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dc.contributor.authorWool, Zoë H.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-21T14:34:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-21T14:34:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Wool, Zoë H.. "In-durable Sociality: Precarious Life in Common and the Temporal Boundaries of the Social." Social Text, 35, no. 1 (2017) Duke University Press: 79-99. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-3728008.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/97382
dc.description.abstract This article considers the essential and unenduring attachments among grievously war-injured US soldiers remaking their lives at a military hospital. Their sense of being in common makes life bearable, but they do not constitute a community or even a cohort. Their profound attachments are especially brittle, breaking off cleanly as the contingencies of their unstable bodies intervene. Here, the enduring temporality of the social is secondary to practices of being between emergence and collapse. Addressing sociality here is not a romantic celebration of precarity or resilient intimacies. The article does not invest sociality and its residual social formations with lasting or redemptive force. Simply put, intimate and institutional attachments, both elected and involuntary, remain vital in the presence of pain even if they do not herald a hopeful futurity. In-durable sociality emerges as an ethics for now, situated in sociopolitical and material arrangement of the American afterwar that papers the present over with imagined futures: the individuating triumph of rehabilitation, the collectivizing identification with a war that could seem worth it, the stabilizing conjugation of we in a heteronational domestic life. The article traces injured soldiers’ experiences of being in common with others askance to this constellation of things to come, relating sociality to bare facts of perdurance.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Duke University Press
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by Duke University Press.
dc.title In-durable Sociality: Precarious Life in Common and the Temporal Boundaries of the Social
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Social Text
dc.citation.volumeNumber 35
dc.citation.issueNumber 1
dc.identifier.digital Wool-In-Durable-Sociality-Socail-Text-130-2017
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-3728008
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 79
dc.citation.lastpage 99


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