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Narrating the slave trade, theorizing community

Author: Raphael Lambert
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2019]
Series: Cross/cultures, v. 207.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Narrating the Slave Trade, Theorizing Community , Raphaël Lambert explores the notion of community in conjunction with literary works concerned with the transatlantic slave trade. The recent surge of interest in both slave trade and community studies concurs with the return of free-market ideology, which once justified and facilitated the exponential growth of the slave trade. The motif of unbridled capitalism  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lambert, Raphael.
Narrating the slave trade, theorizing community
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, 2019
(DLC) 2018057844
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Lambert
ISBN: 9004389229 9789004389229
OCLC Number: 1081339288
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The slave trade and racial community: Tamango and Roots --
Patriotism and political communities: Charles Johnson's Middle passage --
Community as utopia: Barry Unsworth's Sacred hunger --
Rethinking the slave trade/rethinking community: Edouard Glissant's "Relation" and Jean-Luc Nancy's "Being-with" --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, v. 207.
Responsibility: by Raphaël Lambert.

Abstract:

In Narrating the Slave Trade, Theorizing Community , Raphaël Lambert explores the notion of community in conjunction with literary works concerned with the transatlantic slave trade. The recent surge of interest in both slave trade and community studies concurs with the return of free-market ideology, which once justified and facilitated the exponential growth of the slave trade. The motif of unbridled capitalism recurs in all the works discussed herein; however, community, whether racial, political, utopian, or conceptual, emerges as a fitting frame of reference to reveal unsuspected facets of the relationships between all involved parties, and expose the ramifications of the trade across time and space. Ultimately, this book calls for a complete reevaluation of what it means to live together.

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