In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

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In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

In the Wake On Blackness and Being In this original and trenchant work Christina Sharpe interrogates literary visual cinematic and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Act

  • Title: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
  • Author: Christina Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780822362944
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Activating multiple registers of wake the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animatIn this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Activating multiple registers of wake the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation Initiating and describing a theory and method of reading the metaphors and materiality of the wake, the ship, the hold, and the weather, Sharpe shows how the sign of the slave ship marks and haunts contemporary Black life in the diaspora and how the specter of the hold produces conditions of containment, regulation, and punishment, but also something in excess of them In the weather, Sharpe situates anti Blackness and white supremacy as the total climate that produces premature Black death as normative Formulating the wake and wake work as sites of artistic production, resistance, consciousness, and possibility for living in diaspora, In the Wake offers a way forward.

    In the wake of Idioms by The Free Dictionary Following directly on, as in In the wake of the procession, a number of small children came skipping down the aisle This usage alludes to the waves made behind a passing vessel This usage alludes to the waves made behind a passing vessel. In the wake of Define In the wake of at Dictionary the track of waves left by a ship or other object moving through the water The wake of the boat glowed in the darkness the path or course of anything that has passed or In the wake of definition of in the wake of by The Free Define in the wake of in the wake of synonyms, in the wake of pronunciation, in the wake of translation, English dictionary definition of in the wake of v woke or waked , waked or In the Wake Duke University Press The present is saturated with grief about black lives in the wake of violence, being awake to the deaths and erasures can potentially create a future that can expand on being in the wake for liveable lives of the black diaspora. in the wake of Definition of in the wake of in English The news comes in the wake of the club announcing its first new signing, goalkeeper Craig Dootson The review comes in the wake of two profit warnings from the group so far this year It suffered huge losses in the wake of September and its shares have nosedived. In the Wake A Novel Per Petterson, Ann Born In the Wake is the story of Arvid s first steps toward resuming that life, of his gradual confrontation with everything he lost and ultimately with his own role in the disaster that killed his family. In the wake of Synonyms, In the wake of Antonyms state of wakefulness, Old English wacu as in nihtwacu night watch , related to watch and partly from Old Norse vaka vigil, eve before a feast, related to vaka be awake cf Old High German wahta watch, vigil, Middle Dutch wachten to watch, guard see wake v Meaning a sitting up at night with a corpse is attested from early c. in the wake of something phrase definition and synonyms This is the British English definition of in the wake of something View American English definition of in the wake of something Change your default dictionary to American English. In The Wake Find industry contacts talent representation Access in development titles not available on Get the latest news from leading industry trades

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    1. Sara Salem on said:

      I finished this book in one sitting. Beautiful, brilliant and groundbreaking. A must read.

    2. Nina on said:

      Black life in the wake is black life in the afterlife of slavery. Emancipation was not a reversal of experience of black life in America. Instead the violence of slavery was transformed into violence of different policies (whether legal or widely accepted).In this climate of anti-blackness, it is understood that black death is "immanent and imminent."However the ways that we care for each other ("attending to black death but also to the largeness of black life") is something Christina Sharpe nam [...]

    3. Leif on said:

      Tidalectic and highly detailed from the personal to the in/visible: Sharpe's In the Wake is an intensity stretched across histories of pain and awareness. Conceptually agile, Sharpe moves from theorizing the wake (in what I found to be the strongest section) to the ship, the hold, and, lastly, the weather. The writing is punctured (recalls) a number of talismanic or epigraphic orientations through other carefully chosen writers – the genealogy here is a mixture of black American cultural stud [...]

    4. Serina on said:

      *3.4Beautiful language, strong, poignant, yet educational without losing the personal touch.

    5. Sara on said:

      I find myself going back into this one - as it puts such interesting pressure on my thinking about race and agency and voice. This book has changed me.

    6. Chanda Prescod-weinstein on said:

      Too much to digest to properly review in the moment. But this is an especially important read for anyone who is interested in the history of science and who believes Black Lives Matter.

    7. www on said:

      an incredible document in that it binds together powerful work in a comprehensive and needed way, but i think, maybe, it oriented more towards being a guide to care for black life in excess than maybe the theory i was looking for: in trying to better the archive, the dysgraphia that maims black life on the reg, it doesnt go as far as i first thought. for what it is it is very rich and very thorough, wide and strong, but near. two uses of a map (or a ruttier as sharpe discusses vis dionne brand): [...]

    8. Sarah on said:

      Highly innovative and deep investigation: personal, historical, poetic, intellectual of the consequences of chattel slavery on Black being. Antiblackness is the climate, literally the weather, of this deep book.

    9. Senojecurbe on said:

      This book is genuinely groundbreaking. Genius on every page.

    10. Matt Sautman on said:

      Sharpe’s prose is beautiful and evokes the brand of stylistic black feminism akin to the writings of Audre Lorde. In The Wake centers around the idea that for black people in post-slavery, their life is spent in the wake of the slave ship, with the ebbing of slavery’s influence across time affecting black people’s subject position in the modern era. Sharpe is principally concerned with what she calls “Wake work,” which deals with attempts to think through the ramifications of living un [...]

    11. Nathaniel on said:

      “What is the word for keeping and putting breath back in the body? What is the word for how we must approach the archives of slavery (to ‘tell the story that cannot be told’) and the histories and presents of violent extraction in slavery and incarceration; the calamities and catastrophes that sometimes answer to the names of occupation, colonialism, imperialism, tourism, militarism, or humanitarian aid and intervention? What are the words and forms for the ways we must continue to think a [...]

    12. Amber on said:

      Amazing and gut wrenching book that will have you re-evaluating your commitment to yourselves, your ancestors and Black people globally. The book is equal parts question and conversation and Sharpe pulls from many writers and thinkers. She also grounds the reader in the everyday, makes parallels between the Middle Passage and the now.

    13. J.J. Amaworo on said:

      Part memoir, part thesis, and part lyrical examination of what it means to be black in the 21st century, this is simply a great, great book. It bridges so many fields – social justice, poetry, fiction, Critical Race Theory, semiotics, semantics – yet retains complete coherence. It is beautiful, ingenious and tragic.

    14. Lisa on said:

      This book is a spectacular exploration of being “in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. Sharpe introduces compelling new frameworks for seeing and knowing blackness and antiblackness. She is particularly capable at imagining the ark-ive otherwise.

    15. aneez on said:

      Powerful, incisive and a great read. I honestly think this book has changed the way I see/look at current and past events.

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