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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 107–146.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Elsa Barkley Brown Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of “postcolonial studies” lies. But despite this logic of segmentation, one can assert that, at its core, the object of postcolonial critique is best described in terms of the interlacing of histories and the concatenation of distinct worlds . Given that slavery and especially colonization (but also migrations...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., untouchability and colonialism were two prisms through which the Black public sphere reorganized its internationalism, often drawing on race-caste analogies to describe the complicated patterns of post-slavery society and to imaginatively formulate potential communities across diverse geographies. The foremost...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in social thought. This essay foregrounds such a conversation across such varying fields as global prison studies, the history of slavery, and the sociology of debt to provoke a common political project that can extend beyond the limits of the case study. References Agamben Giorgio . 1998...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of Toussaint Louverture and Victor Schoelcher and the legacies of the 1790s revolution in Saint-Domingue and the 1848 abolition of slavery. At these crucial turning points, imperial conditions had created the possibility of nonnational colonial emancipation even as certain kinds of instituted liberty...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 207–231.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of slavery and anti‐Blackness have not yet been acknowledged, much less repaired, within or beyond the US legal system. valeriewerder@g.harvard.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 photography slavery reparations Harvard University Tamara Lanier On August 24, 2020...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 63–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and reproduction of black freedom imagery for state utility. The materials investigated reveal the value of black visibility to state interests at key moments in US race relations—namely, during slavery, enfranchisement, and national elections. Commemorations of significant events in African American history...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the contemporary moment and in the historical moments leading up to it. Beginning with slavery, Black women’s entire lives were controlled by the imperial project of chattel bondage, even though these women found limited forms of autonomous personal fulfillment ( Jones 2010 : 26). 3 In tandem, Black women’s...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... In Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (1997), Hartman argues that the Black subject comes into existence as the object of the law’s violence without ever being subject to the law’s protection. For her, “attempts to assert absolutist distinctions between...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 January 1994
... that is here pro- longs a dimension that cannot be converted into vision The Trials of Freedom Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery . . . MILES DAVIS Contemporary studies of black vernacular culture are just as silent as Hip hop about...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 239–273.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of thought are three historical events, broadly construed: slavery, colonization, and apartheid. A particular set of canonical meanings has been attributed to these three events. First, on the level of individ- ual subjectivities, there is the idea that through the processes of slavery, colo- nization...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 January 1999
... even while being interlocked with them.2 Both models invariably encompass the forces of technology and the Industrial Revolution, the Middle Passage, racial slavery, and colonial plunder as irrefutable evidence of Africa’s contributions...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 177–204.
Published: 01 January 2000
...: Travel and translation in the late twentieth century . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Connerton, Paul. 1991 . How societies remember . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Erdem, Y. Hakan. 1993 . Slavery in the Ottoman Empire and its demise, 1800–1909 . Ph.D. diss.,Oxford University...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . “ The Origins of Gypsy Slavery in Romania .” Dialectical Anthropology 14 , no. 1 : 53 – 61 . Biehl João . 2013 . Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment . Berkeley : University of California Press . Brenner Neil . 2014 . “ Introduction: Urban Theory without an Outside...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
... were not always easily separable, and irony was often deployed to advance sincere argument. In his famous speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” abolitionist Frederick Douglass rehearses familiar arguments against slavery with a tone of exasperation, insisting that the proslavery side...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... over and done with (slavery, for instance) or when their oppressive nature is denied (as in free labor or national security). . . . What’s distinctive about haunting is that it is an animated state in which a repressed or unresolved social violence is making itself known. (2008: xvi) I’m haunted...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 193–217.
Published: 01 May 2021
... qualities: dark, immoral, illegal (Sautman 1994 : 427 – 28). In a global racial hierarchy of yellow, white, and Black, Blackness has been at the bottom and associated with slavery (Dikötter [1992] 2015 ; Shih 2013 ). Throughout the twentieth century, Blackness has been central to Chinese racial discourse...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 239–264.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of Chicago Press. Washington, Booker T. 1986 . Up from Slavery . New York: Penguin. Wiegman, Robyn. 1995 . American anatomies:Theorizing race and gender . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Wright, Richard. 1966 . Native son . New York: Harper & Row. ———. 1978 . White man,listen...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 217–234.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Souls documents the collective history of Africans in the United States, particularly the diffi cult and unfi nished transi- tion from slavery to freedom, as well as the personal history of its author, a north- ern-born intellectual who...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to the system of white supremacy that existed under slavery, and they were subsequently aided by the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (163 U.S. 537 (1896)) that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was constitutional. Afterward, Southern states tripped over themselves in passing new laws, which...