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Freedom with violence : race, sexuality, and the US state

Author: Chandan Reddy
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, [2011]
Series: Perverse modernities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Freedom with Violence, Chandan Reddy develops a new paradigm for understanding race, sexuality, and national citizenship. He examines a crucial contradiction at the heart of modernity: the nation-state's claim to provide freedom from violence depends on its systematic deployment of violence against peoples perceived as nonnormative and irrational. Reddy argues that the modern liberal state is organized as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reddy, Chandan, 1972-
Freedom with violence
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chandan Reddy
ISBN: 9780822350910 0822350912 9780822351054 0822351056 9780822394648 0822394642
OCLC Number: 700406671
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2012
Description: xiii, 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Freedom and violence in W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black folk : the land of racial equality --
Legal freedom as violence in Nella Larsen's Quicksand : Black literary publics during the interwar years --
Rights-based freedom with violence : immigration, sexuality, and the subject of human rights --
Moving beyond a freedom with violence : the politics of gay marriage in the era of racial transformation.
Series Title: Perverse modernities.
Responsibility: Chandan Reddy.


Explores the relationship between race, knowledge, and violence that underpins U.S. modernity.  Read more...


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