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Habeas Viscus [electronic resource] : Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

Author/Creator:
Weheliye, Alexander G.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (220 p.)
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Subjects:
African Americans -- Study and teaching.
Blacks -- Study and teaching.
Feminist theory.
Local subjects:
African Americans -- Study and teaching. (search)
Blacks -- Study and teaching. (search)
Feminist theory. (search)
Spillers, Hortense J. (search)
Wynter, Sylvia. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Habeas Viscus, Alexander G. Weheliye seeks to rectify a major shortcoming of the ""bare life and biopolitics discourse,"" exemplified by the works of Agamben and Foucault, its failure to appreciate the centrality of race to accounts of the human. Working from the vantage point of black studies and drawing especially on the thought of the black feminist theorists Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter, Weheliye suggests alternate ways of conceptualizing the place of race within the dominion of modern politics.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Now; 1. Blackness: The Human; 2. Bare Life: The Flesh; 3. Assemblages: Articulation; 4. Racism: Biopolitics; 5. Law: Property; 6. Depravation: Pornotropes; 7. Deprivation: Hunger; 8. Freedom: Soon; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Nov 2020)
ISBN:
0-8223-7649-0
OCLC:
873034792
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822376491 doi