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Published: 22 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376989-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7698-9
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... Chapter 8 is an invitation to a collective speculative fabulation that follows five generations of a symbiogenetic join of a human child and monarch butterflies along the lines and nodes of these insects’ migrations between Mexico and the United States and Canada. These lines trace socialities...
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By Donna J. Haraway
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... and modern times: the Chthulucene. Kin-making practices across different kinds are at the heart of the argument. The introduction begins the cat’s cradle–like exposition of SF—science fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, speculative feminism, science fact—that proposes patterns throughout...
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009276-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
... possible to confront the specific fabulatory functions of today s algo- rithms with a kind of fabulation of our own. It is the task of the fabulatory function, writes Deleuze, to invent a people, to write into being a collective or a people who are otherwise missing. 12 Now, of course, algorithms...
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By Louise Amoore
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009276-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
..., Dark Matters, 26. 6 Laughland, Baltimore Unrest. 7 Though many specific algorithms become secret and proprietary when bought and licensed by corporations and governments, the upstream science of their genesis is much more public, incremental, and debated. Methodologically, a de- gree of speculation...
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By Alan Klima
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007111-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0711-1
... this is more like what Stuart McLean fabulates about anthropology in Fic- tionalizing Anthropology when he says that anthropology s most radical potential consists and has always consisted of its capacity to undermine conventional distinctions between documentary and fiction. By collapsing the...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... debt obligations, and by the end of the Melgarejo period, some 1.25 million pesos worth of land had been sold to expanding hacienda, mining, and speculative interests, in many cases closely linked to Melgarejo. Amid the chaos and uncertainty of the actual implementation of the decrees, only a small...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005681-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0568-1
... chapter, I use the metaphor of the pore to make space for alter- native readings of representations of Black life in plantation landscapes as open spaces of transit, flux, and exchange through which a number of symbolic economies move and collide. By overlaying or creating a brico- lage of the speculative...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007548-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0754-8
... to keep track of what surprises us about the vampyroteuthic world compared with our own terrestrial experience: We are leaping from a habitual world to a fabulous world. It is a world that is not apprehended and comprehended by hands, as is ours, but by eight tentacles. 31 Here, Flusser speculates...
Published: 06 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005674-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0567-4
... his coauthored novel The Gilded Age (1873) but still during that era in which speculation and finance capitalism indexed and in- flamed all kinds of desires. It is old- fashioned because Thomas Laqueur (2004, 13) has connected the emergence of the antimasturbation panic, which sprang full- blown in...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... structural vio lence and the mandatory circulation of women. A method of critical speculation is available to the scholar when she reaches the thresholds of archival recovery. In Saidiya Hartman s meditations on black women s lives lost along the transatlantic slave route, what is available Anticolonial...
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By Tiffany Lethabo King
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005681-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0568-1
... subjectivity, 24, 118, 182 creolization, 14, 182, 189 critical fabulation, 29, 116, 167, 222n97 Cruz, Ariane, 144 cultural studies, 3, 134, 216n29, 217n43 Damballah, 203 Darwin, Charles, 135, 137, 235n10 Dash, Julie, 253 54n47. See also Daughters of the Dust da Silva, Denise Ferreira, 12, 32, 76, 78 80, 84 85...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
... singing abilities all glorious! What s not to love? Edison asks his rhapsodic but clearly troubled friend. With anguish, Lord Ewald describes what has been for him the excruciating pro cess of forming an intimate relationship with Alicia Clary. This fabulous- looking young woman, Lord Ewald informs...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... Haraway critiqued de cades ago, ofering a feminist and environmentalist epistemology of situated knowledges (1991, 188 89) as an alternative. To speculate about the Anthropocene and, espe- cially, the Anthropocene seas, requires scale shifting as a practice of situated, transcorporeal epistemologies...
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By Louise Amoore
Published: 01 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
Published: 24 April 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... of that latterly much neglected genre of anthropological writing, the comparative essay. His recent publications include Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing (coedited with Anand Pandian) and Fictionalizing Anthropol- ogy: Encounters and Fabulations at the Edges of the Human. lisa...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009023-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0902-3
... capital is produced as a set of competing vectors partitioned between the fading past and the future perfect, and how it circulates across subnational and transnational scales as/in media. I refer to this fabulation as rendering the city. Rendering draws our CHAPTER 134 attention to both low-fi and high...
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004639-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0463-9
..., and South Asian diasporic cultures. This analytic shift is about foregrounding the alternative so as to identify, inter- rogate, and animate race radical and decolonial queer feminist experiments with speculation, fabulation, and otherworld imaginings in the midst of and in spite of the forever war...
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By Ronak K. Kapadia
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004639-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0463-9
...; Democ- racy Now, 125 Crenshaw, Kimberlé, 19 Criminal Alien Program (cap), 59 critical ethnic studies, 38, 77, 205n26, 254n16 critical fabulation, 16, 152 critical race studies, 21, 214n98 critical security studies, 16, 203n4, 208n41 cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum, 262n83 cultural studies, 20...