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Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson


Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World demonstrates that the history of racialized gender and maternity, specifically antiblackness, is indispensable to future thought on matter, materiality, animality, and posthumanism. Rather than applying a pre-given philosophical framework to literature and visual culture, Becoming Human provides a model for reading African diasporic literature and visual art for the philosophical premises, interventions, and implications of these forms and traditions. Becoming Human argues that African diasporic cultural production does not coalesce into ... More

Keywords: posthumanism, matter, animality, race, gender, blackness, nonhuman, materiality, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479890040
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479890040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, author
University of Southern California

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