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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... that discourage reductive ethnographic readings. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Not Yet Beyond the Veil Muslim Women in American Popular Literature Dohra Ahmad In his 1977 essay “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Dark- ness,” Chinua Achebe tells of receiving a letter from a high...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... didactic political narration. Yet, beneath the deliberate political opacity of Hatoum’s work, one can find traces of a form of “postmemory” particular to the Palestinian experience. This article focuses on the postmemory of the Nakba in Hatoum’s work and draws particular emphasis on the 1948 massacre...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... into the discountable rabble. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 No Longer a “Whore,” Not Yet a “Terrorist,” Never a Citizen Majoritarian Right and the Rabble Mangalika de Silva Would it still make sense to speak of democracy . . . when it would no longer be a political question...
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Social Text (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 (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the contradictions of the socialist market economy (even the description is an oxymoron) that are not as yet clearly recognizable. These figures of the human do not appear necessarily as human figures. They are not so much representations of new social types as they are hysterical symptoms of a new society: like...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of successive scenes of encounter, where the observer is present as one character among others. This uneven approach to shifting grounds of the yet unseen and unthought is meant to mirror the course of anthropological inquiry as imaginative pursuit. Nothing here is only as it would appear to be; everything...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of struggles for freedom, yet the questioning of recovery also requires a critical examination of the genealogy of freedom itself. The author argues that liberalism did not contradict slavery, but rather served as a means to rationalize slavery and its aftermath, and observes that many liberal ideas were also...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Alexander R. Galloway For many humanists and cultural critics, Fredric Jameson’s work in the early 1980s typified a certain kind of Freudo-Marxist inquiry, a materialist approach to the investigation of politics and aesthetics that would remain influential through the turn of the millennium. Yet...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 113–117.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Julietta Singh This poetic series in nine parts attunes to the subject’s complex and abiding attachment to the object. The unfixed voices of these poems subtly shift across the series, from subject to object to yet a third “social” position. The poems move through a queer temporality in which...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on old and new modes of organizing. These struggles have yet to result in widespread transformations of structures of governance, but they reveal the ways people work within and against them. We can begin to map and link the diverse local practices and transnational solidarities that are deployed...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Divina” (“Divine Light”), is used in religious practice by Marcelo and his followers, who by singing along with the tune and regulating the intake and outtake of breath give rise to the magic-like, yet scientifically explained, somatic reaction of goose bumps. Examining this affective, bodily response...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of black European diasporic formation. This essay analyzes a series of images that register blacks as Europeans, yet framed through the lens of national and familial idioms that presents them as undeniable members of German society. In so doing, the article highlights both the tensions of diasporic...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 112–117.
Published: 01 September 2009
...? This essay takes up the differences between an older imperialism and present-day empire, in order to envision what yet remains for us to consider in opposing its contemporary global rule. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Departures Stanley Aronowitz...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and popular solidarity with Palestine. Far from constituting a manifesto for pan-Arab or pan-Islamic solidarity along identitarian lines, Kateb’s play gives shape to a postcolonial imaginary of emancipation that foreshadows ongoing prodemocracy struggles. Yet it also reactivates anticolonial discourse...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Zahid R. Chaudhary This article analyzes the discourse concerning the assimilation of Muslim minorities in the United States and suggests that calls for assimilation are solicitations for a form of self-renunciation and sacrifice. Yet such solicitations occur against the economic and political...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2010
... not yet committed, thereby turning students with psychiatric histories into objects of fear for their teachers and counselors, and vice versa. This article charts the historical emergence of psychiatry's entanglement with institutional risk assessment and suggests an alternative framework for responding...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the film also shows us how it is possible to be politically protected but not yet physically alive through its focus on the status of the unborn child. Kee's body becomes the battleground for these two opposing forces as the film offers a critique of the politics of migration at the same time...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of the same: as moments and movements of ellipses. Writing itself is considered here as a series of turns and returns around the (im)possible inscription of memory: as a toxic yet healing supplement. © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 ER ( . . . ) Ellipses Juan Obarrio Return Here I am again...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 2012
... raped as a result of the war in 1971 were birangonas (war heroines). This effort remains internationally unprecedented and yet unknown to many apart from Bangladeshis. The government also set up various rehabilitation programs and centers to ensure the women were not socially ostracized. The history...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... within a Bolivian (camba) comedy, NEO . Like other comedies drawing on national stereotypes, NEO promises to mock “all Bolivians,” yet their racialized ridicule is not without its asymmetries or consequences, particularly in the politically polarized and racially charged period following the election...