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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 January 2023
... framework, whether legal, juridical, or otherwise, or any executive or legislative governing body. In short, we may identify constituted power with any form of sovereignty or state. Note also that, for virtually every thinker discussed below, constituted power points toward a Thermidorian phase, which...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 101–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... toward reconsideration of the death drive, not just how it is projected on gay men or directed at them but also how it is uniquely embodied and celebrated by them. The title of Lee Edelman's book No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive about sums it up, but Leo Bersani's work in Intimacies and Tim...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 780–792.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Michael Dillon This essay argues that security is not a commodity or value but a generative principle of political formation. Inasmuch as security politics are also politics of the limit, they derive their political rationalities and governing technologies from the vantage point of the end...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (2): 380–395.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Amy Austin Holmes It is never just rage against injustice that leads to mass uprisings, but also the millenarian belief in something better. The better life that the Egyptian and Turkish people fought for has not yet and may never materialize. A fleeting glimpse of an alternative future...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 863–872.
Published: 01 October 2017
... immigration control and drug interdiction, while also engaging in their own efforts to pick up trash left behind by undocumented border crossers and protect natural resources from degradation caused by border enforcement and smuggling activities. In their effort to “clean up” public lands, land managers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 195–204.
Published: 01 January 2019
... initiated a struggle for the decommodification of higher education, it was also immediately about more than fees. And if it also called into question the managerial, as well as epistemological, foundations of the university, the changes it forced were often paradoxical or far from what was demanded. But I...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (2): 363–384.
Published: 01 April 2024
... and territories. Yet extensions reflect a going beyond that can take place anywhere, and which is manifested not only in new territorial formations but also in ways of living and inhabiting. Acts of extending urban form and life do not simply reproduce the dominant modes of valuation but unsettle, disrupting...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (2): 235–255.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of Europe. This condition, it argues, renders migrant spaces largely uninhabitable and highlights how borders impact not only labor regimes but also the politics of dwelling. At the same time, the article employs the notion of “unsettling” to inquire into the possibility for alternative notions of place...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (2): 317–338.
Published: 01 April 2023
...” while also being yoked into the modernizing, infrastructural dynamics of a “global city” (Sassen 1991). It relates these debates to the longer history of labor migration, structural inequality and the exceptionalist policing of sexual politics under colonial rule and into the period of decolonization...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (3): 447–458.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., for they inquire about our condition or way of being at this moment. The subject areas of the essays vary widely. Several essays focus on the legitimacy of the state's violence; others ask how legitimacy as a concept may be applied to acts of violence at all. The demands of witnessing this violence are also...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 431–443.
Published: 01 April 2008
...—offers increased security but also brings into question enduring values in Republican France, including the sovereignty and freedom of each individual, his or her independence from harassment and surveillance, as well as of thoughts and actions. Vigipirate brings into question the continued viability...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 285–304.
Published: 01 April 2009
... origins. This disidentification alerts one to the unacknowledged centrality of Kristeva's and Žižek's Balkan origins to their writing about the region, and it also points to the Balkanist character of their intellectual production. I emphasize the discourse geography of the Balkans—particularly Maria...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (4): 719–739.
Published: 01 October 2010
...C. J. C. Pickstock The impulse to worship precedes philosophical reflection about God. It involves gratitude, admiration, and petition. However, it can also be argued that worship concludes and completes human abstract reflections. First, human beings are called to rise above their animal nature...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (4): 791–810.
Published: 01 October 2010
...,” and debating how we might develop a committed anthropology that is aware of its ability to disseminate powerful encounters with otherness within but also beyond the academy. The essay largely draws on published works, but reflections are also prompted by experiences at an academic conference as well...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 155–178.
Published: 01 January 2011
... on the condemnation of “race thinking” (anchored in the biological) as well as the foreclosure from that critique of “race performativity” (inscribed in the colonial). Gestated during the 1930s and 1940s in political opposition to Nazism's ideology of race, racism as a concept was also conceived Eurocentrically...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., are also reproduced in the knowledge production of academic scholars of decoloniality, primarily from the global North. These academics, she argues, appropriate the language and ideas of indigenous scholars without grappling with the relations of force that define their relationships to them, thus...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 477–496.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and pleasure” provide an image of the inseparability of power not only from knowledge but also from pleasure. By way of Georges Canguilhem’s reading of James Watson and Francis Crick, I contend that Foucault borrowed the model of those spirals from the double helix of DNA—and that the iconography of the life...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 681–700.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Kalindi Vora Affective and biological labor such as that found in call center and surrogacy work are indices of new forms of exploitation and accumulation within neoliberal globalization, but they also rearticulate a longer historical colonial division of labor. In this essay, feminist materialist...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (2): 285–302.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., a lesbian, and a self-proclaimed feminist but also a self-serving, womanizing alcoholic. A close examination of Shockley’s novel and the discourse surrounding it illuminates how social movements must have a clear grasp of the workings of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they structure our material...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (4): 671–685.
Published: 01 October 2014
... be something profoundly of the twenty-first century, an idea and field of concepts whose time has come. But what is also striking is the link between this return of communism and its site of return: the field of “critical theory.” What makes this site peculiar and remarkable is that it too has been in a long...