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Barrett, Lindon 1961-2008

Works: 5 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 3,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Lindon Barrett
Blackness and value : seeing double by Lindon Barrett( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates and asks whether it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles." "The book traces several interrelations between value and race, such as literate/illiterate, the signing/singing voice, time/space, civic/criminal, and academy/street, and offers relevant and fresh readings of two novels by Ann Petry. Whereas commonly approaches to race and value are examined historically or sociologically, this intriguing study provides a new critical approach that speaks to theorists of race as well as gender and queer studies."--Jacket
Racial blackness and the discontinuity of Western modernity by Lindon Barrett( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity is the unfinished manuscript of Lindon Barrett, who died tragically and unexpectedly in 2008. John Carlos Rowe has assembled the completed chapters, and provides an introduction that offers some background and context for the writings. The project offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the mercantile capitalist system of Euro-American colonial imperialism was constitutive of Western modernity. Barrett explores the complex transnational systems of economic transactions and political exchanges foundational to the formation of modern subjectivities. In particular, he traces the embodied and significatory violence involved in the development of modern nations, and characterizes that time of nation-building as one which created unprecedented individual and communal detachments, facilitating the exclusion of racialized subjects from modern understandings of what it means to be human, or a subject. Ranging from an analysis of the mass commodity markets that were created by colonial economic expansion and which relied on the decimation of populations of indigenous people unsuitable for exploitation as well as the transport and sale of enslaved African workers, to literacy and the autobiography The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself, to later legal and literary texts, the work masterfully connects historical systems of racial slavery to postenlightenment modernity, and will be pathbreaking in a number of fields"--
Conditions of the present : selected essays by Lindon Barrett( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dark : issues of value, evaluation, and authority in twentieth century critical discourse by Lindon Barrett( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackness and Value by Lindon Barrett( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blackness and value : seeing double
English (39)