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The Resource Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork

Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork

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Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture
Title
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Woolfork
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Language
eng
Summary
This study explores contemporary novels, films, performances, and reenactments that depict American slavery and its traumatic effects by invoking a time-travel paradigm to produce a representational strategy of "bodily epistemology." Disrupting the prevailing view of traumatic knowledge that claims that traumatic events are irretrievable and accessible only through oblique reference, these novels and films circumvent the notion of indirect reference by depicting a replaying of the past, forcing present-day protagonists to witness and participate in traumatic histories that for them are neither dead nor past. Lisa Woolfork analyzes how these works deploy a representational strategy that challenges the divide between past and present, imparting to their recreations of American slavery a physical and emotional energy to counter America's apathetic or amnesiac attitude about the trauma of the slave past. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
E7B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork
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Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcq3x
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : go there to know there -- Trauma and time travel -- Touching scars, touching slavery : trauma, quilting, and bodily epistemology -- Teach you a lesson, boy : endangered black male teens meet the slave past -- Slave tourism and rememory -- Ritual reenactments -- Historical reenactments -- Conclusion : a soul baby talks back
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092961
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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