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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 191–194.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Eva S. Hayward Abstract This note represents an effort to think together Afro-pessimism and trans studies. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 transsexual cut Afropessimism ontology psychoanalysis “Don't exist” is an imperative, a sanctioned foreclosure. “Don't exist...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 332–344.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to land on the moon and every US president were all female, and, more cryptically still: “Sharks exclusively attack females.” But this typical humorist's flair aside, ontological arguments are perfectly typical among Americans attempting innovative social theory. Afro-pessimism as developed by Frank...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 266–274.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a speculative function in foregrounding the problem of black ontology. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Afro-pessimism gender ontology We can theorize, we can meditate on black suffering, we can experience the violence, we're marked. But we cannot be . . . since the idea of being...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 162–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to reckon with the contributions of Black feminism and Black queer studies to this line of thought. The frameworks of the posthuman, Afro-pessimism, and Afro-optimism/Black ops each attempt to think through the problematic of “the human” and humanism; each often makes its theoretical gambits by eliding...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 February 2019
... temporalities that took place in queer theory in the mid-aughts, or like the recent debates over Afro-pessimism in black studies, both of which owe a lot to polemics (Edelman 2004 ; Wilderson 2010 ) and their subsequent fallouts. Instead, we have warmed-over pieties. This is what happens when a massive...