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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ronald Radano While historians, musicologists, and cultural critics have long acknowledged the widespread and enduring appeal of US black music, few have grappled with the problem of its enormous cultural and aesthetic value. This essay proposes a material understanding of black musical value that...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Dawn Lundy Martin Being black is an impossible location for selfhood. In social space, the black body has to negotiate what's being “imposed” and “recognized” in the encounter with an other, which makes for an inevitable slippage between perception and projection. It itches in this gap. But this...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 103–134.
Published: 01 August 2000
...David Farrell Krell Duke University Press 2000 The Bodies of Black Folk: From Kant and Hegel to Du Bois and Baldwin David Farrell Krell There will never, ever, be an end to racism. And things are not getting better; they...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 199–214.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kevin Thomas Miles Duke University Press 2000 Haunting Music in The Souls of Black Folk Kevin Thomas Miles Herein the longing of black men must have respect: the rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... practice and thought of Walter Rodney as one moment in the historic moment of Black Power as an international political banner under which significant sections of the Black World were mobilized. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Black Power, Decolonization, and Caribbean Politics: Walter Rodney...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soyica Diggs Colbert “‘When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead’: The Future of the Human in Suzan-Lori Parks’s The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World ” puts thing theory in conversation with theorizations of temporality, claiming that things rupture the subject/object binary by dislocating...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 77–78.
Published: 01 November 2015
...C. S. Giscombe © 2015 by C. S. Giscombe 2015 On Race and Innovation Dossier / Giscombe 77 C. S. Giscombe Black River, 2 Shout against a door like it was water; but no, in fact it’s just instruction or admonitory delight and, no matter what, a...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... kind of beauty, so strong that it had to be forgotten. Her doomed life led me to reflect on how old inequalities are always repackaged in new ways. What does it mean, in the words of Harry Belafonte, to write about a “black woman” who had to pay a “price for her blackness”? Perhaps the only way right...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... socialist and Black radical movement. This essay presents an immanent critique of Richard Poirier's categories as it applies to recent scholarship on Baraka's poetics, including Andrew Epstein's book-length study Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry . It attempts to theorize a critical...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... within the framework of the “traditions of the oppressed.” Working through the question of the human as a distinctive figure that emerges from the radical anticolonial and the radical black intellectual tradition, the essay makes the point that freedom is a set of creative human practices which are...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Dawn Lundy Martin This dossier on race and innovation collects a diverse group of poets who engage the following questions in their work: Is there perhaps something about innovation or experimentation that gives race a new name, a new dimension? Is there room for black-hand sides, coon play, other...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2006) 33 (2): 243.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 2006 Erratum for ‘‘Mambí (Rap translated by Sujatha Fernandes and Kenya Dworkin, boundary 2 29:3 (Fall 2002): 205–10 On page 206, a Spanish passage reads ‘‘q’ insurrecto y prieto es lío The translation of this passage, ‘‘to be a rebel and Black is whack was intro- duced during the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 47–50.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 10.1215/01903659-­3156057 © 2015 by Duke University Press 48 boundary 2 / November 2015 EQUALITY JUSTICE HISTORY On Race and Innovation Dossier / Keene 49 BLACK FREE US 50 boundary 2 / November 2015...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 123–138.
Published: 01 November 2015
...—from Paul Laurence Dunbar to hip-­hop culture—haunts Negro, colored, black, Afro-­American, and Afri- can American literary production. Dunbar’s “Standard English” poetry— with the not insignificant exception of “We Wear the Mask”—has largely been ignored, despite his own discomfort with his best...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
... inequality. Millner also mentions Kenneth Warren’s So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism (Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 2004). Millner suggests that this trend started in the 1990s and looks at essays that represent a subset of these “left” “post post-” critiques...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 47–64.
Published: 01 May 2003
... assassin, to keep in mind ‘‘the outrages committed’’ by black Americans. We are meant to recognize this as a common rhetorical gesture for him. Indeed, Sunraider had made his career as a race-baiting politician. But the gesture quickly takes an odd yet quite Ellisonian turn. The leaders of the nation...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2000) 27 (1): 121–133.
Published: 01 February 2000
... current overtly pronounced concern with the crisis in Black intel- lectual leadership is grounded in an old familiar theoretical conundrum of sociological thinking: the subject. This requires considerable elaboration. For...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 149–182.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., 11). Both jour- nalists at the Washington Post, Merida and Fletcher report that their sev- eral attempts to secure an audience with Thomas were spurned, despite the urgent intervention of the justice’s friends, black and white. That the authors “worked for the Post (considered a liberal organ...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 81–87.
Published: 01 November 2015
... took and left, we do so in order to imagine jurisgenerative black social life walking down the middle of the street—for a minute, but only for a minute, unpoliced, another city gathers, dancing. We know it’s there, and here, and real; we know what we can’t have happens all the time...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 97–114.
Published: 01 May 2003
... innocent version of the subject, I would like to take the occasion to think about the subject from the perspective of the ‘‘minoritarian’’ with this par- ticular critique in mind. In that vein, I refer to ‘‘black studies’’ as opposed to 1. Any debate about the recent history of the U.S. academic...