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Social Text (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 Chinese...
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Social Text (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 (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 (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 (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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 draws upon all...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., 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 threatened...
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Social Text (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 (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 (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Jayna Brown; Neferti X. M. Tadiar Abstract This essay introduces Social Text 's collaborative issue on the events of 2020. We were heartened by the range of responses, particularly their regional and geographical breadth. We wanted to resist the pull of a US-centric framing of the moment...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to the monumental.” Long ago I showed the image to José, whose face widened and heart sighed upon seeing it. It was the same aerated expression he would get when listening to Bola de Nieve. It was a moment of quiet but vindicated acknowledgment such objects always gave him. He instantly wanted...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... repeat different iterations of the same dark jokes over and over, with the collective gesture of the meme form prefiguring the meat-world collectivity that we want and need. Or we can use print—and its slowness and the staggered release of new printings of books—to gesture toward how well established...
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Social Text (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 is his...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
...-­called normal access to reproductive heteronormativity. So these are images of bare-­chested women being whipped until they bleed uncontrollably, and I was realizing we need these kinds of scenes that are originary and not rationalized into what we later do. nayanika mookherjee I wanted to ask...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to want something else. In this sense I want to consider the queerness and the racially marked resonances of a historically specific punk scene. This essay belongs to a sequence of writings that describes the early Los Angeles punk scene as a punk rock...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 55–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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, we’re good friends. A deeper level of acceptance included access to resources like playing on a soccer team, finding a roommate, finding...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 77–90.
Published: 01 September 2023
... there” obscure things that are ultimately crucial to note? It can be read as a certain type of “colorblindness” or “postracial”/“postgender” fantasy inanely delinked from reality. On the one hand, I heed this. I do not want to make more difficult the fight for racialized gender justice, nor do I wish to unduly...
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Social Text (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 (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 143–160.
Published: 01 June 2016
... kind of social and economic structure. And that, I think, leaves its traces on or in art, much of which wants to be oppositional; but do we know any longer what oppositional means in this total system, or what might “subvert” it, or even function as its critique? Those were the synonyms for Adorno’s...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... If we wanted to call ourselves immigrants, we would be in the right in the sense of our immigration papers, but at the same time we would deny our actual situation. We would express a zeal that our American friends probably notice — even if they are too polite to say so. If we were...