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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the emerging new Chinese middle class, which has proved itself to be a formidable force in cultural and ideological production in contemporary China. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 I Want to Be Human A Story of China and the Human Dai Jinhua Translated by Shuang Shen In 2009 a...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 25.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Nao Bustamante © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Nao Bustamante performs Given Over to Want (2007), Santiago, Chile. Photo credit: Jorge Aceituno. Courtesy of the artist Social Text 121 • Vol. 32, No. 4 • Winter 2014...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... confess, at times plead, that they want out and they want it now. Pastors, in response, assure them that captivity is itself liberation—that slavery is salvation. This will to escape provokes a pair of guiding questions. They are, at their most philosophical: How do openings become enclosures? How do...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... you is slipping away. To identify the ways in which we work for you and to identify who you work for, because it isn’t us. AI, are you listening? We talk about why you want our metadata so much, how much value it creates for the people that made you, and how it puts us into precarious situations...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... conceptions of death inflect the way that the human body becomes an object of biomedical attention and management. The differences that emerge from these contrastive views, I want to argue, should not be understood in terms of an opposition between a “culture of death” and a “culture of life,” as some have...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 102–103.
Published: 01 September 2009
... counted as writing. The journal wanted to introduce new ideas and to break down the divide between political economy and cultural and social theory. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Departures Stanley Aronowitz: First, you do it a long enough time...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... together in a particular way while moving beyond itself. Capital accumulation has also generated an abundance of social relations, mutualities, and encumbrances that it could not abide. It flees the socialities it engenders and moves toward those it wants but a part of. The derivative is no different. It...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... quite vital in a world that seeks leverage upon every aspect of the self, detailing wants, needs, and fears with the click of a mouse and building consumer profiles that promise a transcendent form of knowledge? To what extent does Tylor’s scene of writing resonate with the experience of corresponding...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... juncture, a cut I perceive in the here and now, a change I want to linger with, that puts the university at risk in the very same gesture that it puts neurodiversity at risk. It is about asking what happens when the turn toward neurodiversity begins to be felt in a way that neurotypicality is truly...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Base running tests or training or regardless I wanted to write about stars for once and looking at them thought My God thought This is just like a planetarium thought of the glow in the dark stars I stuck all over my bedroom when between the explosions it was dark enough ...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 43–44.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Believe on one of those windows. Maybe they wanted to show how even from the crucial point of view of the ninety-first floor, vision is not a natural and neutral sense—rather, it requires believing. Note This work formed part...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., while ACT UP wanted coverage from the mainstream media—but in both cases there was a desire for more information to circulate. Because of both social media and the nitty-gritty work that activists have already done, a lot of information is already in circulation about how fucked up our current world...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... quiet but vindicated acknowledgment such objects always gave him. He instantly wanted to imagine the pillow talk — the undocumented theory — made between them. It was not something that needed to be uncovered but assumed. This perpetual assumption, a vital component for teaching his students how...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... erasures, and not just of visual presence but of presence, of the living . Industrialization of the visual — yes, the cinema, the chaîne de montage and all of that. “Pix or it didn’t happen.” Well yeah, unless the gestapo says it did. Visual culture . . . uh huh. What do pictures want? Easier to say...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... originary and not rationalized into what we later do. nayanika mookherjee I wanted to ask you about what you said about these images as being of the epistemic originary. My analogy for the originary is a stick-­shift car: every time you start the car you take the clutch out — it is somewhere...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
... then a woman butts into your conversation about public schools to say that she got such a good public school education in New York in the seventies; she doesn’t know what changed; she came in as an immigrant not speaking any English but the immigrants today don’t want to be Americans; they just want to...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and capture something of José’s unof- ficial voice, the voice he shared with his nearest and dearest and that was a few notches more irreverent than the voice he used in his formal pieces. I want to memorialize José’s unofficial voice because it...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... — I know, I know. Maybe I will get to that on my vacation. — On vacation? Are you sure you want to be reading The New Jim Crow on your vacation?? — Well, you know how it can be to bring that kind of thing into work. — Oh yes. Right. [Pause] — I mean, I know I have to really take the time to...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... since it represents the bankruptcy of an ideal and the pathetic illustration of the failure of a whole generation — I want to add a certain number of considerations related to my position as a man of color. Let us say it straight out: in light of events (and reflection on the shameful...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 55–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., I came with my soccer ball and then we played a little bit on the corner. So we started to get to know each other. And they knew that I was working already. At first I thought they wanted me to get them jobs, but they never really asked me. Just once, that was it. So now...