Portions of chapter 1 were published as “The Killing Joke of Sympathy: Chester Himes’s The End of a Primitive Sounds the Limits of Midcentury Racial Liberalism,” American Literature 80, no. 4 (December 2008): 769–98; reprinted by permission of the publisher. Portions of chapter 3 were published as “The Spirit of Neoliberalism: From Racial Liberalism to Neoliberal Multiculturalism,” Social Text 89 (Winter 2006): 1–24; reprinted by permission of the publisher. Portions of chapter 3 were published simultaneously as “Reading Tehran in Lolita: Seizing Literary Value for Neoliberal Multiculturalism,” in Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization, ed. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick Ferguson (Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 2011); reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Excerpt from “Moving towards Home” by June Jordan from Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan (Copper Canyon Press, 2005); copyright 2005 June Jordan Literary Estate Trust; reprinted by permission.
Excerpts from Blood Run by Allison Hedge Coke (Salt Publishing, 2006); reprinted by permission of the author.
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Represent and destroy : rationalizing violence in the new racial capitalism / Jodi Melamed.
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