Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity

by

Write The First Customer Review

The refusal to recognize kinship relations among slaves, interracial couples, and same-sex partners is steeped in historical and cultural taboos. In Kindred Specters , Christopher Peterson explores the ways in which non-normative relationships bear the stigma of death that American culture vehemently denies. Probing Derrida's notion of spectrality as well as Orlando Patterson's concept of "social death," Peterson examines how death, mourning, and violence condition all kinship relations. Through Charles Chesnutt's The ...

Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649846

Trade paperback

Select
Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649839

Hardcover

Select