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
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Introduction: Life and Debt

pp. 13-20
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Part I. Global Flows

Debt and Its Social Entrapments

pp. 23-37
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Woman Is an Object Without History: (and Other Reflections upon Reading David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years)

pp. 38-45
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An Ode to the Debt Resistor: From The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual

pp. 46-48
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The Scissors of Debt: Comments from Southern Europe

pp. 49-64
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Honey Flies

pp. 65-68
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Global Health: The Debts of Gratitude

pp. 69-85
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Feminist Indebtedness

pp. 86-91
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Part II. Debt in Everyday Life

The Adventures of Dorrit Little

pp. 95-108
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Douloti the Bountiful

pp. 109-110
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The Kind of Life You Always Wanted

pp. 111-112
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Habitual Exit

pp. 113-128
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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
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Gendered Transactions: Identity and Payment at Midcentury

pp. 137-153
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Lean Back: Lessons from Woolf

pp. 154-160
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An Honest Day’s Wage for a Dishonest Day’s Work: (Re)Productivism and Refusal

pp. 161-177
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Global Warming Blues

pp. 178-179
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Part IV. Classic Revisited: Beloved

“… whatever she saw go on in that barn”

pp. 183-184
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After Slavery

pp. 185-189
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The Debt of Memory: Reparations, Imagination, and History in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

pp. 190-198
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“Unspeakable Things Unspoken”: Reflections on Teaching Beloved

pp. 199-204
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Beloved Citizens: Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Racial Inequality, and American Public Policy

pp. 205-211
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Part V. Moral Debt: Dislocation and Resistance

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

pp. 215-232
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Fine in High Summer Sudden When

pp. 233-234
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Illiberal Promises: Two Texts on Immigration and Moral Debt

pp. 235-241
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Twenty-First-Century Debt Collectors: Idle No More Combats a Five-Hundred-Year-Old Debt

pp. 242-256
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Part VI. Debt's Body: Aesthetics and Affect

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

pp. 261-277
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“Even a Freak Like You Would Be Safe in Tel Aviv”: Transgender Subjects, Wounded Attachments, and the Zionist Economy of Gratitude

pp. 278-293
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Trading Credit for Debt: Queer History-Making and Debt Culture

pp. 294-310
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March 1969

pp. 311-312
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Hermeneutics

p. 313
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Part VII. Alerts and Provocations

The Discreet Transient

pp. 317-324
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