The desiring modes of being black : literature and critical theory / Jean-Paul Rocchi.

Author
Rocchi, Jean-Paul [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
xvi, 176 pages ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Global critical Caribbean thought
Summary note
"This book explores how contemporary black literature challenges theoretical approaches of race, gender and sexualities."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-171) and index.
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: the desiring black subject as reading method
  • The other bites the dust: toward an epistemology of identity
  • The making of a man: a modernist etiology of identity masculinities: trauma, testimony, resistance
  • Dying metaphors and deadly fantasies: Freud, Baldwin, and the meta-psychoanalysis of race
  • Desire as "E mag e nation": South African Black consciousness and post-identity in Rozena Marrt's "No Rosa, No District Six"
  • "The substance of things hoped for": Melvin Dixon's Vanishing Rooms; or Racism intimately
  • Writing as I lay dying: AIDS literature and the h(a)unting of blackness
  • The word's image: self-portrait as a conscious lie.
ISBN
  • 9781783483983 ((hardcover))
  • 1783483989 ((hardcover))
OCLC
952368953
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