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The Resource Hope draped in black : race, melancholy, and the agony of progress, Joseph R. Winters

Hope draped in black : race, melancholy, and the agony of progress, Joseph R. Winters

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Hope draped in black : race, melancholy, and the agony of progress
Title
Hope draped in black
Title remainder
race, melancholy, and the agony of progress
Statement of responsibility
Joseph R. Winters
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Hope Draped in Black Joseph R. Winters responds to the enduring belief that America follows a constant trajectory of racial progress. Such notions--like those that suggested the passage into a postracial era following Barack Obama's election--gloss over the history of racial violence and oppression to create an imaginary and self-congratulatory world where painful memories are conveniently forgotten. In place of these narratives, Winters advocates for an idea of hope that is predicated on a continuous engagement with loss and melancholy. Signaling a heightened sensitivity to the suffering of others, melancholy disconcerts us and allows us to cut against dominant narratives and identities. Winters identifies a black literary and aesthetic tradition in the work of intellectuals, writers, and artists such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Charles Burnett that often underscores melancholy, remembrance, loss, and tragedy in ways that gesture toward such a conception of hope. Winters also draws on Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno to highlight how remembering and mourning the uncomfortable dimensions of American social life can provide alternate sources for hope and imagination that might lead to building a better world. (Publisher)
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NcD/DLC
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1977-
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Winters, Joseph Richard
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W568 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The religious cultures of African and African diaspora people
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Racism
  • African Americans
Label
Hope draped in black : race, melancholy, and the agony of progress, Joseph R. Winters
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unreconciled strivings: Du Bois, the seduction of optimism, and the legacy of sorrow -- Unhopeful but not hopeless: melancholic interpretations of freedom and progress -- Hearing the breaks and cuts of history: Ellison, Morrison, and the uses of literary jazz -- Reel progress: race, film, and cinematic melancholy -- Figures of the postracial: race, nation, and violence in the age of Obama and Morrison
Control code
ocn919341902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780822374084
Lccn
2015043615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)919341902
Label
Hope draped in black : race, melancholy, and the agony of progress, Joseph R. Winters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unreconciled strivings: Du Bois, the seduction of optimism, and the legacy of sorrow -- Unhopeful but not hopeless: melancholic interpretations of freedom and progress -- Hearing the breaks and cuts of history: Ellison, Morrison, and the uses of literary jazz -- Reel progress: race, film, and cinematic melancholy -- Figures of the postracial: race, nation, and violence in the age of Obama and Morrison
Control code
ocn919341902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780822374084
Lccn
2015043615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)919341902

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