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Book review: Being property once myself: blackness and the end of man by Joshua Bennett

Hiraide, Lydia Ayame (2021) Book review: Being property once myself: blackness and the end of man by Joshua Bennett. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, Joshua Bennett explores how African American writers have forged a tradition that works through the figure of the non-human animal in order to assert and enact radical challenges to oppressive structures, contesting the violence of anthropocentrism and antiblackness and providing tools for conceiving of interspecies relationships anew. Carefully constructed with a lyrical lilt to its sharp analyses, this book is an important contribution to the emerging space in which black literary studies, animality studies and ecocriticism converge, writes Lydia Ayame Hiraide.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108848

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