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Dear Science and Other Stories

Dear Science and Other Stories

by Katherine McKittrick


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In Dear Science and Other Stories Katherine McKittrick presents a creative and rigorous study of black and anticolonial methodologies. Drawing on black studies, studies of race, cultural geography, and black feminism as well as a mix of methods, citational practices, and theoretical frameworks, she positions black storytelling and stories as strategies of invention and collaboration. She analyzes a number of texts from intellectuals and artists ranging from Sylvia Wynter to the electronica band Drexciya to explore how narratives of imprecision and relationality interrupt knowledge systems that seek to observe, index, know, and discipline blackness. Throughout, McKittrick offers curiosity, wonder, citations, numbers, playlists, friendship, poetry, inquiry, song, grooves, and anticolonial chronologies as interdisciplinary codes that entwine with the academic form. Suggesting that black life and black livingness are, in themselves, rebellious methodologies, McKittrick imagines without totally disclosing the ways in which black intellectuals invent ways of living outside prevailing knowledge systems.

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ISBN-13: 9781478011040
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 01/29/2021
Series: Errantries
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 202,904
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Katherine McKittrick is Professor of Gender Studies at Queen's University, editor of Sylvia Wynter: On Being as Human Praxis, also published by Duke University Press, and author of Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle.

Table of Contents

He Liked to Say that This Love was the Result of a Clinical Error  ix
Curiosities (My Heart Makes My Head Swim)  1
Footnotes (Books and Papers Scattered about the Floor)  14
The Smallest Cell Remembers a Sound  35
Consciousness (Feeling like, Feeling like This)  58
Something That Exceeds All Efforts to Definitively Pin It Down  71
No Place, Unknown, Undetermined  75
Notes  79
Black Ecologies. Coral Cities. Catch a Wave  83
Charmaine's Wire  87
Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Gold), and Lacquer  91
Black Children  95
Telephone Listing  99
Failure (My Head Was Full of Misty Fumes of Doubt)  103
The Kick Drum Is the Fault  122
(Zong) Bad Made Measure  125
I Got Life/Rebellion Invention Groove  151
(I Entered the Lists)  168
Dear Science  186
Notes and Reminders  189
Storytellers 193
Diegeses and Bearings  211

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