The Resource Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (ebook)

Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (ebook)

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Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century
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Antebellum posthuman
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race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century
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Cristin Ellis
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eng
Summary
From the eighteenth-century abolitionist motto "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" to the Civil Rights-era declaration "I AM a Man," antiracism has engaged in a struggle for the recognition of black humanity. It has done so, however, even as the very definition of the human has been called into question by the biological sciences. While this conflict between liberal humanism and biological materialism animates debates in posthumanism and critical race studies today, Antebellum Posthuman argues that it first emerged as a key question in the antebellum era. In a moment in which the authority of science was increasingly invoked to defend slavery and other racist policies, abolitionist arguments underwent a profound shift, producing a new, materialist strain of antislavery. Engaging the works of Douglass, Thoreau, and Whitman, and Dickinson, Cristin Ellis identifies and traces the emergence of an antislavery materialism in mid-nineteenth century American literature, placing race at the center of the history of posthumanist thought. Turning to contemporary debates now unfolding between posthumanist and critical race theorists, Ellis demonstrates how this antebellum posthumanism highlights the difficulty of reconciling materialist ontologies of the human with the project of social justice
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Midwest
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Ellis, Cristin
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144
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non fiction
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  • Humanism
  • Antislavery movements
  • Social justice
  • Electronic books
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Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (ebook)
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9780823278466
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MWT12013119
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Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823278466
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12013119
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12013119
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MWT12013119
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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