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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... collaborative project, bringing together a heterogeneous array of artists despite their dispersed geopolitical locations. The essay sheds light on the preoccupations of the diverse national rap movements across the Arab world and also investigates the role that rap music played in the Arab uprisings. It...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Charlie Samuya Veric A contribution to the genealogical elaboration of the Third World as a political project, this essay examines how decolonization constituted a new culture that defined the decolonized as new subjects of history. Previously thought to be without history and culture, the people...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that is resoundingly Cuban, brown, and queer. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Parts of a World Alexandra T. Vazquez I. Under the subheading “Parts of a World,” Barbara Johnson offers a struc- turing logic to her book A World of Difference: Part One consists of a series of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “We Already Know How Fucked Up the World Is” argues that one aspect of the current political mood is a sense that everyone, or at least most people, are aware of the injustices of racial capitalism. One common mode of political discourse is that of exposure. Activists...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... scope. Yet this world in which mankind (that imposing if precarious abstraction here standing in for a congeries of profit imperatives, legal apparatuses, settler-colonial dispositions, racial ascriptions, etc.) has altered humans out of the picture is a representation (of capital) that appears to block...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... refigured ways and forms. Second, in recounting the reinvention of Chinese medicine for living in perfect harmony with disharmonious urban worlds, this essay traces how oneness is actualized as a multiplicitous and generative analytic through entanglements with modernity, science, and biomedicine—all the...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Bobby Benedicto This article examines the role played by “third world” queer place-making practices in the reproduction of postcolonial dreams of urban and global modernity. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Manila, the Philippines, the article investigates the transformation of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ramzi Fawaz This article explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary US superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide. It focuses on a classic DC Comics storyline—the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Legion...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 15–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Ed Cohen How do we contain emerging viral epidemics? This is a question that obsesses us of late. Not yet ten years into the third millennium, the world has already weathered a bevy of actual or feared viral epidemics: HIV/AIDS, sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... invites further slants of perspective. The essay does not seek to distinguish reality from image, world from screen, the tangible from what is otherwise elusive. Instead, the essay seeks fidelity to the kind of experience into which cinema often leads: the sense of a life beyond or between oneself and...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 19–44.
Published: 01 September 2015
... forms of constitutive dehumanization that precede, constitute, and overwhelm the very thing(s) that the term genocide intends to apprehend and, ultimately, definitively name. The genocide concept is stalked and disrupted by the world-making, civilization-building, socially productive technologies of...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Lisa Taraki The Palestinian town of Ramallah, possibly on the lowest rung of urban hierarchies in the region, is a peripheral town trying to become a city on the fringes of the Arab world. Its nascent new middle class partakes enthusiastically in the trans-Arab, urban, middle-class ethos elaborated...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 81–110.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Erin Trapp This article provides a reading of the nonhuman world registered in Dunya Mikhail’s poem Diary of a Wave outside the Sea . While human rights poetry traditionally assembles a poetics of witnessing or mourning and focuses on the construction of the human person, this reading of Mikhail’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Edlie L. Wong This article investigates the possibilities of storytelling and black Atlantic literature in forging new critical approaches to the archive of New World Asian indenture. It also emphasizes the significance of the comparative study of bonded labor to our understanding of “the Atlantic...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 93–124.
Published: 01 September 2011
... material articulation of this struggle. It works by seeking to subordinate the rich, dense world of qualitative social values under its cyclopean logic of quantified economic value. (4) Finance is the redoubling of the complexities and abstractions of money. It creates a world-embracing matrix of signals...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
...María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo; David Sartorius This essay reflects on the Social Text articles on revolution. Many first-world contributors to Social Text , on the one hand, reassessed Marxist theories of political consciousness and political economy in light of the praxis of third-world...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 81–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... development of historical ironies in Jia's early works, including Xiao Wu (1997), Platform (2000), and Unknown Pleasures (2002), finally reaching Jia's best-known work, 2004's The World . The essay then detours through an eighteenth-century cosmological debate on the meaning of Chinese philosophy for...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 143–157.
Published: 01 March 2012
... transforming “the barbaric world dominated by civilized countries,” in the words of the late Qing Dynasty intellectual Yang Du. These theories of subjectivity deserve renewed attention, as they are valuable spiritual resources for contemporary left-wing intellectuals as they try to imagine the future for China...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Weaver Shipley Television melodramas around the world provide extended stories in which characters publicly draw out their inner emotional selves for all to experience in lurid, detailed portrayals of desire and struggle; characters’ moral choices show—and in the process produce—the landscape...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... entirely disrupted: the echoes of the life around the camps were not entirely silenced in the camps; rather, the camps resounded the world. The understanding of both camps in their sharp differences is at issue in the essay—Communist against Jew, Muslim against Judaic and Zionist, Asian against European...