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Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Abstract

This book utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyse works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is first and foremost a structure of disavowal enacted as a reaction to the successes of the movements for decolonization, desegregation, and liberation of the post-World War II era. It does so in order to posit that racial, gendered, and sexualized violence and inequity are conditions of the past, rather than the very foundations of contemporary neoliberalism’s exacerba ... More

Keywords: women of color, cultural production, neoliberalism, contemporary, Barbara Christian, Death Beyond Disavowal, race, gender, sexuality, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695263
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grace Kyungwon Hong, author
University of California, Los Angeles