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Title The masters and the slaves : plantation relations and mestizaje in American imaginaries / edited by Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
Edition First edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (x, 161 pages)
Series New directions in Latino American cultures
New directions in Latino American cultures.
Contents Introduction : Who were the masters in the Americas? / Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond -- The sugar daddy : Gilberto Freyre and the white man's love for Blacks / César Braga-Pinto -- Writing Brazilian culture / Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond -- Authority's shadowy double : Thomas Jefferson and the architecture of illegitimacy / Helena Holgersson-Shorter -- Race, nation, and the symbolics of servitude in Haitian noirisme / Valerie Kaussen -- Fanon as "metrocolonial" flaneur in the Caribbean post-plantation/Algerian colonial city / Nalini Natarajan -- From the tropics : cultural subjectivity and politics in Gilberto Freyre / Jossianna Arroyo -- Hybridity and mestizaje : sincretism or subversive complicity? Subalternity from the perspective of the coloniality of power / Ramón Grosfoguel -- The rhythm of Macumba : Lívio Abramo's engagement with Afro-Brazilian culture / Luiza Franco Moreira -- Blood, memory, and nation : massacre and mourning in Edwidge Danticat's The farming of bones / Shreerekha Subramanian
Summary The Masters and the Slaves theorizes the interface of plantation relations with nationalist projects throughout the Americas. In readings that cover a wide range of genres--from essays and scientific writing to poetry, memoirs and the visual arts--this work investigates the post-slavery discourses of Brazil, the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Martinique. Indebted to Orlando Patterson's Slavery and Social Death (1982) and Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic (1993), these essays fill a void in studies of plantation power relations for their comparative, interdisciplinary approach and their investment in reading slavery through the gaze of contemporary theory, with particularly strong ties to psychoanalytic and gender studies interrogations of desire and performativity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Cultural fusion -- Caribbean Area.
Miscegenation -- America.
Postcolonialism -- Caribbean Area.
Racially mixed people -- America.
Slavery -- America.
United States -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Isfahani-Hammond, Alexandra.
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LC no. 2004053373
ISBN 1281365181
1403965633 (cl ; alk. paper)
1403967083 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781403965639 (cl ; alk. paper)
9781403967084 (paperback; alk. paper)