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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to modernity (the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel, and Tatlin's unbuilt Monument to the Third International), the article traces the path of modernity as a road leading to political de-intensification. These various monumental efforts of modernism stand in sharp contrast to the political modernism of the Mao...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 107–120.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- dream of way cool behind the wheel. The reek, the jiggle, the strange encounter of flesh to flesh on the bus so alien to Los Angeles, amnesiac about its streetcar past. On weekends when my best friend Heather (now a lawyer with the L.A. city attorney’s...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 2018
... their wheels in some muddy rut in the middle of a downpour in the middle of nowhere, desperately trying to gain traction. You may come to a “rolling stop” at the stop sign on your way to the movies, or you may practice what Laura Kipnis calls “surplus monogamy” on your conveniently frequent business trips. You...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 91–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... (On the street, tea is drunk in glasses; at home, in cups.) A roadside tea stall is being demolished, and the woman has decided to resist it. Sitting in front of the bulldozer, the woman challenges the man at its wheel to run over...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Abbas, he links the politics of history, and the his- tory of politics, to aesthetics. Dutton’s contribution to this special issue (part II) outlines a history of the political that proceeds through a tour of what he calls the Three Towers of Modernity — the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris wheel...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Home is where when I go, they let me in. I sit by a window that gives onto a river. I write at a small metal desk with rolling wheels. Sometimes the floor tilts and clouds the color of salt make me giddy, as if I...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 139–153.
Published: 01 December 2003
... choices of where they wished to operate. The argument was that illicit activities increased the cost of doing busi- ness, prompting firms to go elsewhere and “not have to pay off anybody” (Friedman 1999, 151). In fact, the opposite is true: bribery, kickbacks, and payoffs “grease the wheels...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the torture of having his arms and legs systematically shattered and woven through the spokes of a wagon wheel. As Stedman watched, the executioner, “also a black man,” began by chopping off Neptune’s left hand with an axe. He then took up a heavy iron bar and “with repeated heavy blows . . . broke the bones...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 193–217.
Published: 01 December 2005
...—an annual event that boasts on its Web site live appearances by such figures as “Joey Chiltwoods [of] the auto thrill show, and the nation’s popular country group, Asleep at the Wheel”42—provides a fascinating model of cultural...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the names useful. He also began to explain the reasons he had rebuilt the well a few years earlier: first, he said, the youth, shibâb, do not know anything about the past and second, he missed the sound of the turning wheel...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to move through the city. Watching both strands us in and liberates us from our loneliness, a loneliness that is more profound behind the wheel than on the train, in a city deep in the blood of time travel, embattled by its debt...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., the GT Road runs east to west from northern India through Pakistan. It was first metalled and made usable for wheeled traffic by the British in the mid-nineteenth century. At inception, the road was three tree-lined-lanes wide, with a faster, broader carriageway in the middle.26 In 1927, K. M...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., though once he had to pull over to the side of the road to take a nap so he didn’t fall asleep at the wheel. And then, after he and Tanielle split up, he moved into his own room in the barracks and spent every night alone: he was lucky enough to get one of the new wheelchair-accessible barracks rooms...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 275–284.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 277 ST84-85-16_Shah.indd 277 10/19/05 2:41:18 PM out and discovered Harvey Carstenbrook, a “young man [who] was lying in the seat with his head under the wheel, his pants . . . down...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 137–164.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 94 t Spring 2008 151 sumes his wages as food, fuel, and shelter and thus “provides himself with a means of subsistence in order to keep his labour-power in motion, just as coal and water are supplied to the steam-engine, and oil to the wheel.”34...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 105–115.
Published: 01 March 2007
... “blue skying” (thinking outside material constraints), and he once tried to get me to go with him on a fundraising junket to Europe (“wheels-up time is 9 a.m he said in tune with my mumbled demur). He wore cor- porate blue suits and walked...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 83–101.
Published: 01 December 2021
... is uchromatic, a blackness that belongs nowhere on the color wheel, and is neither caused by, nor causes, antiblack racism. Figure 9. Shawn M. Pridgen, Preemptive Celebration (2020). Manhattan. Figure 9. Shawn M. Pridgen, Preemptive Celebration (2020). Manhattan. Pridgen's black-on-black camera...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., and indeed, preemptively, embracing the flag as a shield. A recent issue of the New Yorker demonstrates this phe- cultural and nomenon. It shows a Sikh taxi driver cowering behind the wheel of his car, which is plastered with American flags.27 political...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 21–38.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as indifferent to a specifically human development or sustenance? How does configuring everyday spaces of operation entail an often down-and-dirty series of accommodations, brokering, wheeling and dealing, and tradeoffs aimed not so much at protecting the integrity of particular human identities...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 135–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., accompanied by a note by Howard, explaining that he and his assistant wrote the glos- sary because “American readers might feel the need for linguistic training wheels.” They “doped out many of the definitions from context...