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Author Wilderson, Frank B., III, 1956- author.

Title Afropessimism / Frank B. Wilderson III.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  378.1 WILDERSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents For Halloween I washed my face -- Juice from a neck bone -- Hattie McDaniel is dead -- Punishment Park -- The trouble with humans -- Mind the closing doors -- Mario's -- Epilogue: The new century.
Summary "In the tradition of Edward Said's Orientalism and Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks, Afropessimism is an unparalleled account of the non-analogous experience of being Black. A seminal work that strikingly combines groundbreaking philosophy with searing flights of memoir, Afropessimism presents the tenets of an increasingly influential intellectual movement that theorizes blackness through the lens of perpetual slavery. Rather than interpreting slavery through a Marxist framework of class oppression, Frank B. Wilderson III, "a truly indispensable thinker" (Fred Moten), demonstrates that the social construct of slavery, as seen through pervasive, anti-black subjugation and violence, is hardly a relic of the past but an almost necessary force in our civilization that flourishes today, and that Black struggles cannot be conflated with the experiences of any other oppressed group. In mellifluous prose, Wilderson juxtaposes his seemingly idyllic upbringing in halcyon midcentury Minneapolis with the harshness that he would later encounter, whether in radicalized, late-1960s Berkeley or in the slums of Soweto. Following in the rich literary tradition of works by DuBois, Malcolm X and Baldwin, Afropessimism reverberates with wisdom and painful clarity in the fractured world we inhabit"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wilderson, Frank B., III, 1956-
African American intellectuals -- Biography.
African American college teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Black race -- Social conditions.
Black race -- Psychology.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
College teachers -- United States -- Biography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American Studies.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
Wilderson, Frank B., III, 1956- (OCoLC)fst01937064
African American college teachers. (OCoLC)fst00799112
African American intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00799204
African Americans -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00799666
Black race -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00833759
College teachers. (OCoLC)fst00868114
Political activists. (OCoLC)fst01069192
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Wilderson, Frank B. III. 1956- (DE-588)1097790851
Afrikaner. (DE-588)4133380-9
Diaspora Sozialwissenschaften. (DE-588)1188375210
Diskriminierung. (DE-588)4012472-1
Rassismus. (DE-588)4076527-1
United States. (DE-588)4078704-7
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781631496141 (hardcover)
163149614X (hardcover)
9781631496158 (electronic publication)
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