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Stolen Life (consent not to be a single being)
by Fred Moten

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    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 328
    ISBN13: 9780822370437
    Imprint: Duke University Press Books
    Publisher: Duke University Press Books
    Parent Company: Duke University

    Book Description:
    In Stolen Life—the second volume in his landmark trilogy consent not to be a single being—Fred Moten undertakes an expansive exploration of blackness as it relates to black life and the collective refusal of social death. The essays resist categorization, moving from Moten’s opening meditation on Kant, Olaudah Equiano, and the conditions of black thought through discussions of academic freedom, writing and pedagogy, non-neurotypicality, and uncritical notions of freedom. Moten also models black study as a form of social life through an engagement with Fanon, Hartman, and Spillers and plumbs the distinction between blackness and black people in readings of Du Bois and Nahum Chandler. The force and creativity of Moten’s criticism resonate throughout, reminding us not only of his importance as a thinker, but of the continued necessity of interrogating blackness as a form of sociality.

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