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Description - Ashes Taken for Fire by Kevin Bell

This book argues that modernism exposes cultural identities such as blackness as mere strategies of conforming the self into belonging. Bell's examination pursues the question of nonidentity through sound, silence, and gesture, treating these as technologies of reading the contradictions, breakdowns, and erasures that constitute subjectivity. His analysis of these texts reveals that the aesthetic investigations they perform undo the logic of cultural identity, devastating such reductive rubrics as "race" or "gender."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816649006
ISBN-10: 0816649006
Format: Hardback
(150mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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