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Living CargoHow Black Britain Performs Its Past$
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Steven Blevins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697144

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.001.0001

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Blood Pressures

Blood Pressures

Queer Inheritance and Intimate Affiliations

(p.149) Chapter 4 Blood Pressures
Living Cargo

Steven Blevins

University of Minnesota Press

The fourth chapter explores the bio-medicalized forms of human bio-cargo to find expression in the sign of “blood” as the particularized biological “matter” of family history, now articulated in enthusiasm for DNA mapping as a way to restore family genealogies lost in the Middle Passage. The chapter looks to creative works by Bernardine Evaristo, Dorothea Smartt, and Inge Blackman, and Isaac Julien, which provide compelling anti-genealogies of intimacy and belonging irreducible to the brute substance of bio-matter.

Keywords:   Black Britain, Colonial archive, Public culture, Creative criticism, Biopolitics, Narratives, Racialized body, Queer, Queer art, Counterachival

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