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Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
..., and render ambiguous cherished values like freedom, agency, and liberation. By offering a close reading of several chapters in the text this chapter shows how death, loss, and trauma haunt and unsettle political categories and ideals typically associated with black strivings and progress. The chapter...
Published: 08 June 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383123-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8312-3
... Bodies, Cities, Cinema: Pedro Infante’s Death as Political Spectacle Anne Rubenstein In 1992 the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes oVered Mexico City museum- goers an exhibit on city life and popular culture in the twentieth century. It...
Published: 28 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388401-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8840-1
... chapter twelve After the Death of the Last Performance as History in Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots wendy s. walters Performance and human silence are strategies of...
Published: 25 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387022-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8702-2
... corner as Picton allows, ‘‘had to be economised for the purposes of interment Gregson’s Well and the ‘‘awk- ward curve’’ he ordered in the road sit where the dead once lay—sit, it seems ‘‘MADAM DEATH! MADAM DEATH 93 overwhelmingly likely, in place of the...
Published: 18 November 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389446-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8944-6
... political effects on their living corporeality (as pain, humiliation, dissatisfaction, and even death): these are the victims of political injustices, those in oppressed, excluded, marginalized, and exploited classes, those in dominated groups—all those sectors that con...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395218-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9521-8
... Part ii Critical Ethics, Antihegemonic Validity, and the Praxis of Liberation [204] In part I of this book I addressed, though only descriptively, the positive aspects of themes such as truth, validity, the intention or possi- bility of bringing about “right,” that which...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397441-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9744-1
... been ruptured within the school by the liberation of eros among the women. In terms of the interpretation that I have been suggesting, as well as the more traditional interpretation of antifascism, the ending of the film is extremely im• portant. Yet the nature of the ending has been...
Published: 28 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397519-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9751-9
... 1970, women’s liberation produced one of its most widely read and polemically ambitious texts. Echoing in intention the broad historical sweep and universalizing arguments of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Kate Millett’s book set out to ‘‘formulate a systematic overview of patriarchy as a...
Published: 28 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397519-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9751-9
... footage of women’s liberation and gay pride marches from the 1970s and split screen headshots of famous public femi- nists from the 1970s through the 1990s, frame the film’s story of increasing acceptance and integration of lesbians into American social life as a story about feminism and its...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... means death, I shall not go 188 from here: One moment lived in Paradise is not too dearly bought with death." These are the lines spoken by Manuela (as Don Carlos) in the scene we see of the school play. A significant key to the narrative of Don Carlos is the fact that the prince's beloved...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395218-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9521-8
... history, create new things. It has always been like this. It cannot be otherwise. In this last chapter, which represents a transition to other works, other liberation fronts,1 many subjects that I can no longer discuss as fully as I would like press in on us. I shall therefore take a short cut...
Published: 11 November 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391609-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9160-9
... Politics of the place of the Subject  177 to undo ontotheology, the essence of the superordinate system of possibility that made the so-called ontic sciences (biology, anthropology, historiogra- phy, psychology, etc.) possible, by analyzing death as the “possible impos- sibility” which, because it...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391524-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9152-4
... midst of national liberation and other putative freedoms. The plot of Maru is fairly simple. It follows a Masarwa woman who is orphaned as an infant by the death of her birth mother, and who subse- quently is adopted, named after, and educated by a white woman named Margaret Cadmore, the...
Published: 19 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388999-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8899-9
... the continent. At that point Frantz Fanon was fighting with the Algerian National Liberation Front against France, and Levinas was developing what would later be published as Totality and Infinity. It was about ten years later when the works of these two greats found their way into Dussel’s...
Published: 10 May 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387565-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8756-5
... 7 OUR BODIES/OURSELVES Pin-Ups in the Wake of Women’s Liberation In the 1960s and 1970s, the pressure building on the lid that had been placed on women’s progress in the postwar era exploded as women in unprecedented numbers began...
Published: 18 November 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389446-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8944-6
... modifying the given structure of the political field in some way. All subjects, upon becoming actors—and especially when representing a movement or people—become the motor, the force, the power that makes history. When this is a ‘‘practical-critical activity I will refer to it as liberation praxis...
Published: 26 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391715-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9171-5
... him to death with the blunt point of her umbrella. As he has ex­hausted, relieved, and renewed himself sex­ually at the ex­pense of her daughter, she now ex­hausts, relieves, and renews her- self through the repeated thrust of her umbrella. To paraphrase Fanon, the violence cleanses her. Here...
Published: 10 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386452-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8645-2
... toward Maoism in the 1970s. But from at least 1965 until 1973, he and others saw Islam as a primary nationalist cultural resource, an authentically black religion that would be central to the requisite develop- ment of an alternative black culture and a liberated spirituality. This...
Published: 02 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372332-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7233-2
... sets itself apart ­because it transcends the “national rites” that plague Latin Amer­i­ca, serving in- stead as a “modest exercise in liberation” for the novel’s displaced characters.18 Ultimately, though, jazz serves as an emblem not of collective secular identi- ties, even transnational ones...
Published: 17 October 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385240-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8524-0
... of the twentieth century, Wilso- nianism vs. Leninism as both the United States and the Soviet Union expressed their desire for the liquidation of European empires on the basis of the right to self-determination of peoples (Wallerstein, After Liberalism 108–9). Indeed, Wallerstein...