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The Resource Animating black and brown liberation : a theory of American literatures, Michael Datcher

Animating black and brown liberation : a theory of American literatures, Michael Datcher

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Animating black and brown liberation : a theory of American literatures
Title
Animating black and brown liberation
Title remainder
a theory of American literatures
Statement of responsibility
Michael Datcher
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Animating Black and Brown Liberation introduces a vital new tool for reading American literatures. Rooted in both ancient Egyptian ideas about life and cutting-edge theories of animacy, or levels of aliveness, this tool--ankhing--enables Datcher to examine the ways African American and Latinx literatures respond to and ultimately work to resist hegemonic forces of neoliberalism and state-sponsored oppression. Weaving together close readings and politically informed philosophical reflection, Datcher considers the work of writer-activists such as Toni Cade Bambara, Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa, June Jordan, Salvador Perez, and Ishmael Reed, in light of theoretical interventions by Jane Bennett, Mel Y. Chen, Bruno Latour, Michel Foucault, Paulo Freire, and Erica R. Edwards. How, he asks, can cultural production positively influence Black and Brown material conditions and mobilize collective action "off the page"? How can art-based counterpublics provide a foundation for Black and Brown community organizing? What emerges finally from Datcher's innovative analysis is a much-needed account of the links between embodied experiences of racialization, as well as a fresh vision of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature as a repository of emancipatory strategies with real-world applications" --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Datcher, Michael
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.L5
LC item number
D38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Liberty in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Liberalism in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Hegemony
Label
Animating black and brown liberation : a theory of American literatures, Michael Datcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Animacy Matters -- Chapter 1. A Matter of Body and Soul in The People of Paper and Mumbo Jumbo -- Chapter 2. Heroes and Hieroglyphics of the Flesh in The Salt Eaters and Heroes and Saints -- Chapter 3. Animating Anthologies and Firing the Canon in This Bridge Called My Back and June Jordan's Poetry for the People -- Chapter 4. Wanda Coleman and Kamau Daáood Sing the Blues for the Black Body -- Coda : The World Stage Moves
Control code
on1049577329
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 171 pages
Isbn
9781438473406
Lccn
2018020076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577329
Label
Animating black and brown liberation : a theory of American literatures, Michael Datcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Animacy Matters -- Chapter 1. A Matter of Body and Soul in The People of Paper and Mumbo Jumbo -- Chapter 2. Heroes and Hieroglyphics of the Flesh in The Salt Eaters and Heroes and Saints -- Chapter 3. Animating Anthologies and Firing the Canon in This Bridge Called My Back and June Jordan's Poetry for the People -- Chapter 4. Wanda Coleman and Kamau Daáood Sing the Blues for the Black Body -- Coda : The World Stage Moves
Control code
on1049577329
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 171 pages
Isbn
9781438473406
Lccn
2018020076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577329

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