Scenes of Subjection

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Scenes of Subjection


In ‘Scenes of Subjection’― Hartman’s first book, now revised and expanded―her singular talents and analytical framework turn away from the “terrible spectacle” and toward the forms of routine terror and quotidian violence characteristic of slavery, illuminating the intertwining of injury, subjugation, and selfhood even in abolitionist depictions of enslavement. By attending to the withheld and overlooked at the margins of the historical archive, Hartman radically reshapes our understanding of history, in a work as resonant today as it was on first publication, now for a new generation of readers. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new preface by the author, a foreword by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an afterword by Marisa J. Fuentes and Sarah Haley, notations with Cameron Rowland, and compositions by Torkwase Dyson.

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SKU: 40249 Category: Tags: ,
Subtitle: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America
Author: Hartman, Saidiya
Year: 2022
ISBN: 9781324021582
Pages: 560
Language: English
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company
Publisher's city: New York/London
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