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Social Text (1 September 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 and...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 June 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 as the...
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Social Text (1 June 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 (1 September 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 at the...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 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 (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 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 (1 December 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 in a...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of 1848, 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2002) 20 (1 (70)): 51–60.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... However, USSA and other 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...
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Social Text (1 March 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to FAIM is the stated goal 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 73–80.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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 to...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Rather, ORION’s plan for the Silicon Valley of Mexico promises to join high-tech, design-oriented operations with the labor-intensive manufacturing facili- ties that still mainly rely upon low-waged workers who live in poorly ser...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
... retains only the most “desirable” sorts of work. Toffler also argues the disappearance of labor exploitation in the new economy: industrial workers were exploited because they owned few of the tools of production, but today the most powerful...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 81–98.
Published: 01 September 2006
... settle in rural areas is agricultural workers. U.S. Labor Department data have indicated that almost 80 per- cent of all U.S. farmworkers are Mexican born. These workers are found in some of the most remote rural communities, and increasingly, they are settling in those communities. Sometimes...
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Social Text (1 March 2000) 18 (1 (62)): 135–141.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- mously successful in alleviating poverty through pensions, education, health insurance, and subsidies for construction and jobs, most of which have benefited white male workers and their families? No. Welfare is a program that enables welfare queens to drive Cadillacs...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 43–73.
Published: 01 June 2001
... position, maintained by the Socialist Workers Party, which, despite Stalin’s domes- tic and foreign policies, held that the USSR remained a workers’ state, albeit a degenerated one, because the means of production remained in the hands of the state. Then...
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Social Text (1 September 2006) 24 (3 (88)): 1–12.
Published: 01 September 2006
... interview in this issue, describes the paradox of contemporary Latino/a labor migration. As long as immigrant workers stay behind the scenes, their brawn and skills are highly appre- ciated. However, their presence on street corners, in schools, parks, and stores has become highly contentious for...