Bodies and Minds Category

The body’s knowledge is a vital and dramatically neglected component of intellectual work. We offer this space for writing that sorts through what we learn (through exercise or illness or abuse or neglect) about our bodies as a thinking, laboring entities; or things that the physical reality of our bodies has taught us about other intellectual work.

Tribulation Periwinkle
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White Womanhood Revised

Whatever else we might say about it, let’s not forget this: Rachel Dolezal’s story is a decidedly American one. Here, I refer not only to story of Dolezal’s racial passing, but also to how Dolezal’s story triggers and reveals America’s racial fascinations. Whatever Dolezal’s motives or ethics, our scrutiny of Dolezal’s race echoes a long history…

thomas
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Of Hashtags and Home

The Department of Justice released its “Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department” this week. Its findings, once again, raise the call of #blacklivesmatter, Twitter’s form of public protest against public violations—in particular, racist laws and law enforcement.[1] Yet at the heart of #blacklivesmatter is something a bit less public and more private; #blacklivesmatter calls us…