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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 135–160.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Neferti X. M. Tadiar Copyright © 2015 Qui Parle 2015 Decolonization, “Race,” and Remaindered Life under Empire neferti x. m. tadiar To speak of empire today is to speak about a global dispensation of power predicated on, and furthering, the aims of capitalist accu- mulation...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 December 2017
... pummel at a stubborn knot in life. In his work on cryptonymy, Laurence Rickels has claimed that background music rings a death knell. That may be so. I’m always hitching a ride on the death drive—the flex of my drivenness—a sure fire way to language. Doing without the rhythmic support that music supplies...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 53–62.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Jared Sexton; Huey Copeland RAW LIFE': AN INTRODUCTION Jared Sexton & Huey Copeland l came into the world imbued with the will to find a meaning in things, my spirit filled with the desire to attain to the source of the world...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This article argues that preoccupation with influence inscribes an a priori ontology that already separates the past from the present. This makes it difficult to understand the relation between temporality and a form of life in a discursive tradition, as the question of influence grounds the ostensive...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 June 2018
... messianic mode but in the temporal mode of biopolitical bare life? What is the temporal structure of precarious life? Furthermore, how does this Ashkenazi figural tradition of animal-headed Jews point to forms of resistance to the biopolitics of medieval Christendom? How is messianic theory now...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Bernard Stiegler The concept of entropy has been applied to life and, in Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s bioeconomics of exosomatization, to human life. These accounts of “negentropy” must be reinterpreted in the age of the data economy, however, from a perspective that starts from the technological or...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., stolon (runner) formation and grafting are considered here because they are vegetal forms of procreation that are not rooted in sexual difference and create collective life forms that are based on dividuality rather than individuality. Both characteristics are mobilized for a queer imagination. Analyzing...
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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 (2017) 26 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., failure and fragility, ethnographic conceits and forms of life. Copyright © 2017 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2017 32. Asad, Genealogies of Religion , 13. 33. Included in Clifford and Marcus , Writing Culture , 141–64, and in Asad, Genealogies of Religion , 171–99. 34. Anidjar...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 121–155.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Dora Zhang Abstract This essay argues that we do not yet fully recognize and attend to the importance of atmospheres as social and political phenomena of everyday life, and draws on a range of approaches to examine these ordinary and ubiquitous sites of affective charge. First charting how creating...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... recount their life narrative. The first of these novels—Charles Gildon’s Golden Spy (1702)—gives voice to a bunch of coins. And the genre becomes self-reflexive when money starts to “coin words,” like the autobiographical protagonist of The Adventures of a Bank-Note (1770). Drawing on ancient sources...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 355–430.
Published: 01 December 2018
... an abiding preoccupation of Hall’s work. In particular, because blackness (or its notion) is never innocent, this essay explores the consequences of a certain undecidability that attends any encounter between representation and difference. And it is this X—its shaping of black meaning and life—that...
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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 (2019) 28 (2): 353–372.
Published: 01 December 2019
... life, death, value, and nonvalue are displaced. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica , catastrophe theory, developed by the French topologist Rene Thom, is “a set of methods used to study and classify the ways in which a system can undergo sudden behavior as one or more of the variables that...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 225–248.
Published: 01 December 2012
... question of what value Western civilization actually placed on life, but the fascist reaction to the horrors of World War I also gave new meaning to life and identifi ed it with death. Only some responded to the carnage with calls for healthy and sensuous living—calls to limit nicotine or al- cohol...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 161–170.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Katie Kadue A review of Nealon Jeffrey T. , Plant Theory: Biopower and Vegetable Life ( Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2015 ). Cited in the text as pt . Copyright © 2016 Qui Parle 2016 REVIEW ESSAYS Green Shade Loser Vegetables in Plant Theory katie kadue...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 211.
Published: 01 June 2019
... . Badiou Alain . Lacan: Anti-philosophy 3 . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . Best Stephen M. None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2018 . Derrida Jacques . Before the Law: The Complete Text of Préjugés...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 247–248.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Copyright © 2017 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2017 Arif Yasmeen . Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2016 . Didi-Huberman Georges . Being a Skull: Site, Contact, Thought, Sculpture , translated by...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 227–231.
Published: 01 December 2003
...: MIT Press, 2002). Suzaan Boettger, Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003). Qui Parle, Vol. 13, No. 2 Spring/Summer 2003 228 BOOKS RECEIVED Judith Butler, Antigone's Claim: Kinship between Life and Death...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2015
... myself with Canguilhem’s thought from a considerably earlier period. In what follows I read a single text ac- knowledged to epitomize postwar epistemological concerns, Can- guilhem’s 1947 lecture “Machine and Organism,” published in Knowledge of Life in 1952...