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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jack Halberstam In the last year of his brilliant career, José Esteban Muñoz flirted with “the wild” and considered the possibility that this term, even with its blighted colonial etymology, might be one of the building blocks of a new critical vocabulary for thinking race, sexuality, and the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jack Halberstam In this essay, I track a history of punk that I associate with wild vocalization within a history of black aesthetics. Building upon the work of Fred Moten, Jayna Brown, and Tavia Nyong’o, this essay returns to some eccentric moments in punk musical production—songs by Rhoda Dakar...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... as pesticide (the theory, technology, and practice of pest control). Designated as vermin (terrorists), African guerrillas fighting for independence were subjected to weapons that had been used against wild animals, such as poisons. The article ends with a reminder that the designation and treatment...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
... confessed—not merely to being violent, but historically contingent, paranoid, cancerous— long after we have put it to pasture, the Object haunts. The Object haunts through its staunch refusal to pronounce itself hunter or hunted, through its insistence on killing and being the kill. Its wild...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
...? In his Physishe Geographie volcanoes blow their spouts off, wild beasts clamber up higgledy-piggledy ruins. On the ground, the thingness of forms battered down as far as thought might latch onto the tiniest button...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 67–85.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., one is increasingly open to the vastness of the sea and sky, particularly after the ceiling disappears about halfway down the stairs. Yet the sea is also a place of drowning. Again Eitzel: Into the wild sea, it moans and boils...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... below Heaven), while the semihuman barbar- ians, as lower-status humanlike beings, overlapped with animals and also with intermediary figures like “wild men” or ape-men of the forest. Typi- cally the non-Chinese peoples named have had no input in any of this. Thus there is no trace in the Chinese...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that figure prominently in xeno’s golden era of yesteryear. Primate donors were first acquired through serendipitous circumstances (captured in the wild or acquired from zoos and circuses) and then, by the mid-­twentieth...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 97–107.
Published: 01 December 2009
... was different. In a pure show of wild power, a special forces policeman shot a high school youth outside any context of serious confrontation and then, before dumbfounded eyewitnesses, simply walked away, as if he had shot a fly. That this...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... We live in a culture of extraction. In Frederick Buell’s description, extraction culture is spectacular; it is American in a Wild West show kind of way. 1 This is in part because narratives of resource extraction run heroic. They dramatize exploration and discovery. They demand action and...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... travesti per- formers and the dubious queer hipsterati composed of artists, academics, and would-­be scenesters (myself included) who would sometimes perform with them, at a club called Wildness, in a queer-­of-­color bar called the Silver...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... gets animated and protected in the seeming paradoxical projection of “savagery,” the kind of wildness and lawlessness associated with the West. 13 The cultural (and actual) descendants of white settler militias for the whom the Second Amendment was intended—and whom the Greeley billboard addresses...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... watercolor on vellum, A4 size, 2007. Social Text 94 • Spring 2008 71 In 1989, a group of young black men were falsely accused of committing a gang rape in Central Park. “Wilding” entered the lexicon and we heard about “savage...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... transformation of art and society, a tension set in relief by a sign once seen by Oscar Wilde in a Colorado saloon in the 1880s: “Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.” Posted in a Leadville saloon, this appeal caught the eye of art in its...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... “African name for wild and hairy men.”28 In his observations of the animals’ temperament and capacity for sociality, he noted a dichotomy that mapped neatly onto his analysis of their physical differences. While practices of drumming on trees and chest beat- ing in chimpanzee populations were...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . Shamanism,Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. World Health Organization. 1995 . The world health report 1995: Bridging the gap . Geneva: World Health Organization. ST 68-07 Biehl call 10/25/01 3:13 PM Page 131...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... da Silva has recently spoken as part and parcel of the virtuality of a “black feminist poethics,” the sacred here is of the wild, of the wilderness. To continue to think under the force of Spillers’s thought, the sacred, in its adjacency to black ness or as itself symptomatically black, points to...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 151–157.
Published: 01 September 2010
... complementary forces: sun and moon, masculine and feminine, high and low, wild and tame. Traditional towns consist of moieties that take turns 152 Pratt ∙ Afterword exercising power. Fractured colonial modernity, by contrast, ushered in a set of oppositions read onto people...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... parents deal with wild queer children, how they sometimes protect themselves from the fact of queerness by making it a “stage,” a developmental hiccup, a moment of misalignment that will, hopefully, correct itself or be corrected by savage pseudoscience and coercive religion...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Islam Malcolm X civil rights It is rumored that gods grow where the blood of a hanged man drips . . . the black from which they were conceived. —Nicole Sealey, “Even the Gods” We are also left to ponder how sweet wild hymns and crime coexist, whether the origin of American theater is to...