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Can the subaltern speak? : reflections on the history of an idea
Introduction, by Rosalind C. Morris Part 1 Text "Can the Subaltern Speak?" revised edition, from the "History" chapter of Critique of Postcolonial Reason, by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Part 2Expand
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All Made Up: Performance Theory and the New Anthropology of Sex and Gender
This review considers the impact of recent performance theory, especially the theory of gender performativity, on anthropological efforts to theorize sex and gender. In brief, the theory ofExpand
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Accidental Histories, Post-Historical Practice?: Re-reading Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance in the Actuarial Age
To read and reread Jean Comaroff's Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance today, more than two decades after its publication, is to be reminded of what historical anthropology can be, and to confrontExpand
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Modernism's Media and the End of Mediumship? On the Aesthetic Economy of Transparency in Thailand
funny thing happened on the way to the STET (the Stock Exchange of Thailand). In November 1997, I returned to Thailand amid a financial catastrophe that has since been labeled the Asian economicExpand
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In the Name of Trauma: Notes on Testimony, Truth Telling and the Secret of Literature in South Africa
Early in her monumental novel, Middlemarch, George Eliot introduces a chapter with a quotation from an unnamed play, wherein two gentlemen exchange reflections on law and society. The first gentlemenExpand
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Giving Up Ghosts: Notes on Trauma and the Possibility of the Political from Southeast Asia
In Bao Ninh’s 1991 novel The Sorrow of War, ghosts of the Vietnam War dead return to trouble the dreams and the daytime moments of the living, appearing as soft corpses beneath the wheels of cars orExpand
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Images of untranslatability in the US war on terror
This paper is considers the use deployment of images and the discourse of noise in the War on Terror. I argue that the deployment of imagery, often in lieu of language, rests on particularExpand
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