Civilization and the poetics of slavery

@article{Shilliam2012CivilizationAT,
  title={Civilization and the poetics of slavery},
  author={Robbie Shilliam},
  journal={Thesis Eleven},
  year={2012},
  volume={108},
  pages={117 - 99}
}
Civilizational analysis is increasingly being used to capture the plurality of routes to and through the modern world order. However, the concept of civilization betrays a colonial legacy, namely, a denial that colonized peoples possessed the creative ability to cultivate their own subjecthoods. This denial was especially acute when it came to enslaved Africans in the New World whose bodies were imagined to be deracinated and deculturated. This article proposes that civilizational analysis has… Expand
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