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Published: 19 November 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395300-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9530-0
... chapter six A Small Part of the Bigger Picture In the years immediately aft er the surrender of Japan in August 1945, Tibet disappeared again from Washington’s politi cal radar, lost among greater concerns about what was happening in China and the rest of...
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376026-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7602-6
Published: 22 March 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003373-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0337-3
Published: 31 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386629-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8662-9
... 3 Native Son symbolic-death The (fractured and overdetermined) intentionality of Native Son is ar- ticulated repeatedly within the novel, with some interesting variations. Among the statements by the narrator, by Bigger, the protagonist, and by Max, Bigger’s attorney—which echo...
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
... places psychiatric hospitalization next to environmental destruction next to resistance next to joy next to community connection next to an analysis of racist and ableist hate language, to name a few of the topics. Each short piece in the book is a fragment of the bigger whole about cure and its core...
Published: 11 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375746-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... the challenge to anthropologists of China as to how to make the ethnographies endure. It then reflects on overcoming the difficulty in doing fieldwork on sexuality and impotence. It finally reflects on the studies of the experience of impotence and its capability of engaging bigger issues such as...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374169-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7416-9
... concern of these artists laid the groundwork for a wide-ranging multimedia practice that impacted the international art world. The book ends with a look at artist Sanford Biggers, who inherited and expanded ideas his West Coast predecessors engaged in earlier decades. ...
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By Greg Tate
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7399-5
.... In the Gil Scott-Heron piece (an obituary), Tate describes Gil Scott-Heron as not bigger than hip-hop, but better, as Hendrix was better than heavy metal, Coltrane better than bebop, Malcolm better than the Nation of Islam, Marley better than the King James Bible. But end of the day, Tate laments the...
..., Native Son dramatizes, with naturalistic flair, the overdetermined consequences of a virtuality of black masculine being that is at bottom photographic. blind ambitions Perhaps Native Son’s most important revelation on black male visi- bility lies in the paradox that Bigger Thomas’s...
Published: 22 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383796-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8379-6
..., Native Son dramatizes, with naturalistic flair, the overdetermined consequences of a virtuality of black masculine being that is at bottom photographic. blind ambitions Perhaps Native Son’s most important revelation on black male visi- bility lies in the paradox that Bigger Thomas’s...
Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386353-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8635-3
.... (Do I have to point out that there is no black female darkie of the moment?)1 Among the many troubles with the film version of Richard Wright’s 1940 best-seller Native Son (which had a limited release in 1986) was that Bigger...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387503-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8750-3
... Puerto Maldonado in 1963, came to symbolize this com- bination of commitment and romanticism of Latin America’s Marxist guerrillas of the 1960s and 1970s. Because my country is beautiful like a sword in the air and bigger now and even still more beautiful, I speak out and defend it with my life...
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-199
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
... THE MARCUS GARVEY AND UNIA PAPERS We have seen Garvey’s portrait several times in the Negro World, but he is made to appear as a much bigger man than he really is. The only good por- trait we have seen of Garvey was in the hands of Mr. Fred Gordon, British Con- sul at...
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377061-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7706-1
... ­ track bymakingtrack itaboutmetheproblem ratherthan at Bigger thanis Life about an English teacher...
Published: 22 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383796-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8379-6
... criminographic imagination on the queer black body of James Baldwin. In chapter 1 of Constructing the Black Masculine, I commented at length on Bigger Thomas’s inability to articulate the absurdity of his life in Book III. I adjudged that Bigger’s linguistic frustrations were the corporeally arresting...
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By Abdul R. JanMohamed
Published: 31 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386629-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8662-9
... deeply internalized fear of white society. For instance, this figure hovers over Bigger when he kills Mary and Bessie in Native Son. As we will see, in Native Son, Bigger Thomas will raise a fundamen- tal question about the temporal sequence or priority of these two struggles...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 01 January 2008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9069-5
... Annabella Lwin. Big love to my long-time loyal sistren in the UK: Loo Howe, Claudine Eccleston, Kumari Salgado, and Julie Stewart. You have looked after me during some very trying times. I thank my sister Geneva Biggers, Tyson Stockton, Simone Biggers, Margaret, Frank, and Yvonne Thibodeau, my...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... professional murderers / those who strangle to death the naked news / in the shadow of sensational head- lines / they show themselves again and again the serfs of that one face / the map of whose urinal is bigger than the map of my village).1 That single linethe map of whose urinal is bigger than the...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399476-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9947-6
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392279-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9227-9
... land surface of less than 11 square kilometers, while Komodo Island and Rinca Island measure more than 230 square kilometers. What is interesting, according to the research team, is that the size of the dragons living on the minor islands is much smaller than those found on the bigger islands...