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Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

Michelle M. Wright


What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology, Michelle M. Wright argues that although we often explicitly define Blackness as a “what,” it in fact always operates as a “when” and a “where.” By putting lay discourses on spacetime from physics into conversation with works on identity from the African Diaspora, Physics of Blackness explores how Middle Passage epistemology subverts racist assumptions about Bl ... More

Keywords: Blackness, Identity, Time, Diaspora, Temporality, Spacetime, Epistemologies, Gender, Sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816687268
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle M. Wright, author