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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
... vividness of the more-than of worlds in the making. There is a certain resonance here with accounts from black studies coming from scholars such as Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Sylvia Wynter, Frank Wilderson, Alexander Weheliye, Jasbir Puar, and Ashon Crawley around the concept of black life. Frank Wilderson...
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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
...–1865 , edited by Larsen Arthur J. , 287 . Saint Paul : Minnesota Historical Society . Welles Gideon . Diary . Welles Papers , Library of Congress , Washington, DC . Lincoln’s Black Mourners Submerged Voices, Everyday Life, and the Question of...
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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 2018...
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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 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 in...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 from the mouth...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 pathologizing African American life, particularly through the logic of the symptom...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
... records, who have most consistently constructed racial identities for themselves that do not rely on myths of racial purity. —Harryette Mullen, “Optic White: Blackness and the Production of Whiteness” In my life the chief fact has been...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 65–91.
Published: 01 June 2002
... movements: The transpositional cosmology of Samuel R. Delany,Jr. Extrapolation 41.2 : 126 -42. Sallis, James. 2000 . Chester Himes: A life . New York: Walker. Schuyler, George. 1991 . The “black internationale” and “black empire.” Edited by Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rassmussen. Boston...
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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 low...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 1–13.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Blacks and American Communism: The Harlem Experience,” Science and Society 42 (fall 1978): 324–43; Nell Painter, The Narrative of the Life of Hoseah Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univer...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 75–101.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Black Power marked a signal moment in Wright’s intellectual and political odyssey. His support of African liberation would be a major pre- occupation for the rest of his life. In the Gold Coast colony, and, later, at the...
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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 Book titles tell the story. The original subtitle for Uncle Tom’s Cabin was...
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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 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... it difficult to separate lore from actual events and tend to hide as much as they reveal about life on the other side of the Jim Crow divide. Historians of black baseball have thus had to work diligently to illuminate the social and economic...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., Paige, and Weaver, but also the terror of the dark cell inhabited by the queer survivor of the 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...