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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Patrick Deer Duke University Press 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction THE ENDS OF WAR AND THE LIMITS OF WAR CULTURE War is back and seemingly forever. In...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 67–70.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Nikhil Pal Singh This essay explores the imperial and colonial genealogies of the Nazi Holocaust as a form of industrialized killing. It argues that cold-war discourse, and particularly the theory of totalitarianism, enacts a displacement of these outside the ambit of Western history and theory...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 257–262.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Allen Feldman As viewed through the lens of work published in Social Text on the governmentality of terror] this essay proposes that the trope of the terrorist signals the departure of a reliable and calculable enemy and the “unleashing of the incommensurable— that we now know as asymmetric war, as...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 121.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Birangonas (War Heroines), Rehabilitation Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 1973. Courtesy of the photographer Social Text 111 • Vol. 30, No. 2 • Summer...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nayanika Mookherjee In 1971, the formation of Bangladesh coincided with the death of a large number of civilians and the rape of many women. In stark contrast to the assumption of complete silence relating to war-time rape, the independent Bangladeshi government publicly designated that all women...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2009
... shared sense of out-of-control postwar criminality with the potent memory of past “terrorist subversion” of the war era and before. It was orchestrated by media moguls, powerful politicians, and law-enforcement leaders who opposed legal limits on sentences for juveniles imposed by United Nations...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Julian Reid Duke University Press 2006 Life Struggles WAR, DISCIPLINE, AND BIOPOLITICS IN THE THOUGHT OF MICHEL FOUC AULT For Michel Foucault war is the problem of political modernity par excel...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 13–22.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Randy Martin Duke University Press 2007 War, by All Means The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the Randy Martin decisive ideological struggle of the twenty-first century and the calling of our generation.  — George W. Bush, 11 September 2006...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 23–37.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jean Franco Duke University Press 2007 Rape A WE APON OF WAR Rape is “the least condemned war crime,” according to the U.N. Com- Jean Franco mission on Human Rights.1 The “historic...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Gilberto Rosas Duke University Press 2007 The Fragile Ends of War FORGING THE UNITED STATES  –  ME XICO BORDER AND BORDERL ANDS CONSCIOUSNESS At three o’clock in the afternoon on this day in 1999, the odors of siz...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 103–142.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Rosalind C. Morris Duke University Press 2007 The War Drive IM AGE FILES CORRUP TED Not only does the discourse of war belong to the discourse on society but it Rosalind C. Morris assigns it its meaning: the idea of war...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Keith P. Feldman; Leerom Medovoi This introductory essay points to the long patterns as well as the telling diversity of relationships revealed in genealogies of the race/religion/war triad. Our key observation is that race, religion, and war come together as a meaningful constellation precisely...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sylvester A. Johnson This essay examines Black support for US militarism from the 1890s to the First World War amid devastating forms of institutional racism. As the first African American soldiers were deployed to France to liberate Europe’s White citizens, the US government hanged thirteen Black...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Emily Drumsta; Keith P. Feldman This article addresses a critical inflection point in the history of the long War on Terror: Israel’s 1992 deportation of over four hundred Palestinians to the “no-man’s-land” between Israel and Lebanon, and the camp that the deportees fashioned for the better part...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 117–148.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Jasbir K. Puar; Amit S. Rai Duke University Press 2002 Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots How are gender and sexuality central to the current “war on terrorism”? Jasbir K. Puar This question opens...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rosalind C. Morris Duke University Press 2002 Theses on the Questions of War: History, Media, Terror Why does the history of the East appear as a history of religions? Rosalind C. —Karl Marx Morris Then the...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2002 The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies In my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey, military artifacts, Ban Wang weapons, and photos are on prominent display as a reminder of the days of the world wars, the military interventions...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ana María Dopico As Social Text published its first essays on Latin America, the Americas were living the disastrous consequences of a hemispheric cold war in the forms of dictatorships, military rule, and brutal state violence; confronting popular and institutionalized revolutions; and suffering...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Patricia Spyer The paper explores the billboards and murals of Jesus Christ that sprang up and proliferated across Ambon during the religiously inflected conflict that engulfed the Indonesian provincial capital in rampant violence from 1999 until 2002. During the war and since, popular Christian...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... It is a mark of the power of the trans-Arab, middle-class ethos that it has penetrated into the farthest reaches of the Arab world, and in a turbulent landscape shattered by wars, displacement, and dispossession. I argue that the coalescence of the momentous political events at the local level (the...