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Published: 03 April 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8761-9
...Racial Science, Social Control ...
Published: 06 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021582-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2158-2
Published: 19 April 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059400-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5940-0
... Queer anthropology inherits the deeply entangled inceptions of “sexuality” and social science, which this essay reexamines as signs of racial and colonial intimacy. Following Lisa Lowe’s analytic of “the intimacies of four continents,” the chapter traces the intimately racial and colonial...
Published: 29 April 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022879-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2287-9
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By Gloria Wekker
Published: 29 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... white women Hottentot nymphae psychoanalysis racial science subject formation ...
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By Peter Wade
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373070-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7307-0
... The conclusion explores the links between genomic science and ideas of progress (toward racial democracy, health, freedom) and then looks at ideas about Latin America as a racial exception and as a useful resource for genomic science and its progressive agenda. It then argues that in fact...
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By Emma Kowal
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027539-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2753-9
... helpful and harmful ghosts? In this book such questions are focused on the two kinds of ghosts that are specific to Indigenous genomics: the ghosts of past racial science, and the haunting possibility of Indigenous biological difference. Are the ghosts of past efforts to define Indigenous biological...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
.... The chapter offers several rereadings: first, of Dutch society at the time, with its many sites in which the women were exposed to images of black women and their sexuality; next, of racial science and its obsession with black women’s genitalia. Ultimately, the case study shows that the concepts of self...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027546-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2754-6
... by an anxious public due to concerns over their ability to police white women in a respectful way. Informed by racial science, early eugenics, and anti-vice and corruption investigations of the era, NYPD commissioner Theodore Roosevelt articulated a scientific vision of a hierarchy of races based on how well...
Series: Errantries
Published: 10 May 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059455-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9400-5
... “The Science Fiction of Apartheid's Spatial Fix, 1948–1970s” shows how the apartheid state's attempts to engineer a science fiction reality of forced estrangement, even in its golden years of the 1950s and 1960s, intensified a police form of biopolitical government that could not entirely...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... in medical anthropology. The prologue situates genomic science in debates on racialized medicine in the United States. It argues that genomic science propelled the shift from race as a fixed biological reality to an ethnicity as inclusionary heuristic for minority groups. Singapore uses the National...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... Chapter 4 shows how geology emerged from European American historic practices to become well established in the “New World” as a foundational modality of settler materialism. As geography was the primary science of imperialism, geology became the political science of empire and its settler...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... intact many of the assumptions about sexuality, biology, and difference underlying the naturalization of monogamy. It extends an analysis of the politics of science to these counternarratives by foregrounding a capacious understanding of science : one that includes claims about nature grounded...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... inhumanism as the vertical strategy. Historically, this chapter shows how empires engage stratigraphic rearrangements to mobilize racial capital—through the episteme of strata—and that these raced and gendered colonial geo-logics organize ongoing geophysical architectures, such as racism, climate change...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059035-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5903-5
... and the making of territorialized sovereignties. More concretely, the cybernetic border is made through and makes possible relations between information and racial formation; information infrastructures in border enforcement work to make bodies differentially legible. Information is fundamentally a boundary...
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By Emma Kowal
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027539-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2753-9
... How are we to understand Indigenous biological difference in the twenty-first century? Is it a racist ruse, a stubborn residue of racial pseudoscience? Is it something that exists but that should not be allowed to have social or political relevance? Or is it a potentially empowering force...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059240-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5924-0
... John Locke hid his work as a medical practitioner from readers of his Essay Concerning Human Understanding by casting language and science as separate “provinces of knowledge.” The chapter analyzes his diagnosis of social and political disorder as arising from pathologies of language...
Series: ASTERISK: Gender, Trans-, and All That Comes After
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059431-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5943-1
... reproduces a cis/trans binary, where most people’s gender identity or social role naturally mapped onto their sexed body. This renders invisible how all sex and gender—including cisgender—fail to fit into normative taxonomies. Cisness was constructed as arguments about racialized and classed sexual...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027843-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2784-3
... This chapter continues the examination, begun at the end of chapter 3, of how geological fantasy might be organized in opposition to chattel slavery and racial hierarchy in the US by focusing on the uptake of geological tropes and analyses in writing by African American men at midcentury...
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By Emma Heaney
Series: ASTERISK: Gender, Trans-, and All That Comes After
Published: 29 March 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5943-1
.... Many reports are rendered in the judgmental and/or disciplinary language of strict settler gender systems and gendered racial expectations. The chapter showcases these reports as important for the ongoing project of writing thicker trans feminist histories of eighteenth-century North America. Second...