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The Resource The fetish revisited : Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make, J. Lorand Matory

The fetish revisited : Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make, J. Lorand Matory

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The fetish revisited : Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make
Title
The fetish revisited
Title remainder
Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make
Statement of responsibility
J. Lorand Matory
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the early-modern encounter between African and European merchants on the Guinea Coast, European social critics have invoked African gods as metaphors for misplaced value and agency, using the term "fetishism" chiefly to assert the irrationality of their fellow Europeans. Yet, as J. Lorand Matory demonstrates in The Fetish Revisited, Afro-Atlantic gods have a materially embodied social logic of their own, which is no less rational than the social theories of Marx and Freud. Drawing on thirty-six years of fieldwork in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European theory to show how Marx's and Freud's conceptions of the fetish both illuminate and misrepresent Africa's human-made gods." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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Matory, James Lorand
Dewey number
306.77/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN472
LC item number
.M38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marx, Karl
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Fetishism
  • Africa
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Marx, Karl
  • Fetishism
  • Religion
  • Africa
Label
The fetish revisited : Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make, J. Lorand Matory
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The acropolis, the couch, the fur hat, and the "savage": on Freud's ambivalent fetish
  • The fetishes that assimilated Jewish men make
  • The fetish as an architecture of solidarity and conflict
  • The castrator and the castrated in the fetishes of psychoanalysis
  • Conclusion to part II
  • Part III.
  • Pots, packets, beads, and foreigners: the making and the meaning of the real-life "fetish"
  • The contrary ontologies of two revolutions
  • Commodities and gods
  • The madeness of gods and other people
  • A note on orthography
  • Conclusion to part III
  • Conclusion: Eshu's hat, or an Afro-Atlantic theory of theory
  • Part I.
  • The factory, the coat, the piano, and the "Negro slave": on the Afro-Atlantic sources of Marx's fetish
  • The Afro-Atlantic context of historical materialism
  • The "Negro slave" in Marx's labor theory of value
  • Marx's fetishization of people and things
  • Conclusion to part I
  • Part II.
Control code
1022775663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478000754
Lccn
2018010546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022775663
Label
The fetish revisited : Marx, Freud, and the gods Black people make, J. Lorand Matory
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The acropolis, the couch, the fur hat, and the "savage": on Freud's ambivalent fetish
  • The fetishes that assimilated Jewish men make
  • The fetish as an architecture of solidarity and conflict
  • The castrator and the castrated in the fetishes of psychoanalysis
  • Conclusion to part II
  • Part III.
  • Pots, packets, beads, and foreigners: the making and the meaning of the real-life "fetish"
  • The contrary ontologies of two revolutions
  • Commodities and gods
  • The madeness of gods and other people
  • A note on orthography
  • Conclusion to part III
  • Conclusion: Eshu's hat, or an Afro-Atlantic theory of theory
  • Part I.
  • The factory, the coat, the piano, and the "Negro slave": on the Afro-Atlantic sources of Marx's fetish
  • The Afro-Atlantic context of historical materialism
  • The "Negro slave" in Marx's labor theory of value
  • Marx's fetishization of people and things
  • Conclusion to part I
  • Part II.
Control code
1022775663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478000754
Lccn
2018010546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022775663

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