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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Alys Eve Weinbaum This article explores the historical continuity between women’s sexual and reproductive exploitation in chattel slavery and in contemporary biocapitalism. It theorizes the centrality of the exploitation of the reproductive body and reproductive processes to the long history of...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jessica Marie Johnson This article explores the role slavery’s eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Atlantic archive plays alongside the digital humanities’ drive for data. It situates critiques of the digital humanities in relation to decades-old debates about slavery that have reemerged with efforts...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... slavery. The particular ways in which the Brazilian state and its British counterparts crafted these archives shed light on the narratives of freedom that they produced and caution us against replicating them in our own desire for satisfying stories of, for example, the Age of Emancipation and the triumph...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 19–36.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Sarah O'Toole Duke University Press 2007 From the Rivers of Guinea to the Valleys of Peru BECOMING A BRAN DIASPORA WITHIN SPANISH SLAVERY On a Sunday of rest in 1662, three enslaved men from today’s Guinea- Rachel Sarah...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 67–90.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Spanish America This essay engages the making of black identities under colonial Spanish Herman L. American slavery, thereby confronting a set of questions related to the Bennett meaning and representation of blackness, still a reigning concern of my intellectual generation though many...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jared Sexton This article offers a critique of the concept of “people of color,” highlighting a form of blindness to the singularity of racial slavery internal to its articulation. It pursues a theoretical itinerary that reads the radical black feminism of Saidiya Hartman and Hortense Spillers, the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Morrison, and Patricia Powell. What does it mean to place the archives of New World slavery and Asian indenture in conversation or in juxtaposition, especially when this counterpoint does not result in a structure of complementarity? By reading across multiple archives of enslavement, the author...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... knowledge. 2016 archives digital humanities slavery mapping design References Bailey Moya Z. 2011 . “All the Digital Humanists Are White, All the Nerds Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1 , no. 4 . journalofdigital humanities.org/1-1/all-the...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 85–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Lisa Lowe This article explores under what conditions, with what methods, and in relation to what materials the question of recovery with respect to slavery and freedom can be posed. Accounts of Black Atlantic and African American slavery are central to understanding enslavement and the terrains of...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... work that has reflected on the melancholic attachments of black studies, as well as a growing interest in Afro-pessimism and the long afterlives of slavery, the spirit and force of these contributions have yet to shape our approach to the archive of black freedom, which is often nothing more than the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... asked, did Sloane's natural history profit from its engagement with African slavery, and upon what techniques did it depend for its authoritative depiction of plant species? Of special interest is the relationship between description and illustration in his published Natural History of Jamaica (1707...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... relationship between erotic practices of state violence and hip hop’s renditions of sex and gender politics is an intimate one that reveals continuities with the originary violence of slavery. I consider Lil’ Wayne in this light: How can we read the present context of increasing black dispossession and...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... confess, at times plead, that they want out and they want it now. Pastors, in response, assure them that captivity is itself liberation—that slavery is salvation. This will to escape provokes a pair of guiding questions. They are, at their most philosophical: How do openings become enclosures? How do...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 87–112.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., Brooklyn, and the Ruffneck Constructivist show (2014) in Philadelphia—and the debates they generated. A Subtlety thematized the gentrification of Williamsburg by putting it into relation with forms of humiliation associated with slavery. It also cast Walker, with some irony, as the scapegoat for related...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... reckon with these long arcs, traceable by the repercussions and afterlives of Western European and Anglo-US colonialism and slavery, known and felt in the spectacular and quotidian forms of violence that saturate life now as much as, if not more than, they did in the past? Copyright © 2018 Duke...
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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 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... after the Civil War. It contends that fantasies and projections of white settler nostalgia remain resonant in contemporary gun rights debates, while the Second Amendment’s inextricable relations to settler colonialism, slavery, and white supremacy remain suppressed. Copyright © 2019 Duke University...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Kris Manjapra In 2015 the British government finally finished paying off the Slavery Abolition Act loan. For 180 years it had serviced debt created by the massive public borrowing of 1835, which was used to compensate British slave owners for the loss of their “slave property” during emancipation...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2009
... interactions in Ghana occur within a broader sociopolitical and cultural terrain that is not limited to heritage tourism. This terrain is configured through Ghana's own historical trajectory and narratives around slavery and race which, in turn, are informed and renegotiated by the country's relationship with...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... recognition in broader society, the narratives drew on long-standing cultural tropes of bad masters, individual victims, and the home as a site of care that have longer genealogies in slavery and colonialism. As earlier myths of domesticity masked labor relations in colonial and slave economies, so too these...