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Resonances of slavery in race/gender relations : shadow at the heart of American politics

Author: Jane Flax
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Breaking feminist waves.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author argues that Americans have never properly mourned slavery and its lasting effects on American subjects and politics.
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Flax, Jane.
Resonances of slavery in race/gender relations.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)761393607
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Flax
ISBN: 9780230108660 0230108660
OCLC Number: 613646267
Description: xii, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : we aren't there yet --
Shadow at the heart : race/gender domination and the melancholia of American politics --
Melancholia : a genealogy --
Fabricating subjectivity : Monster's ball, The deep end and Crash as enactments of race/gender in the contemporary United States --
Paradise lost : race/gender melancholia and the limits of political liberalism --
Politics for fallen angels : subjectivity, democratic citizenship, and undoing race/gender melancholia --
In-conclusion : remedies and constraints.
Series Title: Breaking feminist waves.
Responsibility: Jane Flax.

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Jane Flax argues that a reciprocal relationship exists between unconscious processes and race/gender domination and that unless we attend to these unconscious processes, no adequate remedy for the  Read more...

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