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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that locates its origins in the peculiar economy of race and capitalism under US slavery. It argues that black music's value accrues from the anomaly of musical production within the context of slave labor, which brought to form a cultural property that was owned as it was embodied by another property...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christopher Chen This essay offers a reading of what could be called a metrological imaginary at work in the writing of Korean American experimental poet Myung Mi Kim and in particular in Kim’s third book, Dura . In Dura , Kim traces a jagged itinerary through the archives of the Atlantic slave...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 113–148.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., to say what freedom is not: ‘‘Not enslaved; not in a state of vassalage or de- pendence’’ defines the adjective free;asaverb,free means ‘‘to manumit; 6084 boundary 2 27:2 / sheet 123 of 227 to release from bondage; as, to free a slave Even though Webster collects...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
... about the subject position and its relationship to a Master/Slave dialectic; the living-dead zombie of contemporary film, who seems increasingly to be lurching off the screen and into our real world (as a metaphor, this zombie reveals much about the way we code inferior sub- jects as unworthy...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is that the entire conceptual terrain which positions slaves within a structure of negative power that represses and restricts, and which produces the emancipatory agency that overcomes this oppressive power, should be set aside. He thinks our post- colonial present demands a story more attuned...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2004
... the same time during which the English retained possession of Martinique), ‘‘but former slaves abandoned their work and became more miserable every day’’ such that, in 1802, they ‘‘forced the republic to reimpose slavery’’ (32). Thus, the ‘‘example’’ of Guadeloupe is built into the proclama- tion...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 249–286.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Slave Narratives, ed. Arna Bontemps (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969), 4–192. Hereafter, this work is cited parentheti- cally as Equiano. 256 boundary 2 / Fall 2000 first concerns the specificity of the analytical point of view I am proposing; the second concerns the structure of the historical problem...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of these reflections, it would be appropriate to say a few words about the overarching project in which this intervention is situated. For a few years now, I have been working on what could be called the “Freedom Project.” I began first by thinking about the issues surrounding slave emancipation...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 189–205.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in a problem in Classical Greek thought Page duBois describes in a short book, Torture and Truth, now, at a time when its argument is most urgent, out of print.11 DuBois begins by recalling that in the Greek polis the juridical testimony of a slave was regarded as true only if it was extracted under...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 71–103.
Published: 01 May 2007
... was the outcome of a symbolic order’s deployment of figures— slaves, prisoners of war, the homeless—designated as socially dead to bear false witness to the immortality as against the mortality of the socio- symbolic order. Through its inclusion of this order of mortality, the Enlight- enment...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
... at the Cape (excluding the Khoikhoi, who were not noted in the census), over twelve hundred were slaves. Chattel slavery in the Cape was different in some ways from Atlantic racial slavery. In part, it was characterized by the number and social weight of family slaves. Robert Shell observes...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
... [female slave].39 In Meera’s poetics, Rajput woman’s self-alienation is described in terms of the possibility of abandonment by God; she says, ‘‘Beloved, that which 38. We make alliances with the French feminist articulation of the mystic as exemplified by Luce Irigaray in An Ethics of Sexual...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of Pennsylvania Law Review 143 , no. 6 : 1889 – 2419 . Ford Matt . 2018 . “ Will Supreme Court Rein in Civil Forfeiture .” New Republic , April 17 , 2018 . https://newrepublic.com/article/148013/will-supreme-court-rein-civil-forfeiture . Goveia Elsa . 1970 . The West Indian Slave...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the anomaly of musical production within the context of slave labor. The anomalous sound- ing out of slaves in music and in song became an unobtainable kernel exist- ing alongside and within the body of the slave-as-­ ­property, mysteriously “animating” the body and harboring a secret. Peter Szendy...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 91–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... into the country- side with Césaire s rebellion to assume our past as slaves [in formal expression] and to dance [in] our historical situa- 96 boundary 2 / May 2020 tion (Depestre 1998: 188). The last sentence acknowledges the force of Césaire s pronouncement in Poésie et connaissance ( Poetry and Knowl- edge...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 101–138.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the Atlantic World (1992). The book s core argu- ment, at least in its first half, is that West African elites were full and eager participants in the Atlantic slave trade. Before 1680 and perhaps thereafter, Europeans neither cre- ated nor even much transformed the workings of the region s already existing...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 83–84.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to the New World as slaves, starting in 1619, were also deprived of their native languages and prevented from learning to read or write. Nonetheless, they created the largest body of American poetry from before the twentieth century in the form of “slave songs” and work songs, a collective body of work...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 37–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... paces of where you imagine me to be.” Like many people I know, I have recently had the distressing and arresting experience of watching McQueen’s 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, based on a free black man’s account of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. Removed from the known world. Removed from...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 May 2010
...- ticularly popular because it scores on two points: it is by a woman, and it is about the conditions of black slaves. No matter how committedly radical, or democratic—expansionist and inclusionist—contemporary critics of Ameri- can literature are, they don’t seem to be adding much to what we should 80...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... slave had been captured while carrying a packet of letters addressed to his wife, adopted son, and cousin. The fabrication contains a lot of truth: Washington did own a mulatto slave who was taken prisoner in 1776; he did write his family to express reservations about...