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Whose Antigone? : the tragic marginalization of slavery

Author: Tina Chanter
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Sophocles.; Sophocles
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Chanter
ISBN: 9781438437552 1438437552 9781438437545 1438437544
OCLC Number: 669269876
Description: xli, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The shadowy others of Antigone's legacy --
Antigone's liminality : Hegel's racial purification of tragedy and the naturalization of slavery. Hegel's prohibition of slavery as a tragic topic ; Sculpting Antigone's ethics from the gods of "nature" ; The simplicity, solidity, and plasticity of tragic heroes in a pre-legal era ; Art must be purer than life --
The performative politics and rebirth of Antigone in ancient Greece and modern South Africa : The island. The incessant renaissance of Antigone ; Performative and political reflections on Greek tragedy ; Intervening in fetishistic readings of Antigone ; Antigone's "false titties" : The island ; Concluding remarks --
Exempting Antigone from ancient Greece : multiplying and racializing genealogies in Tègònni: an African Antigone. Butler and Mader : making Polynices only a brother ; Citizens, substitutes, and slaves ; A story to pass on? Antigone's mythological African sister, Tègònni ; Agamben, Antigone, Irigaray : the fetishistic ruses of sovereignty in contemporary politics ; Concluding reflections : What if Oedipus or Polynices had been slaves? --
Synopses of The island and Tègònni.
Responsibility: Tina Chanter.

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