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Thomas Chatterton Williams – Self-Portrait in Black and White

Thomas Chatterton Williams Self-Portrait in Black and White recensie en informatie over de inhoud van dit Amerikaanse non-fictie boek. Op 15 oktober 2019 verscheen bij uitgeverij W.W. norton & Company dit nieuwe boek van de Amerikaanse filosoof Thomas Chatterton Williams.

Thomas Chatterton Williams Self-Portrait in Black and White Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van Self-Portrait in Black and White van de Amerikaanse filosoof Thomas Chatterton Williams. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van het nieuwe bpek van Thomas Chatterton Williams.

Thomas Chatterton Williams Self-Portrait in Black and White Recensie

Self-Portrait in Black and White

  • Schrijver: Thomas Chatterton Williams (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: filosofieboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: W.W. Norton & Company
  • Verschenen: 15 oktober 2019
  • Omvang; 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van het boek

A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics.

A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family’s multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a “black” father from the segregated South and a “white” mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he’d never rigorously reflected on its foundations—but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions.

It is not that he has come to believe that he is no longer black or that his kids are white, Williams notes. It is that these categories cannot adequately capture either of them—or anyone else, for that matter. Beautifully written and bound to upset received opinions on race, Self-Portrait in Black and White is an urgent work for our time.

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