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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
... too much. “I must have gone 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...
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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 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 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 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... caused was severe. Families who had never been apart were separated for years with little means of communication. Some Inuit died in the sanatoria. Family members had no way of knowing whether the absent were alive or dead. Many had a hard time finding words to speak into the recorder. Nonetheless, they...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Claudio Saunt The spatial and cartographic turn in the humanities invites experimentation with new modes of historical storytelling. Those modes—interactive, participatory, and ever evolving—may redefine our vision of scholarship by creating innovative ways to distribute and create historical...
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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 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
... crisis provoked. It shows how Indigenous peoples were not merely erased within understandings of the crisis but represented in such a way as to reconcile their erasure. The article does this by analyzing the bearing of the dispossession of Lenapehoking (Lenape territory), in the context of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the disaster. Mikhail’s writing of the disaster of military human rights intervention depicts it as different from other disasters of the twentieth century, however, in that it destroys a way of life that is made legible only through this destruction. Reading Mikhail’s poetry, one finds this way...
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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 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and beyond the institution. It is about becoming attentive to the ways in which the production of knowledge in the register of the neurotypical has always been resisted and queered despite the fact that neurotypical forms of knowledge are rarely addressed or defined as such. It is about exploring a...