The Resource Salvage Work : U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood, Angela Naimou

Salvage Work : U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood, Angela Naimou

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Salvage Work : U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood
Title
Salvage Work
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U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood
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Angela Naimou
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Language
eng
Summary
"Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law's construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across categories of race, citizenship, gender, and labor. What emerges is a compelling and original study of how law invents categories of identification and how literature contends with the person as a legal fiction. Through readings of Francisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman, Edwidge Danticat's Krik?Krak!, Rosario Ferre's Sweet Diamond Dust (Maldito Amor), Gayl Jones's Song for Anninho and Mosquito, and John Edgar Wideman's Fanon, Naimou shows how literary engagements with legal personhood reconfigure formal narrative conventions in Black Atlantic historiography, the immigrant novel, the anticolonial romance, the trope of the talking book, and the bildungsroman. Revealing links between colonial, civic, slave, labor, immigration, and penal law, Salvage Work reframes debates over civil and human rights by revealing the shared hemispheric histories and effects of legal personhood across seemingly disparate identities-including the human and the corporate person, the political refugee and the economic migrant, and the stateless person and the citizen. In depicting the material remains of the legal slave personality in the de-industrialized neoliberal era, these literary texts develop a salvage aesthetic that invites us to rethink our political and aesthetic imagination of personhood. Questioning liberal frameworks for civil and human rights as well as what Naimou calls death-bound theories of personhood-in which forms of human life are primarily described as wasted, disposable, bare, or dead in law-Salvage Work thus responds to critical discussions of biopolitics and neoliberal globalization by exploring the potential for contemporary literature to reclaim the individual from the legal regimes that have marked her"--
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Naimou, Angela
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.S425
LC item number
N35 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Self in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Juristic persons
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Juristic persons
  • Law and literature
  • Self in literature
Label
Salvage Work : U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood, Angela Naimou
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Introduction: Contemporary Literature and the Legal Person 1 -- Part I: Legal Debris -- 1. The Free, the Slave, and the Disappeared: States and Sites of Exceptional Personhood in Francisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman 000 -- 2. Sugar's Legacies: Romance, Revolution, and Wageless Life in the Fiction of Edwidge Danticat and Rosario Ferré 000 -- Part II: Salvage Aesthetics -- 3. Fugitive Personhood: Re-Imagining Sanctuary in Gayl Jones's Song For Anninho and Mosquito 000 -- 4. Masking Fanon 000 -- Epilogue: Personhood at Its Limits: The Animal, the Fetus, and the Stateless Person 000 -- Notes 000 -- Bibliography 000 -- Index 000
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780823264780
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rdamedia
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remote
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22573/ctt12930gb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903245694
  • (OCoLC)ocn903245694
Label
Salvage Work : U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood, Angela Naimou
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Introduction: Contemporary Literature and the Legal Person 1 -- Part I: Legal Debris -- 1. The Free, the Slave, and the Disappeared: States and Sites of Exceptional Personhood in Francisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman 000 -- 2. Sugar's Legacies: Romance, Revolution, and Wageless Life in the Fiction of Edwidge Danticat and Rosario Ferré 000 -- Part II: Salvage Aesthetics -- 3. Fugitive Personhood: Re-Imagining Sanctuary in Gayl Jones's Song For Anninho and Mosquito 000 -- 4. Masking Fanon 000 -- Epilogue: Personhood at Its Limits: The Animal, the Fetus, and the Stateless Person 000 -- Notes 000 -- Bibliography 000 -- Index 000
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823264780
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt12930gb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903245694
  • (OCoLC)ocn903245694

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