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Black enlightenment

Title
Black enlightenment / Surya Parekh.
ISBN
1478027223
9781478027225
9781478025191
1478025190
9781478020264
1478020261
Publication
Durham : Duke University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
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Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"Black Enlightenment examines how eighteenth-century Black thinkers engage with Enlightenment philosophy in ways distinct from more general narratives of freedom or oppression. Surya Parekh considers how these thinkers are situated within Enlightenment discourses of race, especially considering the complex textuality and politics of whiteness embedded in canonical thought. Parekh centers the ideas of Francis Williams (1697-1762), Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729-1780), and Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784). By critically assessing the work of these thinkers and others, Parekh unpacks their relationship to an Enlightenment philosophy dependent on slavery and the construction of the Black subject. Parekh's work not only informs many active fields of scholarship around the Black Atlantic and the intellectual history of the Enlightenment, but also investigates a confrontation between a confrontation between philosophy and Black thought that still inhabits global movements today"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
e-Duke books scholarly collection 2023. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Parekh, Surya, 1976- Black enlightenment. Durham : Duke University Press, 2023
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 29, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Black Enlightenment
(Dis)Figuring Kant
The Changing Rhetoric of Race
The Character of Ignatius Sancho
Phillis Wheatley's Providence.
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