Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

How can we survive genocide? We can only address this question by studying how we have survived genocide. In the interest of imagining what exists, there is an image of Michael Brown we must refuse in favor of another image we don’t have. One is a lie, the other unavailable. If we refuse to show the image of a lonely body, of the outline of the space that body simultaneously took and left, we do so in order to imagine jurisgenerative black social life walking down the middle of the street—for a minute, but only for a minute, unpoliced, another city gathers, dancing. We know it’s there, and here, and real; we know what we can’t have happens all the time. Imagining what exists requires and allows analysis.

Discipline

Arts and Humanities

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

81

Last Page

87

ISSN

0190-3659

Identifier

10.1215/01903659-3156141

Publisher

Duke University Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-3156141

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