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Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... an animal symbiont for the child, a choice that ramified across the generations of all the species. The relations of symbiogenetic people and unjoined humans brought many surprises, some of them deadly, but perhaps the deepest surprises emerged from the relations of the living and the dead, in...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... rivers of blood to one reviewer;66 in "Tragic Holiday" she waved a black flag, mocking ceremonies destined to honor war dead. Gilfond praised Graham for showing new interest in concrete subject matter and moving away from abstraction.67 Still, some critics found her content obscure and her...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... Emmanuel Vori was just eighteen and fresh out of school when “Ngoma Yarira” came in the door. Vori vividly recalled the moment when Shona speakers at Teal fi rst heard it. Th e title translates “Th e Drums Are SONGS FOR THE BOOK OF HISTORY / 69 Sounding,” and...
Published: 18 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004370-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0437-0
... be provoked by the sound of someone suffering, or the sight of a dead friend, but, crucially, it relied on a sense of likeness that could ex- tend far beyond the boundary of the human as such. There are men who cannot bear to see a young green tree cut down or destroyed, Herder wrote; a feeling...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-050
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... rush about looking for some place to put his stuff for the night. Half a dozen friends helped. And I still wander among the ruins, trying to find one or two of the she- beens that Dr. Verwoerd [the prime minister] has overlooked. But I do not like the dead eyes with which some of these ghost...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004424-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0442-4
... student to other homeless men for their own oral gratification leading to a plethora of semen, urine, and feces in the protagonist s home. Through the intermediating figure of a dead Korean American male phi los o pher, the black protagonist and a series of homeless men from a variety of dif- fer ent...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009344-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0934-4
... sounded like this: We went to the Natural History Museum [in London] to see our ancestors and we were told that we cannot see them. For us it is like going to see somebody in hospital. To us the people in museums are not dead, they are living ; How can research possibly compare? We re tired of other...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... poetic text out of fragments of con- versations, daily drills, and images. Weaving disparate statements together, she presents much of the text in the voices of inmates themselves, some of whom are quoted by first name, such as Willie, Zabonia, Franklin, Juanita, and George. Speakers talk of things they...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... United States. In the tra- ditional lyrics, “don’t stop the carnival” expresses the speaker’s appeal to Trinidadian officialdom not to shut down the annual revelry, which gave celebrants the opportunity to thumb their noses at authority. Take away Christmas and New Year’s, the...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... about the same time, the cover of Time asked, “What Would Marx Think?” In the latter issue, there was an ac­know­ledg­ment that while Karl Marx’s utopian predictions about revolution and the triumph of socialism wer­ e dead wrong and, indeed, many of his policies brought misery to millions, his...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... power­ful and honored skill. It was not just a way of telling a story or communicating a thought. The speaker who could mesmerize an audience with the poetry of his words provided not just useful information or empowering insights but often a form of entertainment for audiences with few outlets to...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
.... Literary critic Maurice Vambe sought to portray this as weakness. In academic writings, Vambe tries to dismantle Th omas’s 268 / CHAPTER 15 revolutionary credentials. Vambe portrays Th omas’s resort to prayer as a cop- out, a dead- end substitute for positive action. Th omas never read Vambe’s...
Published: 22 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009030-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0903-0
... United States, yet a musical group that most non Spanish speakers in the US would not even recognize. I began this section by noting that commercialism detached the corrido from the primitive territorial machine, a phrase that Deleuze and Guat- tari use to alert us to a historical move away from the...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... voice changing generational ideas and reference values of contemporary manhood. These debates are embedded in the resulting sound while positions on them are staked out among the speakers. For example, Siyazi is criticized as outdated in how he genders his lyrics. With discourse about rights circulating...
Published: 08 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005650-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0565-0
... many re spects the islands are headed in that direction. . . . When we look at another person, we won t think Asian, black, or white. We ll just think: person. 23 Through such a reading of ge ne tic history, Ol- son s spin on the Polynesian Prob lem is effectively to declare race not dead but complexly...
Published: 13 January 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... association. Ten years later, she collected money for the Greek War of Liberation. She became one of the founders of the Cologne Association for Poor Girls Schools and served as its chair until 1859. She had also belonged to the city s Arts Society, beginning at its foundation in 1838. And as a widow, she...
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... the dead into active presence. Her curious practice prepares for next chapter’s Communities of Compost and the tasks of speakers for the dead. ...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-147
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... reward for the finding of the man, and the amount was increased and still good; we still hope to find him. The only thing that can save 400,000,000 Negroes the world over is faith in the movement and faith without works is dead. The Negroes in the South mean business, and we want you to mean...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007401-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0740-1
... spoken only by a small minority of folks in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and there isn t much infrastructure for training teachers for speakers of other languages. Kiswahili, on the other hand, is spoken by over 50 million people and has robust resources for teaching to English speakers including textbooks and...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-042
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... other leaders came along, and altogether about 150 Israelites met them at the tent. Mr. Nightingale explained his in- structions from the Native Affairs Department in regard to the register, and told them what information he would require. Several speakers rose one after the other, and said this...