Blackness and Value: Seeing Double by Lindon BarrettBlackness and Value: Seeing Double by Lindon Barrett

Blackness and Value: Seeing Double

byLindon Barrett

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates, and asks if it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles. Testing these concepts by exploring various theoretical approaches and their shortcomings, Lindon Barrett finds that the gulf between "the street" (where race is acknowledged as a powerful enigma) and the literary academy (where until recently it has not been) can be understood as a symptom of racial violence. While commonly approaches to race and value are examined historically or sociologically, this intriguing study provides a new critical approach that speaks to theorists of race as well as gender and queer studies.
Title:Blackness and Value: Seeing DoubleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109957

ISBN - 13:9780521109956

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Violence and the unsightly: 2. Figures of violence; 3. Figuring others of value; 4. (Further) figures of violence; Part II. Reasonings and Reasonableness: 5. De-marking limits; Part III. Phonic and Scopic Economies: 6. Signs of others; 7. Signs of the visible.

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