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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... occurred in 1798 in the state of Bahia, Brazil, the author argues for the importance of shifting from historical methods that attempt to recover or reveal evidence of secrets within archival records to a focus on why both judges and suspects were motivated to keep secrets during interrogations. For their...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... (Lagos) to Bahia, its master and officer recounted that it emitted a “smell at night . . . so offensive, that to obtain rest, they were obliged to hang their hammocks outside the ship, either under the bowsprit or on the quarter.” 2 The word catinga was Kikongo in origin, signifying bad-or foul...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... consortium of epidemiologists and social scientists pre- pared an offi cial evaluation of the state of the epidemic. I participated in the fi nal workshop in Salvador, Bahia. After several days of intense discussions over the validity of risk categories and of biostatistical modeling and over...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2020
... plasticity operate distinctly from how they are addressed in this issue. 32 Yet there are some key continuities, too. In Plastic Bodies (2016), anthropologist Emilia Sanabria examines the use of sex hormones in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Sex hormones are broadly marketed in Bahia and are used as...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 113–139.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., pronouncing received antiglobalization or pro-working-class pieties, will nicely displace the question. This became part of my argument. In Brazil’s Bahia, I learned what the movimento negro owed to African America in the United States.1 In Hong Kong in 2001, I saw that the word identity attached...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... power to record is also the power to leave unsaid, to classify, or to keep secrets.33 In his article on the 1798 Tailors’ Conspiracy in Bahia, Brazil, Greg L. Childs encounters a thicket of such secrets. Colonial officials sought to repress enslaved and...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 19–36.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in Bahia (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993); Stuart Schwartz, “Rethinking Palmares: Slave Resistance in Colonial Brazil,” in Slaves, Peasants, and Rebels: Reconsidering Brazilian Slavery (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993), 103–36; James Sweet, Recreating Africa...