The Resource X-- the problem of the Negro as a problem for thought, Nahum Dimitri Chandler

X-- the problem of the Negro as a problem for thought, Nahum Dimitri Chandler

Label
X-- the problem of the Negro as a problem for thought
Title
X-- the problem of the Negro as a problem for thought
Statement of responsibility
Nahum Dimitri Chandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"X: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought offers an original account of matters African American, and by implication the African diaspora in general, as an object of discourse and knowledge. It likewise challenges the conception of analogous objects of study across dominant ethnological disciplines (e.g., anthropology, history, and sociology) and the various forms of cultural, ethnic, and postcolonial studies. With special reference to the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Chandler shows how a concern with the Negro is central to the social and historical problematization that underwrote twentieth-century explorations of what it means to exist as an historical entity referring to their antecedents in eighteenth-century thought and forward into their ongoing itinerary in the twenty-first century. For Du Bois, "the problem of the color line" coincided with the inception of a supposedly modern horizon. The very idea of the human and its avatars the idea of race and the idea of culture emerged together with the violent, hierarchical inscription of the so-called African or Negro into a horizon of commonness beyond all natal premises, a horizon that we can still situate with the term global. In ongoing struggles with the idea of historical sovereignty, we can see the working out of then new concatenations of social and historical forms of difference, as both projects of categorical differentiation and the irruption of originary revisions of ways of being. In a word, the world is no longer and has never been one. The world, if there is such from the inception of something like "the Negro as a problem for thought" could never be, only, one. The problem of the Negro in "America" is thus an exemplary instance of modern historicity in its most fundamental sense. It renders legible for critical practice the radical order of an ineluctable and irreversible complication at the heart of being its appearance as both life and history as the very mark of our epoch"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NMC
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.C43 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American philosophy
Label
X-- the problem of the Negro as a problem for thought, Nahum Dimitri Chandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anacrusis -- 1. Of Exorbitance: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought -- 2. The Figure of the X: An Elaboration of the Autobiographical Example in the Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois -- 3. The Souls of An Ex-White Man: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Biography of John Brown -- 4. Originary Displacement: Or, Passages of the Double and the Limit of World -- Parenthesis
Control code
ocn884543942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823254064
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt132jxdn
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33109011
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884543942
  • acls0823254062

Library Locations

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