911: A Public Emergency (Social Text 72) by Jasbir K.Puar, Zillah Eisenstein, Rosalind C.Morris, Judith

By Jasbir K.Puar, Zillah Eisenstein, Rosalind C.Morris, Judith Butler, Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Ban Wang

Considering September eleven, public discourse has frequently been framed when it comes to absolutes: an age of innocence offers option to a gift below siege, whereas the USA and its allies face off opposed to the Axis of Evil. This specific factor of Social textual content goals to maneuver past those binaries towards considerate research. The editors argue that the problem for the Left is to increase an antiterrorism stance that recognizes the legacy of U.S. exchange and international coverage in addition to the variety of the Muslim religion and the risks awarded by way of fundamentalism of all kinds.Examining the strengths and shortcomings of zone, race, and gender stories within the look for knowing, this factor considers cross-cultural feminism as a method of struggling with terrorism; racial profiling of Muslims within the context of alternative racist logics; and the homogenization of dissent. the problem contains poetry, photographic paintings, and an editorial by means of Judith Butler at the discursive house surrounding the assaults of September eleven. This extraordinary variety of contributions questions the which means and implications of the occasions of September eleven and their aftermath.Contributors. Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Judith Butler, Zillah Eisenstein, Stefano Harney, Randy Martin, Rosalind C. Morris, Fred Moten, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Jasbir okay. Puar, Amit S. Rai, Ella Shohat, Ban Wang

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The title poem “Illiterate Heart” of the new volume is about a woman who falls between languages, and has no script. LB: You have said that poetry is crystallized knowledge. I am reminded of your poem “The Color of Home,” written in response to a violent event, Diallo’s death, and you read it at a public event, the rally of South Asians, “Desis for Diallo,” under conditions of very peculiar police surveillance. MA: The police are not new to me. As a poet I came into consciousness during the Emergency in India.

Petroglyph Girl grown woman fire mother of fire — Muriel Rukeyser I Darting lines of a petroglyph at Stornorrfors up north by the river’s rim, an elk with a lifeline through it, to the right a human, arms stuck out, feet too, a dancing thing sworn to four points of the compass. A light wind strikes up, drizzling grass seeds over a pile of ash, our feet bound in leather knotted with floating strings. Dear, I have nothing invested in narrative, not in anyway that should make you nervous. The earth our green & fragrant home.

Where the face went down side up the room filled with invisible flames that Kant had dreamt of. ” Now your hand with the brush upright scans space. You are searching for me. In the very element that severs us. VIII By a rock in Europe’s frozen north we saw elks rear into the bitter blood of the sun. We touched leftovers from a fire, a mound of ashes, a man’s coat, sleeves torn and muddied. Or did it belong to a woman unhoused, poverty’s use, the horizon of care affixed to true north? Turning from the river you pointed out a figure scratched between twin elks, a face for hunger, a female glyph, wide open on black rock.

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