Abstract

Abstract:

This essay argues that objections to nonblack suffering in Trump's America obscure racism's primary operation as a cut that makes human body from racialized flesh. It returns to Frank B. Wilderson III's argument in "Gramsci's Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?" (2003) that the civil society that organizes our political and social relationality is necessarily exclusionary to posit a libidinal critique. It adds to Wilderson's intervention a paradigmatic analysis of social and political constructions of time to call not for inclusivity, which Trump betrays as an antiblack praxis, but to call for the exclusivity of the black feminine.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 215-258
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-13
Open Access
No
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