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Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7426-8
Published: 01 September 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387107-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8710-7
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... to worry. That is, how many inches might be exposed between the waist and the knees, or from the feet upward, to where and how the pants hang. In the late 1990s, I wrote an article for the now-defunct Toronto gay scene magazine Fab about the relationship between hip-hop style and (white?) gay male...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398325-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9832-5
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By Erica Rand
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013075-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1307-5
... talk, sex: Her body both emerged from her sports coat and was hidden. Curves and creases. Broad back, wide neck. Large breasts bound tight. Folds of white shirt and tie and jacket. Hips concealed. 1 But as Joanna Russ s response to Marilyn Hacker about wear- ing men s pants reminds us, it s hard to...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... 49 18 Red, Half- White, and Blue Fear clenched my teeth. Lips trapped my whimpers when our father beat us. The lightest sound made jackhammers of his fists, his leather belt a whip that snapped our pleas to pieces. My brothers and I winced out of shirts and pants, comparing backs and hips...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-066
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... browns went over to the toilet, pulled down his pants, and sat. It shocked me out of my stupor. This really was prison. Every thing I d ever heard about the place flooded my mind. I glanced toward the other guy and could see now what the paper packets had held: two brown paper flip- flops and a white...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... energy, debate, and legislation. Cities and towns have passed ordinances and bylaws on how pants can be worn and how baseball caps should be fitted and where their peak should point. Schools have banned certain kinds of clothing items or ways of wearing them, and heated debates continue about the ways in...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-084
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... preffered [sic]. Red elastic belt to match equally red kerchief. Hip- pockets ! Dont [sic] worry if you cant [sic] get into them, you can keep your change in another. . . . . . . Equally tight, of course! Pants should be as tight as possible and need not match jacket. Should stop 5 inches above...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... significant articulation of our present future plantation logic can be seen in the ways that the hoodies, the saggin pants, and rap music as modes of Black beings self-expression produced via a survival logic of the Black life-form are then understood to be a dangerous threat because of comportment...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... dangerous feeling of freedom, that overstepping of emancipation s confinement. Here I return us to saggin pants and their ethics as an example I have continually used because it enfolds all the problems of capital, Black bodily autonomy, and the multiple ways in which the state intervenes to interdict...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... big, burly husband, Bobby Cain. Instantly, he zeroed in on the noises coming from his bedroom. He practically tore the door of its hinges as he crashed through. Then he turned and ripped loose our tv and smashed it against my dad s naked, hairy back. In the time it took my dad to pull on his pants...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... run over and sever his legs. It was a sight I never forgot: on the inside of the tracks, crushed-up meat, bones, and blood encased in denim pants legs with his two shoes pointing skyward. On the outside of the tracks, the rest of his legs and torso. I was so mesmerized by the destroyed legs, I don t...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-081
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... come you didn t tell me my dad was never coming home? His mother figured the truth should come from me, so she made plans for him to travel across the country to visit. I was pretty keyed up. I had no idea what to expect. But once the door opened and that oversized denim shirt and khaki pants appeared...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012672-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1267-2
... pants, and brightly colored tops, and some of us had chiffon capes that floated in the humid breeze as we moved. On our feet, we wore sky- high stilettos during the adagio sequences, and during the up- tempo sequences we switched to flats.6 I was figuring out what worked, trying things out. How did it...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
...., the once-denigrated soul food re- claimed as an important site of the vernacular now capitalized as southern food and thereby significantly erasing the history of its Black invention). This is also the case when we think of saggin pants, hoodies, and so on, because even when the fashion is...
Published: 10 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0706-7
... at many stages of the project, and her perceptive feedback and questions about key terms helped me to interro- gate my ideas along the way. Conversations with Louise Green and partici- pants in the three Dirtpol workshops at the University of Lagos, Stellen- bosch University, and Yale University...
Published: 11 September 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
...- pants in the Working Group did not contribute to the volume, we are grate- ful to have had the experience to engage with original scholarship during astr meetings for the three years between 2016 and 2018, as well as at an interim symposium at Indiana University. We are indebted to the workshop and...
Published: 01 January 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1300-6
...This book originated in a paper I prepared for the 2017 Cultures of Milita- rism Wenner- Gren conference in Sintra, Portugal. The conference partici- pants ofered critiques that greatly expanded my thinking and forced me to consider additional lines of analy sis. Enormous thanks to Leslie Aiello...
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By Micha Rahder
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-185
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
..., you know the owner would just come back at us angry, saying that we killed his dog. We drove away, leaving the dog panting with its open wound on the side of the road. This dog was attacked by a human, but dogs are also preferred prey of jaguars in the mbr. The origins of this veterinary outreach...