Unpayable Debt
Sternberg Press
$27.95
Unpayable Debt
Sternberg Press
$27.95
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.

Author: Denise Ferreira da Silva
Year: 2022
Pages: 328
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 9783956795428
Language: English
Found in: Criticism  Economics  History  Writing