Abstract

With reference to the “immortal life” of Henrietta Lacks, this essay invokes the notion of lifedeath to name what puts into question engendering techniques and other logics of transmission, starting with forms of historiography predicated upon a caesura between past and present, corporality and personhood, death and aliveness.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 123-136
Launched on MUSE
2015-12-14
Open Access
No
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