The Violence of Post-Racial Memory and the Political Sense of Mourning

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Alfred Frankowski; (2013)
  • Publisher: Contemporary Aesthetics, Inc.
  • Journal: Contemporary Aesthetics (issn: 1932-8478, eissn: 1932-8478)
  • Subject: Benjamin | Du Bois | mourning | post-racial | Aesthetics | BH1-301

In this paper I argue that “post-raciality” entails a way of remembering that depoliticizes the social meaning of memory and thus of history. Through aesthetic critique, I attempt to show how the hyper-production of memory obscures the very real forms of violence direc... View more
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