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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... 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, a...
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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 release from bondage; as, to free a slave Even though Webster collects thirty-five definitions of free and freedom to give his citizen-reader plenty of linguistic liberty, his list nonetheless freights this ideal with overdeter...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
... much 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...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2004
... had actually already experienced a period of freedom (approximately 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...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 249–286.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself,inGreat 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...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
... conscript of modernity as warrant, Scott proceeds to alter the question-and-answer complex in which the question of New World slavery might be reformulated. Scott’s view is that the entire conceptual terrain which positions slaves within a structure of negative power that...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2016
... value derives from 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...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 189–205.
Published: 01 August 2007
... begins by recalling that in the Greek polis the juridical testimony of a slave was regarded as true only if it was extracted under torture. The Greek term for interrogation under torture, basanos, evolved from an older meaning of a touchstone that tests for the purity of gold to a broader meaning...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 71–103.
Published: 01 May 2007
...- sience of events undergone in these death worlds. According to Bauman and Wyschogrod, a generalized crisis of wit- nessing 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...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2000
... a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective. He is the author of (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1992) and has published in the areas of philosophy, literary/cultural...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 263–264.
Published: 01 May 2020
... groundbreaking book (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1992). His latest book is Sentient Flesh (Thinking in Disorder/Poi sis in Black) (Duke Uni- versity Press, 2020). Fred Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York Univer- sity...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
... introduced chattel slavery into the Cape Colony. By 1731, of the over three thousand persons living 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...
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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 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... 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 (2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
... know), is neither this nor that. The streets once paved are now dirt and gravel, dust. 162 boundary 2 / August 2017 3. The Art Object Speaking Is Poetics I believe in mastery only insofar as the object allows for its domination. What about “the slave,” you might ask? Are you saying that “the...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 February 2008
... University Press, 2007. Fisch, Audrey, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narra- tive. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Frazier, Lessie Jo. Salt in the Sand: Memory, Violence, and the Nation-State in Chile, 1890 to the Present. Politics, History, and Culture. Durham...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria. Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. McCrossen, Alexis, ed. Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States– Mexico Borderlands. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2009. Miller, Monica L. Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black...