Slaves of History

From Jori Lewis at Aeon magazine:

It started a few years ago, with a conversation I had with my then-boyfriend, a Senegalese agronomist, first about peanuts and then about slavery. He lived in the Sine-Saloum region of Senegal, a four-hour drive from where I lived in the capital, Dakar. I was writing about the history of peanut agriculture, Sine-Saloum’s main crop, so I was often there.

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The History of Prosthetics Reveals a Long Tradition of Human Cyborgs

The History of Prosthetics Reveals a Long Tradition of Human Cyborgs

Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries

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by Nicole Ouimette

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The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the…

One of the reasons I started my research into what I call the African cyborg, that is, the physical and metaphysical union of person and machine, was precisely for this reason. How we imagine our pasts shapes not only our futures, but the methods we use to shape our futures, i.e., our activism.

Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries