Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist by Robert F. Reid-Pharr

By Robert F. Reid-Pharr

Enlists the rules of post-humanist critique to be able to examine a long time of intimate dialogues among African American and Spanish intellectuals 

In Archives of Flesh, Robert Reid-Pharr unearths the deep historical past of highbrow engagement among African the USA and Spain.  Opening a desirable window onto black and anti-Fascist highbrow lifestyles from 1898 throughout the mid-1950s, Reid-Pharr argues that key associations of Western Humanism, together with American faculties and universities, constructed in intimate relation to slavery, colonization, and white supremacy.  This retreat to rigidly proven philosophical and important traditions can by no means totally address—or even absolutely recognize—the deep-seated hostility to black subjectivity underlying the humanist perfect of a transcendent Manhood.               

Calling for a particularly anti-white supremacist reexamination of the records of black subjectivity and resistance, Reid-Pharr enlists the foundations of post-humanist critique in an effort to examine a long time of intimate dialogues among African American and Spanish intellectuals, together with Salaria Kea, Federico Garcia Lorca, Nella Larsen, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Lynn Nottage, and Pablo Picasso. within the strategy Reid-Pharr takes up the “African American Spanish Archive” with a purpose to withstand the anti-corporeal, anti-black, anti-human biases that stand on the middle of Western Humanism. 

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