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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
... together otherwise discrepant histories of enslavement, dispossession, and exclusion. A kind of historical primer preoccupied with the ways in which space, time, bodies, and laboring activity are rendered measurable and exchangeable, Dura traces the transformation of an older colonial racial order into a...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 105–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Joseph Pugliese Duke University Press 2007 Biometrics, Infrastructural Whiteness, and the Racialized Zero Degree of Nonrepresentation Joseph Pugliese Introduction This essay examines the point of intersection...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2015
... difficult (sometimes painful) racial humor? Is there something about being “of a darker hue” and the social experience in the world accompanying that bodily existence that compels an increasing number of writers of color to dance in the fields of experiment, play, irony, and other boundary-pushing modes? In...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
... globalization of racial thought in its latest civilizationist guise. To establish this present moment as the contested future of the long tradition of antiracist humanism outlined by Gilroy, the essay draws on the thought of Erich Auerbach and C. L. R. James to develop a schema that firmly anchors this...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... adherence to ideology over prevention of human suffering. Republicans craft stories that position them as involuntary victims, even as they act as aggressors. Issues including the racial politics of Barack Obama’s presidency, income inequality, gun control, the “War on Women,” and gay marriage all share...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
... is compelled by discomfort, by pain, and by radical self-creation. “A Black Poetics” also proposes that that fragile space on the other side of mastery—the space where we are least comfortable, least familiar—is what racializes the creative process. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 black...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... human that perpetuate the devaluing of blackness, this essay examines, through an analysis of Parks’s play and Walker’s cutout, what I call an aesthetic of “disalienation,” which loosens the hold of ever-present racial signifiers ready to reinscribe racist formulations of blackness. Through their acts...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 119–156.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Tamara Lea Spira This essay traces the Zionist conversion of iconic revolutionary folk singer Mercedes Sosa to theorize the shifting forms of racial empire in the movement from the Dirty War to the War on Terror. I read Sosa’s story as emblematic of the thwarted revolutionary dreams of the late...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 127–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., by comparing criminals with “lower races,” it established race as the governing principle for reading criminal bodies; and second, it developed a host of practices combining biology and statistics to decipher criminal/racial bodies. By the turn of the century, somapolitics gained exceptional...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 55–66.
Published: 01 May 2009
... political vision with a commitment to the interpersonal intimacies of language in the human mouth, speaking across ethnic and racial lines. Duke University Press 2009 Violence and the Human Voice: Critique and Hope in Native Speaker Jonathan...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anthony Bogues Arguing that the processes of racial slavery and colonialism were “historically catastrophic,” thereby creating the grounds for different sets of questions about the human and the meanings of freedom, this essay maps some of the ways in which these questions have been posed from...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 223.
Published: 01 August 2014
... should read “When Mandela walked out of jail that day in 1990, the joy many experienced was an acknowledgment that, at long last, the final bastion of racial oppression that had accompa- nied colonial power was at an end.” DOI 10.1215/01903659-2829159 ...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 139–168.
Published: 01 August 2005
.... 140 boundary 2 / Fall 2005 servative stance toward racial integration, with Faulkner’s expressed wish not to rush too quickly into integration, could not generate uniform appeal, and Faulkner responded to the critics who worried he might not be fully com- mitted to desegregation by crafting a...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
... to reveal the status of whiteness as an unmarked marker and to expose its historical contingency as a racial category.1 Other minority groups have figured only tangentially in the historiography and sociology of white- ness, thereby entrenching the black-white binary as the defining paradigm of...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... desultory and the postponed, the thresholds, the no-places­ where nothing much is supposed to happen and everything happens. We don’t mind directness. We’re interested too in what it’s like to make work out of an intimacy: in our case a friendship happening both despite and because of our racial...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 21–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... forced racial segregation. I think I know what my teacher meant, though. To her, kampongs had that same run-­down, squalid look of the shantytowns, not the look of modernity that the Housing Development Board of Singapore, postinde- pendence, wanted to project with brand new high-­rise...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 43–44.
Published: 01 May 2014
... feel that it occurred in another time, in a remote and bygone era. If I were to suggest today to my community college students, entering freshmen with open minds and great curiosity and imagination, that during their lifetime a nation had instigated a system of governed racial segregation, this...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 135–152.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., however, that ‘‘it would certainly be soothing if one could readily believe all this’’ (SBF, 114). But how much of the Social Darwinist story about evolution and racial difference are we to believe? Du Bois raises the question of whether, in the case of European colonial expansion, ‘‘the 1. W. E. B...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 95–117.
Published: 01 November 2019
... , 9 – 29 . New Republic . 1917 . “ Negro Conscription .” October 20 , 1917 . Phelps Christopher . 2007 . “ The Radicalism of Randolph Bourne .” Socialism and Democracy 21 , no. 1 : 123 – 31 . Weheliye Alexander G. 2014 . Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 34–36.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the “Cold War,” Mandela’s imprisonment focused much of the world’s attention on the authoritarian racial system in South Africa—apartheid. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the white settler coun- try, the Union of South Africa, became independent. By then, South Africa was a...