovereignty hinges on the social interplay of death, killing, and terror, 24 or the ways that the social death of the prison, the asylum, and the nursing home produce biological vulnerability. In thinking through the widespread...