The poetics of justice: aphorism and chorus as modes of anti-racism

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Bhattacharyya, G. 2019. The poetics of justice: aphorism and chorus as modes of anti-racism. Identities.
AuthorsBhattacharyya, G.
Abstract

This article revisits accounts of the black radical tradition as a critique and alternative to institutionalised modes of knowledge and learning, reprising Harney and Moten’s concept of the undercommons to think about the constraints of the university and the possibility for thinking differently together. The deployment of linguistic and conceptual difficulty as a tactic of political speech is linked to Sutherland’s discussion of Marx’s poetics, leading to the suggestion that the repetitive interspersing of poetic or theoretical fragments in the public speech of social justice actors operates to create a shared rhythm that establishes mutuality. The piece ends with a discussion of the refashioning of Audre Lorde as a voice punctuating the assertion of anti-racist and intersectional consciousness via social media.

JournalIdentities
ISSN1070-289X
Year2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/1070289X.2019.1599580
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2019.1599580
Publication dates
Online05 Apr 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Apr 2019
Accepted03 Mar 2019
Accepted03 Mar 2019
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Identities on 05.04.19, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1070289X.2019.1599580
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