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Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
...I. PERFORMING BLACKNESS CH.1 MUTTS LIKE ME / MIXED- RACE JOKES AND POST- RACIAL REJECTION IN THE OBAMA ERA Ralina L. Joseph In November 2008, the halcyon days of the first Black president- elect, euphoria swept many progressive and liberal enclaves of the United States. For perhaps the first time...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... The chapter demonstrates how the space and practices of the office--its operations, observations, and ego-technic media—become the switchboard of a self-organizing social order of things. Examples are drawn from the fiction of Patricia Highsmith, Tom McCarthy, Max Brooks ( World War Z ), and...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... This chapter takes up the crisis of the work of art in the epoch of social systems from another side.. The crisis of the art work now has become a way of posing the problem of action and intention in autotropic (self-turned) systems. The art work now resembles a practical joke: a staging of...
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By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... principle and stress an aesthetic category. It defines a modern anthropotechnics, or art with humans. It redefines the action zones of a modern world that stages its own conditions and the place of the work of art in it. The chapter demonstrates how the space and practices of the office--its...
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... This chapter takes up the crisis of the work of art in the epoch of social systems from another side.. The crisis of the art work now has become a way of posing the problem of action and intention in autotropic (self-turned) systems. The art work now resembles a practical joke: a staging...
Published: 13 January 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... specific circumstances and social practices he says. If there is any universally acceptable definition of modernity, it is this: that by teaching us to employ the methods of reason, universal modernity enables us to identify the forms of our own particular modernity Within this particular modernity...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009207-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0920-7
...3 PARTIAL ALLIANCES AMONG MINOR PRACTICES The Elusive Nature of Colombia s Amazonian Plains After I engaged in several interviews with Abdón Cortés, he in- vited me to igac to share aspects of my research with rural com- munities in Putumayo precisely because agrologists do not consult with local...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... subject, and in the objects of jokes in the United States. It uses this analysis to discuss why minstrelsy is still practiced today, and why in a supposedly postracial era in the United States the donning of blackface, both professionally and by amateurs, has actually increased. The resurgence of a...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374015-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... improvisation was seen as a rejection of the professional craft tradition of the French film industry and its unions. It was received, in critical quarters, as a filmmaking practice marked by “in jokes” and the representation of intimate relationships between improvising performers from which audiences were...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-216
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... relation with parts outside their wholes, as well as those inside. Facts do not just emerge from data parts and the analytical and po liti cal maneuvers that bring them into a whole. Facts can only be facts in relation to rumors, lies, jokes, or other facts. Life only emerges as a distinc- tion to nonlife...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... issues that inflected the reception of the Nouvelle Vague. A turn to improvisation was seen as a rejection of the professional craft tradition of the French film industry and its unions. It was received, in critical quarters, as a filmmaking practice marked by “in jokes” and the representation of...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
... pornographic, is commonly sex between men or related practices. Yang is far from shy about repre- senting the gay male body giving and receiving pleasure. Influential for many other queer game makers, Yang s games have also sparked a variety of responses (from fascination to disgust) from the more mainstream...
Published: 16 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0552-0
... with water. mealie meal A common name for flour ground from maize (corn). mopani A deciduous tree used for poles in buildings. mujwanyina A friend formed via a joking relationship between clans. 182 Glossary mungonwa Wood from a plant called live- long. muzimu (pl. mizimi) The spirit or shade of a...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005117-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0511-7
... reflection about a set of practices con- cerning buildings and the ways they operate as quotidian points of refraction for divergent politics of value in Argentina at the beginning of the twenty- first century. It is a book about the intricate, close registers in which buildings and their value are engaged...
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By Cressida J. Heyes
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009320-141
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0932-0
... within which any of us act. But what is the alternative not just in theory but also in practice? I haven t attempted a systematic answer to that question in this book (although I have posed it from several dif er ent angles intended to give some idea where I m headed). Foucault s work, although positing...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007388-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0738-8
... as through their affective embodiments, interjections, and social actions. The practices involved are infinite and span from treaty drafting, ratification, and adjudi- cation to trial attendance, language negotiations, and joking, to refusals that involve rejections, withdrawals, and noncooperation...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007401-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0740-1
.... Thanks, y all, for doing this meditation! Sofia gushed, as impressed as I was that the minute of stillness had gone smoothly; it was a practice usu- ally reserved for the school s weekly Town Hall. We ain t finna do it every day, Pan Dulce said authoritatively, cocking his head to the side with one...
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By Hannah Appel
Published: 13 December 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0457-8
... the ways of imaginative scholarship and meaningful pedagogical practice. I was lucky to overlap with Amita Baviskar during my first year at Stanford, and her In- troduction to Political Economy course remains the most formative class I have ever taken. Nikhil Anand, Elif Babul, Robert Samet, and Rania...
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By Alex Blanchette
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012047-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1204-7
... as potentially regulating porcine immune systems. Distinct pods of pigs immune systems are distributed across an environment, including in workers social lives and practices. These biosecurity protocols were designed to make laborers perceive themselves as entangled with and coconstitutive of pigs...
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By Micha Rahder
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... place and identity. In par tic u lar, this per- spective is closely tied to Uaxactún s self- aware eco- consciousness (concien- cia) and forest extraction practices. This chapter traces two institutional knowledge- making practices in Uax- actún, one that extracts knowledge outward toward funders and...