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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 215–225.
Published: 01 January 2019
... beyond them, reflecting on experiences in the student movement, we consider the complex of militarized violence, on one hand, and, on the other, masculinist, physicalized resistance informed by particular readings, interpretations, and embodiments of Afropessimist positions on black people that seem to...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 223–230.
Published: 01 January 2011
... it is heading. And certainly there is much that could be said about theory now: narratology, for some time in the doldrums, seems to be making a comeback, taking cognitive science rather than linguistics as a model, though it may be too early to say whether this will prove productive. Psychoanalysis...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as an “impasse.” This process seems to close and reopen in each new phase, requiring a continuous new art of questioning that will subtly construct a path to take us deeper into the limitations and potentialities of this situation. Colectivo Situaciones Closures and Openings in the Impasse...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 145–164.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that unlike the conceptual debate that seems to surround them, in practice these positions have often overlapped within the same organizations and movements. By outlining the characteristics of each position, Ornelas then goes on to draw a conclusive evaluation of the strength and weaknesses of each in...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (4): 671–685.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., the theoretical tendencies of communist thought, and the current political possibilities of new developments of communism have been revisited and addressed anew. We can only be struck by the degree to which it now seems that communism, far from the dead end of the twentieth century it was long assumed...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (4): 791–806.
Published: 01 October 2014
... comandante Kléber Ramírez Rojas, I show how this history of the commune enters into tension with the state itself and how the contemporary construction of the commune from above is but one side of a seeming paradox gestating under the sign of the communal state, the tense unity of government from above and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (4): 801–819.
Published: 01 October 2019
... society and based on private ownership. This crisis appears, first, as an inadequacy of the instruments of theoretical economics to take the digital platform model into account, and subsequently as a crisis concerning the ownership of the means of production: ownership seems to be split into intellectual...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (2): 301–324.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of colonization that protect the interests of white capital. But their respective prevalence seems to depend on the regime of racial capitalism at play. This paper examines the intersection of settler colonization and racial capitalism to shed light on the status of Indigenous economic rights in...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 493–509.
Published: 01 July 2020
... paternalistic union structures, and the auteurist legacy in cinema. In their efforts to apprehend the largest strikes in recent history, filmmakers in the cinema-labor cycle attempted what had seemed elusive in Brazilian cinema up until this point: a mutually constituting alliance between cinema and labor. This...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (4): 681–683.
Published: 01 October 2020
... university. Contemporary critical theory now seems split into two separate fields, “criticism” and “theory,” revealing a configuration quite unlike what we saw in the earlier Frankfurt School, where these two terms were merged in the name of “critical theory,” which was practiced with attention to social...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (4): 761–765.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Hal Foster How did critique become a bad object when, only a few decades ago, it seemed to be the cutting edge of cultural practice? This essay notes some of the recent vicissitudes of the critical enterprise, including the charges that it is destructive, cynical, or simply rote. Rather than a...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 January 2018
... alliances transcend identity and ethnicity to encompass what seems closer to resurgent class struggle. As conventional political forms falter, these alternative social configurations and tactics hold promise and possibility. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Palestinian refugees refugee...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (3): 419–447.
Published: 01 July 2009
...V. Y. Mudimbe Looking at texts in everyday life might seem an effort in both detachment and critical indifference. But, is it really? Texts deliver their visibility in the contrasts spelled out by a grammar in which qualities and functions depend on word orders and the intervention of prepositions...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 228–231.
Published: 01 January 2018
... interlocutors were first invited in small mixed groups to fully expand on their concerns before tables of participants would take responsibility for a single shared question put to the speaker. Inviting face-to-face presence and shared ownership seemed to disarm the willingness to carry through with disruptive...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (3): 595–613.
Published: 01 July 2019
... putative self-dependency and rational self-management that seem at odds with the widely recognized capacity of globalization to undermine the certainties of spatial and temporal orientations. While the latter clearly has its own risks, it would be a mistake, I think, to equate the two movements as though...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (4): 815–832.
Published: 01 October 2018
... subjects. But, I argue, Adorno’s review seems to highlight a dispersal of prejudicial energies, once directed into feelings of anti-Semitism, now into new resources of social, political, and economic division. Clear pathways for this dispersal form through what Adorno names as cathexis. This is a...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., breaking the migrants’ segregation was a key factor. Paradoxically, Romanians, who enjoy greater freedom of movement, seem less willing to engage in clashes in the workplace than Burkinabés (natives of Burkina Faso), despite the latter’s more precarious legal position. The research for this article was...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (2): 257–273.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Jason Read What is the “anthropos,” humanity of the Anthropocene? In many ways this would seem to be beside the point; the point is not how humanity is defined, but charting its massive effects on the planet. However, conceptions of the Anthropocene end up answering the question of humanity, albeit...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 231–249.
Published: 01 April 2008
... possible not to choose ( pace Jean-Paul Sartre). But while choice is everywhere, it only becomes visible and malignant as a problem when attached to women and increasingly, it seems, to young women. The theoretical questions underpinning my analysis of safe and not safe choices concern the conflicting...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 365–393.
Published: 01 April 2009
... the general public to his point of view, providing an extremely interesting commentary on the state of intellectual labor in the academy. Chomsky's popular base seems to have expanded while his academic base has contracted. How can we account for these opposed tendencies? Is it that Chomsky has...