Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2006
Representations, a leading journal of inter-disciplinary studies, has published a challenging and provocative new special issue. The wide range of critical perspectives on redress available in Representations 92 is typical of the breadth of scholarship for which the journal is known. Edited by Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, the issue makes a significant contribution to the ongoing debate on this controversial topic and promises to be a touchstone for future dialogue. Representations 92 features the following articles:
Stephen Best & Saidiya Hartman, Fugitive Justice
Herman L. Bennett, "Sons Of Adam": Text, Context, And The Early Modern African Subject
Colin Dayan, Legal Terrors
Robert Westley, The Accursed Share: Genealogy, Temporality, And The Problem Of Value In Black Reparations Discourse
Bryan Wagner, Disarmed And Dangerous: The Strange Career Of Bras-Coupé
David Lloyd, The Indigent Sublime: Specters Of Irish Hunger
"Together the essays in this volume pose the urgent political question of how, today, we should understand the slave (the stateless, the socially dead, and the disposable), and how that understanding can inform claims for the redress of wrongs."
–Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, editors
"Representations publishes works that push traditional academic boundaries and buttons," says Rebecca Simon, University of California Press Associate Director for Journals. "I can't think of a time in the past twenty years when Representations has backed away from fresh, critical and often provocative examinations of even the most taboo social issues, and 92 is certainly no exception."
For more information about Representations 92, please visit http://www.ucpressjournals.com/rep
Co-Editors: Catherine Gallagher and Thomas Laqueur
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