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Unpayable Debt

By Denise Ferreira da Silva

Coloniality, raciality, and global capitalism from a black feminist “poethical” perspective.

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Coloniality, raciality, and global capitalism from a black feminist “poethical” perspective.

Unpayable Debt examines the relationships among coloniality, raciality, and global capital from a black feminist “poethical” perspective. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler's 1979 sci-fi novel Kindred, in which an African-American writer is transported back in time to the antebellum South to save her owner-ancestor, Unpayable Debt relates the notion of value to coloniality—both economic and ethical. Focusing on the philosophy behind value, Denise Ferreira da Silva exposes capital as the juridical architecture and ethical grammar of the world. Here, raciality—a symbol of coloniality—justifies deployments of total violence to enable expropriation and land extraction.

This is the first volume in the On the Political series.

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$25.00 T ISBN: 9783956795428 152 pp. | 4.75 in x 7 in 15 b&w illus.

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