Volume 31, Number 1 114, Spring 2013 Charlie Samuya Veric Third World Project, or How Poco Failed Tryon P. Woods “Beat It like a Cop”: The Erotic Cultural Politics of Punishment in the Era of Postracialism Denise Ferreira da Silva … Continue reading “New Print Issue: Spring 2013”
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Lauren Berlant’s most recent book, Cruel Optimism (Duke UP, 2011), undertakes the ambitious and necessary project of thinking the political present. Cruel Optimism attends closely to what goes undernoticed about living in relation to waning or worn-out models of legibility, sovereignty and sustainability. This dossier assembles … Continue reading “Cruel Optimism: New Social Text Periscope Dossier”
Graduate Center, CUNY — Center for Humanities Nov 26, 2012, 6:30pm | The Skylight Room (9100) Ashley Dawson, Matthew K. Gold, Michael Mandiberg, Tavia Nyong’o What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a … Continue reading “Digital Publishing Today”
Zone Books is pleased to announce the publication of Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism, edited by Meg McLagan and Yates McKee. Political acts are encoded in medial forms–feet marching on a street, punch holes on a card, … Continue reading “Sensible Politics: Book Release”
“Apophatic Sovereignty Before the Law at Guantanamo”
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: 6 East 16th Street, Room 1103
SPONSORED BY THE POLITICS DEPARTMENT, NSSR
Of interest to Social Text readers: Sep 14, 2012 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY | NYU Journalism 7th Floor Commons The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU and the Arthur L. Carter … Continue reading “Pussy Riot: Performance, Politics, and Protest”
This special issue of Social Text will examine discourses of physical debility and social mobility in concert with social movement politics, broadly construed. The broader rubric of disability is an especially apt lens through which to launch a political agenda, if only … Continue reading “CFP: Movement Politics”
Tavia Nyong’o (New York University) and Eva Boesenberg (Humboldt Universität) will present a one-day symposium on the radical black presence in arts, music and literature in Berlin since the 1980.
Alex Weheliye (Northwestern University)
“White Brothers With No Soul?” The Racial Politics of Techno in Berlin
The event will also feature a free screening of the new documentary “Audre Lorde’s Legacy in Berlin.”
The event will be held Friday, July 27th, 2012, at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Dorotheenstr. 24, Raum 1.501. It is free and open to the public.
Please visit http://radicalblackberlin.wordpress.com for more information.
May 4, 2012, 5:00pm | The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center Under the auspices of neoliberalism, technical systems of compliance and efficiency have come to underwrite a biopolitics of war, terror, and surveillance. On the occasion of the publication of Beyond Biopolitics: Essays … Continue reading “Beyond Biopolitics: The Governance of Life and Death”
This Tuesday is May Day. It’s going to be an amazing day around New York. From art and music in the streets, to a free university in Madison Square Park with lectures by David Harvey and others, to a “guitarmy” over 1000 strong with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello leading the way, to a Brooklyn high school strike in Fort Greene park, to an unprecedented coalition of immigrant justice, unions, and occupy groups marching together, we have injustices to decry and our own power to celebrate. Click here for a list of events.
China is everywhere in the news for its astounding economic development and its equally astonishing human rights abuses. Beginning with this curiously inverse relationship between economic success and political rights and freedom, the relationship of China and the human begs … Continue reading “China and the Human Event at CUNY”
Social Text 109/110 (Winter 2011/Spring 2012) The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Rooms C201/C202 Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12-6pm China is everywhere in the news for its astounding economic development and its equally … Continue reading “China and the Human”
Jacqueline Aquino Siapno (Joy) is originally from Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines and is married to Fernando `Lasama’ de Araujo, Presidential Candidate in Timor Leste (East Timor) and current President of Parliament. Joy Siapno is the author of Gender, Islam, Nationalism and … Continue reading “Siding with the dispossessed: Interview with Jacqueline Aquino Siapno”
Opening Reception, 3/14, 3-6pm – Panel discussion on the militarization of the campus police, 3/14, 4:30-5:30pm – Exhibition opens 3/12 through 3/23/2012
How can access to important research and scholarship be available to all, not just “the one percent”? OnTuesday, February 28, at 12:00 PM in Columbia University’s Faculty House Presidential Rooms 2 & 3, join us for “Protests, Petitions and Publishing: Widening … Continue reading “Protests, Petitions and Publishing: Widening Access to Research in 2012”