Narrating the slave trade, theorizing community
- by Raphaël Lambert.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, 
- Physical description
- 244 pages ; 25 cm.
- Cross/cultures ; 207.
- Lambert, Raphael, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgements Introduction
- 1 The Slave Trade and Racial Community: Tamango and Roots
- 2 Patriotism and Political Communities: Charles Johnson's Middle Passage
- 3 Community as Utopia: Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger
- 4 Rethinking the Slave Trade/Rethinking Community: Edouard Glissant's "Relation" and Jean-Luc Nancy's "Being-with" Conclusion Works Cited Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In Narrating the Slave Trade, Theorizing Community, Raphael Lambert explores the notion of community in conjunction with literary works concerned with the transatlantic slave trade. The recent surge of interest in both slave trade and community studies concurs with the return of free-market ideology, which once justified and facilitated the exponential growth of the slave trade. The motif of unbridled capitalism recurs in all the works discussed herein; however, community, whether racial, political, utopian, or conceptual, emerges as a fitting frame of reference to reveal unsuspected facets of the relationships between all involved parties, and expose the ramifications of the trade across time and space. Ultimately, this book calls for a complete reevaluation of what it means to live together.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Cross/cultures ; volume 207
- 9789004377585 hardcover alkaline paper
- 9004377581 hardcover alkaline paper
- 9789004389229 electronic book
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