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The origin of others

Author: Toni Morrison; Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Morrison; Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 0674976452 9780674976450
OCLC Number: 981983578
Description: xvii, 114 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Ta-Nehisi Coates --
Romancing slavery --
Being or becoming the stranger --
Color fetish --
Configurations of blackness --
Narrating the other --
Foreigner's home.
Series Title: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016.
Responsibility: Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear,  Read more...
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Morrison explores how cultures, societies, and individuals develop the notion of the Other, the reasons for it, the perceived benefits of distinguishing based on what many insist are racial traits Read more...

 
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