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By Simone Browne
Published: 07 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7530-2
... biometrics slave branding slavery Thomas Thistlewood Hank Willis Thomas Will Smith ...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375302-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7530-2
... Beginning with a discussion of an 1863 carte de visite of Wilson Chinn, a branded slave, chapter 3 examines early applications of biometric surveillance and draws a link between contemporary biometric information technology and transatlantic slavery. The diary of English planter Thomas...
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
... This chapter considers the bureaucratic and legal culture of the courtroom, including what constituted evidence. It argues that the power vested in the presentation of documents, including brands on faces and bodies, and the testimonies of expert witnesses resulted in the creation of legal...
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By Christina Sharpe
Published: 21 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373452-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7345-2
... the shipped and the held in the weather in the wake of those slave ships whose names are the start of the chapter. Sharpe locates this ordinary note in Beloved , in Brand’s “Ruttier for the Marooned in the Diaspora,” in Sissako’s 2014 film Timbuktu , and in two photographs by Roy DeCarava. This note, she...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... At root, I am asking you to imagine what energy has lost. It has become an object of political economy—and merely that. Even before hydrocarbons, certain residents of the Caribbean demanded slaves and, in so doing, strung together the first intercontinental energy market. None...