Private Property, Self-Making, and Toni Morrison’s ›A Mercy‹
This study deals with the formative powers of modern liberal ideas of private property. The liberal subject emerged with the formations of European liberalism, Atlantic slavery, and settler colonial expansion in the New World. Toni Morrison’s A Mercy is thus identified as a key literary text that generates a fundamental critique of the connections between self-making and private property at its 17th-century scene.
KeywordsAfropessimism; Black Feminism; Slavery; Toni Morrison
ISBN9783110780574, 9783110780345, 9783110780666
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2022
Literature: history & criticism