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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1 Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... through six or seven by now,” he said as he stood, hands on hips, surveying his disordered office shelves in search of the current one. It struck me that he was talking about Capital the way a professional basketball player might talk about her Nikes. The only time I detected a measure of wistfulness...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tania Aguila-Way This paper takes up the Zapatista “Mother Seeds in Resistance” seed-preservation project as a case study for exploring the interconnections between contemporary biotechnology, biocultural diversity, and cultural institutions such as the archive. Drawing on environmental theories...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group Hello, AI. Hello, algorithm. Hello, search engine. We have written this text to you, and to explain you to the reader. To explain the ways in which you change us and we change you. To articulate the ways in which you control us and the ways in which our control over...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... modern state? I address that question by way of the twentieth-century aesthetic experiments undertaken by the Trinidadian writer and political activist C. L. R. James and the Brazilian visual artist and counterculturalist Hélio Oiticica. While Linebaugh and Rediker insist the motley crew disappeared in...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... argues that Warhol found these drag queens exciting and attractive not only because they embodied a capacity for liking and being alike that he valued throughout his career, but also because this combination of liking and being alike was the basis of a queer way of being with each other. The Ladies and...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Robin Bernstein Proceeding from Robyn Wiegman's call for a transition from questions of “why” to “how” with regard to formations of race, this article proposes a heuristic, the “scriptive thing,” to analyze ways in which racial subjectivation emerges through everyday physical engagement with the...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Martijn Oosterbaan This article explores the ways in which Pentecostal media, especially electro-acoustic media, are integrated in the everyday life of a favela in Rio de Janeiro. It argues that the popularity of Pentecostal radio has to be understood in relation to the sociocultural meaning of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 55–60.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This article examines ways that political struggles are being waged over the arts in the United States in the contemporary conjuncture, as well as the ways that this struggle is obscured by discourses that treat the arts as useless, removed from other social spheres...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the study of slavery threatens to replicate the death work of the slave ship register, black digital practice offers a way of thinking through black life by invoking what the #transformDH collective has described as the digital humanities’ potential for “social justice, accessibility, and inclusion...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., of the inner dynamism and instability generated by the pull between culture defined, in Arnoldian terms, as the highest, disinterested “cultural” achievements of a civilization's elites, and its contrary anthropological definition as a “whole way of life.” This ethnographic expansion of the range of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 177–195.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Haraway, are “fleshly material-semiotic presences”: not a metaphor, a substitute or surrogate, and at the same time not the name of a discrete material otherness (what sometimes gets called nature). Their designation as both material and semiotic suggests a way to think about this case as a meaningful...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... masculinity and also the site for the making and unmaking of citizenship. Tracking the production of minority citizenship and national belonging, this essay examines how Nasreen alerts us to the way in which forces of violence during a political crisis take as their favored expression the masculine assertion...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown In considering the music of two dub-influenced artists based in the United Kingdom, Tricky (Adrian Thaws) and the Bug (Kevin Martin), I explore the ways dub and punk share historical space and affective territory, and particularly the ways a punk ethos has continued to be imbricated...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 79–97.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and experts; through experiential ways of knowing and understanding practices of ethnic cleansing and apartheid; and by being present for and with Palestinian testimony in places Americans seldom go and in this way intimately witnessing quotidian parameters of life under occupation. This article...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... targets of a form of racialized gender violence that never merits anything like the kind of attention the Rutgers women received. Following from the work of Lindon Barrett, it goes on to consider how being attuned to the binaries of value and the ways in which those binaries are valorized through...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... significant objective is to bring attention to the ways modalities of social difference, such as race, gender, class, and ability, structure the practices of making and listening to recordings as well as the manners in which we think about those practices. Another purpose is to implode the ultimately...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... trace the way in which Schwartz's “sono-montage” in Nueva York splices the sonic color-line, translating mainstream representations of the so-called homogenous noise of Puerto Rican life into textured, meaningful sound to assimilated (white) Americans. Nueva York is symptomatic of the ways in which...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... old and new modes of organizing. These struggles have yet to result in widespread transformations of structures of governance, but they reveal the ways people work within and against them. We can begin to map and link the diverse local practices and transnational solidarities that are deployed to...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Sandya Hewamanne The rapid urbanization and industrialization of Katunayake resulting from transnational production at the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and related globalized sociocultural flows affected the lived experiences of citizens in this new urban space in varied ways. The vast majority of FTZ...