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Published: 11 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384373-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8437-3
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013013-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1301-3
Book Chapter

By Louise Meintjes
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... grace pleasure violent politics postapartheid ...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-0010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... The book concludes with thoughts on the pleasures of ngoma performance as they are entwined with Zulu masculine virtuosity, anger as affect, and the violent politics of South African history. Ngoma singer-dancers struggle for respectable manhood in a postapartheid South Africa that is still...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
.... It describes Msinga’s overpopulated and impoverished living conditions as a consequence of the area’s history as an early African reserve, and more recently of the violent politics of apartheid. It introduces the book’s approaches to analysis of the moving body and the voice, and to ngoma as embodiment...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... into violence. This is exemplified in the details of a men’s meeting called by a chief to mitigate the violence troubling his chiefdom, and in the ways in which ngoma dancers are pressured to participate in violent politics. Like martial arts and other pugilistic vocations (wrestling, boxing, capoeira), ngoma’s...
Published: 04 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373537-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7353-7
... This chapter examines the Panthers’ evolving gun politics. It contextualizes the BPP’s stance on armed self-defense as part of a nationwide conversation by black nationalists and elements of the New Left and traces the roots of the Panthers’ engagement with armed self-defense to the political...
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374701-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7470-1
... This chapter examines the emergence of a violent new configuration of power in Barrancabermeja, between 2000 and 2006, in which paramilitaries forged a realm of de facto sovereignty that was grounded in the violent repression of labor, the suppression of democratic processes, and the control...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... called the vada pav connected biomedical concerns about rising rates of obesity to violent local politics and multinational food company interests. In doing so, projects to claim and reform the vada pav define the grounds of the political life of an object beyond the act of its consumption. Using...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
.... By drawing on Pierre Clastres’ savage ethnography, these approaches to autonomy have challenged the Hobbesian conception of a violent, pre-political state of nature, the Rousseauian myth of political consensus, and the Kantian ethic of a self-disciplinary citizenship. Whereas for Hobbes the savage...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... This chapter focuses on the resistance politics of Palestinian communities in what has become Israel’s settler colonial frontier. Abandoned in a zone of hyperprecarity and targeted with elimination, their struggle has become centered on the possibility of existence itself. The analysis here...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... histories and global conditions of violent dispossession. Using this local-global conjuncture, this essay peruses how a black radical tradition of critique in the U.S. South has been mobilized as a pillar from or through which Latina/o lives matter more in that region’s political climate and discourse...
Series: Art History Publication Initiative
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373681-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7368-1
.... To the contrary, as the violent strikes and even more violent insurrections and arrests of the late sixties and seventies demonstrated, the winner in the miracle was ultimately a newly restructured capitalism capable of moving into the Global South, for which Italy, as Antonio Negri has argued...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... This chapter documents Mapfumo’s shift to creating songs drawing on Zimbabwean traditional music—including mbira—and with lyrics that comment on the situation in the country as the liberation struggle reaches its violent crescendo. Moving from the Mhangura mine to Salisbury (Harare...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... This chapter seeks to displace the “affirmation versus vulnerability” schema by asking whether collective and collectively mobilized vulnerability would be a gesture that occasions (rather than finalizes) political action. It takes a closer look at vulnerability as aporia (what does this concept...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... the emergence of a new kind of political subject, one that demands the overcoming of the socio-political anthropology of the liberal democratic homo economicus. By drawing on Pierre Clastres’ savage ethnography, these approaches to autonomy have challenged the Hobbesian conception of a violent, pre-political...
Book Chapter

By Jerry K. Jacka
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... with the resource project. This division between landowners and non-landowners creates an economic system of haves and have-nots that often culminate in violent conflicts. ontology gold mining cultural change political ecology ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter addresses the recent history of war, human rights struggles, and the Mayan movement in Guatemala. It describes two phases of Mayan Organizing, 1.0 (1985–ca. 1999) and 2.0 (the twenty-first century); both phases are struggling to overcome the wartime divide between “political...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5
... communities’ understanding of the sacred as found in the natural world. Also included are an interview with an elder in Bogotá’s Sephardic Jewish community; the novelist Albalucia Ángel’s re-creation of the way a quotidian, devotional Catholicism shaped her childhood during a violent moment in Colombian...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... In reading three Partition narratives by Pakistan women discussed here, this chapter is particularly interested in the way history, personal and political, appears in their writing. The writing is marked by complex feelings of anger at how history came to unfold on the subcontinent; also how...