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Toni Morrison's Black Liberal Humanism (and other excerpts)

Toni Morrison's Black Liberal Humanism (and other excerpts)

by William A. Jefferson
     
 

Jefferson questions whether Morrison is as politically progressive as has been widely assumed and probes why politically-minded literary critics have not noted the reactionary elements in her work.

He sees scholars as following Morrison's own theory of her work--that is, that it must be analyzed according to African American "structures" and linguistic

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Jefferson questions whether Morrison is as politically progressive as has been widely assumed and probes why politically-minded literary critics have not noted the reactionary elements in her work.

He sees scholars as following Morrison's own theory of her work--that is, that it must be analyzed according to African American "structures" and linguistic forms to uncover Afro-American "values." This approach, he argues, simply rehabilitates the tenets of pre-1970s liberal humanism: that Morrison's text is a transparent window into these apparently timeless and universal black values.

Contains the introduction and first essay of the book Toni Morrison and the Limits of a Politics of Recognition. Also includes excerpts from the remainder of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501468711
Publisher:
William A. Jefferson
Publication date:
06/23/2014
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
103 KB

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