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Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-028
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
...Ev er y Da y I W rit e th e Bo ok · Am ita va K um ar Blackness (Unmitigated) Paul Beatty s narrator in The Sellout happily lists toward the end of the book examples of what he calls Unmitigated Blackness. 24 Here s an excerpt from his long list, which I find varied and in ter est ing, presenting...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... diamond stolen from the Seringapatam treasury, is bequeathed to an English family, only to bring unmitigated disaster to its members and friends. Large the jewel might be, but it is also awed the narrative weighs whether the precious gem might not nally be all the more valuable if cut into pieces...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... (Unmitigated) Paul Beatty s narrator in The Sellout happily lists toward the end of the book examples of what he calls Unmitigated Blackness. 24 Here s an excerpt from his long list, which I find varied and in ter est ing, presenting a near- credo in its drive against narrow identity, but what excites me...
Published: 06 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021582-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2158-2
... the troubles with and of youth in the postapartheid era. As such, it is a way to describe the failures of the state, the ongoing impact of racial capitalism, the disappointment of par- ents and neighbors, insufficient health care, and unmitigated illness. As Phole- la s residents know well, the youth should...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012047-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1204-7
... of agribusinesses, who think that factory farms are an unmitigated good thing. Yet I am struck by the quantity of social knowledge, energy, and resources that are being expended each day to keep them in the world. For the story I have tried to tell across this book is not one of domination and unmiti- gated...
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By Eli Clare
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
... they know everything there is to know just by looking at me.2 If she and the many other disabled people who claim comfort, pleasure, and value in our lives were heeded, it would be much more difficult, maybe impossible, to cast muscular dystrophy as unmitigated trouble to eradicate. Structure of Cure 73 Too...
Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012825-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1282-5
... are laudatory in tone but not explic itly theological in purpose. Moreover, the unmitigated idol worshippers, whose views and activities are presented in chapter 4, are flatly condemned. Comparing such Indian idolaters to pagan Arabs, Shahrastani ac- cuses them of having no deity beyond the wooden forms...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
... of other kinds of sounds, im- ages, and memories: a swelling of unforgotten cries and wounds, unmitigated anx i eties and enduring hopes. 39 Location I was speaking with the old man down the road that tends to the vegetable plot in front of the residency house. We started to talk about the observatory...
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions, American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 11 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390626-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9062-6
... Bolshevism. Stalin, facing isolation, became amenable to cutting a deal with Germany, a process that resulted in the Nazi-Soviet pact of August 1939. Churchill described Munich as ‘‘a total and unmitigated defeat But it was ‘‘only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered...
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By Amanda Ann Klein
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
... of black screens, when the vjs switched vhs tapes of videos, an inauspicious start. Bob Pittman recalls it this way: The first hour of mtv was a total, unmitigated disaster. The vjs would announce, That was Styx, right after we d played reo Speedwagon. . . . Everything that could have gone wrong did go...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... of interventions can help ocean acidification. On the first question, for example, reef scientist Elena Couce and colleagues (2013) found that while unmitigated climate change leads to a collapse in suit- able shallow reef habitat driven by sea- surface temperatures, there are solar geoengineering scenarios...
Series: Errantries
Published: 08 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012573-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1257-3
..., thrived- for figure seemingly unmitigated by the messy consequences of interhuman exchanges that were [and are] engendered by our collective plantation histories and futures) and uncover the poten- tiality of rehumanized liberation and joy. I N V E N T I O N Black Metamorphosis traces the ways in which...
Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 07 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021438-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2143-8
... dilemmas one encounters in moral philosophy, where the achievement of collective f lourishing is said to rely on the unmitigated suffering of a few, and one is asked to explain what the moral justification for one s choice would be. James was astonished pre- cisely because here there was no moral dilemma...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... to how cancer is understood in the United States. 3 Can it be more ethical to deny the possible good effects to most, by avoiding all toxic- ity in order to do no harm to one? The unmitigated disease must be calculated as a toxic cost of cancer. Under dosing, in an attempt to avoid toxicity, is far more...
Published: 08 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007449-67
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0744-9
... debt to the United States by annexing its colonies. Not surprisingly, Franck s writings spurred both a defensive Jamaican pride and an increased anti- American sentiment that was unmitigated by more balanced assessments of Jamaica, such as the one written by Raymond Buell in 1931 for Opportunity...
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
... the exemplary subject of corporate globalization. These circumstances will only worsen if we continue down the pre sent path of growing neoliberal austerity, ethnonationalist pop u lism, and unmitigated anthropogenic climate disruption. Against that eventuality, it becomes im- perative to generate critical...
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007104-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0710-4
... Such unmitigated optimism was not entirely fanciful. By means of the exposition, the US Embassy concluded omi- nously, the Soviets definitely established a bridge- head in Mexico which they never had before. 86 Glowing Soviet assessments and equally dire conclusions reached by Washington, however, missed...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021292-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2129-2
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By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... in the safety of their surroundings.” Their “contact with pure unmitigated savagery” yielded more nervousness, “sudden and profound trouble into the heart,” while the “suggestion of things vague, uncontrollable, and repulsive, whose discomposing intrusion excites the imagination” was trying “civilized...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013167-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1316-7
... as a liberal mul- ticulturalist and postracialist reaction to the vari ous pre ce dent forms of in- surgent praxis that embody, envision, and collectively plan re distribution, reparation, liberation from police vio lence, and unmitigated decriminaliza- tion of body, being, way of life, and the soul itself...