Abstract

Abstract:

Why do investigations of murders of Black Women during police stops and in custody so often result in being deemed a "good kill" and "within policy?" The essay explores violence against Black Women through theorizing the political order as a "slave polity" whose long reliance on "biomedical racialization" and the medical plantation have shaped the historical relationship between the society and Black Women. Reading two artistic works, the theater and digital humanities project, The Anarcha Project (2007/8) and Austin Clarke's novel The Polished Hoe (2002), the essay offers a critical theory analysis of Combahee River Collective's (1970s–1980s) philosophy of liberation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 259-281
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-13
Open Access
No
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