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Blackness and value : seeing double

Author: Lindon Barrett
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 116.
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"Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates and asks whether it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles." "The book traces several interrelations between value and race, such as literate/illiterate, the signing/singing voice, time/space, civic/criminal, and academy/street, and offers relevant and  Read more...
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Barrett, Lindon, 1961-
Blackness and value.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 97052757
(OCoLC)38144471
Named Person: Ann Petry; Ann Lane Petry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindon Barrett
ISBN: 0511003455 9780511003455
OCLC Number: 47011146
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Violence and the unsightly: Figures of violence --
Figuring others of value --
(Further) figures of violence --
Part II. Reasonings and reasonableness: De-marking limits --
Part III. Phonic and scopic economies: Signs of others --
Signs of the visible.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 116.
Responsibility: Lindon Barrett.

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"Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates and asks whether it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles." "The book traces several interrelations between value and race, such as literate/illiterate, the signing/singing voice, time/space, civic/criminal, and academy/street, and offers relevant and fresh readings of two novels by Ann Petry. Whereas commonly approaches to race and value are examined historically or sociologically, this intriguing study provides a new critical approach that speaks to theorists of race as well as gender and queer studies."--Jacket.

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