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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 91–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
...’ laisa hum irtiḥālan,” “My Constant Wish Is They Not Be Departing”), apropos the literary and political work of twentieth-century Tunisian thinker Mahmud al-Mas‘adī. Both the flight and its exposition belong to what J. Kameron Carter and Sara Jane Cervenak call “the Black Outdoors,” invoking in part...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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 (2022) 49 (4): 67–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and perform together as the Black Took Collective, practice what this article calls a poetics of thingification : a poetry that draws attention to language's capacity for reification in general and for racial objectification in particular. Drawing upon thing theory and recent scholarship on race and avant...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 157–194.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Joshua Lam Abstract This is a review essay of Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING (2018), an anthology of innovative and cross‐genre writing produced primarily in the twenty‐first century. Edited by the poets and essayists Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin, the book collects poetry...
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boundary 2 (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 (2015) 42 (4): 77–78.
Published: 01 November 2015
...C. S. Giscombe 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 familiar request, at least formally...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 195–226.
Published: 01 November 2023
... than with imperialism and racial injustice. Saboteurs targeted computational collaborations with the Department of Defense, and they held computers hostage in exchange for increased support for Black students. This does not mean that computers themselves were irrelevant to computer center sabotage...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Shoniqua Roach Abstract This essay maps Hortense Spillers's figurations of the black woman across three essays published in the 1980s—“Interstices,” “An Order of Constancy,” and “Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe”—to illustrate the myriad ways in which Spillers imagines black women as vital symbolic...
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 3. Dack Thompson and Ronaldo V. Wilson, “Black Took Collective Logo” (2001). Mixed medium composition. Courtesy of the artists. More
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2022
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 3–37.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and personal milestones becomes, then, the backdrop against which one can appreciate how much of her thinking and writing are critical reflections and analytical interventions on questions and themes that prevailed at a given juncture. Through Spillers's comments on what has animated her writings on the Black...
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boundary 2 (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 (2024) 51 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Calvin Warren Abstract There is much in Hortense Spillers's work to celebrate—from black feminism to literary criticism. One of her crucial contributions, however, has received little, if any, scholarly attention. Calvin Warren calls this a black discourse theory . Although we've focused...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Bruce Robbins In the final volume of a trilogy about the concept of culture and its relation to politics, Francis Mulhern defines a new genre, the condition of culture novel, and traces it from Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure and E. M. Forster’s Howards End to Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 49–70.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Donald E. Pease Toni Morrison’s 2012 novel Home is concerned primarily with the efforts undertaken by its protagonist, the black Korean War veteran Frank Money, to accommodate himself to civilian life. However, Home differs from other Korean War novels in that after Frank returns to the United...
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boundary 2 (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...