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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for a rising generation of Chicana activists, highlighting how the absence of young men from Mexican families laid bare the gender dynamics of family life. Véa's and Santana's novels revise familiar narratives of the Chicana/o movement, calling attention not to the way the movement was parochial and sexist...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
... black postmodernism bare life Scoby’s eyes reddened and he started to sniffle. He was cracking under the pressure. Watching his hands shake, I realized that sometimes the worst thing a nigger can do is perform well. Because then there is no turning back. We have no place to hide, no Superhuman...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2017
... recent calls to reconceptualize notions of the human in relation to colonial plantation slavery to challenge the omission of race in much current theory of posthumanism, biopolitics, and bare life. As Alexander Weheliye and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson note, Giorgio Agamben’s state of exception and bare life...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the plantation and its reiterations as a geographical space, site, or island of biopower; as a “camp” or state of exception; as a crossroads or border zone delimiting binaries between death/life, slave/free, nonhuman/human, labor/leisure, production/consumption, bare life/political life. Papers might consider...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of posthumanism, biopolitics, and bare life. As Alexander Weheliye and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson note, Giorgio Agamben’s state of exception and bare life and Michel Foucault’s biopolitics—arguably the predominant critical frameworks for analyzing state violence and inequality as constituent aspects of democratic...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 660–664.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... This reconsideration of the plantation form heeds recent calls to reconceptualize notions of the human in relation to colonial plantation slavery to challenge the omission of race in much current theory of posthumanism, biopolitics, and bare life. As Alexander Weheliye and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson note, Giorgio Agamben’s...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 439–445.
Published: 01 June 2016
... plantation slavery to challenge the omission of race in much current theory of posthumanism, biopolitics, and bare life. As Alexander Weheliye and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson note, Giorgio Agamben’s state of exception and bare life and Michel Foucault’s biopolitics—arguably the predominant critical frameworks...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2019
...) of the discussion, to approach the archive aslant, and to imagine different possibilities of relation. This reconsideration of the plantation heeds recent calls to challenge the omission of race in much current theory of biopolitics and bare life. As Alexander G. Weheliye ( 2014 : 32–36) and Zakiyyah Iman...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., whose embodiment is defined instead by habeas viscus (“you have the flesh ”), especially among colonized and enslaved populations. Habeas Viscus argues incrementally, investigating a succession of key concepts: the human, bare life, flesh, assemblage, pornotropes, and freedom. The book’s first...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on terror in this legacy. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Ha Jin Korean War war on terror biopolitics Toni Morrison References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 573–584.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Jeff Allred References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Baldwin James . 1985 . “ Everybody’s Protest Novel .” In The Price of the Ticket: Collected...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 343–356.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of liberal democracy and particularly visible in anti-Semitic movements. References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Agamben Giorgio . 2005 . State of Exception...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... control that would reduce enslaved existence to something very like the “bare life” described by philosopher Giorgio Agamben ( 1998 ), with the emphatically human slave stripped of legal personhood as its homo sacer . Howard’s frank acknowledgment of Amy’s humanity while denying her legal personhood...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 247–272.
Published: 01 June 2013
... their risks. Yet Douglass undertook to construct a new account of the human in which a reformed vision of strangerhood could found a revitalized democratic culture. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2022
... which Salamon calls on literary theory to think is, we suggest, not only a temporal but also an ontological problem, one that has often encouraged the bare life conception of poverty that this special issue seeks to contest. 6 As an economic and social condition, poverty is often perceived...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Comaroff Jean . 2007 . “ Beyond Bare Life: AIDS, (Bio)Politics, and the Neoliberal Order .” Public Culture 19 , no. 1 : 197 – 219 . Daniels Jessie . 2009 . “ Rethinking Cyber Feminism(s): Race, Gender, and Embodiment...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 337–349.
Published: 01 June 2023
... trends that Dauvergne maps out in later chapters, such as how machine learning and intelligent automation will expand state power (chapter 10). For example, isn’t the power to cull masses of crown-of-thorns starfish an example of already expanded state power, of bare life and the right to kill...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
... space in which we are still living By narratively delin- eating an instance of a biopolitical apparatus that centers entirely on the control of bare flesh, The Street ends up presenting, in Agamben’s words, a ‘‘zone of indistinction’’ where oppositions between life and law, inside and outside, public...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 697–706.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Harriet . 1861 . Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl . Edited by Child Lydia Maria . Boston : Thayer and Eldridge . Lovelace Berkeley Jr. 2020 . “ White House Officials Worry the Coronavirus is Hitting African Americans Worse than Others .” CNBC , April 7 . https...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 443–445.
Published: 01 June 2011
... particularly clear through-line­ from Executive Order 9066, by which Franklin Roosevelt ordered Japanese Americans to internment camps, to the post-­9/11 national security state. Theoretical concepts such as biopolitics, the abject, bare life, and the state of exception assist Beck, but his massing...