The following is an edited transcript of an e-mail interview between the artist Luke Willis Thompson and Social Text editor Tavia Nyong’o that was conducted over the spring and summer of 2015, during and after the New Museum triennial, within … Continue reading “In Conversation with Luke Willis Thompson”
This short essay was commissioned by Dissent Magazine, which after putting me through an arduous editorial exchange rejected it. (Draw your own conclusions). I attach the original essay here, slightly revised and welcome any comments. I hope to expand … Continue reading “A Note on Race and the Left”
It is with great sadness that we open this page to commemorate the passing of our colleague and friend Randy Martin. Martin, who joined Social Text in 1983 and served as one of its co-editors from 2000-2006, was one of … Continue reading “Remembering Randy Martin”
This post originally appeared on the London Review of Books Blog on July 29, 2014. The Palestinian body count in Gaza has passed 1000, with more than 5000 wounded. Over 70 per cent of the casualties are civilians, including more … Continue reading “Nothing Unintentional”
An earlier version of this post was published by Open Democracy on August 12, 2014. In response to the current outbreak of vicious siege warfare in Gaza, satirist John Oliver, on his weekly cable show, reviewed the past decade of … Continue reading “Genocidal desistance in Gaza”
On March 11, 2014, at around 5:30am, students installed three sets of banners about student debt around the UC Davis campus. Three hours later, one set of banners was taken down, and two hours after that, another set had disappeared. … Continue reading “As the World Turns: Spinning the Idea of the University As We Know It”
The Social Text Collective strongly opposes New York State Assembly Bill 8392. This pending legislation would prohibit colleges and universities in New York State from using state funding to support employees’ participation in academic groups or associations that have passed … Continue reading “Social Text Condemns New York State Assembly's Attack on Free Speech”
Social Text Collective Member Jonathan Beller, interviewed for Kulturpunkt by Ante Jeric and Diana Meheik. Re-posted from Kulturpunkt.hr. Thanks to Tanja Vrvilo and Film Mutations. KP: The Cinematic Mode of Production is the term by which you seem to be introducing a … Continue reading “From The Cinematic Mode of Production to Computational Capital: An Interview with Jonathan Beller for Kulturpunkt”
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of colleague and friend José Esteban Muñoz. Muñoz was a member of the Social Text editorial collective for many years and his contributions to the intellectual and social life of the … Continue reading “Remembering José Esteban Muñoz”
Social Text Collective Member Alondra Nelson discusses her research on the Black Panther Party’s health activism, criminalization, and public health policy as part of the JustPublics @365 podcast series.
Social Text Web Editor Ashley Dawson discusses his research and activism as part of the Just Publics @365 podcast series.
The Fall 2013 issue of Social Text is now out, a special issue on “Punk and Its Afterlives” guest edited by Jayna Brown, Patrick Deer and Tavia Nyong’o. It features articles on Tesco Vee, Tricky, The Clash, Lady Gaga, The … Continue reading “New Print Issue Out: Punk and its Afterlives”
Social Text presents a new video channel, to be used for lectures, event reports, mini-documentaries and creative work. Check it out on YouTube or Vimeo! We welcome submissions for our video channel. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is the … Continue reading “Social Text Video Channel Up Now”
Last night I went to see the film The Last Mountain, an incredibly powerful documentary that chronicles the struggle of West Virginian communities against the pulverization of their land and lives by coal mining outfits like Massey Energy Corporation. Mountaintop … Continue reading “Act for Climate Justice”
The historical fact that Athens was the birthplace of democracy has been haunting the crowds assembled for nearly two months in the city’s Syntagma (Constitution) Square, right across from the House of Parliament, protesting undaunted against the government’s incapacity to … Continue reading “Indignant Politics in Athens – Democracy Out of Rage”