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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 19–36.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Sarah O'Toole Duke University Press 2007 From the Rivers of Guinea to the Valleys of Peru BECOMING A BRAN DIASPORA WITHIN SPANISH SLAVERY On a Sunday of rest in 1662, three enslaved men from today’s Guinea- Rachel Sarah...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation is...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... on the search for the “missing link” in Asia and Europe, an investigation that, if successful, would have effectively established a separate ancestry for the white races. This essay identifies a new component of this history: the racialization of higher-order primates within the nascent discipline of...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joanne Barker This article addresses the coproduction of US imperialism, racism, and debt in the dispossession and indenture of Indigenous peoples. It does so by thinking through the 2008 subprime crisis within the context of the Occupy Wall Street movement and some of the scholarship that the...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Afro-Latinos within baseball history then and now, this article revisits the public outrage at the “snubbing” of Buck O'Neil along with the more muted reaction to Afro-Latino Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso not being elected in a special Hall of Fame election in 2006. The varied reactions provide an...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 127–149.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., which targeted the detainee's purported entomophobia, was never actually carried out; however the memo's rationale for the technique reveals the ways in which logics of species, race, sexuality, and disability co-produce technologies of biopower and economies of affect within contemporary US imperial...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... within a Bolivian (camba) comedy, NEO . Like other comedies drawing on national stereotypes, NEO promises to mock “all Bolivians,” yet their racialized ridicule is not without its asymmetries or consequences, particularly in the politically polarized and racially charged period following the election of...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... global finance, to name a few, as parts of the same story. Yet in leaning on bioscientific discourses that explain disease causality as naturally occurring within individual bodies (which may also be aggregated into populations), they concomitantly assume that boundaries we use to divide up the world are...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Estuar Reyes The presence of Filipinos as corporeal and discursive subjects within both America and Asian America has long been contested. On one hand, the dynamic juridical status of Filipinos in America has ranged from American colonial subjects and American nationals to naturalized and...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sunaina Maira; Magid Shihade This essay explores hip hop produced by Palestinian youth within the 1948 borders of Israel, a site that reveals some of the most acute contradictions of nationalism, citizenship, and settler colonialism. It focuses primarily on the pioneering Palestinian hip-hop group...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
... within punk, hardcore, and indie music audiences, and make a productive mess of identity and community in the process. At a time when there is a widespread shift within queer theory away from epistemological concerns and vocabularies—exemplified in a founding text such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 13–24.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Joshua Chambers-Letson Thinking with the work of José Esteban Muñoz, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Pedro Almodóvar’s film All about My Mother , this essay traces a series of transplants, organs, and acts of compensation that occur within all three in order to explore the question of how to address a loss...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Elahi’s daily movements, which he began recording in an effort to subvert government surveillance. Taking seriously the idea that information should be treated as a commodity, this article uses Marxist theory to articulate how surveillance data fit within the broader information economy. Drawing from...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kristen L. Simmons; Kaya Naomi Williams In this collective writing exercise the authors propose a meditation on attunement and entanglement within the contemporary United States. Writing across three sites, southern Nevada, Chicago, and New Orleans, they consider auto/ethnographically the deep...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This article interrogates this 180-year-long debt legacy and argues for the need to recast our understanding of emancipation processes within the frame of racial capitalism. The article specifically considers the financial dimension of emancipation as constituting an apparatus of what is termed...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... insights into how responses to the disease are situated within the landscape of neoliberal discourses and policies, revealing the fissures and inconsistencies of neoliberalism. As communities mobilize varied local, national, and international networks of support to reshape the fields of power, they draw on...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... interactions in Ghana occur within a broader sociopolitical and cultural terrain that is not limited to heritage tourism. This terrain is configured through Ghana's own historical trajectory and narratives around slavery and race which, in turn, are informed and renegotiated by the country's relationship with...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... then proliferate within a prevailing interpretive field that posits feminism and multiculturalism as irreconcilable goals. The emphasis in the essay is on reader reception as well as content: whereas some of the texts responsibly recognize and depict local specificities, that nuance often disappears as...