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Unformatted text preview: and their related courtroom battles, for instanc e (Martinot and Sexton,
2002: 6; emphasis added). Civil Society -> Coherence of White Life
Slavery led to the social death of the black body which precedes the corporeal death of the
black body to ensure the existence of white life – this means we are a prior
question, social death precedes biological death
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Thus, the Black subject position in America represents an antagonism or demand that cannot be satisfied
through a transfer of ownership/organization of existing rubrics. In contrast, the Gramscian subject, the worker, represents a
demand that can indeed be satisfied by way of a successful war of position, which brings about the end of exploitation. The worker calls into question
the legitimacy of productive practices, while the slave calls into question the legitimacy of productivity
itself. Thus, the insatiability of the slave demand upon existing structures means that it cannot find its
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