restricted access   Volume 42, Numbers 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Guest Editors:
Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Meena Alexander, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Editors’ Note: The Teaching Poor

pp. 9-12

Introduction: Life and Debt

pp. 13-20

Part I. Global Flows

Debt and Its Social Entrapments

pp. 23-37

Woman Is an Object Without History: (and Other Reflections upon Reading David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years)

pp. 38-45

An Ode to the Debt Resistor: From The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual

pp. 46-48

The Scissors of Debt: Comments from Southern Europe

pp. 49-64

Honey Flies

pp. 65-68

Global Health: The Debts of Gratitude

pp. 69-85

Feminist Indebtedness

pp. 86-91

Part II. Debt in Everyday Life

The Adventures of Dorrit Little

pp. 95-108

Douloti the Bountiful

pp. 109-110

The Kind of Life You Always Wanted

pp. 111-112

Habitual Exit

pp. 113-128

Part III. Women's Work and the "Social Necessity Debt"

Poverty, Middle-Class Poverty, and the Tyranny of Debt: Excerpt of “Poverty” by Ira Steward, 1873

pp. 131-136

Gendered Transactions: Identity and Payment at Midcentury

pp. 137-153

Lean Back: Lessons from Woolf

pp. 154-160

An Honest Day’s Wage for a Dishonest Day’s Work: (Re)Productivism and Refusal

pp. 161-177

Global Warming Blues

pp. 178-179

Part IV. Classic Revisited: Beloved

“… whatever she saw go on in that barn”

pp. 183-184

After Slavery

pp. 185-189

The Debt of Memory: Reparations, Imagination, and History in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

pp. 190-198

“Unspeakable Things Unspoken”: Reflections on Teaching Beloved

pp. 199-204

Beloved Citizens: Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Racial Inequality, and American Public Policy

pp. 205-211

Part V. Moral Debt: Dislocation and Resistance

Debt, the Precarious Grammar of Life, and Manjula Padmanabhan’s Harvest

pp. 215-232

Fine in High Summer Sudden When

pp. 233-234

Illiberal Promises: Two Texts on Immigration and Moral Debt

pp. 235-241

Twenty-First-Century Debt Collectors: Idle No More Combats a Five-Hundred-Year-Old Debt

pp. 242-256

Part VI. Debt's Body: Aesthetics and Affect

Speculative Technologies: Debt, Love, and Divination in a Transnationalizing Market

pp. 261-277

“Even a Freak Like You Would Be Safe in Tel Aviv”: Transgender Subjects, Wounded Attachments, and the Zionist Economy of Gratitude

pp. 278-293

Trading Credit for Debt: Queer History-Making and Debt Culture

pp. 294-310

March 1969

pp. 311-312


p. 313

Part VII. Alerts and Provocations

The Discreet Transient

pp. 317-324