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An Africana Philosophy of Temporality

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An Africana Philosophy of Temporality by Michael E. Sawyer
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This book is a timely intervention in the areas of philosophy, history, and literature. As an exploration of the modern political order and its racial genealogy, it emerges at a moment when scholars and activists alike are wrestling with how to understand subject formation from the perspective of the subordinated rather than from dominant social and philosophical modes of thought. For Sawyer, studying the formation of racialized subjects requires a new imagining of marginalized subjects. Black subjectivity is not viewed from the static imaginings of social death, alienation, ongoing abjection, or as a confrontation with the treat of oblivion. Sawyer innovates the term "fractured temporality," conceptualizing Black subjects as moving within and across temporalities in transition, incorporated, yet excluded, marked with the social death of Atlantic slavery and the emergent political orders it etched, and still capable of exerting revolutionary force that acts upon, against, and through racial oppression.

Author Biography

Michael Sawyer is an assistant professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies and the Department of English at Colorado College, USA.
Release date Australia
October 26th, 2018
Pages
326
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
18 Illustrations, black and white; XLIV, 326 p. 18 illus.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319985749
Product ID
28254921

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