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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shane Vogel This essay develops a theoretical framework of biopolitical performance, or more simply bioperformance , with which to approach the 1957 televised broadcast of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s A Drum Is a Woman . Presented on the drama anthology program The United States Steel Hour...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... perpetrators and the annihilated at Camp Grant compromise the notion, still common in Chicano studies, that Tucsonenses were Mexicans and are therefore “essentially” indigenous. My reading of a Mexican indigenous woman's support of the Camp Grant massacre, when juxtaposed with the brutal physical violence...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rape of 1971 has remained in the Bangladeshi public memory through the last forty years. It has been a topic of literary and visual media (films, plays, photographs), thereby ensuring that the raped woman endured as an iconic figure. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who is primarily associated with...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-political grounds reaching beyond the becoming of a “new man,” the one which the colonial figurings of the Native, the Slave, and the Woman have always already signified. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 To Be Announced Radical Praxis or Knowing (at) the Limits of Justice Denise Ferreira da Silva...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., address an individual, and demand to be reckoned with. By answering a hail, by entering the scripted scenario, the individual is interpellated into ideology and thus into subjecthood. I conduct close readings of scriptive things, including a photograph of a light-skinned woman posing in about 1930 with a...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jill Lane This essay analyzes the figure of the “smoking habanera”—a term I use to describe the sexualized image of a black Cuban woman smoking a cigar, usually wearing a headdress and revealing clothing, whose latest iteration is found among the plethora of small clay figurines on sale for...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
... femme ( Nora, the Ape-Woman ), imagines the possibilities of human-ape ontological and erotic proximity suggested by Voronoff’s practice of gland xenotransplantation, or transspecies transplantation. This article puts Nora and the early twentiethcentury science of ductless glands (ovaries, testicles...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
... women's movement. In Signposts: Gender issues in post-independence India, edited by R. Sunder Rajan, 101 -23. New Delhi: Kali for Women. Joshi, P., ed. 1988 . Gandhi on women . Ahmedabad: Navajivan. Kaplan, C., N. Alarcon, and M. Moallem, eds. 1999 . Between woman and nation: Nationalisms...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 133–134.
Published: 01 March 2007
... frustrating fact that she always seemed to end up with men who were even worse slobs. She could only assume, she wrote, that men who cared about having a clean house would have known from one look at her apartment that she wasn’t the woman who would provide them with that. She went on from this to...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): np.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and Other Poems, is forthcoming from Third Woman Press. She is developing a fic- tion feature-length film, “Divine Intervention,” and is completing a book of essays titled “Jennifer’s Butt and Other Essays by Request.” Annalee Newitz is a freelance...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of a building on an extended stair in what feels to be lower Manhattan. The sentence to the right of them reads: “Wearing protection is the new black.” On the next page there is a photo of a black woman standing with a bike. The sentence to her right states: “Not voting is so last season...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 35–54.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Angela Martínez [He would say to me (in Guatemala), “I am hungry” or “Bring me a drink.” I had to bring it to him. Now it is not like that. I say to him, “Hey, I’d like iced tea.” “Yes, I’ll make it for you,” and he starts to make it.]  — Forty-five-year-old woman from Ciudad...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 77–95.
Published: 01 September 2012
... masochism to the white female fantasy of being raped by a black man: “I wish the Negro would rip me open as I would have ripped a woman open” (Je souhaite que le nègre m’éventre comme moi je l’aurais fait d’une femme).29 This voiced desire for evisceration makes clear the ways in which the fantasy...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 37–55.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and the woman must provide her spouse with attention, fidelity, and obedience. The man’s “honorable” fulfillment of his gender role not only confers prestige but also permits him to become sexually involved with other women. For the wife, meanwhile, being in a relationship with a “good...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 9–12.
Published: 01 December 2014
... white to be angry? Mais pourquoi faudrait-­il que je sois quelque part? Voilà ce que je t’entends répondre, womanizer, undermining the gender cohesion, the what, s’il te plait, explique! the gendercohesion, la genrecohesion, le tout-­va-­bien-­ensemble des genres bien distingués en mâle et...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 21–29.
Published: 01 September 2002
... York City, November 20–December 5, 2001) Lyric in a Time of Violence 23 Petroglyph Girl grown woman fire mother of fire...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 67–91.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the more recent plays in the repertoire of several of the groups I have been researching do indeed make these linkages, especially a play entitled Dukhini (Suffering woman) by the Ajoka Theater group, which brings these issues to light through the theme of the trafficking of women who are smuggled...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 219–233.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... Talk to Her opens with a gorgeous dance performance in which a woman stumbles blindly about a stage as a man scurries to move objects out of her path. In the audience sit two men, Marco (Darío Grandinetti) and Benigno (Javier Cámaro), who separately watch...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Silicon Valley of Mexico proposal answer such questions by referring to a subject who was once the maquiladora’s hero- ine: the Mexican woman. It is she who has made Ciudad Juárez famous as a place for doing labor-intensive manufacturing. And, according to this new account, the problems of Ciudad...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- dren of Men, Cuarón’s film is set in 2027 and follows the events that unfold when one woman is discovered to be pregnant eighteen years after the world has descended into chaos and global war since women stopped being able...