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The Resource Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork

Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork

Label
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture
Title
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Woolfork
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woolfork, Lisa
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Psychic trauma
  • Popular culture
  • Human body in popular culture
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery in motion pictures
  • Historical reenactments
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Historical reenactments
  • Human body in popular culture
  • Intellectual life
  • Popular culture
  • Psychic trauma
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery in motion pictures
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
ocn785781218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092961
Lccn
2008019217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c9sxh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781218
Label
Embodying American slavery in contemporary culture, Lisa Woolfork
Publication
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
Control code
ocn785781218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092961
Lccn
2008019217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c9sxh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781218

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