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Black Age: Oceanic Lifespans and the Time of Black Life

Habiba Ibrahim

Abstract

In the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder in 2012, an observation saliently circulated in public: Black children are not seen as children. Yet when and how is black embodiment of any age accurately seen? Black Age: Oceanic Lifespans and the Time of Black Life argues that age for people of the black diaspora has been historically constituted as “untimely.” Over various phases of the transatlantic slave trade, the black body had been separated from hegemonic relations to human time. Black age became contingent, malleable, and suited for the needs of enslavement. As a result, black embodiment b ... More

Keywords: blackness, age, gender, slavery, humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479810888
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479810888.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Habiba Ibrahim, author
University of Washington

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