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By Doreen Lee
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7409-1
... domiciliation kost posko basekemp activist structures friendship communitas ...
Book Chapter

By Doreen Lee
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374091-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7409-1
... Chapter 5 focuses on activist practices of domiciliation and home-making that provided spaces of rest, return, and belonging. It describes how temporary activist structures called basekemp (organizational headquarters), posko (command posts), and kost (rented rooms) function as collective spaces...
Published: 15 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027393-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2739-3
... This chapter examines the work of artists and activists–Gil Cuadros, Jaime Cortez, Adela Vázquez, and Rafael Campo–whose work addresses the ongoing prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities. Their work furthermore represents three decades of Latinx HIV/AIDS art: Cuadros's 1994 mixed-genre...
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By Rob Goldberg
Series: Radical Perspectives
Published: 28 July 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027102-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2710-2
... The Black liberation struggle was not the only identity-based movement transforming the toy industry in the 1970s, as a revitalized women’s movement began challenging manufacturers’ traditional representations of gender, race, work, and family structure. Chapters of the National Organization...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373742-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... This chapter returns to Spivak’s question: Can the subaltern speak? It brings together the three concepts of subalternity, intellectuals and common sense, arguing that together they provide a flexible yet structured approach to the problem of the relationship between the experience of inequality...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... The introduction theorizes Junot Díaz’s decolonial imagination, arguing that Díaz employs the creative faculty of the imagination to envision a radically different world, a world not structured through dominance but through solidarity. The introduction gives a biographical account of Díaz’s...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... This chapter focuses on refugee agency to explore how refugees find and create spaces for action, collaborate with activists to elude and challenge structures of control, and articulate an alternative politics of identity and self-determination beyond their identity as exemplars of “bare life...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
...” and violently disavowed as such. These activists’ mode of protest is about exposing the embodied losses—of bodies, communities, and possibilities—that haunt the common intelligibility of memorable life. To think vulnerability together with affirmation would prompt us to trouble the calculative reasoning...
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027478-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2747-8
... structures that impose a binary division between localized change and global revolution and between forms of identity based on racial or sexual difference and class-based identities. There is a danger in contemporary left theory of abandoning a close understanding of the conditions that lead people to demand...
Published: 16 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... not by a particular quality of mind, but by their location within a society’s institutions and practices of knowledge production. As such, they are always embedded within the power structures of their society. To help the reader grasp how radically Gramsci departs from conventional definitions, Gramsci’s...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
...Activist Aesthetics This chapter examines two elements that are central to Díaz’s interventions into contemporary Latino/a cultural politics. The first is Diaz’s critical and assertive engagement with Latinidad and how this position impacts his work as well as his political involvements...
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... misunderstandings; distortions introduced by some kinds of outside “help”; false trails towards empowerment; cynical manipulations of new discourses towards neo-liberal ends. The goal was to put up warnings signs, not to discourage the urgent impetus to create structures in which international feminism can struggle...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
... be situated in the dominant structures of global governance that have rendered their driving logics the thinkable default option, and their legitimacy the dominant common sense for diverse groups, from feminist lawyers to military strategists. This analysis comes together in reading the Al Hassan case...
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... misunderstandings; distortions introduced by some kinds of outside “help”; false trails towards empowerment; cynical manipulations of new discourses towards neo-liberal ends. The goal was to put up warnings signs, not to discourage the urgent impetus to create structures in which international feminism can struggle...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... fiction to engage recent characterizations of his work as postrace, before addressing those features of his work that place him in a genealogy of activist writers that includes women of color writers such as Lorde. It ends with a reading of the short story “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
.... It embodies an archipelagic structure by viewing Guam as a complex space contested by various populations and interests vying for representational, historiographical, ideological, and political power—revealing Guam to be more than just a footnote to US-American empire and an intellectual footnote to the field...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-089
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Sergio Almaraz Paz (1928–68) began his political activities as a young man in the “Liberty Study Center” run by Angélica Ascui, an important middle-class activist linked to anarchist and feminist causes. He entered the Revolutionary Left Party ( pir ) and then, in 1950, at the age of twenty-two...
Book Chapter

By Catherine Besteman
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... for action, collaborate with activists to elude and challenge structures of control, and articulate an alternative politics of identity and self-determination beyond their identity as exemplars of “bare life.” The chapter recounts the process of ethnogenesis through which Somali Bantu refugees in Dadaab...
Published: 01 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2747-8
... This chapter explores the broader political implications of a dialogical aesthetic paradigm, focusing on the tension between individual self-transformation and the processes by which these same individuals might come together to create political change. The chapter identifies a set of discursive structures...
Published: 10 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
...Violence The city of Ostrava is famous throughout the Czech Republic for its residents’ respiratory problems, with some scientists contending that Ostrava’s children suffer from the world’s highest rates of asthma. Activists blame Ostrava’s steelworks, whose management, in turn, suggests...