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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time explores the power of Black Muslim speech, what he calls an “idiom” that recognizes and conveys the truth of the black experience in America. Baldwin writes that the tone of this language “is as familiar to me as my own skin,” suggesting not just a...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Tryon P. Woods This essay explores the ethicopolitical context in which black art, black performance, black social movements, and black popular culture find expression. I configure the critical study of hip hop within an accounting of the materiality of antiblack sexual violence in which the modern...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to enumerate and digitize early modern black diasporic life. The article engages those critiques in light of black diasporic communities’ battles for justice and redress and the forms these have taken online, such as Afrofuturism, eBlack Studies, and Digital Alchemy. It argues that, while digitizing...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... threatened. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 neurodiversity black life university But the student has a habit, a bad habit. She studies. She studies but she does not learn. If she learned they could measure her progress, establish her attributes, give her credit. But the student...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... necrospeculation . The accounting procedures of emancipation in the British empire appropriated financial value not just from living enslaved bodies but also from dead and absent ones. The British state oversaw and directed an intergenerational regime that plundered wealth from enslaved black communities and their...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... secondary, counterrevolutionary reaction. Working within black (religious) studies, this article considers the sacred as proximately black, where the sacred here signals that frenzied surplus whose sociopoetic force discloses another horizon of existence beyond the terms of order. This practice of a sacral...
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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)): 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 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 1–13.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Introduction THE “AUTONOMY” OF BLACK RADICALISM The interview with Grace Lee Boggs and the essays on W. E. B. Du Bois Brent Hayes and Richard Wright in this issue of Social Text are selections from a forth- Edwards...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
... OF BLACK INTERNATIONALISM The symbolic kernel of the idea of race . . . is the schema of genealogy, that Alys Eve is, quite simply the idea that the filiation of individuals transmits from gen- Weinbaum eration to generation a substance both biological...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 75–101.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Kevin Gaines Duke University Press 2001 ST.04-Gaines 5/24/01 5:53 PM Page 75 Revisiting Richard Wright in Ghana BLACK RADICALISM AND THE DIALECTICS OF DIASPORA For students of...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Alexander G. Weheliye Duke University Press 2002 “Feenin” POSTHUMAN VOICES IN CONTEMPORARY BLACK POPULAR MUSIC...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Ron Eglash Duke University Press 2002 Allis, Sam. 1991 . Kicking the nerd syndrome. Time , 25 March, 65 -66. Amsden, A., and J. Clark. 1999 . Software entrepreneurship among the urban poor: Could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black?... or impoverished? In High technology and...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Kalí Tal Duke University Press 2002 Bryant, Jerry H. 1997 . Victims and heroes:Racial violence in the African American novel . Amherst:University of Massachusetts Press. Cash, Earl A. 1975 . John A. Williams: The evolution of a black writer . New York: Third Press. Furer...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
... recent book addresses this tension, Roderick striated, Ferguson’s Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. It is a contradictory. serious and sure attempt to bring a Marxist inheritance into conversation with modes of...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the problem of the color line in baseball and interrogates how the writing of black baseball history—itself a revision of the traditional narrative of U.S. professional baseball—has often obfuscated the place of Afro-Latinos. Rather than examining the history of African Americans and Latinos in...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jennifer C. Nash Saartjie Baartman's story has become central to black feminist theory and politics, serving as the primary analytic vehicle for explaining the violence that the dominant visual field inflicts on black female bodies. The re-telling of Baartman's story has also provided black...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... does structurally undergird the same type of harm it otherwise purports to advocate against. Accordingly, the article considers how black women “in the life,” women who are involved in drug use and prostitution, women who are, ultimately, the most literal embodiment of the “nappy-headed ho,” become the...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the Eurocentric, heteronormative, capitalist, rationalist clock-bound time that prevails in the modern West (what I call “Western Standard Time”). To bear out (and sound out) madtime, this essay reveals those radical temporalities in black expressive cultures, most especially black music. Sampling...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay discusses recent developments in black surveillance studies, science and technology studies (in particular the social life of DNA), and everyday practices of resistance and survival under segregation and policing. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press...