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The Resource Runaway genres : the global afterlives of slavery, Yogita Goyal

Runaway genres : the global afterlives of slavery, Yogita Goyal

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Runaway genres : the global afterlives of slavery
Title
Runaway genres
Title remainder
the global afterlives of slavery
Statement of responsibility
Yogita Goyal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal's argument for the slave narrative as a new world literary genre, exploring the full complexity of this new ethical globalism. From the humanitarian spectacles of Kony 2012 and #BringBackOurGirls through gothic literature, Runaway Genres unravels, for instance, how and why the African child soldier has now appeared as the afterlife of the Atlantic slave. Goyal argues that in order to fathom forms of freedom and bondage today--from unlawful detention to sex trafficking to the refugee crisis to genocide--we must turn to contemporary literature, which reveals how the literary forms used to tell these stories derive from the antebellum genre of the slave narrative. Exploring the ethics and aesthetics of globalism, the book presents alternative conceptions of human rights, showing that the revival and proliferation of slave narratives offers not just an occasion to revisit the Atlantic past, but also for re-narrating the global present. In reassessing these legacies and their ongoing relation to race and the human, Runaway Genres creates a new map with which to navigate contemporary black diaspora literature." --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goyal, Yogita
Dewey number
306.3/6209
Index
index present
LC call number
HT861
LC item number
.G69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • African diaspora
  • Globalization
  • African diaspora
  • Globalization
  • Slavery
  • Africa
Label
Runaway genres : the global afterlives of slavery, Yogita Goyal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • what we talk about when we talk about slavery
  • Introduction :
  • the genres of slavery
  • Sentimental globalism
  • The gothic child
  • Post-black satire
  • Talking books (talking back)
  • We need new diasporas
  • Epilogue :
Control code
1091847014
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781479829590
Lccn
2019006929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029642192
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847014
Label
Runaway genres : the global afterlives of slavery, Yogita Goyal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • what we talk about when we talk about slavery
  • Introduction :
  • the genres of slavery
  • Sentimental globalism
  • The gothic child
  • Post-black satire
  • Talking books (talking back)
  • We need new diasporas
  • Epilogue :
Control code
1091847014
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781479829590
Lccn
2019006929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029642192
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847014

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