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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ( 1994 ): 27 – 35 . Farred Grant . “ You Can Go Home Again, You Just Can’t Stay: Stuart Hall and the Caribbean Diaspora .” Research in African Literatures 27 , no. 4 ( 1996 ): 28 – 48 . Gilroy Paul . The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness . Cambridge, MA...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of an alchemy that transmutes Africanness into racial blackness. But although critical of modern epistemologies that fail to notice the seismic importance of the transatlantic slave trade and discovery of the Americas, Black studies work remains largely faithful to the Marxian and Foucauldian notions...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 15–56.
Published: 01 December 2004
... formulations of development reinforce racial demar- cation through their methodological partition of economic and political history. Either modernity is explicitly defined as something external to African society, or Africa has failed to modernize due to some isolated...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 1–49.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of life in the African archives of modernity, the questions can be formulated in the following way: In a context where everything is likely to come in contact with violence and death, summon violence and death while granting to both a central place as much...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 405–417.
Published: 01 December 2019
... elsewhere in the world that inform European and African actors alike, such as the relevance of Arabic in the seventeenth-century “medical marketplace facilitated by the trans-Saharan trade network,” which drew parallels between practices of bixirin s in Senegambia and “Moorish geomancy” ( ec , 84). He...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 89–124.
Published: 01 June 2015
... then seem to have been “discovered” al- ready fi lled with meaning (whn, 112). For this reason, Latour compares all the quasi- objects in which ac- tion is vested and even multiplied to the power objects of traditional African or American societies, believed to “act back” on their users, through...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 219–229.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... In response to accusations of “imperial feminism,” African-style priests have distanced themselves from “nonnormative effeminate males, lesbians, or imperialist feminists who would pretend to ‘modernize’ tradition” ( es , 186). For example, one female initiate continuously denied that she was a feminist...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the Africans it had enslaved. For the first ten years of his public career in the anti-slavery movement, Douglass was a practitioner of William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery philosophy, a philosophy which argued that the American Union was tragically flawed, and that the institution of slavery...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Islamic thought by presenting briefly Bergson’s other philosophy, then Senghor’s philosophy of Africanity, and fi- nally, in its third part, Iqbal’s project of a “reconstruction of the religious thought of Islam.” Parts two and three I have entitled respectively...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 207–220.
Published: 01 December 2016
... was the condition of possibility for modern liberalism (ifc, 7). Lowe indeed argues that the “destructive subjuga- tion of Native people to confi scate their land created the conditions in which European mercantile powers imported African slaves to es- tablish plantation economies,” and both, in conjunction...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 215–248.
Published: 01 December 2010
... cannot properly feel Hegel suggests a sense of radical incommensurabil- ity and impropriety. The African—synonymous with the negro for Hegel—is a fi gure whose difference does not pass beyond itself into work or history; the African not only has no consciousness...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in the theater of political struggle rather than display (“SL,” 489). Both Cheng and Thompson set their readings against the backdrop of the commodifi ed African body. Eclipsed in the trajectory from the slave market to modern- ist shine and hip-hop bling is the shine of the political...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the headquarters of the U.S. oil colony, Houston, Texas, the African American sociologist Robert Bullard fostered the U.S. environmental justice movement (EJ) in the 1980s as a direct response to the infl ux of polluting industries into southern states in the late twentieth century. What...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 June 2017
... The proud African patriarch pictured here was Ekwe Ngando. Born in 1876 in Duala, Cameroon, he served as an Askari soldier in the German Colonial Army prior to his arrival in Germany in 1910. His wife and the mother of his children was Ida Kleinfelt, born in 1885 in Silesia. We do not know the circumstances...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 475–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Jaji’s recent work on Pan-African solidarity as expressed via diasporic music frames her analysis through a distinction between small p and capital P p/Pan-Africanism. For Jaji, small p pan-Africanism refers to an “eclectic set of ephemeral cultural movements and currents” that encompass both...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Anna Feuerstein Abstract This essay analyzes two late Victorian texts by white women colonists in South Africa—F. Clinton Parry’s children’s book African Pets (1880) and Annie Martin’s memoir Home Life on an Ostrich Farm (1890)—to nuance understandings of animality as racialization. By reading...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 249–278.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., polygenesis proposed that African man and European man are different animals altogether. Several political conclusions easily fl ow from the academic proj- ect of proving polygenesis. In a nutshell, however, it made a scien- tifi c case for the white man’s burden, his domination over...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 373–389.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jishnu Guha-Majumdar A review of Bénédicte Boisseron , Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 ); Lindgren Johnson , Race Matters, Animal Matters: Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840–1930 ( New York : Routledge...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 197–198.
Published: 01 December 2009
...- ience of creativity in wartime. Currently, she is a fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. takashi minatomichi is professor of philosophy at Konan University. He is the author of several books, including Levinas: An Extraordinary Thought. He has also...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 3–40.
Published: 01 June 2008
... increasingly excised from many contemporary reckon- ings with it in a way that now threatens the possibility of thinking during a time when the violence of a now global modernity and its metaphysical conditions is again proliferating to staggering pro- portions. What has been called, most...