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the colonized, the enslaved, and the enclosed. This is to say that what is claimed in the name of blackness is an undercommon disorder that has always been there, that
is retrospectively and retroactively located there, that is embraced by the ones who stay there while living somewhere else. Some folks relish being a problem. As Amiri
Baraka and Nikhil Pal Singh (almost) say, "Black(ness) is a country" (and a sex) (that is not one).13 Stolen life disorders positive value just as surely as it is not equivalent to social death or absolute dereliction. Link: Wilderson
Wilderson is wrong, reductionist, and essentialist
Ellison 11 (Mary, PhD, Fellow, African American and Indian American history and culture, Keele University,
“Review of: Red, White and Black: cinema and the structure of US antagonisms”
http://rac.sagepub.com/content/53/2/100.full.pdf+html?rss=1, Acc: 8/5/12, og)
These are two illuminating, but frustratingly flawed books. Their approaches are different, although both frequently quote Frantz Fanon and Jacques Lacan. Frank Wilderson utilises the iconic theoreticians within the context of a study that concentrates on a conceptual ideology
that, he claims, is...
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