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

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

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Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century
Title
Antebellum posthuman
Title remainder
race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century
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Cristin Ellis
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Language
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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1978-
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Ellis, Cristin
Dewey number
144
Index
index present
LC call number
B821
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Humanism
  • Antislavery movements
  • Social justice
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Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (electronic book)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Beyond recognition: the problem of antebellum embodiment -- Douglass's animals: racial science and the problem of human equality -- Thoreau's seeds: evolution and the problem of human agency -- Whitman's cosmic body: bioelectricity and the problem of human meaning -- Posthumanism and the problem of social justice: race and materiality in the twenty-first century -- Coda. After romantic posthumanism
Control code
101634
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823278466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote
Label
Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century, Cristin Ellis, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Beyond recognition: the problem of antebellum embodiment -- Douglass's animals: racial science and the problem of human equality -- Thoreau's seeds: evolution and the problem of human agency -- Whitman's cosmic body: bioelectricity and the problem of human meaning -- Posthumanism and the problem of social justice: race and materiality in the twenty-first century -- Coda. After romantic posthumanism
Control code
101634
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823278466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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