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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... maxim in both contemporary and classical theories of affect. Focusing on the figure and question of the World and its grammars of relation(ality) and becoming, this essay considers the implications of an insistence on worlding in the context of anti-Blackness. It argues that the sustenance of the very...
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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 (2019) 28 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Parisa Vaziri Abstract This article attempts to address the contemporary turn to astrophysics lexicons in Black feminism by bringing together scholarship on Indian Ocean slavery and Black studies. Through an experimental reading of encounter with Indian Ocean and African slavery in Saidiya...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 5–38.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Loïc Wacquant FRENCH WORKING-CLASS BANLIEUES AND BLACK AMERICAN GHETTO: FROM CONFLATION TO COMPARISON1 Line Wacquant For Stanley Cohen The purpose of this article is to lay out the rudiments of a compar- ative sociology of the structures and mechanisms of urban margin...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Lewis R. Gordon ARTICLES Theory in Black Teleological Suspensions in Philosophy of Culture lewis r. gordon My aim in this essay is to explore some challenges in the philoso- phy of culture that emerge from its often repressed but symbiotic relationship with what Enrique Dussel...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Tina M. Campt What changes in our understanding of the experience of black communities in diaspora when we move beyond the binaries of stillness and motion to engage black life through the lens of stasis? This essay explores a collection of vernacular photos of a black German family in the Third...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 391–404.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to health and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment” endure as features of the black ordinary, widespread disillusionment with neoliberal statecraft has empowered white supremacist regimes across the West. 1 Though its merits remain contested by many, Afro-pessimism—a theoretical...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 353–372.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Calvin Warren Abstract This essay argues that black feminist poethics uncovers a deep philosophical problem between pure form and pure matter. Mathematics is the site of such contention, and the decision to retain form or destroy form presents ontological and epistemological complexities...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Brandon S. Callender Abstract Beginning with James Baldwin’s critique of The Exorcist in The Devil Finds Work (1976) and ending with campy allusions to the film in the works of three contemporary black gay authors, this article argues that the aesthetics of possession helps articulate queer forms...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 143–158.
Published: 01 June 2022
... whiteness alongside the archival absence of Black abductees. Using abductee accounts, interdisciplinary studies of the UFO abduction phenomena, and critiques of Black subjectivity, this article attends to the ontological anxieties that permeate UFO abduction narratives and their choreographic resonance...
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Published: 01 June 2021
Fig. 11. When asked to guess how the management felt about there being Black and white residents in the village, the majority said that they were neutral or simply said that they did not know. Fig. 11. When asked to guess how the management felt about there being Black and white residents More
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 December 2020
... representations of colonial pet-keeping, the essay shows how the racializing tendencies of Western humanism—especially within slavery and colonialism—manifest within gendered animal-human relationships and help construct both Blackness and whiteness. It focuses on pet-keeping in the colonies to explore...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Michelle M. Wright Abstract This essay interrogates rising interest in the concept of “entanglement” by Black studies scholars. Beginning with its definition in theoretical physics, the essay moves to Karen Barad’s “agential realism” to explore how diasporic ways of knowing are used to define...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 355–430.
Published: 01 December 2018
...David Marriott Abstract This essay is a study of the notion of representation—its relation to difference, politics, diaspora, otherness, truth, and doxa—within Stuart Hall’s work. The reevaluation of this concept in terms of dialectics and différance, or of blackness and innocence, is shown...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Abstract The all-too-common refrain “I can’t breathe,” in response to obscene incidents of police brutality and the murder of Black people in America, has haunted us through this time where breath is not only dangerous and necessary but also, in this nation, hyperpoliticized at a number of flash...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jenny Sharpe Abstract This article revisits Stuart Hall’s writing on “diaspora” to highlight its potential for future work on the topic. Although Hall has been faulted for excluding modern Africa, his historical and geographic approach to black cultural identities introduces the possibility...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 335–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... by theories of blackness impacted by transatlantic oceanic encounter? Copyright © 2019 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2019 ocean Sylvia Wynter poetics taxonomy blackness The sea is history. Derek Walcott 1 In my dream I was in a huge room with many people in it. Maybe it was a warehouse...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
... mysticism, anthropological critiques of the secular, work in Black studies, critiques of the subject, and François Laruelle’s non-philosophical thought. The result links immanence more intimately with dispossession than with the subject’s self-possession—and entwines it with the undercommons, as the atopic...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of Blackness exists. These para-worlds, the essay contends, are paranormal because they function as parallel, ancillary, and barricading structures that reveal the spatial and temporal continuums that order the world. Viewing the norm as the world-constituting structures instantiated in 1492, the essay...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 91–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and updated racist discourses that have been described as "neo-colonial" rationalize the grossly unequal distribution of wealth and the international division of labor.4 Similarly, in the U.S. context, the median income of Black families continues to be well below that of White families and lower...