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Wounds of Returning - Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R675
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Wounds of Returning - Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation (Paperback, New Ed): Jessica Adams
Wounds of Returning - Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation (Paperback, New Ed): Jessica Adams

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Wounds of Returning - Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation (Paperback, New Ed)

Jessica Adams

Series: New Directions in Southern Studies

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From Storyville brothels and narratives of turn-of-the-century New Orleans to plantation tours, Bette Davis films, Elvis memorials, Willa Cather's fiction, and the annual prison rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Jessica Adams considers spatial and ideological evolutions of southern plantations after slavery. In "Wounds of Returning", Adams shows that the slave past returns to inhabit plantation landscapes that have been radically transformed by tourism, consumer culture, and modern modes of punishment - even those landscapes from which slavery has supposedly been banished completely. Adams explores how the commodification of black bodies during slavery did not disappear with abolition - rather, the same principle was transformed into modern consumer capitalism. As Adams demonstrates, however, counter-narratives and unexpected cultural hybrids erupt out of attempts to re-create the plantation as an uncomplicated scene of racial relationships or a signifier of national unity. Peeling back the layers of plantation landscapes, Adams reveals connections between seemingly disparate features of modern culture, suggesting that they remain haunted by the force of the unnatural equation of people as property.

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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: New Directions in Southern Studies
Release date: May 2007
First published: May 2007
Authors: Jessica Adams
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-5801-1
Barcode: 9780807858011
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
LSN: 0-8078-5801-3

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