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X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Nahum Dimitri Chandler


This book offers an original account of matters African American within the context of modernity understood as an epistemic horizon. With special reference to the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, X shows how a concern with the Negro is central to the historical problematization that underwrote 20th century explorations of what it means to exist as an historical entity. If for Du Bois, “the problem of the color line” coincides with the modern horizon, the idea of the human and its avatars - the idea of race and the idea of culture - emerged together with the violent, hierarchal inscription of the so-c ... More

Keywords: problematization, historicity, modernity, the double, the human, idea of race, idea of culture, concept of world, problem of the color line, Negro, W. E. B. Du Bois, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823254064
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nahum Dimitri Chandler, author
University of California, Irvine