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Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375036-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7503-6
... This chapter presents the most detailed, extensive discussion of Anzaldúa’s theory and practice of writing, which she calls “the Coyolxauhqui process.” Anzaldúa narrates her entire creative process, the call for papers, idea generation, pre-drafting, writing blocks, multiple revisions, and essay...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391272-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9127-2
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374268-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7426-8
Published: 07 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7503-6
... identity formation both with cultural change and with shifts among multiple realities. She interweaves theory with practice to define writing as “gestures of the body;” offers an overview of her aesthetics; introduces her genre theories of autohistoria and autohistoria-teoría; expands previous definitions...
Published: 04 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002413-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0241-3
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-025
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... This piece is about the inevitable uncertainty in the experience of writing. It analyzes different styles and describes the difficulty of being clear without cancelling out complexity or hiding the holes to be found in all arguments. The author describes her own writing history as a dyslexic...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373667-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
... This chapter analyzes performances by Dominican American artist and writer Josefina Báez in dialogue with twentieth-century Dominican narratives of exile by Juan Bosch and Pedro Vergés. Exploring the various ways in which a poetics of dominicanidad ausente has emerged as a dialectic process of...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... In this chapter the author describes the process of writing his novel Home Products (which was later published in the United States under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing). The piece considers common issues of concern to first-time novelists: how to start, voice, structure, and revision...
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By Anand Pandian
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... I look at utopias and their shadows and try to affirm the political life without any illusion that one can know the long future of any political act. Uncertainty always has an autobiography attached. As a young child, I had dyslexia and couldn’t immediately read or write. Perversely, these...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... In this chapter the author describes the process of writing his novel Home Products (which was later published in the United States under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing). The piece considers common issues of concern to first-time novelists: how to start, voice, structure, and revision...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... that seems the wrong word h­ ere for any number of reasons, where you rubbed paper on your arse. I did not know what to write on the notebooks I first bought as a child when I visited my birthplace, Ara. The nibs we­ were given ­were of wood. We dipped them in ink. My cousins and I sat...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... image medium as a process of duration and change, asserts the book’s intention to help fill a gap in documentary-specific digital media scholarship, and starts to disentangle the ethics of recording actual death—and of viewing or even writing about such recordings. Finally, the book’s theoretical...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... This chapter contains Sandra L. Richards’s interview with The love conjure/blues Text Installation creator Sharon Bridgforth. In the first part of the interview, Bridgforth discusses how her penchant for writing together with her community organizing experiences led her to become involved in...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... The introduction discusses the necessity of thinking beyond fieldwork and writing, which represent the habitual way of considering the life of ethnographic research, to ask what happens after the publication of the research, or more precisely what is involved in the process of publicization of...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... worldly agencies of diverse kinds in the making of cinema and other creative artifacts; the value of ethnographic field method in grasping creation as an open-ended process of emergence; the relationship between content and form, experience and expression, in the experimental modes of narration that...
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373025-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7302-5
... This letter is concerned with style and the ethos of voice in Stuart Hall’s intellectual presence. With Hall, it urges, it made little sense to separate the content of his substantive thought from the style of his process of thinking. Style comprehended a central part of the very ethos of...
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... The chapter defines and explores the concepts of the possible, the potential, and the virtual through the writings of Giorgio Agamben and Gilles Deleuze. It puts these ideas into conversation with an audio medium that is both old and radically new: the people’s microphone, employed by the Occupy...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This new introduction, by Christian Høgsbjerg, to the republication of World Revolution , examines the context in which the work was written by C. L. R. James, the process of research itself, and also the content of the work itself. It looks at James’s activism in the British and international...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... that enabled these various forms to be unified under the genre of landscape. This retrospective construction of a genre shapes the way one views such photographs. In light of the current scale of environmental destruction across the globe, exhibitionary practices and art historical writing that...