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By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Chicken Feet 6 Chicken feet. Becoming chicken feet. My hands: scaly, reptilian, taloned. The rash and pustules are drying out and sloughing off, flakes of brittle skin. There is a compulsion to pick and peel, this skin that is me, uncannily so half dead and half alive. This body alien, prehistoric...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-048
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... discursive universe and a shared vocabulary, especially in technical or scientific fields, but as a writer, it is fascinating to witness the tear in language and in real ity when a set of specialized words are peeled away to reveal a more ordinary real ity. So, for instance, from an article about the...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
..., and not post- racial, issue. In this essay I examine how the Obama era ushered in a certain brand of masculine, mixed- race, African American humor perhaps best performed by Obama and two famous comedic impersonators, Keegan- Michael Key and Jordan Peele. This utterly twenty- first- century iteration...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-099
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... state. PROLETARIAT Going around taking, Going around giving, Washing our hands, To wipe them on the ground, Dying for pennies, In front of grinding machines, Answering present, Here and there With peasants slipping On sweet potato peels dropped by Land grabbers Picking up off the ground, dividing...
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By Monica Huerta
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021483-124
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2148-3
... tunas lying around peo- ple don t know what to do with them. Most of the time they would just rot there. The problem used to be that there wasn t an easy way of peeling them, and taking the seeds out, so they would just rot on the floor, piles and piles of them. And you ve eaten a tuna right? the...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-094
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... eyes. What s up, Chaplain? I asked. A couple of the men peeled away, shaking their heads. The others fanned to either side. A delicate, tragic sound emerged from the chaplain. You have to help. It ll die if you don t. I traced her gaze downward. At her feet, there was a small . . . cricket? And not...
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
..., and not post- racial, issue. In this essay I examine how the Obama era ushered in a certain brand of masculine, mixed- race, African American humor perhaps best performed by Obama and two famous comedic impersonators, Keegan- Michael Key and Jordan Peele. This utterly twenty- first- century iteration...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-092
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... out of that prison in seventeen years. Even rundown houses with rusted oil tanks and peeling paint, overgrown weeds and shuttered win dows, were perfect. Colors vi- brated. My eyes jumped to cars I didn t recognize. They were real! Futuristic and fantastic. I knew I was grinning like an idiot, and I...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... with Horse hairs, or the peeled stalks of climbing Plants or Wichs. These instruments are sometimes made of hollow d Timber covered with Parchment or other Skin wetted, having a Bow for its Neck, the Strings ty d longer or shorter, as they would alter their sounds. The figures of some of these...
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By Benjamin Piekut
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005513-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0551-3
... 46; workshops of, 129, 245 46 Nine Funerals of the Citizen King (Hodgkinson): description of, 68 70; on Leg End, 107; in live set, 65; on Peel session, 74 Nirvana for Mice (Frith): arrangement of, 106; description of, 105; in live set, 117, 212, 230, 270, 290, 324, 327, 374; on Peel session, 74...
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By Chris Ingraham
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012177-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1217-7
...2STICKINESS Has anyone written about the plea sure of peeling the back of a sticker? The removal of that attachment, the parting of its togetherness? With one side sticky, the other not, there s a care that stickers require so not to stick one to itself or to misplace its quasi- permanence: a...
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021483-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2148-3
... town, they all come to the factory to drop off cactus fruit. The grandparents. No, there s a shitload of them! There s so many tunas lying around peo- ple don t know what to do with them. Most of the time they would just rot there. The problem used to be that there wasn t an easy way of peeling them...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007081-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0708-1
... mourning, rejoicing. their ways of growing might look like nothing to you. ultimately your children will remember. the sounds, the setting, the faces, even the waste, the saving grace, the hells, the peeling of breath from air. the rightness or wrongness, the glare is wide ranging. ul- timately they will...
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By Cisco Bradley
Published: 15 January 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1271-9
... first of its kind, and has written a number of groundbreaking reviews and conducted some key interviews with emerging and established artists. John brings a broad perspective and expertise on hip hop, jazz, and other forms of music that always seem to peel back layer after layer of understanding. I wish...
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By Jack Halberstam
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012627-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1262-7
...: dangerous and wild genius and, 107; Hartman s waywardness and, 27; Hughes on, 105; hypervisibility and, 49; Lincoln and Roach s Prayer/ Protest/Peace and sound of Black pain and protest, 72; proximity between wildness and, 178; Snorton on, 25, 39; taken over in Peele s Get Out, 118 Black Diaries (Casement...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-0010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... iFp campaign peel from their place, swirling here, are representations of various pasts brought into awareness and retangled through the practices of ngoma. Noisy management of ngoma sustaining the sweetness of its pleasures while brokering the warrior body in the presence of violent histo- ries is a...
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By Erin Y. Huang
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0910-8
... that occupy central roles in Asia s post Cold War urban transformation. The years I spent on researching, thinking, and writing led me to the questions above. The pro cess of writing resembles an archaeological excava- tion, where I peel away layers to collect the traces of thoughts that appeared in...
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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... (titled Holmesburgh Prison). Using a modified version of a process known as strappo, the artists glued the fabric to the cell s wall and peeled it away, taking the surface layers with it. These captured bits along with fragments of drawings and writings left by its inhabitants, photographed and hung on...
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By Michael Jackson
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
..., tomato paste, bunches of cassava leaf, cubes of bouillon, bottles of palm oil, bundles of split firewood, groundnuts, charcoal, kola nuts, loaves of bread, and peeled oranges. In small booths made of lashed poles and corrugated iron, men and women plied their trades making furniture, dying cloth...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-115
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
..., but they have been abandoned for decades, windows shattered, paint peeling, walls fractured, roofs leaking. They stroll over to a large yard with a cluster of lime trees; only the founda- tion of the house remains and steps that lead to what had been the entrances. Flora leads Jerome to three graves...