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Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379225-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7922-5
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to count...
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By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-128
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... institu- tion. His political personality is so complex, that it could only—as he says—be demonstrated by an algebraical formula, vis: Garvey equals Morton plus Dubois plus the dignity of the negro. Garvey wants economical independence, social improvement and political rights, not only for the American...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379010-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7901-0
..." (86). The first sentence, undivided by punctuation, sug- gests an almost algebraic series of equivalences. A logic of identity equates the single subject ("you") with the plural subject ("soldiers an equation which is confirmed by the operation of social service ("your post") and the recitation of...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... publishing anything that has appeared elsewhere. And I rarely write commissioned pieces. But of course “The Algebra of Infinite Justice,” the essay I wrote after 9/11, was not published in any mainstream U.S. publication—­it was unthinkable at the time.5 But that essay was published all over the...
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By Matthew C. Watson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... checks, to be filled in as required, that stand for any value of a given variable, like the . . . x, y, z, of algebra. 63 But Whorf differs from even escapes the theological precepts of Lévi- Straussian structuralism when discussing the realities of science, including science s predication on...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-045
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
... didn t know . . . about subjects I was completely unfamiliar with. Well, the day I edited the 50- page article on quantum physics . . . when my last math had been algebra . . . that had been translated from Russian, of which I knew not a single word, was the day I made my decision. Either I stayed in...
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009276-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
... Feynman s letters and diaries reveal a disdain for algorithmic decision procedures and axiomatic formulas, and a propensity to ask questions that ran against the grain of mathematical rules. Doing it by algebra was a set of rules, writes Feynman of his early encounters with mathematics, which, if you...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
...- alism (like the two men in the triangle) than to a third term (as in the triangle with its identical three points, its asymmetrical two men and a woman). The template, that is, is not geometrical but algebraic. Yet, the calculus here pushes beyond how we ordinarily describe the categories (gender...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... and Jack DeJohnette play drums; and emerging singers such as Gretchen Parlato and Algebra Blessett contribute vocals.26 Still, as Nate Chinen writes, Spalding is front and center at every turn. 27 Her emphasis on exposure or access reflects Gabriel Rossman s conten- tion that, despite radio s decline...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-068
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... institution. His political personality is so complex that, according to him, it could be expressed algebra- ically as follows: Garvey equals Morton [Moton] plus Dubois, plus the dignity of blacks. Garvey wants: economic independence, social improvement, and political personality, not only for...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009214-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0921-4
..., 237n9 Genoa, xxi, 105 geometry of chance/algebra of luck, 74, 99 geopo liti cal order, 49, 53 54 Gérando, Baron de, 6, 31, 125 Germany, xxiii, 47 48, 182, 205, 207, 210 11, 214, 217 Germinal (Zola), 163 64 La Gestion des risques (Castel), xv Girard, Alfred, 187, 193 Girard, Auguste, 157 268 index...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007401-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0740-1
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005346-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0534-6
... thing that is exchanged; therefore the universal laws governing exchanges, can be applied directly to labor. 53 Those universal laws of exchange accord with both thermodynamic and cap i tal ist sensibilities, as human industry is the algebraic sum of human energies. 54 While all exchanges have a...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... womanist culture, 225 Black women fiction, 268 69 Black women s studies, 22, 295 Blake, Eubie, 71 Bland, Sandra, 79, 89n2; as inspirational figure, 80 blerd ballers, 20 Blessett, Algebra, 49 Blitzer, Wolf, 168 Blue Angel, 62 Blue Lives Matter, 5 blues, 243, 299 Boal, Augusto, 224 Bobo, Jacqueline, 284n4...
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By Rudolf Mrázek
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007364-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0736-4
.... Instructive examples from classical lit er- a ture, or exercises of algebra, from memory, were retyped as textbooks. 101 I have also enrolled in a French course, wrote Pavel Weiner on Mon- day, August 21, 1944, so I quickly go to Barracks L 216, where the class is being held. 102 The children over...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009214-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0921-4
... (risk) that is manipulated by the chain of insurers? Insurance is one of the practices connected to what Pascal called geometry of chance or algebra of luck and what we today call probabilistic calculus. It is one of the sister sciences, along with demography, econometrics, and opin- ion polls, of...
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009139-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0913-9
... possibilities and pitfalls of family formations that reminds us that the couple form, especially the reproductive couple form, is often not malleable enough to admit these other algebras of affect, attachment and even ambition. 31 Like two Cavellians in millennial mode, Puar and Tongson suggest that, what...
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By Louise Amoore
Published: 01 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
... Feynman s letters and diaries reveal a disdain for algorithmic decision procedures and axiomatic formulas, and a propensity to ask questions that ran against the grain of mathematical rules. Doing it by algebra was a set of rules, writes Feynman of his early encounters with mathematics, which, if you...