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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Gould This essay examines the graffiti that covers the portion of the West Bank’s segregation wall that traverses Bethlehem. That the majority of the representations covering the wall are intended for international rather than local consumption complicates the prevalent tendency...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Mandana E. Limbert This article examines the ruins of the former structures of rule in a medium-sized town in the Sultanate of Oman. It explores how people in Bahla relate to and perceive the ruins of forts, walls, and neighborhoods that had helped maintain order in the previous era...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joanne Barker This article addresses the coproduction of US imperialism, racism, and debt in the dispossession and indenture of Indigenous peoples. It does so by thinking through the 2008 subprime crisis within the context of the Occupy Wall Street movement and some of the scholarship...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 97–123.
Published: 01 December 2022
... objective of utmost importance, yet most future thinking about the border has remained restricted to imagining new versions of border walls euphemistically rebranded as “sustainable” alternatives. This essay analyzes the limitations of popular design projects that effectively greenwash the securitization...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
...: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalis . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Molnar Phillip . 2017 “ Trump’s Border Wall Just Got Real: The Builders Have Submitted Their Plans ”. San Diego Union Tribune , 2 April. sandiegouniontribune .com/business/economy/sd-fi-border...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., in the wilderness; the other was built in the heart of Europe. Political radicals were kept in Boven Digoel; Jews were locked in Terezín “because of their grandmother.” Terezín belonged to the Holo- caust; Boven Digoel belonged to colonialism. 1. Camps as Cans Red brick eighteenth-­century walls...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
....” 64 Brooks's illegality is problematic, but his illicit acts are presented as financially driven, and thus, on some level understandable and relatable. However, when Spencer begins his interview with Kenneth Walls, a middle-aged Black man, he sets a different tone by introducing Walls through video...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., the effects of the 420-­mile-­long “Separation Barrier” on West Bank vil- lages, some of which are enclosed on four sides by the wall, Arab villages within the pre-­1967 boundaries that had been destroyed and erased, Israeli national parks built atop massacre sites, and many other locations all...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 31–38.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in North Africa. In Sudan there was a civil war the lyric in a time raging. On the way to India we often stopped in Aden, in what is now Yemen. of danger. For There were British Tommies on the rocks, and Yemeni fighters hid- den by the broken walls...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the Wall Street Journal to excoriate the president’s budget by invoking the transparent logic of Mischel’s experiment: “People who cannot delay gratification tend to be less successful,” wrote the free-­market think tank’s Arthur Brooks, in an op-­ed...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on the wall in gigantic proportion. Orange and blue glass globes flash with the dystopic signs of a civilization gone mad. The thick and heavy traces of machinery do not simply fall apart or upcycle into something new, but leave a damning impact upon the landscape that will not go away for at least seven...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 39–41.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and ethereal creature is placed on the ground near a map of New York State, with the word EXIT written at the city’s exit routes. A small photograph on a wall with a script that reveals the relationship between clouds and other ways of escape advises us to take a bit of freedom from both our bodies and our...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... July 1996, two days after receiving a copy of the paper, Netanyahu deliv- ered an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress embracing several of the paper’s propositions. The Wall Street Journal published excerpts from the “Clean...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as a large black graphic on the wall (indicating my current value, in pounds sterling) and next to it, a framed printout of the calculation data (the market price and weight of all the chemical elements in my body). Each time the work is shown, I weigh...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2022
... public discourse with fear and, of course, with its corollaries—that is, with a growing apparatus of control, surveillance, and meticulous classification. Xenophobia, homo- and transphobia, and blatant racism are probably the most dramatic effects of this political investment in fear. Walls...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... tree but might as well have started with the crack house. Each nails the sinner to the floor (see fig. 1). Images of such incarceration literally litter the Pentecostal rehabilitation center. Pinned to walls, tucked under pillows, and folded...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to the next, passing from the outermost grooming station to the innermost toilet wall and back again, they experience a multisensory gradient that takes them from public to private, open to closed, smooth to coarse, dry to wet, acoustically reverberant to sound absorptive, ambient to spot lighting. By taking...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
... no more—beyond its trenches, all of these “odes to joy” have been quite obviously trampled over. 6 The Schengen Walls are more efficiently insurmountable and deadlier than every other European wall in history, including the Berlin Wall, the “fall” of which has become a perverse symbol of the latest...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 23–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
... infusing the air in the room clung to one’s skin. Snaking along each wall, small tubes vaporized water that filled the room, rose to the ceiling, and collected in moist beads overhead. Slowly, the moisture gathered and drops fell to the ground and pooled on the floor in what appeared to be an enigmatic...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and sad. It is made of mud, with two glass eyes set slightly wall-­eyed: one eye is brown, human, and the other is yellow, cat-­like. The mud has cracked in wide fissures, and the mouth gapes. The nose is a small white button. On the wall beneath the ugly and sad mask was a large scrawled message...