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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sylvester A. Johnson This essay examines Black support for US militarism from the 1890s to the First World War amid devastating forms of institutional racism. As the first African American soldiers were deployed to France to liberate Europe’s White citizens, the US government hanged thirteen Black...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 79–99.
Published: 01 March 2017
...), were increasingly common. There are a good many American soldiers “like Jake,” many thousands, depending on how you want to count them. As of the time he finally left Walter Reed—three years, more than twenty surgeries, one marriage, one separation, one amputation, and two children after being blown up...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 85–112.
Published: 01 June 2010
... traditions, and back to the United States, through the spaces of racialized subalternity (African American and Latino), and back . . . and so forth.7 In this essay, I consider the history and contemporary life of this figure, and suggest that the recent...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 57–83.
Published: 01 June 2010
... folkloric stories of the hyena (which is a pan-African phenomenon) but looks as well at contemporary mass-mediated images of poverty and aid. Similarly, its cinematic strategies and aesthetics uniquely draw from European, American, and African sources. This combination of influences in the film reinforces...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
... traffic between the cultural movements in Harlem and Havana as evidence of diasporization, rather than as mere background information for two distinct national movements. In the 1920s and 1930s, the boundary-crossing activity of African American and Afro-Cuban writers and musicians, such as Langston...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Martha Hodes Considering the question of the recovery of marginalized voices in the archives, this article reflects on the problem of finding and interpreting the personal responses of African Americans to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Black freedom was central to the post...
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Social Text (1 December 2009) 27 (4 (101)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., knew Arabic, even as Americanized Africans developed a creolized version of English.7 Continental expansion by way of purchase and war throughout the nineteenth century incorporated large numbers of non-Anglophone groups into the Union, such as French and Spanish speakers in the...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2006
... until the archive became “a self-fulfilling phan- tasm.”24 The tropes of savagery and docility are products of American imperial fictions about Native Americans and African Americans, and these representations formed and informed...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... some legitimate belonging, including especially forms of Latin American, African diasporic, and Caribbean diasporic cultural and musical practices, all of which have had a profound influence on her own performance and recording styles...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... roommates were startled by everything about me: that I wore what they called “American” clothes, that I spoke English, that I knew who Mariah Carey was. They also seemed disappointed, as if they had been expecting a real African...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2011
... perception of “the other” (in the colonial case “the natives”) as “vermin being” turned colonialism, from the onset, into an exercise in pestilence and pest control work. The article examines African resistance against colonial settler rule between 1890 and 1980 as pestiferous mobility and the state response...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Rosalind Morris What explains the social power of music in the United States today? What allows Americans to invoke it as the cause of antisocial violence, as well as of personal expressivity? This essay contemplates the peculiar American invention of a musical culture defined by generation, which...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... invokes the war in a scene that serves to educate both Walt and the audience. After “rescuing” a teenage Hmong girl from the harassment of two African American boys, Walt chides her for attempting to stand up for herself: “What in the hell’s...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... da Bahia in 1798 were not random or spontaneous. In the latter half of the 1790s, many soldiers and artisans of African descent in Bahia were discontent with racial prejudices that permeated social and occupational practices in the city. In particular...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... diaspora-wide black- consciousness movement. African American funk, soul, and R&B music found its way into Congolese sound. The boxing match in 1974 between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa’s Mai 20 Stadium inspired enthusiasm and calls for a renewed Pan-African identity...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 1–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... that as many as one in three children born in the United States today will eventually contract type II diabetes and that this trend will have an asymmetrically devastating impact on Native American, Latino, African American, and Asian Pacific Islander...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that American constituent power “is marked by an originary fact: the preservation of slavery and the question of African Americans in general. This colored rupture is also the conceptual rupture of the universality of the concept of free...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.” 5 The Supreme Court case emerged from the Colfax Massacre in 1873, when an armed mob called the White League, made up of KKK members and former Confederate soldiers, killed up to 150 African Americans in the fallout of the 1872...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 75–101.
Published: 01 June 2001
... accelerating collapse of European empires and the heightened rights-con- sciousness of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American soldiers (for whom military participation entitled them to full citizenship), mili- tarism could also be seen to have a positive connotation...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the Republican forces, and, more broadly, by how the Moor and Spain’s historic relations with the Islamic world figured so centrally in a civil war fought ostensibly for domestic reasons. African American soldiers were so appalled by the hatred of Moors on...