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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... Reading PL 480 libraries books as commodities ...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This personal essay tells the story of the discovery of reading. It uses A. K. Ramanujan’s short story “Annayya’s Anthropology” and other Indian fiction to discuss books from India and Pakistan as commodities exchanged for wheat from the U.S. under the PL 480 library program. Reading PL...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Reading This personal essay tells the story of the discovery of reading. It uses A. K. Ramanujan’s short story “Annayya’s Anthropology” and other Indian fiction to discuss books from India and Pakistan as commodities exchanged for wheat from the U.S. under the PL 480 library program...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
... of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, British Columbia, refabricated in Beijing, China) animates its contemporary significance. Examining how Ting’s sculpture recontextualizes the original machine, the epilogue reflects on the aesthetic and biological dimensions of capitalism that are tracked through the book...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375883-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7588-3
..., tools and implements, books and things, commodities and trade goods. place space gender Māori missionaries ...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375883-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7588-3
... This introduction sets out the key concerns of the book as a whole. It argues that the cross-cultural engagements that were produced by imperial activity initiated significant social and cultural change for indigenous and tribal societies such as Māori. It suggests that the cross-cultural...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... fiction and foundational category that is race. First, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, the Atlantic slave trade transformed Africans on the basis of skin color into human-commodities and human-money. Second, the eighteenth to twentieth centuries witnessed emerging consciousness among...
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... wherein there are actors from states, transnational organizations, communities, and social movements within and beyond what this book analyzes as the civil society agenda. Afro-Latin America black politics racial state race cycles social movements This chapter analyzes the demands of women...
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
... The first part of the book argues that, far from approaching a common good life for all living things, the planet retreats from itself as the commodity form colonizes more and more of it. This condition is the opposite of the true, the just, the good, or the beautiful: It is anaesthetic...
Published: 23 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393573-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9357-3
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Published: 10 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388234-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8823-4
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... Across modernity, Africa and the Black Man ( le Nègre ) became signs of an alterity impossible to assimilate. The terms became linked as early capitalism transformed enslaved Africans into Blacks, and Blacks into commodities. “Africa” designated less a geography than a racial condition...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... This chapter examines how media advocacy initiatives aiming to eliminate coerced child labor dematerialize the role of children’s creative work in the production of humanitarian commodities. The chapter centers around the film Born into Brothels (2004), which documents the training of brothel...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
..., Stollmeyer made oil boring. emancipation racism asphalt utopianism Trinidad Oil comes packaged in a powerful, increasingly deadly jargon. Petroleum professionals speak of “upstream” and “downstream” as segments of an uninterruptable commodity chain. In so doing, they perpetuate a myth...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... child, a man infected with malarial fever. The merchandise was carried by mules, which were themselves a commodity produced in present-day northern Argentina and traded throughout the southern Andes. The city of La Paz was an intermediate point between Potosí and the coastal capital. Potosí was the hub...