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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 343–372.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Christopher McGowan Abstract This article argues that Steve McQueen’s Hunger (2008) represents an unexpected but compelling mutation of the genre of postindustrial labor film. Hunger depicts the protests of Irish republican prisoners inside the Maze Prison that culminated in the 1981 Irish hunger...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 163–197.
Published: 01 June 2023
... “Dismal Science,” which anticipated Sekula and Noël Burch’s 2010 The Forgotten Space , an essay film centered on the tragic consequences of containerized shipping on maritime communities and global labor. Sekula’s work is guided by the aim of decoding the container, understood not simply as a material...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 285–300.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the political and labor dimensions of gender, sexuality and race and carefully explore the aesthetics and practices of resistance. 8 In De-centering Queer Theory he sets forth an ambitious critique of queer theory, arguing that the field needs both “a deeper materialist understanding of its emergence...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 December 2003
... is to say that she is ontologically different than a white woman who may, as a house servant or indentured labor- er, be a subordinated subject. You go on to say, "The opportunity for nonconsent [as regards, in this case, sex] is required to establish consent, for consent...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 15–56.
Published: 01 December 2004
... inherited from these two doctrines a particular con- struction of subsistence or traditional society, itself a product of indirect rule and colonial anthropology. This conception of tradi- tional Africa, although entrenched to this day, was profoundly chal- lenged by a series of labor uprisings...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 June 2022
... lands queerly. It marks an alienating shift in Johnnie’s demeanor by identifying his otherwise feminine singing voice—“Even sings like a girl”—with that of a woman who worked hard to play a mannish girl ( E , 49). To this degree, it shows the behind-the-scenes strain of his labor as he drifts from his...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2018
... culture” and the Dominican Republic with its strong Spanish traditions and denial of blackness, even though the two nations share the same island. In the TV episode called “Paradise Lost,” Hall interviews a civil rights worker who speaks of the slavelike conditions under which Haitians labor in Dominican...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 91–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- tional scale, re-articulated 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...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 215–227.
Published: 01 December 2015
... tumultuous time in West Germany, History and Obstinacy is part of the tradition of critical theory’s interest in capitalism that began with Karl Marx’s analysis of alienated labor in Capital and contin- ued on to Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s diagnosis...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 June 2010
...: The Genealogy of the Event in Early Modern Europe (1997), and the edited volumes Spanish Republic (2005) and Depositions: Althusser, Bali- bar, Macherey and the Labor of Reading (1988). With Georgina Dopico, Lezra coedited Covarrubias’s 1613 Suplemento al “Tesoro de la lengua.” His...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 57–102.
Published: 01 June 2001
...," he now defined the aesthetic dimension of this productivist aesthetic, born from the labor of Sorelian "artist engineers."41 In so doing, he contrasted an art made by individuals for individual delectation with the aesthetic response provoked by the automobile. Whereas a painting...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 395–428.
Published: 01 December 2023
... for has little to no relation to their production time to begin with.” 28 While the argument becomes more complicated (though not indefensible) with digitized culture products like video games or computer-generated films, the economic fact remains that artistic labor is not productive in the Marxist...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 December 2004
... these concerns but focuses them on the pathetic conventions and labor conditions of composing film music in Hollywood during that time. I discuss the significance of this book, for decades unique in this domain, in "Hypnosis and Critique (Film Music for the Balkans)" in Balkan as Metaphor...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 63–90.
Published: 01 December 2003
... a kind of whole Sidney. — Sidney Poitier, This Life, 19802 Preface This essay, my second attempt at reading a film produced by Stanley Kramer (Pressure Point to be exact, a 1962 film starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
... The rationalization of the elastic periods of lived time into quantifi able units is one of the bases of the capitalist industrial mode of production: as Marx pointed out, once translated into labor-time, the measurable moment becomes a unit of value, indispensable to the accounting...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and Noël Burch’s 2010 film essay The Forgotten Space . The container, for Menozzi, “is entangled in wider tendencies at the heart of contemporary capitalism”—from extraction to subsumption of labor, from automation to dispossession—and it presents a representational problem that bridges aesthetics...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... This essay is closely related to another essay—“Images for Housework: On the Time of Domestic Labor in Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of the Cinema,” differences 28, no. 3 (2017)—in which I investigate specific concepts in Deleuze’s philosophy of the cinema and specific cinematic materials in Italian...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 301–339.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in line, the limited space underneath the bus stop where one might take shelter from rain, and so on. The seriality arrays itself around “worked matter,” or what Sartre calls the “practico-inert” in recognition of the way built structures and technologies store human praxis, or past living labor...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to postindustrial labor ( EG , 28–31). Importantly, Jagoda does not succumb to the antipodal, stultifying logic common in theories of neoliberal power—one that, in leveling the “charge of complicity” at the experiment and the game, disqualifies them from supporting radical action in toto. 20 As Anna Watkins...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 June 2001
... can be understood in different ways. It can be seen simply at the social and economic level, where women and men were strictly separated and women were subordinated and excluded from large sections of the labor market. Or it can be studied at the symbolic level, where the feminine...