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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of slavery threatens to replicate the death work of the slave ship register, black digital practice offers a way of thinking through black life by invoking what the #transformDH collective has described as the digital humanities’ potential for “social justice, accessibility, and inclusion.” It suggests...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., 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, and that remains, off...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... value death black social life In the Life Black Women and Serial Murder Terrion L. Williamson In April 2007 I was a twenty-­something-­year-­old doctoral student. I was at the predissertation stage, still taking classes, at the moment when I had some ideas but didn’t quite have...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 17–41.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Iberian slave trade accounts for a crucial stage in the development of racial capitalism. In his seminal study, Black Marxism , Cedric Robinson defines racial capitalism as the “material force” by which “racialism . . . permeat[ed] the social structures emergent from capitalism.” 2 In Robinson's...
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Social Text (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 (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
... for maintaining life—schools, hospitals, social services—have become increasingly compromised. As such, these novels enable an elaboration of a critical disability politic centered on welfare queen mythology and its attendant structures of state neglect, one that overwrites the punitive logics of public resource...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... place among them, insofar as their expressive actions are understood as part of the ongoing ecologi- cal experiment that is black social life in Chicago’s South and West Sides. My intention is to study a given sonic or performative gesture as a tempo...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... occasioned by, moving in relationship to, and yet irreducible to the “spiritual ordeal” of death that is 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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... upward mobility but, rather, to cultural sta- tus, connectedness, and participation in the civic life of black Philadel- phia. The black elite distinguished itself not primarily through wealth but through social networks, cultural capital, and genteel self...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
... . 35. Fred Moten and Stefano Harney write that the “preservation of black social life” requires self-defense ( Undercommons , 18). They describe, “Our task is the self-defense of the surround in the face of repeated, targeted dispossessions through the settler's armed incursion” (17). Harney...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... we aim to write histories of black social life or political thought from such archival records with the aim of recovering or proving the intentions of historical actors, this previous, failed attempt at recovery haunts our efforts and can guide us...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 83–114.
Published: 01 March 2009
... moment in the life of a recent addition to the family. Looking more closely, we see that the photo Social Text 98 • Vol. 27, No. 1 • Spring 2009 DOI 10.1215/01642472-2008-018  © 2009 Duke University Press 8 3 Figure...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in the determination of socially tolerable and necessary violence] establishes an inextricable link between racial formation and sexual subjection.”10 This is why for Hartman resistance is figured through the black female’s sexual self-defense, as exemplified by the 1855 circuit court case State...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... is perhaps the connection here, between black life and neurodiverse life, sociality as an emergent quality of bodying, as an emergent force for the more-than that is life living. Speaking of entanglement and what Denise Ferreira da Silva calls “difference without separation” in the context of singer Bessie...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Life of Social Death: On Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism .” InTensions , no. 5 ( 2011 ). www.yorku.ca/intent/issue5/articles/jaredsexton.php . Sharpe Christina . In the Wake: On Blackness and Being . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2016 . Shaw J. Brendan . “ Sandy Still...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on the lithic contact zone of the beach: humanism ( Planet of the Apes ), speculative realism (“The Terminal Beach”), and black feminist futurity ( Daughters of the Dust ). Considering the double life of the inhuman as earth and race, the author argues for a reckoning with black and indigenous geologic archives...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2015
... recovery, then, was intimately bound up with battles against legalized forms of black exclusion from public life. In the civil rights and Black Power eras in the United States, the new social histori- ans extended this political imperative, even as some...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 69–84.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 pathologizing African American life, particularly...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 85–103.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of racism, class exploitation, and finally social revolution under capitalism. It is fitting then that these concerns became the dominant themes of The Education of Black People. Indeed, the publication history of the book may be seen in this instance as an index to their interrelation...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of exploitation, appropriation, and dispossession during the long sixteenth century, but it also bequeathed something that lasted—an enduring cheapness of black life. The production of race as a form of devalued collectivity has depended upon managing valuations and devaluations of black social and biological...