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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 2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
... artists are choosing to look after, care for, and reclaim this archive in ways that make us work through and toward what it means to embrace the labor required to engage the precarity of black life in the ongoing afterlife of slavery. The pages that follow stage an encounter with the affective...
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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 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... language, he pleads for balancing the scales of racial justice with an eye toward a day of accounting. Black Muslim speech, he argues, calls out the moral crime of white racial terror against black life, though its catalytic role in what we now call the civil rights era remains under-documented. Baldwin...
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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 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 68–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... contrast, when sympathetic white people recorded the responses of African American mourners, they nearly always omitted the concerns of daily life. Indeed, these white missionaries, teachers, and abolitionists had a stake in portraying black people in...
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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...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to the slave quarters. We must use both “private” and “home” under erasure since there is no sanctuary for black bodies because captivity is a constituent element of black life, whether under slavery, COINTELPRO, or the present prison industrial complex where the war on drugs and the police...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... crew, and their experiments in human praxis, are continuously maintained and extended? James and Oiticica both witness the ongoing renewal and recon- figuration of the motley crew. They find it first in the black popular arts in Trinidad and Brazil and in the social life that was always...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Holocaust who perished under “liberation.”33 Struggling with the phenomenology of black life under colonization, Fanon opens up critical ground for understanding a kind of near life that is made through violence to exist as nonexistence. For Fanon, violence is bound to the question of...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Heather Latimer This article discusses Giorgio Agamben's work on “bare life,” or life with no political meaning. It argues that there is a critical absence in Agamben's work when it comes to women and gender, and it examines how the reproductive body complicates his concept of bare life and its...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... public or private vision of homosexuality by some of its members, can be explored. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Unpacking My Files My Life as a Queer Brigadista José Quiroga I Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Julian Reid Duke University Press 2006 Life Struggles WAR, DISCIPLINE, AND BIOPOLITICS IN THE THOUGHT OF MICHEL FOUC AULT For...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 71–73.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Western moral, political, and intellectual life. In the hands of its most important intellectual archi- tect, Hannah Arendt, it short-circuited her prior recognition of Nazism within the family of Western imperialisms and as the exemplary modern instance of rationalized, technology-driven state...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global neoliberalism as exemplified in the cinema of Jia Zhangke and Brillante Mendoza and situated within the regional context shared by China and the Philippines. I look at the practices of attention of these filmmakers and the specific forms of rendering what I call “life-times” of disposability, life...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... settler modernity. 20 For this reason, black radical sacrality, which we might just as well think of as the sorcery of (black social) life itself, unsettles, is ever poised to incite volatility within regimes of politicality. That is to say, the sacred, as I am given to thinking about it here as...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., Accommodation, and the Struggle for Autonomy, 1787–1848 . Philadelphia : Temple University Press . Winch Julie . 2000 . The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson's Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia . College Park : Pennsylvania State University Press . Disappointment...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Street Baptist Church bombing—a conspiracy to pulverize and terrorize black life—Simone detonated an explosion of her own—a musical conflagration meant to galvanize black life and resistance. The outcome was Simone’s 1964 protest anthem, “Mississippi Goddam,” the sound of freedom dreams deferred blasting...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... present slaves were not included in the thousands of pages of the valuations, only the names of the absent and dead. It is as though the barest trace of slave or apprentice personhood—the name—appears in these documents only where a black life has been obliterated or where the actual physical whereabouts...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
... mise-en-scène from the habitual visual ingredients of my everyday life: film, television, and academic institutions. The result is that my dream- world looks like a crossbreeding experiment between the Ivy League and Law and Order, the classroom and the morgue. If you get...