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Social Text (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 (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 67–90.
Published: 01 December 2007
... black societies, this essay calls for a reappraisal of the hegemonic depic- gender norms tion of slavery and freedom.8 (By asking in what manner did people of African descent in the “mature” and late colonial period configure the self and sexuality. and by...
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Social Text (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 (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
...—specifically to postracialism and the discourses of reproductive “freedom” and “choice” on which neoliberalism relies. Building on Butler’s insights about reproductive slavery’s afterlife (especially in and through the practice of gestational surrogacy), the article advances a method of “proleptic reading”—of...
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Social Text (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 (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 (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of DNA, genealogy research, and claims for reparations from slavery roots itself in a long African American freedom struggle stretching into the twenty-first century. Nelson uses redress to articulate African Americans’ desire for more than adherence to historical memory or monetary compensation...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 35–57.
Published: 01 December 2015
... debated topics in the historiography of slavery and freedom in the Americas centers on the veracity of a number of slave conspiracies. There is the 1822 case of Denmark Vesey in South Caro- lina, as well as the 1741 episode of enslaved rebels in New York City...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 85–103.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Freedom Speech . . . is never a value in and of itself but is always produced within Bill V. Mullen the precincts of some assumed conception of the good to which it must yield in the event of conflict. When the pinch comes . . . and the institution (be it church, state or...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
... identifies as key components of the racial domination of blacks in “the tragic continuities between slavery and freedom.” Uncritical, and ultimately romantic, ethnographic claims, like those Mbembe draws upon, about the slave’s capacity and capability for “stylization” are theoretically...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 19–36.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. 1. Archivo Departamental de La Libertad (ADL), Cabildo (Ca Criminales (Cr Legajo (Leg.) 80, Expediente (Exp.) 1400...
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Social Text (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 (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 61–67.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 153–161.
Published: 01 December 2015
... marked the work of scholars of slavery and freedom across the disciplines for many years, and thus, as the collected articles beautifully illustrate, we are indeed the beneficiaries of generational engagements with the chal- lenge of recovery. The problems posed by the archive are not, of...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 29–65.
Published: 01 June 2019
... February 2018, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from the public, did Her Majesty’s Treasury announce that millions of living British taxpayers “had helped end slavery through their taxes.” A government loan of £ 15 million in 1835 was used to pay compensation to slave owners, and the...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
... grounding of freedom in chattel slavery and its violent modalities of household rule mean for the development of capitalist freedom going forward. Marx holds onto an ultimately problematic distinction between antediluvian slavery, which has what he terms a “patriarchal character,” and historical slavery...
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Social Text (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 (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... liberal humanism … that translates the world through an economy of affirmation and forgetting within a regime of desiring freedom.” 25 The register of Lowe’s formalism is primarily hermeneutical, identifying the forgetting of slavery, settler colonialism, indentureship, and empire as constitutive...
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Social Text (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 (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...