Social Text

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Social Text  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Soc. Text
Discipline Cultural studies
Language English
Edited by Anna McCarthy, Tavia Nyong’o, Neferti X.M. Tadiar
Publication details
Duke University Press (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0164-2472 (print)
1527-1951 (web)
LCCN 79644624
OCLC no. 423561805
JSTOR 01642472

Social Text is an academic journal published by Duke University Press. Since its inception by an independent editorial collective in 1979, Social Text has addressed a wide range of social and cultural phenomena, covering questions of gender, sexuality, race, and the environment. Each issue covers subjects in the debates around feminism, Marxism, neoliberalism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, queer theory, and popular culture. The journal has since been run by different collectives over the years, mostly based at New York City universities. It has maintained an avowedly progressive political orientation and scholarship over these years, if also a less and less socialist or Marxist one. Since 1992, it is published by Duke University Press.[1]

The journal gained notoriety in 1996 for the Sokal affair, when it published a nonsensical article that physicist Alan Sokal had deliberately written as a hoax.

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  1. ^ "MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER". Lingua Franca. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 

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