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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1 Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author More
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
... being-with him can take place only through his writing, I have structured this essay as a staging of a conversation between his previous recordings (aka writings) and Los Angeles–based writer/director/performer Luis Alfaro’s solo performance piece St. Jude . An acclaimed Chicano writer, performer...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
... traffic between the cultural movements in Harlem and Havana as evidence of diasporization, rather than as mere background information for two distinct national movements. In the 1920s and 1930s, the boundary-crossing activity of African American and Afro-Cuban writers and musicians, such as Langston...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the U.S. academic Left across the last thirty years. Social Text 's attention to the long cold wars in the Americas shifted in the late eighties as writers traced new ideological positions and discourses, struggling over the meaning of the Americas amid the culture wars of the Reagan-Bush years...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dominic Johnson Bruce Benderson is a writer who loves the dirt of cities and narrates the lives of those who wear its grit. His writings in fiction and nonfiction have established him as a key figure for thinking about sexuality, class, and the shifting social and cultural circumstances of urban...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... work of William Gaddis and Conlon Nancarrow, among other other writers and composers. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Sound, Knowledge, and the “Immanence of Human Failure” Rethinking Musical Mechanization through the Phonograph, the Player-Piano, and the Piano David Suisman At...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Burlin Barr This essay offers a close reading of the Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty's film Hyenas and looks especially at the way the film addresses issues of development and dependency in postcolonial and contemporary Africa. Released in 1992, Hyenas is an adaptation of the Swiss writer...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... development as a politician and writer. In particular, it highlights the links between these documents and his well-known book Discourse on Colonialism (1955), which is widely considered to be one of the classics of anticolonial thought. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Introduction Césaire in 1956...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Amy Villarejo What can critical theory, from Theodor Adorno to contemporary writers on the relationship between capitalism and digital media, tell us about the specific form or medium that is television? This article undertakes a two-step answer to this question, first by locating television as a...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 131–133.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Figure 1 Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author Figure 1. Balzac would approve of the way this Demand Media writer thinks of the labor process. Screenshot courtesy of the author ...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
....” It explores forms of historical storytelling across a broad range of cultural materials, from Chinese American activist Wong Chin Foo's 1874 “fugitive coolie” narrative and bilingual Spanish-Chinese labor contracts to the novels of contemporary writers such as Cristina García, Amitav Ghosh, Toni...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Shameem Black Since their emergence as a novel form of justice, truth commissions have magnetically drawn writers into their orbit. This essay explores one literary response that seems both logical and provocative: the thriller's shadowy world of conspiracy theories, cover-ups, and coups. As a...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Debali Mookerjea-Leonard Using exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's novel Lajja ( Shame ), this essay addresses questions of the articulation of a vulnerable masculinity in the political arena. It contends that in South Asia the field of sectarian politics has become the site for asserting...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... student protest movement at Tiananmen in 1989, excerpts from the writings of the currently imprisoned (as of this writing) 2010 Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the blog posts and interview comments of China's most popular writer, Han Han. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 Homo Dissensum...
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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 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... modern state? I address that question by way of the twentieth-century aesthetic experiments undertaken by the Trinidadian writer and political activist C. L. R. James and the Brazilian visual artist and counterculturalist Hélio Oiticica. While Linebaugh and Rediker insist the motley crew disappeared in...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 103–121.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Wahome Mutahi and Wahome Karengo’s satirical hardboiled detective novel, The Miracle Merchant (2003), and Abderrahmane Sissako’s film Bamako (2006), my article analyzes one example of how African writers transfigure the crime genre to engage the epistemological crisis provoked by neoliberal governance...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of singer-songwriter Mitski and poet and writer Ocean Vuong, whose expressions and articulations of staying in, which might otherwise be read as awkward, distant, or cold, are playful, caring experimentations with what constitutes the social and relational as such. Copyright © 2019 Duke University...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): np.
Published: 01 June 2000
... 2000 frontmatter, #63 4/24/00 11:19 AM Page iii Contributors Sikivu Hutchinson is a writer who teaches in the sociology department at Seattle University. She recently...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 97–113.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest for new science fiction writers for Brown Girl in the Ring. Now in its fifth printing, the novel won the Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel. Hopkinson received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1999 and has also been nominated...