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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Britt Rusert This article uses a collection of African American women's friendship albums held at the Library Company of Philadelphia to reflect on scholarly resistance to reading disappointment, and negativity more generally, in the archives of black freedom. Rather than viewing these artifacts as...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Greg L. Childs This article explores the problem of torture and secrecy in the archives of conspiracies, seditions, and black resistance movements in the colonial Americas of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the example of the Tailors' Conspiracy, a seditious movement that...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Vincent Brown Creative historical scholarship demonstrates that archives are not just the records bequeathed by earlier times. Archives also consist of the tools we use to explore the past, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions that communicate our sense of history's...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 153–161.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jennifer L. Morgan This afterword revisits the archive as a problem space for scholars grappling with slavery and its afterlife. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 archives history slavery race References Best Stephen . 2012 . “On Failing to Make the Past Present...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Yuko Miki This article delves into the strange, contradictory archives of the illegal transatlantic slave trade that flourished between Angola and Brazil in the mid-nineteenth century. The article interweaves contemporary archival encounters with the documentary trail of a notorious slave ship, the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bakirathi Mani In Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force , the Pakistani artist Seher Shah works with archival images of the 1903 Delhi Durbar and contemporary images of the U.S. “war on terror.” This essay examines how Shah's digital print binds together theaters of U.S. and British...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 1 James Roberts’s valuation return. National Archives of the United Kingdom, PRO 10/15. Figure 1. James Roberts’s valuation return. National Archives of the United Kingdom, PRO 10/15. More
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... formation, as well as the coconstitution of racial and gendered subjects therein. © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Family Matters Diaspora, Difference, and the Visual Archive Tina M. Campt How should we understand the relationship between the family, the pho- tograph, and the African...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon In response to Vincent Brown's contribution to this roundtable, this article argues for the importance of attending to issues of design in digital humanities projects that aim to recover and reassess the archives of slavery. 2016 digital humanities slavery archival...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 67–92.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tania Aguila-Way This paper takes up the Zapatista “Mother Seeds in Resistance” seed-preservation project as a case study for exploring the interconnections between contemporary biotechnology, biocultural diversity, and cultural institutions such as the archive. Drawing on environmental theories...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Edlie L. Wong This article investigates the possibilities of storytelling and black Atlantic literature in forging new critical approaches to the archive of New World Asian indenture. It also emphasizes the significance of the comparative study of bonded labor to our understanding of “the Atlantic...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman This essay examines the sonic archive of tape recording artist Tony Schwartz, in particular his 1955 Folkways album Nueva York: A Tape Documentary of Puerto Rican New Yorkers . Working from assumptions located in sound studies, I argue that Schwartz's recordings are...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 43–51.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., engaging the politics of multiculturalism, border studies, and Latino cultures in the United States. Contributors read the queer voices and homophobic paranoia of patriotic discourse—founding new disciplines that deconstructed the gendered authority of the state and established a new archive of queer...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Michael Dango This article theorizes camp as an aesthetic category that references the divided parts of global society, or the moment of political economy called distribution. By completing Sianne Ngai’s unfinished taxonomy of aesthetic categories, I simultaneously collect a promiscuous archive of...
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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 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laurel Ahnert This article interrogates artist Hasan Elahi’s claim that an increased supply of a surveillance commodity will decrease its demand, a premise that led to his web-based artwork Tracking Transience . As a form of “artveillance,” the website archives thousands of images documenting...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jessica Marie Johnson This article explores the role slavery’s eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Atlantic archive plays alongside the digital humanities’ drive for data. It situates critiques of the digital humanities in relation to decades-old debates about slavery that have reemerged with efforts...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-press pamphlet. The article concentrates on three contemporary small-press projects of nondoctrinal communist persuasion: Unpopular Books, 56a Archive, and Infopool. Against the anemic image of political media as “counterinformation,” the article seeks to develop an expanded understanding of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of indistinction—engaged in a political practice of “habitational resistance,” refusing their conversion into homines sacri by performing instead a mode of life that rendered multiple lines of transterritorial affiliation, self-assertion, and continuity. The deportees’ published archive—poetry...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nicholas Mirzoeff Based on a full reading of the transcript of the grand jury hearings concerning the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August 2014, this article uses the transcript as an archive to demonstrate how the informal systems of racial hierarchy in the United States...