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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 targets...
Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Christen A. Smith Abstract Examining Black women's experiences with policing, this article argues that police terror is not predicated upon gender; rather, it enacts gender by undoing gender . Thus, it requires a new arithmetic of time and space in order to read beyond normative, hypermasculine...
Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 51–76.
Published: 01 December 2008
... feminists with tools for grappling with racialized pornography, which is thought to re-enact Baartman's violent exhibition by rendering black women objects for white male spectators' consumption. This article argues that the constant invocation of Baartman's story has allowed an anti-pornography formation...
Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2023
... imperialism, particularly in Asia and the Pacific, as well as imperialism's impacts on Black femininity during the Cold War. This article argues that Black feminist aesthetics, such as those Nengudi and Lorde employ, restores the context of commodities like nylons, revealing the centrality of Black women's...
Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... for tourists in Havana's street markets. The essay traces the figure to nineteenth-century artist Víctor Patrício Landaluze, whose widely circulated lithographs enacted key modes of understanding race and emergent nationalism in mid- to late-nineteenth - century Cuba. His portraits of mulatas and black women...
Social Text (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...
Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 45–65.
Published: 01 March 2014
... ). The paper argues that the logics of feminism-future and feminism-past share often-invisible racialized ideologies: an insistence that intersectionality’s investment in black women’s embodied experience is suspect. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Institutionalizing the Margins Jennifer C. Nash...
Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... contrasted policies that penalize poor black women’s childbearing with the high-tech fertil- ity industry that promotes childbearing by more affluent white women.”1 As a consequence, the old dystopia produced an implicitly eugenic social order in which white women were granted resources that allowed...
Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 79–101.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the “wars on poverty and drugs that combined to situate disease and enmity in the bodies of poor women.” 8 The Black mother as disease, Gumbs elaborates, “[posed] a threat on privileged populations through tax burdens, crime, and the general erosion of quality of life,” representing a path of infection...
Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 65–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in representations of the black female body. Black women’s butts, breasts, and faces have routinely been represented as repulsive, underde- veloped, exotic, or primitive. Furthermore, these kinds of representations have not been limited to the unenlightened past. Even at the end of the twentieth century...
Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... against Blacks, and the extralegal killing of Black women, children, and men was occurring regularly with impunity. Public lynching of African Americans, in fact, had become routine and carnivalesque for White mobs and their voyeuristic audiences. These ritual murders occurred once a week, on average...
Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to confront both sides of the dynamic of black affective labor outlined by black feminist critiques of the racialized limits of the categories of work and labor. They engage this dynamic in the domain of the visual in ways that allow us to probe how black folks’ affective labor (both for women and for men...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2022
... strength—what Joan Morgan famously called the image of the “strongblackwoman”—that treat Black women as impervious to pain. 2 Nor am I offering a conception of Black women as long-suffering, or as always already grieving. Instead, I argue that Black feminist conceptions of slow loss disrupt prevailing...
Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2005
... as sites for the production of discourses of sexuality and morality—arises from black feminist historiography, in particular. Evelyn Hammonds, for instance, thematizes the discursive components of black women’s sexuality...
Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 61–63.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 2018 black feminism Black Lives Matter DNA testing The New Jim Crow On the subway into Manhattan, black lives mutter. Two middle-aged African American women, on the way to work, are in conversation with each other. I’m pressed up next to them, obliged to overhear their conversation...
Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
... issues through which the black culture of poverty is constructed: juvenile crime, female sexuality and reproduction, and women in the welfare state. 64 Eric Tang 3. tang 2/11/00 10:50 AM Page 65...
Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to the rise of the independent and objective statistical fact as an explanatory ideal party to the devastating thingification of black women, children, and men. 3 In other words, for abolitionists, Neptune’s death-as-data evidenced the carnal violence of overseers, drama of slavery, injustice meted out...
Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Freedom: Reconstructing Black Women's Political History, 1865–1880.” In African American Women and the Vote, 1837–1965 , edited by Gordon Ann D. , 66 – 99 . Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press . Brown Vincent . 2009 . “Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery...
Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
... interdisciplinary prospect, and the contributors call on disability studies, trans studies, Black studies, women-of-color feminism, visual culture, and the history of sexuality, generating emergent concepts, including crip-of-color critique (Kim), binary-abolitionist praxis (Stryker), a “trans-mad” aesthetic...
Social Text (2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
... is free of the contamination of so-called interracial sex or miscegenation. Indeed, insofar as the concept of Americanness has been regarded as coextensive with whiteness, the exclusion of blackness and the castigation from the nation of those women thought to reproduce...