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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 129–144.
Published: 01 January 2019
... truths, each of which claims to be the only possible truth. It is argued that these truths are products of a situated antagonistic struggle, which, rather than indicating a firm belief, are used to serve the purposes of a game of power seeking. The search for truth in the battle of good against evil...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 325–342.
Published: 01 April 2019
... as at the conjuncture of two contingent events: the failure of the over four-decade search for a “left governmentality” and the renewal of “liturgical power.” The latter arises from a displacement of public opinion in liberal democracy by the fluctuations of public mood as registered on social media, with a concomitant...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (4): 866–876.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of organization and struggle. It argues that by subverting the frustration of social and geographical declassing, the Gilets Jaunes managed to constitute an unprecedented case of democratic counter-power. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Gilets Jaunes social movements counter-power...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (2): 464–472.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Lea Bou Khater In a world dominated by neoliberalism, there is renewed attention to labor organizing and radical forms of action outside the institutional framework. In Lebanon, the October 2019 Revolution brought to the forefront the capacity of labor to recompose its power in the face of the long...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (2): 432–439.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Kaveh Ehsani This essay presents three snapshots of the historical politics of pipelines (oil, natural gas, and water) in Iran since the turn of the twentieth century in order to juxtapose the variegated power struggles around seemingly similar pieces of materials transport technology. Pipelines...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (4): 735–754.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Fouad Makki There is today widespread recognition that colonialism was ultimately about the institutionalization of an imaginary of profound social inequality anchored in relations of production and asymmetries of power that were justified by ideologies of racial superiority. The assertion...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 April 2009
... “intellectual labor power,” the process through which thought performance, which includes teaching, is commodified on the price-setting marketplace. When viewed in this light, Pierre Bourdieu's influential definitions of cultural capital will be found wanting, as they do not account for the social differences...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (3): 503–528.
Published: 01 July 2014
... deprivation and political suppression, the extent of its apparent power within large numbers of institutions, and its integration with criminal culture in the outside world. Novitiate prisoners, who may initially have no connection to gangs outside prison and whose incarceration may be prolonged through...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2006) 105 (1): 217–240.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Melissa A. Orlie 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 Melissa A. Orlie Mass Support for Power Politics Nothing which was being done, no matter how stupid, no matter how many people knew and foretold the consequences...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 677–683.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Rusaslina Idrus The Refugee Festival opens a space for “power and hope” for refugees in Malaysia. Moving away from narratives of refugees as victims, this article highlights refugee practices of autonomy and freedom through the marginal spaces of the Refugee Festival. Within the context...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 412–420.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Nina Power This essay seeks to examine the constructed nature of the UK student as seen through the eyes of the media and the legal system following the protests and occupations that took place in late 2010 and 2011. It examines the events of this period and argues that although some...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 477–496.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., on the other. Arguing that the category of pleasure is recruited to heterogeneous positions in Foucault’s work, I trace the various purposes that it is enlisted to serve in his thinking, as well as the topological structure he evokes to conceptualize pleasure—that of the spiral. His famous “spirals of power...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (4): 901–915.
Published: 01 October 2011
... in the harmonious integrity of the whole. By means of this death scene, Machiavelli suggested that sovereigns must be prepared to exercise violent power over the divisible bodies of subjects in the name of securing the polity. I will argue here that the decline and death of the ancient metaphor of the body politic...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 175–187.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Saygun Gökarıksel; Z. Umut Türem Recent studies of authoritarianism in Turkey often conceptualize the problem as a move away from the rule of law toward rule by law; that is, law’s political instrumentalization by powerful authoritarian movements or personalities. Informed by the liberal legalist...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 287–305.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cemal Burak Tansel; Nik Theodore; Jamie Peck This essay examines the evolving symbiosis of authoritarian state power and neoliberal governance in the Middle East in the wake of the 2007–8 economic crisis and popular uprisings in 2011–13. I revisit the debates on “authoritarian resilience...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (3): 475–502.
Published: 01 July 2014
... their already precarious architecture and design. I explore the ideological and material ruins of incarceration, wherein irregular bodies of sovereign force (death squads legitimized by emergency) and new expressions of criminal community ( maras ) offer divergent incarnations of political power. The essay’s...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 715–731.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Niels van Doorn; Eva Mos; Jelke Bosma In this article we examine the partnership as a heterogeneous boundary resource that enables platforms to generate dependencies, become locally embedded, and gain power in urban settings. Pushing back against narratives of platform-driven disruption, which tend...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 61–80.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of the socialist movements with heavy-handed repression and politics of destruction, the Kemalist Republic, in the 2000s, gradually lost its traditions and institutional consistency as a result of the permanent and resilient resistance of the Kurdish and Islamist movements. The dissolving power relations...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (4): 747–766.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the commons. The complexity of this progressive subtraction must of course be pointed out, because the power of capital is founded on a complex assemblage of social relations, resources, discourses and narratives, rights, state policies, and, ultimately, the institutionalized monopoly of violence that aims...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (4): 856–865.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of identification and distress in emergency situations. It became “much more” as the metonymy of one of the longest social and political uprisings in history. It is also “much more” because this powerful movement has taken on unprecedented dimensions. Transforming roundabouts into communal spaces; demonstrating...