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Man and Woman, Slavery and Empire: "Reconstructing [Gender]" in "Plantation America"

Greg Thomas

Abstract


Beyond sexuality, per se, what is the relationship between sex and slavery historically? Whether it goes by the name of chattel slavery, racial slavery or neo-slavery, rhetorically, what is the relationship between gender categorization and African enslavement? Why has this relationship been not been clarified, despite over five hundred years of white racist imperialism? How can full comprehension of this relationship not be crucial for contemporary Pan-African struggles, particularly in North America? What resources might be mobilized toward this end, practically and theoretically, to make this a moment of clarity as opposed to continued confusion?

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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