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The Resource Physics of Blackness : beyond the middle passage epistemology, Michelle M. Wright

Physics of Blackness : beyond the middle passage epistemology, Michelle M. Wright

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Physics of Blackness : beyond the middle passage epistemology
Title
Physics of Blackness
Title remainder
beyond the middle passage epistemology
Statement of responsibility
Michelle M. Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology, Michelle M. Wright argues that although we often explicitly define Blackness as a "what," it in fact always operates as a "when" and a "where." By putting lay discourses on spacetime from physics into conversation with works on identity from the African Diaspora, Physics of Blackness explores how Middle Passage epistemology subverts racist assumptions about Blackness, yet its linear structure inhibits the kind of inclusive epistemology of Blackness needed in the twenty-first century. Wright then engages with bodies frequently excluded from contemporary mainstream consideration: Black feminists, Black queers, recent Black African immigrants to the West, and Blacks whose histories may weave in and out of the Middle Passage epistemology but do not cohere to it. Physics of Blackness takes the reader on a journey both known and unfamiliar-from Isaac Newton's laws of motion and gravity to the contemporary politics of diasporic Blackness in the academy, from James Baldwin's postwar trope of the Eiffel Tower as the site for diasporic encounters to theoretical particle physics' theory of multiverses and superpositioning, to the almost erased lives of Black African women during World War II. Accessible in its style, global in its perspective, and rigorous in its logic, Physics of Blackness will change the way you look at Blackness
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1968-
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Wright, Michelle M.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Blacks
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • African diaspora
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African diaspora
  • Blacks
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • African Americans
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Physics of Blackness : beyond the middle passage epistemology, Michelle M. Wright
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Many thousands still coming: theorizing Blackness in the postwar moment -- The middle passage epistemology -- The problem of return in the African diaspora -- Quantum Baldwin and the multidimensionality of Blackness -- Axes of asymmetry
Control code
ocn904014055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt130fhpt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904014055
Label
Physics of Blackness : beyond the middle passage epistemology, Michelle M. Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Many thousands still coming: theorizing Blackness in the postwar moment -- The middle passage epistemology -- The problem of return in the African diaspora -- Quantum Baldwin and the multidimensionality of Blackness -- Axes of asymmetry
Control code
ocn904014055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt130fhpt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904014055

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