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The Resource The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature, Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature, Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

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The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature
Title
The logic of slavery
Title remainder
debt, technology, and pain in American literature
Statement of responsibility
Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London
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Language
eng
Summary
"In American history and throughout the Western world, the subjugation perpetuated by slavery has created a unique "culture of slavery." That culture exists as a metaphorical, artistic, and literary tradition attached to the enslaved - human beings whose lives are "owed" to another, who are used as instruments by another, and who must endure suffering in silence. Tim Armstrong explores the metaphorical legacy of slavery in American culture by investigating debt, technology, and pain in African-American literature and a range of other writings and artworks. Armstrong's careful analysis reveals how notions of the slave as a debtor lie hidden in our accounts of the commodified self and how writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rebecca Harding Davis, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison grapple with the pervasive view that slaves are akin to machines. Finally, Armstrong examines how conceptions of the slave as a container of suppressed pain are reflected in disciplines as diverse as art, sculpture, music, and psychology"--
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1956-
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Armstrong, Tim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S55
LC item number
A76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
163
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  • Slavery in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Slavery in art
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Commodification
  • Reification
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The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature, Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/25073/cover/9781107025073.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Slavery, insurance, and sacrifice: the embodiment of capital -- 2. Debt, self-redemption, and foreclosure -- 3. Machines inside the machine: slavery and technology -- 4. The hands of others: sculpture and pain -- 5. The sonic veil -- 6. Slavery in the mind: trauma and the weather
Control code
ocn785068252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107607811
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012012609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785068252
Label
The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature, Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/25073/cover/9781107025073.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Slavery, insurance, and sacrifice: the embodiment of capital -- 2. Debt, self-redemption, and foreclosure -- 3. Machines inside the machine: slavery and technology -- 4. The hands of others: sculpture and pain -- 5. The sonic veil -- 6. Slavery in the mind: trauma and the weather
Control code
ocn785068252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107607811
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012012609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785068252

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