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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sujatha Fernandes This article focuses on the use of narratives and personal storytelling in the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign. I argue that while stories told to the media and at the legislature helped bring mostly undocumented domestic workers a sense of visibility...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Liam Connell This essay examines a series of visual representations of illegalized migration in order to consider how they respond to the presence of labor within global systems of economic exchange. Through an examination of the aesthetic qualities of these images it suggests that the worker’s...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
... workers are rural to urban migrant women. Consequently, neighbors reinvented themselves as moral guardians of these new arrivals while many agents and institutions, including the media and NGOs, got involved in spatial and conceptual production of the new city and its gendered citizen subjects. This essay...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Katja Praznik This article offers a contribution to the political economy of creative labor in socialist Yugoslavia, tracing the emergence of a socialist entrepreneur from the shell of an art worker. It discusses shifts in economic policies that restructured the economic and material conditions...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Swati Ghosh Duke University Press 2005 Surveillance in Decolonized Social Space THE CASE OF SEX WORKERS IN BENGAL In depicting contemporary panopticism, Roy Boyne has identifi ed danger Swati Ghosh...
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Published: 01 September 2020
Figure 1 Workers removing pig carcasses from a branch of the Huangpu River, March 10, 2013. Courtesy of Reuters/Stringer. Figure 1. Workers removing pig carcasses from a branch of the Huangpu River, March 10, 2013. Courtesy of Reuters/Stringer. More
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... labor, and on theorizing “nonindustrial” informational work of symbol makers and symbol users (a.k.a. “immaterial labor,” “no-collar workers,” “knowledge workers,” “creative labor,” or “mental labor”). © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-disciplining tends to operate through the contradictory entwinement of (worker) reproduction and (institutional) reputation. The article closes with a new figure: that of the “unprofessional,” suggesting that our task is to shift the expectations set by professionalization that our own reproduction can only...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of housing, transport, health, schooling, employment, environment, and food supply, it also created feelings of waste, loss, and loneliness. All the pieces draw inspiration from a range of urban projects such as the Hot City Collective in New York, the Workers’ Stories Project in Glasgow, the Black Lives...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... confinement constitutes a site of neglect where women must fend for themselves to perform reproductive labor as a way to complete their sentence. This practice reveals new forms of social control and state surveillance in which judges, social workers, and penitentiaries determine which women are appropriate...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... analyze a transcolonial identification that continues to capture Maghrebi and Mashreqi imaginaries today: the figure of Palestine. Focusing on a 1971 play by the Algerian writer Kateb Yacine and the popular theater troupe Workers’ Cultural Action, Mohamed Take Your Suitcase , I argue that this play co...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the detention and torture of a sex worker; (2) prescriptions of minoritarian disaffection and disposability advanced by three prominent Sri Lankan “liberal-left” public intellectuals in support of the state’s concluding 2009 assault on Tamils in “no-fire zones” and detention camps. Majoritarian right...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the Brutalist structures erected under the Marcos dictatorship into sites of transgender performance. More specifically, it examines the conversion of the Manila Film Center (1981)—a long-abandoned structure rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of entombed construction workers—into the host site for the Amazing...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... exiles that composed the Antonio Maceo Brigade in 1980 and that returned to Cuba in order to reconnect with their roots and build factory workers’ dwellings outside of Havana. It argues that the homosexual in Cuba is a subject that participates in a revolutionary history that is always recounted...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., an admirer of Proudhon, a friend of Courbet, a leader in the Paris Commune who subsequently went into exile in the United States. His poem was set to music in 1888 by a member of a Lille workers’ chorus, Pierre Degeyter. By 1910, it had been adopted as the anthem of the international...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 77–103.
Published: 01 December 2020
... queer people,” see Piepzna-Samarasinha, Care Work . 47 Pat Francois, in Abad et al., “National Domestic Workers Alliance,” 16 . 48 Manalansan, “Servicing the World,” 217 . 49 Linda Abad, in Abad et al., “National Domestic Workers Alliance,” 17 . 50 Pat Francois...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of “changing the culture of the welfare office.” We address the varied efforts by state administrators to articulate and realize this goal; the range of disciplinary practices imposed on both welfare workers and welfare recipients in the process of imple- menting...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2005
... it looms the entire history of the labor movement and its heretical wing, Italian workerism (operaismo), which rethought Marxism in light of the workers’ struggles (strikes and sabotage) of the 1960s and 1970s. For the most part, though, it looks forward. Abstract intelligence and immaterial signs...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 73–80.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the result of eco- nomic restructurings that have created the need for low-wage workers and, in turn, places for them to create their own communities. It highlights for us the role that mediating institutions can and do play in the struggle...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 51–60.
Published: 01 March 2002
... student activists have not yet succeeded in fundamentally changing how universities make decisions. This change could yet be made by USSA in partnership with other unions of academic workers and the grassroots base of United Students...