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Social Text is a journal currently published by Duke University Press. Since its inception as an independent editorial collective in 1979, the Social Text journal has addressed a wide range of social and cultural phenomena, drawing distinguished theorists and academics across the academy to publish articles on questions of gender, sexuality, race, and the environment. Over the course of its history, Fredric Jameson, Cornel West, Andrew Ross, Judith Butler, Laura Kipnis, Ellen Willis, Edward Said, Stanley Aronowitz, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak have all published in the journal. As an interdisciplinary journal committed to pushing the boundaries of social theory, Social Text seeks to provoke and challenge through articles written by emerging critical voices. Each issue covers subjects in the debates around feminism, marxism, neoliberalism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, queer theory and popular culture.

The journal gained notoriety in 1996 for the so-called Sokal Affair when it published an article that physicist Alan Sokal had deliberately written as a hoax, entitled "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity".

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