Black Aliveness, or a Poetics of Being

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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.52 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781478014010

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About the Author

Kevin Quashie is Professor of English at Brown University and the author of The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture and Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory: (Un)Becoming the Subject.

Reviews

"Black studies is a spiritual discipline, one devoted to that dispersed and disseminated gathering of a nonexclusionary black world. Kevin Quashie has helped me think about this and has given me intellectual and theoretical tools and language for this. Black Aliveness is one of the most intellectually stimulating, illuminating, and spiritually moving books I've read in a very long time. Its impact will be immediate."--J. Kameron Carter, author of "Race: A Theological Account"
"Decentering the focus on 'social death' in current black studies, Black Aliveness is the first book to push us to the next step when we start with the feeling of aliveness rather than with black death as a way of understanding black life. There is magical thinking and writing in this paradigm-shifting book."--Margo Natalie Crawford, author of "Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics"