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Dartmouth College Press
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In this thoughtful and timely consideration of the nature of American power and empire, Anthony Bogues argues that America's self-presentation as the bastion of liberty is an attempt to force upon the world a single universal truth, which has the objective of eradicating the radical imagination. Central to this project of American supremacy is the elaboration and construction of a language of power in which a form of self-government appears as the form of sovereignty. Grappling with issues of power, race, slavery, violence, and the nature of postcolonial criticism and critical theory, Bogues offers reconsiderations of the writings of W. E. B. DuBois and Frantz Fanon in order to break holes in this accepted structure of empire. At its heart this is a work of radical humanistic theory that seeks to glean from the postcolonial world and empire an alternative to its imperial form of freedom.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Empire of Liberty: Desire, Power, and the States of Exception
  2. pp. 9-37
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  1. 2. Race, Historical Trauma, and Democracy: The Politics of a Historical Wrong
  2. pp. 38-65
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  1. 3. Death, Power, Violence, and New Sovereignties
  2. pp. 66-97
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  1. 4. The End of History or the Invention of Existence: Critical Thought and Thinking about the Human
  2. pp. 98-122
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 123-140
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 141-148
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 149-158
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781584659402
Related ISBN
9781584659303
MARC Record
OCLC
712993433
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-10
Open Access
Yes
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