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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 153–161.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Herself . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Roundtable Archives and Histories of Racial Capitalism An Afterword Jennifer L. Morgan In taking seriously the question of recovery, this extraordinary collection of articles has offered ample evidence that historians of the black...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... relations already configured and disposed by imperial conquest and racial capitalism. In the Americas broadly and the United States specifically, colonization and transatlantic slavery set in motion the dynamics and differential racialized valuations that continue to underwrite particular forms of...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... state of Texas’s prohibition of the term slavery (in addition to capitalism ) in its history textbooks, the conceptualization of postmodernism failed to adequately consider gender and racialization under what Cedric Robinson called racial capitalism. Copyright © Duke University Press 2016 Fredric...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... racial capitalism and examines neoliberalism’s role in co-opting and obscuring insurgency against such exploitation. It suggests that black feminist speculative fiction by Octavia Butler constitutes a “philosophy of history” that makes visible otherwise difficult to apprehend historical continuities and...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offered as a kind of riposte to Marshall McLuhan’s formulation “The medium is the message” at a moment when it has become even more undeniable that the media (linguistic, visual, computational, financial) are the media of racial capitalism. The Message Is Murder is itself part of an investigation of what...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... positions what we think of as “media” as media of capitalism, that is, racial capitalism. Marginality, disposability, and the colonization of what Neferti X. M. Tadiar calls “life-time” is an increasingly universal condition. The forceful implication here is that a radical, decolonial left must add a...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kathryn Yusoff Geology is a praxis of materiality and thought in the genealogy of Western metaphysics and racial capitalism and a site of possession in the Anthropocene. In the context of renewed interest in the inhuman, this article uses the analytic of geologic realism to navigate between the...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... science fiction television series Orphan Black to interrogate how late colonialism saturates cultural productions and to demonstrate how dispossession functions through durative and recursive structures. Providing the extractive and appropriative logics underlying racial capitalism, dispossession is both...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... multiform workings of racial capitalism. This article pushes beyond the bounded analytic zone of the Atlantic to further complicate the “primary narrative” of the Middle Passage. Rather than opposed concepts, slavery and freedom existed on a continuum within an Atlantic economy that reached eastward along...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 63–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... sovereignty, and white supremacy while linking Congress’s plenary power over Indigenous nations to people of color’s civil rights. Hence, the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color are, in part, legally ineffectual promises contingent on expanding US sovereignty and racial capitalism...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group “We Already Know How Fucked Up the World Is” argues that one aspect of the current political mood is a sense that everyone, or at least most people, are aware of the injustices of racial capitalism. One common mode of political discourse is that of exposure. Activists...
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Social Text (1 December 2006) 24 (4 (89)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2006
... economic and social processes, organizing the hyperextraction of surplus value from racial- ized bodies and naturalizing a system of capital accumulation that grossly favors the global North over the global South. Yet multiculturalism por- trays neoliberal policy as the key to a postracist...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... racial capitalism that I describe as racial infrastructure. Infrastructure in the Marxist usage refers to the means of production and the category of class, or what might be referred to more generally as economic and social position. While infrastructure connotes the basic physical and organizational...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Barack Obama's historic ascension to the presidency of the United States. Parsing cultural strains of racial triumph and vexation, of political elation as well as mourning, that mark the Obama phenomenon, the piece underscores the urgency of critically interrogating the post in “postracial.” © 2009 Duke...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 15–41.
Published: 01 June 2001
... world economic power, he develops a critique of colonialism as a form of international capital expansion that is linked directly to racial oppres- sion in the United States. Like European imperial powers, America pro- duces itself as a white nation, and thus Du Bois...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 41–70.
Published: 01 December 2016
... loyalty to a racial state that reinscribed the racist order of White supremacism. Copyright © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 war civil religion sacrifice African American soldiers World War I racial state From the early years of the buffalo soldiers following the US Civil War to the First World War...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sought to naturalize the stark racial categories by which Cuba then lived, even as the images illuminated the realities of—and white anxieties about—interracial sex and its primary cultural and biological product: mestizaje . I link this historical backdrop to “her” return in the present day, after a...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
...- mantling of organized baseball’s racial barrier in 1947.4 Consideration of Latinos and Latin America compels a transnational framing of black baseball history. From the early to mid-twentieth century, the movement of talent, capital, and...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 2018
... massive wealth generated through speculative capital and the ridiculous levels of consumption that attend such wealth, cannot but reference colonial and racialized pasts. In addition, if the narrative structure of the Model Minority cannot fully elide the past, neither can the developmental and...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... In this essay, I consider the confluence of land made property and economies of agriculture under racial capitalism and settler colonialism as a means to address the social relations of dispossession in the United States. The historical and present-day entwining of colonial and racial dispossession...