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Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374145-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7414-5
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378167-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7816-7
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 31 October 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381723-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8172-3
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381228-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8122-8
Published: 06 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027317-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2731-7
... retells stories of the Sufi saint, Madho Lal Hussain (d. 1599), who fell in love with a Brahmin boy, Madho. It does not find in their lifelong relationship signs of a more permissive time. Instead, the chapter recovers the reproach Shah Hussain courted by refusing to conform to the social and gender...
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
... This section chronicles some far-reaching results of the ideology of cure. It includes a retelling of the life of Carrie Buck, the poor white woman at the center of the Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, which ruled state-mandated, involuntary sterilization to be constitutional. This retelling...
Published: 15 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059271-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5927-1
... Looking to Toshi Reagon’s science fiction opera, Parable of the Sower , based on the Octavia Butler book by the same name, this chapter explores escape as a narrative of entanglement. In Reagon’s work, the reader, the listener, and the theater audience are asked to become part of the retelling...
Published: 15 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059271-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5927-1
... in which it finds itself. Looking at Sharon Hayes’s reperformance of Patty Hearst’s Symbionese Liberation Army audio ransom screeds, language and speech emerge as key elements of the retelling of the escape story and its refusal. Hayes work brings the listener’s attention to the multivocality of any story...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... This chapter frames this retelling of the early history of American animation as part blackface minstrelsy in order to reconsider some of the classic theories of comedy, humor, and laughter. It argues for the significance of race and racism in the seemingly universal concepts of the laughing...
Book Chapter

By Omar Kasmani
Published: 06 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2731-7
... to periodize the past, these texts themselves employ the affective power of their stories to elevate the lives they recount above their own time. The chapter retells stories of the Sufi saint, Madho Lal Hussain (d. 1599), who fell in love with a Brahmin boy, Madho. It does not find in their lifelong...