chad shomura A review of Rachel C. Lee, The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies (New York: New York University Press, 2014), and Alexander G. Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014). Cited in the text as ec and hv, respectively. Something strange is happening to the human. The dangers of climate change and the havoc of global capitalism have intensified calls for a universal political horizon. Many have sought to isolate the human as a species to be saved or as the prime suspect in looming planetary catastrophe.1 At the same time, it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the human's shifting imbrications with nonhuman animals, vegetables, and minerals. These countervailing tendencies have simultaneously stretched the human into new relations and shorn its borders. Rachel Lee's The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America and Alexander Weheliye's Habeas Viscus emerge as critical voices in this theoretical and political moment. The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America is an Asian Americanist examination of race across ecologies of biological matter, while Habeas Viscus is a black feminist account of how racialization distinguishes between humans through recourse to
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Dec 2, 2016
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