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Published: 23 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371830-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7183-0
... 4 DEFAMILIARIZING (DIS)ABILITY, RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY Science fiction/fantasy/horror can do that kind of disorientating shifting with anything: politics, culture, race, power, sex, sexuality, gender. That’s the stuff I find...
Published: 06 August 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380122-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8012-2
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... health actions, and more. Intensely inhabiting specific bodies and places as the means to cultivate the capacity to respond to worldly urgencies with each other is the core theme. The goal is to cultivate the capacity for response—response-ability. ...
Published: 23 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371830
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7183-0
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... In this chapter, eight coauthors reflect on their participation in two concerts, featuring artists of all abilities, called Stretched Boundaries , curated by Pauline Oliveros in 2011. Participants discuss the boundary-stretching capacities of sounding across abilities, defining “boundaries” in...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... In this chapter, Rosemarie discusses her mother’s love of (and knack for) telling ghost stories, and her ability to sense and see invisible presences around her. Mama Freeney’s abilities sometimes scared people, but she also knew how to handle and use those abilities for good. ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... This chapter is about Rosemarie’s mother, Ella Lee, as a child and as an adult—her intelligence, her idiosyncrasies, her ability to make people feel good about themselves, her ethics, and what Rosemarie learned from her. ...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
..., where the ability to create believable simulacra of natural forms tests our ability to distinguish the real from the fake. Newer hotel-casinos have responded to a more global and upscale clientele by foregoing corporeal nature in favor of technological displays that convey the idea of nature and...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... Focusing on different documents regimes in U.S. citizenship history, Beatrice McKenzie in chapter 6 reveals that applicants’ race, gender, and social class have long affected their ability to be recognized as U.S. citizens. A belief in the fraudulence of Chinese Americans’ claims to citizenship...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter explores the struggle for leadership after Lenin’s death between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Stalin’s ability to unite with Zinoviev and Kamenev to form “the troika” and isolate Trotsky through creating “Trotskyism” as distinct from “Leninism” are contextualized within the...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... standards. Ordinary medicine shapes our most personal experiences of growing older and ultimately undermines medicine’s ability to function as a social good. ...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373339-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7333-9
... The introduction situates the book within the field of performance studies, describing how performative histories have a unique ability to alter how we make history and conjure memory. It theorizes key concepts such as the archive, race in a South African context, the body, and gesture. By...
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... all abilities, called Stretched Boundaries , curated by Pauline Oliveros in 2011. Participants discuss the boundary-stretching capacities of sounding across abilities, defining “boundaries” in many ways: from ablest myths of “normal” hearing, to social lines drawn between ability and disability that...
Published: 11 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375746-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... “being in the world” through the body. Together, the capacity to maintain the fullness of seminal essence and the capacity to open up to the world constitute life’s fullness. Under this understanding, men can remain potent even when impotent, because potency is more than the ability to achieve erection. ...
Published: 07 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375517-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7551-7
... invisibility (absence, un-image-ability), and hypervisibility (a visual archetype conflated with the “spectacle of terror”) by analyzing two films by the acclaimed Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. The chapter’s reading of Suleiman’s films further highlights the different mechanisms involved in rendering...
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374701-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7470-1
... violence undermined working people’s ability to establish control over their lives. In the absence of common memories about the past and disagreement about the causes of persistent violence in the present, the chapter explores how working people struggle anew on a fragmented social terrain to rebuild...
Book Chapter

By Sami Schalk
Published: 23 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371830-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7183-0
... imagine black- ness differently? Womanhood differently? Sexuality differently? If, as Gloria Anzaldúa claims, “nothing happens in the ‘real’ world unless it first happens in the images in our heads,” then changing the narratives of (dis)ability, race, and gender, changing the way marginalized...
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394679-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9467-9
... Bonampak murals record the history of one battle and its aftermath. Re- markably preserved images of Maya nobles in beautifully pigmented robes, tortured prisoners of war, and rituals of bloodletting illuminate Maya militarism and the ability of Maya artists to paint figures alive with movement and...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... these migrant women to be involved in the reproduction of subjects, households, and ethnonational formations in both the Gulf and South Asia, but also to simultaneously develop newfound abilities, dispositions and subjectivities, forms of everyday conversions that, as this chapter discusses, they try...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... communism, during Romania’s troubled efforts at integrating into the global economy, that Romanians found themselves pushed out of work and housing and onto the streets. Those displaced by heightened market competition lost the ability to participate in a society that was increasingly organized around...