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Conditions of the present : selected essays

Author: Lindon BarrettJanet NearyElizabeth AlexanderJennifer DeVere BrodyDaphne BrooksAll authors
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conditions of the Present collects essays by the late Lindon Barrett that theorize race and liberation in the United States, confront critical blind spots within both academic and popular discourse, and speak across institutional divides and the gulf between academia and the street.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barrett, Lindon, 1961-2008.
Conditions of the present.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017036793
(OCoLC)987796500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindon Barrett; Janet Neary; Elizabeth Alexander; Jennifer DeVere Brody; Daphne Brooks; Linh U Hua; Marlon Bryan Ross; Robyn Wiegman
ISBN: 9780822372066 0822372061
OCLC Number: 1012672908
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contrary to appearances / Jennifer DeVere Brody --
Unruly knowledges / Janet Neary --
In the classroom, in the academy: situating African American literature, theory, and culture introduction --
Institutions, classrooms, failures: African American literature and critical theory in the same small spaces --
The experiences of slave narratives: reading against authenticity --
Redoubling American studies: John Carlos Rowe and cultural criticism --
Gestures of inscription: African American slave narratives --
African-American slave narratives: literacy, the body, authority --
Hand-writing: legibility and the white body in running a thousand miles for freedom --
Self-knowledge, law, and African American autobiography: Lucy A. Delaney's from the darkness cometh the light --
Imagining collectively: identity, individuality, and other social phantasms --
Identities and identity studies: reading Toni Cade Bambara's "The hammer man" --
The gaze of Langston Hughes: subjectivity, homoeroticism, and the feminine in the big sea --
Black men in the mix: badboys, heroes, sequins, and Dennis Rodman --
Dead men printed: tupac shakur, biggie smalls, and hip-hop eulogy --
Calculations of race and reason: theorizing the psychic and the social --
Presence of mind: detection and racialization in "the murders in the rue morgue" --
Family values/critical values: "the chaos of our strongest feelings" and African American women's writing of the 1890s --
Mercantilism, u.s. Federalism, and the market within reason: the "people" and the conceptual impossibility of racial blackness --
Afterword: Remembering Lindon Barrett / Elizabeth Alexander.
Responsibility: Lindon Barrett ; edited and with an Introduction by Janet Neary ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Daphne A. Brooks, Linh U. Hua, Marlon B. Ross, and Robyn Wiegman.

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