Abstract

This essay explores the various ways in which the contemporary Mediterranean migrant crisis seems to revive the racial dynamics of Atlantic slavery.  Drawing on the conceptualization of the Zong atrocity of 1781 as a vital emblem of the terrors of Atlantic modernity, the essay examines the ethics of such analogies in the present moment, uncovering the range of uses of slavery for understanding contemporary forms of state terror and human rights activism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-4372
Print ISSN
2151-4364
Pages
pp. 543-546
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-24
Open Access
No
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