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Spectacular suffering witnessing slavery in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic

Title
Spectacular suffering [electronic resource] : witnessing slavery in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic / Ramesh Mallipeddi.
ISBN
9780813938431
0813938430
9780813938424 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0813938422
Published
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description
1 online resource (pages cm)
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Summary
"An extended analysis of the intersections between the institutional contexts of slavery and the affective structures of sentiment, Spectacular Suffering considers not only how the enslaved subject is constructed, but also how slaves responded to and registered their experiences, creating a measure of autonomy even under the conditions of slavery"--Provided by publisher.
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UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 05, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: Sentimentalism, capitalist modernity, colonial slavery
Spectacle, spectatorship, sympathy : Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and the English commercial empire
Yarico's complaint : the female slave in the eighteenth-century public sphere
English subjects, African slaves : Laurence Sterne and the politics of punishment
Reforming labor discipline : slave culture and sentimental fiction
"A fixed melancholy" : memories of migration in Atlantic slavery
Filiation to affiliation : kinship and sentiment in Olaudah Equiano's interesting narrative
Epilogue: The problem of slavery, the problem of freedom.
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