Blackness and Value: Seeing Double (Cambridge Studies in by Lindon Barrett

By Lindon Barrett

Blackness and cost investigates the foundations wherein 'value' operates, and asks whether it is beneficial to visualize that the suggestions of racial blackness and whiteness within the usa function by way of those ideas. checking out those innovations by means of exploring quite a few theoretical methods and their shortcomings, Lindon Barrett unearths that the gulf among 'the highway' (where race is said as a robust enigma) and the literary academy (where till lately it has now not been) could be understood as a symptom of racial violence. The booklet lines a number of interrelations among price and race, similar to literate/illiterate, the signing/singing voice, time/space, civic/criminal, and academy/street, and gives proper and clean readings of 2 novels via Ann Petry. whereas techniques to race and price are more often than not tested traditionally or sociologically, this fascinating learn offers a brand new serious strategy that speaks to theorists of race in addition to gender and queer studies.

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