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Published: 15 August 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384946-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8494-6
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 10 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384410-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8441-0
Series: Latin America in Translation
Published: 24 September 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383932-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8393-2
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027898-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2789-8
... discussion than is usually possible on Japanese television clashed with the self-preservation and gatekeeping instincts of Japanese television networks. While the program was beloved by its authors and audiences, it was relegated to a time slot and channel that set it up to fail. As an alternative...
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027454-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2745-4
... and temporary (usually nocturnal) form of sanctuary, and the declared spaces and times of emergency. This separation of sanctuary and emergency is argued to augment the power of law through the creation of desire for law's certainty and more predictable forms of violence manifest in the day. The chapter links...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374305-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... The introduction argues that conflicts usually seen as political struggles to make nations began as conflicts between and within empires that mixed with popular insurgencies in key regions to break empires, undermine and transform American economies essential to global trade, and found diverse...
Series: Spin Offs
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... nationalist discourse, including those of homosexuals and feminists. At the same time, Soul! rendered a vision of Black Arts and Black Power that was more inclusive of difference than has usually been recognized. In the social world Soul! represented, especially in episodes featuring Nikki Giovanni, James...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 11 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027065-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2706-5
... Diversity is usually understood as that thing that provides for better living, in terms of both species and institutional life. Taking a page from animal studies, this part of the book seeks to question diversity's motives. Thinking of diversity as the driver of scarcity, this chapter is perhaps...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375104-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7510-4
... in which local performance practices, usually in situations of dire extremity, call out to the diaspora, carving black space out of materials that, at first glance, should never allow it. Ebony Patterson Tivoli Gardens Incursion ...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... This chapter focuses on the protests against the expansion of the Yanacocha gold mine into Cerro Quilish (Mount Quilish). In campaigns against the mining project, Cerro Quilish was an aquifer (a store of life-sustaining water) and an Apu (usually translated from Quechua as “sacred mountain...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... the author’s research in Dutch New Guinea with Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg’s groundbreaking Righteous Dopefiend. The chapter finds ingredients of a more affirmative stance toward anthropology than usually associated with Writing Culture, one based on what Michel-Rolph Trouillot calls “an epistemology...
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By Brian Massumi
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... infrastructure. The usual response to this problem is to instill what Niklas Luhmann calls “system trust” to foster confidence. The inherent paradoxes of this idea are explored in Luhmann’s own terms, refracted through Michel Foucault’s suggestion that affectively inflected individual choice is the “regressive...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376033-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7603-3
... of the private behind the public face, with the private usually associated with the sexual. Using Foucauldian theory and the case study of Maureen O’Hara, this chapter demonstrates that an incitement to sexual discourse, while explicitly pursued by scandal magazines in their titillating topics, was also...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... Phonography—literally “sound-writing”—refers to the project of embodying the transient motion or perception of sound in enduring objects. It is usually defined contrastively, relative to some other practice that is perceived as less aurally expressive; for example, “phonographic” writing...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 12 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375203-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7520-3
... of the pharmakon (“drug,” “medicine,” “remedy,” “poison”), the chapter argues against the critical desire for remedies that do no harm. The efforts to find a purely beneficial remedy (or even simply a better, less harmful remedy) usually suppose that a reliable, clear distinction between poison and cure...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter focuses on what the author labels “ergo-audition”: listening to sounds that we cause, be it consciously, semiconsciously, or unconsciously. Ergo-audition is different from passive listening and involves intervening in and usually attempting to control sounds or to control certain...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... that puts forth a temporary ownership over work against the general ethic of workplace sharing and its corollary: mobile and replaceable labor. This idea of freedom-in-ownership to upend the usual way freedom in software is understood, highlighting that it is often the company and not its employees...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... of resistance that presupposes and mobilizes vulnerability, upending its usual conception as a condition to be overcome. agency feminism infrastructure mobilization precarity ...
Published: 05 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478023807-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2380-7
... of specific Eyckian novelties into the late fifteenth century. This is attested by works such as Jacopo de’ Barbari’s dazzling variation on the bird’s-eye city portrait. In this connection, the essay probes into the relationship between Bellini’s approach to lontani and the Eyckian prototypes that are usually...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059318-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... territory to which anthropology usually confines itself; he allows the reader to ask questions about the nature of angels. But this also opens the possibility of speaking heretically, of uttering divine falsehoods. And so this chapter explores the problems—and opportunities—of anthropologists risking heresy...