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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... has political force without being properly political. It suggests that this music has come to play the part assigned to witchcraft in many other societies, bearing within itself the capacity to transform individualism into antisociality, alienation into destruction, desire into violence. It can do so...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): np.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Walls in an Omani Town  •  Mandana E. Limbert 83 “Mardi Gras Geishas (Batters)” [photograph]  •  Nic Sammond 105 The Gnat and the Sovereign  •  Allen Feldman 107 With Ice in Their Ears  •  Allen Feldman 111 Witchcraft  •  Rosalind Morris 113...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 29–55.
Published: 01 June 2015
... militated against. Montagu’s famous declara- tion, “ ‘Race’ is the witchcraft of our time,” which Fields and Fields invoke in an epigraph as well as in the title of their book, was obviously intended to censure the irrationality of both belief systems.84 While...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 1–12.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- tive cultural icons.10 The spread of magic, witchcraft, and the occult in Africa, which Peter Geschiere11 so eloquently discusses in his work, or the anxiety, stress, moral panics, and “millennial apocalypse” of the contem- porary United States...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., white civilization and supremacy” ( “Good Morning 1877, Sit Down,” 96 ). 14 Calloway, Pen and Ink Witchcraft, 187. 15 Brown promised retaliation, an “open season on Democrats,” in the 2014 Colorado races, in response to three gun-control bills signed into law in 2013. The bills were signed...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... for managing the dilemmas posed by neoliberal capitalism. Meyer points in particular to the unusually predominant presence of witchcraft accusa- tions in African Pentecostalisms, which, she argues, functions to legitimate the cutting of financial obligations...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the kind of bewildering witchcraft (though it is also partly that) unique to our mentors. It is also chance in the sense that nothing we think or write down or listen to is outside of them. The loss of José is not exceptional even if it feels like...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2021
... beyond Freud . 19. Chamberlain, From Witchcraft to Wisdom , 60 . 20. Chamberlain, From Witchcraft to Wisdom , 60 . 21. Willoughby, “Running Away from Drapetomania.” 22. Metzl, Protest Psychosis . 23. The territory of the province of Alberta is covered...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
... could surmise, were the telephone number those afflicted could call for the healer’s services. I suddenly began to see these signs all over downtown, offering various curing, binding (love spells), and witchcraft “works”: it was clear that whole semihidden worlds of healers and sorcerers thrived...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Univer- sity Press, 2006), on the outbreaks of witchcraft accusations and witch killings in Banyuwangi, east Java, toward the end of the Suharto regime, which he explains as follows: “The feeling of being possessed — if not the posing...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of Adam Ashforth’s research on witchcraft and spiritual insecurity in postapartheid Soweto, in which he argues that in large part the spiritual insecurity is a consequence of multiple cultural frames of reference for interpreting and effectively...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
... away from themes of magic, witchcraft, corruption, and money that mark southern Nigerian videos and emphasizing instead the theme of love. The similarity of Hausa videos to Indian fi lms is most marked by the song and dance sequences between the actor and actress, which borrow heavily from...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and ethnic back- NGOs to mediate grounds, to respect for one’s elders, to the protection one expects from one’s superiors, to informal networks of mutual aid, to motherhood, to the cult of between diverse saints, to witchcraft, to mediumship, to charismatic gifts...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
... focusing on things like love and jealousy, rumor mongering, get-­rich-­quick schemes, land disputes, and market- place conflicts, but they also include fantastical elements like witchcraft, anthropomorphic tigers, invisible clothing, and absurdist staging...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... genuflecting of one band member in front of the altar after the end of the brief performance, which was attacked by witnesses for the prosecution as clearly satirical and even evidence of the presence of “witchcraft.” Pussy Riot’s full-­length online video incorporating the cathedral footage intercuts...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “racecraft.” 18 Coined in direct analogy to witchcraft, racecraft is white supremacy’s abiding faith in the truth of the racial body to bespeak itself, and to do so as a consequence of the managed precision of the rational application of state-sanctioned violence. This deep structure incites the body’s...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Nowhere was this loathing more evident than in representations of women accused of witchcraft. Sagging breasts were a standard part of the representations of witches, and many feminist historians believe that this association was part...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 151.
Published: 01 September 2001
... such as witchcraft, prohibitions, and taboos that “have disappeared from the ranks of our society” (1979, 38). However, as we see it in Vita, there is a continuous place for death in the contemporary polis. In the face of increasing eco- nomic and biomedical inequality...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... attending the ceremony from the consequences of witchcraft. One can observe requests in the market for idiosyncratic quantities of items, espe- cially on days when a major ceremony is occurring in the neighborhood. So .63 kilos of chicken gizzards...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
... such as witchcraft, prohibitions, and taboos that “have disappeared from the ranks of our society” (1979, 38). However, as we see it in Vita, there is a continuous place for death in the contemporary polis. In the face of increasing eco- nomic and biomedical inequality...