Their topics include Spartan luxury: a poetics of finitude and fullness in A Strange and Sublime Address, the truth on common poverty and uncommon wealth in rural Kenya: Stanley Gazemba's The Stone Hills of Maragoli, colonial capitalism's "disvaluation
" of indigenous Australians' uncommon wealth: scholarly analysis and literary representations, wards and rewards: adoptability and lost children, and exploring the European common wealth: a Black British literary and artistic tour.
That, however, racism and racial profiling mark the racial Other for disvaluation
and stigmatization suggests the reproduction of race-based relations of ruling subjects the bodies and movements of the racial Other to the gaze of White normative surveillance.
The de-gendering pressures concentrated on ruptures in man-woman (boy-girl) and therefore in kinship systems brought about by the spread of AIDS; the new forms of alienation from work and livelihoods--procurement, joblessness, vulnerability, casual and sub-casual work, bondage and growing indebtedness amongst the poor; the dis-oralic pressures that fracture the functioning of institutions of equal 'voice' leading to silence, evasion and mistrust; finally, pressures that lead to disvaluation
, increasing 'otherings' and racial derogations, are leading to radical reconfigurations 'from below'.